I had a meeting last week and not surprisingly, the discussion turned to food at some point. The person I was meeting with asked if I had ever been to Bahn Thai for their pad thai and I had not. She then excitedly described the pad thai she had there, and she was so convincing that I wanted to hop in my car immediately to go try it.
A few days later, Mr. K and I went to go check it out. There was quite a long line of people waiting for their food, even though it was a Monday evening. This is obviously a popular spot. You order at the front and you can either dine at one of the handful of tables or take your food to-go. Even if you are eating there, food is served on paper plates. We chose to get our food to-go, and I later dished them out to take a few quick photos.
Pad Thai (with half shrimp, half chicken)
This was the dish that was recommended to me and I ordered it exactly as instructed.
I was pretty pleased with the portion size–this was enough to feed two. A lot of the pad thai I’ve had in San Diego suffers from overcooked mushy noodles. Here, the noodles were cooked just right, maintaining their chew and bounce. The sauce, I felt, was a little too sweet, but overall, this was a pretty good.
We also got an order of the drunken noodles. Again, the portion size was quite generous. I found the noodles a tad too oily, but otherwise enjoyed the dish.
Mango Sweet Sticky Rice
I love mango sticky rice so I couldn’t resist ordering this for dessert. There were plenty mango slices on the plate and they were surprisingly very sweet. I found the coconut milk soaked rice a tad too salty. I prefer mine to be sweeter.
Overall though, I enjoyed my food. While this may not be my favorite Thai spot in San Diego, but it is somewhere I’d come back to if I was in the mood for just pad thai or some of the other popularized Thai dishes.
4646 Park Blvd San Diego, CA 92116