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Chili "Phrik"Chili is an erect, branched, shrub-like herb with fruits used as garnishing and flavoring in thai dishes. There are many different species. All contain capsaicin, a biologically active ingredient beneficial to the respiratory system, blood pressure, and heart.
Cumin: "Yi-Ra" in ThaiCumin is a small shrubbery herb. Cumin seeds contain a 2-4% volatile oil with a pungent odor, which is used as a flavoring and condiment.
Garlic: "Kra-Thiam" in ThaiGarlic is an annual herbaceous plant with underground bulbs comprising of several cloves. Dried mature bulbs are used as a flavoring and condiment in thai cuisine. The bulbs contain a 0.1-0.36% garlic oil and organic sulfur compounds. Therapeutic uses are as an antimicrobial, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, anti flatulent, and cholesterol lowering agent.
Ginger: "Khing" in ThaiGinger is an erect plant with thickened, fleshy and aromatic rhizomes. Used in different forms as a food, flavoring and spice. Ginger´s rhizomes contain a 1-2% volatile oil. Ginger´s therapeutic uses are as a carminative, anti-nauseant, and anti-flatulence agent.
Galanga: "Kha" in ThaiGreater galanga is an erect annual plant with aromatic, ginger-like rhizomes, and commonly used in thai cooking as a flavoring. The approximately 0.04 volatile oil content has therapeutic uses as a carminative, stomachic, anti-rheumatic, and antimicrobial agent.
Kaffir: "Ma-Krut" in ThaiThe leaves, peel and juice of the kaffir lime are used as a flavoring in thai cuisine. The leaves and peel contain a volatile oil. The major therapeutic benefit of the juice is as an appetizer.
Lemon Grass: "Ta-Khrai" in ThaiThis erect annual plant resembles a coarse gray-green grass. Fresh leaves and grass are used as flavoring. Lemon grass contains a 0.2-0.4% volatile oil. Therapeutic properties are as a diuretic, emmenagogue, anti-flatulent, anti-flu and antimicrobial agent.
Lime: "Ma-Nao" in ThaiLime is used principally as a garnish for fish and meat dishes. The fruit contains hesperidin and naringin, scientifically proven anti-inflammatory flavonoids. Lime juice is used as an appetizer, and has anti-tussive, anti-flu, stomachic, and anti-scorbutic properties.
Marsh Mint: "Sa-Ra-Nae" in ThaiThe fresh leaves of this herbaceous plant are used as a flavoring and eaten raw in thai cuisine. Volatile oil contents give the plant several therapeutic uses, including carminative, mild antiseptic, local anesthetic, diaphoretic, and digestant properties.
Pepper: "Phrik-Thai" in ThaiPepper is a branching, perennial climbing plant from whose fruiting spikes both white and black pepper are obtained. Used as a spice and condiment, pepper contains a 2-4% volatile oil. Therapeutic uses are as a carminative, antipyretic, diaphoretic, and diuretic agent.
Sacred Basil: "Ka-Phrao" in ThaiSacred basil is an annual herbaceous plant that resembles sweet basil but has a narrower and often times reddish-purple leaf. The fresh leaves, which are used as a flavoring, contain approximately 0.5% volatile oil, which exhibits antimicrobial activity, specifically as a carminative, diaphoretic, expectorant, and stomachic.
Shallot: "Hom, Hom-Lek, Hom-Daeng" in ThaiShallots, or small red onions, are annual herbaceous plants. Underground bulbs comprise garlic-like cloves. Shallot bulbs contain a volatile oil, and are used as flavoring or seasoning agents. Therapeutic properties include the alleviation of stomach discomfort, and as an anti-helmintic, anti-diarrhoeal, expectorant, antitussive, diuretic, and anti-flu agent.
Sweet Basil: "Ho-Ra-Pha" in ThaiSweet bail is an annual herbaceous plant, the fresh leaves of which are either eaten raw or used as a flavoring in thai cooking. Volatile oil content varies according to different varieties. Therapeutic properties are as a carminative, diaphoretic, expectorant, digestant, and stomachic agents.
Turmeric: "Kha-Min" in ThaiTurmeric is a member of the ginger family, and provides yellow coloring for thai food. The rhizomes contain a 3-4% volatile oil with unique aromatic characteristics. Turmeric´s therapeutic properties manifest as a carminative, anti-flatulence, and stomachic.
5.50Fried Egg RollsMixed vegetables; served with thai sauceOptions:
Ground pork (+1.00)
5.95Fresh RollsRice noodles, vegetables, and mint; served with thai sauce (2pcs tofu or shrimp)
5.95Fried TofuServed with thai sweet sauce or peanut sauce (6pcs)
6.95Fried or Steam DumplingsServed with thai sweet sauce(6pcs)
5.95Crab PuffsCrabmeat with cream cheese; served with sweet sauce (8pcs)
6.95Fried Golden WingsChicken wings served with sweet and sour sauce(8pcs)
6.95In-Law EggsCrispy deep-fried, stuffed hard-boiled eggs stuffed with ground chicken, ground pork, onion, and green onions; served with sweet thai sauce(6pcs)
8.95Beef AsparagusGrilled beef-wrapped asparagus served with thai sauce
8.95Sa-TayChicken on a stick; served with peanut sauce dip and cucumber salad (6pcs)
8.95Fried Shrimp RollsWrapped fresh shrimp, ground chicken, and onions served with sweet thai sauce(8pcs)
8.95Fish CakesServed with a thai sauce and cucumber salad (8pcs)
8.95Stuffed CalamariCripsy deep fried calamari stuffed with ground chicken, ground pork, onions, and glass noodles served with sweet sauce.
8.95Vegetable Shrimp or Calamari TempuraServed with sweet sauce and peanut sauce.
14.95House SamplerAn assortment of 2 egg rolls, 2 tofu, 2 golden wings, 2 crab puffs, 2 dumplings, 2 shrimp blankets, and 2 sticks of sa-tay
Vegetable Soup (Choice of Tofu)Served with thai sauceOptions:
, Pot (8.95)
Tom Yum (Chicken)Options:
, Pot (9.95)
Tom Yum (Shrimp)Options:
, Pot (12.95)
Tom Yum (Fish)Hot pot sour soup, lemon grass, mushrooms, lime juice, garnished with cilantro.Options:
Tom Yum Poh Tak (Seafood)Shrimp, squid, mussels, scallop, and lemon grass, cooked in a lemony broth with mushrooms, and flavored with freshly-squeezed lime juice.Options:
Tom Kha Kai (Chicken)Options:
, Pot (10.95)
Tom Kha (Shrimp)Options:
, Pot (13.95)
Tom Kha (Fish)Coconut soup with galangal, lime juice and mushrooms garnished with cilantro.Options:
7.95House SaladFresh lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, bean sprouts, tofu, and hardboiled egg served with peanut dressing
7.95Tofu Salad (Spicy)Steamed tofu garnished with lime juice, chili sauce, lettuce, green onions, cilantro, and mint served with peanut dressing.
7.95Som Tum (Papaya Salad) (Spicy)Shredded fresh papaya with garlic, chili, tomato, lime juice, garnished with green beans and carrots