Bringing you a post from the cell phone camera today.. S and I went to dinner straight from work, and I didn’t have my camera with me.
I was craving Thai food after work one day, and S says his friend just told him about this place. I haven’t been too impressed with Thai restaurants in San Diego thus far, so my expectations weren’t too high coming in.
I believe this location used to be a Japanese curry restaurant? Not too sure. But apparently Koon Thai Kitchen has been around for over a year, as they were just celebrating their one-year anniversary in August.
The menu is pretty extensive – you can see the full menu online. S saw the words “fried roasted pork belly” and immediately made his decision. Haha.
This was definitely a Chinese-influenced dish. In particular, the BBQ pork was similar to Cantonese-style char siu pork, and the sauce had a strong five-spice flavor. S and I really enjoyed both the pork belly (duh) and the BBQ pork – flavorful and tender. It was served with a generous portion of Chinese broccoli and a hard-boiled egg – I’m not a big fan of hard-boiled eggs but still, really liked the dish overall.
Also tried the pad see ew, which is my favorite stir-fried noodle dish at Thai restaurants. You can choose your own protein, and we picked beef. This was really delicious – the noodles had nice texture and soaked in plenty of flavor without being greasy. The Chinese broccoli and beef were also well-cooked. The portion was also quite generous – I had enough left over for lunch the next day.
Overall, we were very happy with Koon Thai Kitchen. I liked it more than any of the other Thai restaurants that I’ve tried in San Diego, and I’m sure we will be back in the future. Hopefully next time I will have better pictures to share with you!
Koon Thai Kitchen
3860 Convoy St., Suite 102, San Diego, CA