Koon Thai Kitchen is one of our favorite Thai restaurants in San Diego, and I’ve posted a couple of times about it already. We recently tried a few new items (and something from their new menu), so I thought I’d share what I tried.
Photo of the new menu items:
The Thai pepper steak definitely caught my eye…Unfortunately, the steak was pretty dry. While I enjoyed the lime chili vinaigrette flavor, it didn’t make up for the dry and chewy steak. I was pretty disappointed since this dish sounded so good. I’ve been really into eggplant lately and decided to try this dish. The eggplant was cooked perfectly. This dish was quite simple and reminded me of a quick Chinese stir-fry, but it really hit the spot for me. The pumpkin curry is another new addition that we haven’t seen before. I’ve enjoyed most of the curries here at Koon Thai, and this was no exception. There was just the right amount of coconut milk to smooth out the spices, and the pumpkin was tender and delicious. The pad kee mao has been one of my favorites here, and it is my go-to dish when I am craving stir-fried noodles. I’ve never had the green curry here – normally I’m actually not a huge fan of green curry because it tends to be a bit sour, but I actually liked this a lot. It had just enough acid for me to notice, but not overwhelming. I liked the Thai eggplants and bamboo shoots as well! Massamun curry is a relatively mild curry, and I believe that it’s the Thai interpretation of a Muslim curry dish. It reminds me a bit of Pa-nang curry, actually. The version here is fragrant with roasted peanuts, but I think I still prefer the flavor of Pa-nang curry more.
Overall, we’ve had some pretty great dishes at Koon Thai Kitchen (and a few misses). It continues to be one of our go-to spots for Thai food, and I hope to try some of their new fish items soon.
Koon Thai Kitchen
3860 Convoy St, Suite 102, San Diego, CA