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Pinto Thai

Outstanding dinner recently at Pinto Thai! Crab Fried Rice for $13.99. Made with fried jasmine rice, fresh crab meat, egg, green & white onions, peas, carrots and tomatoes in their special sauce. I’m not exactly sure what was “special” about the sauce, but it was a very good fried rice dish. 

This one did not have the traditional up front soy sauce flavor, it was more delicate and subdued. It did however have a great spicy note with unique, herbaceous and fresh tasting flavors. The consistency was on the drier side compared to most fried rice dishes I’ve had. You’ll find a liberal amount of crab throughout, although no lump meat! It mostly consisted of smaller bits of a more institutional, foodservice grade quality of crab. Fairly conservative amount of egg and green onion. Would have benefitted from more. For those of you who love cucs, Pinto garnishes most of their plates with several thick slices of cucumber. Acts as a nice cooling agent when you have a spicy dish.

This was a huge serving that could have been easily shared by two. I ate most of it and I’m pleased to report that it did not leave me feeling all bloated afterwards.


Pinto Thai

Outstanding Pad Thai at Pinto Thai in Ramona, CA!

Pei Wei Asian Diner

Outstanding Pad Thai at Pei Wei in 4S Ranch! As long as you omit the tofu that is. The consistency is still somewhat loose compared to legit Thai restaurants though.

Charm Thai Kitchen

Outstanding chow mein with chicken & shrimps at my favorite Thai restaurant in Rancho Bernardo! Not that often you see a Chinese inspired chow mein type dish at a Thai place, but this was so nicely executed. Highly recommended if you ever visit CTK.

Pinto Thai

Outstanding Thai fried rice with the most exquisite crepe cake at Pinto Thai in Ramona, CA!

The Boat Sushi & Thai Cuisine

I’m back at this trippy Asian eatery in El Segundo! First time ordering Pad Thai that I have NOT been asked how spicy on their scale of 1-5 or 1-10. Turns out nothing seems to come out spicy here. Had to request their side chile accoutrement thing and do it myself. It was still a very tasty Pad Thai with chicken.

The Boat Sushi & Thai Cuisine

Kind of a sketchy Thai restaurant in El Segundo with a tight parking lot, but really good crab fried rice!

Phuket Thai Restaurant

Tasty Pad Thai at Phuket (pronounced poo-ket) Thai in Redondo Beach! Even if they did leave out the crushed peanuts.

Thai Dishes

Outstanding yellow curry fried rice at Thai Dishes in El Segundo! Delicious food, but if this place didn’t have such a depressing vibe I might visit more.

Pailin Thai Cafe

Still the best Pad Thai lunch special in SoCal! Especially prepared with the BBQ pork. Even the spicy Thai soup appetizer is tasty. If you’re ever in the Rancho Bernardo area, this place is well worth the visit!

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