Sai Jai Thai

Thai in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Mom and the cooks shout at each other in Thai, hardly anyone speaks English and the room is grungy, but the tangy-hot home-style cooking hits the spot on foggy days. Try the pork shoulder with rice and, when they ask how hot, say, 'Spicy like for Thai people!' No beer, but free delivery to downtown hotels ($20 minimum).

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