Some of the most authentic (and cheap) Thai food can be found in the SFV, namely a strip mall off Coldwater Canyon. Once seated inside the minimalist space, browse the menu's back page for rarely seen northern Thai specialties—owner Don Tamphoon's family hails from Chiang Rai—offered in small and large plates, both in generous portions. Dishes are cooked with fresh produce, prepared with an expert hand and served with love. One of our favorite options is Thai Spaghetti with Bay Leaf Stew (small, $3.50): Rice noodles are blanketed in chopped greens, cassia buds (the taste is similar to cinnamon) and a soupy, spicy curry broth. Pair with one other small plate for a hearty, spice-spiked lunch or dinner.
|Venue name:||Bua Siam|
12924 Sherman Way |
|Opening hours:||11am–10pm daily|