Khun Suda Thai Cuisine is a small mom and pop restaurant, tucked away in the back of one of the many shopping centers that line Douglas Blvd., which happens to be the busiest street in Roseville, CA. Khun Suda is open every day of the week, serving all of your Thai favorites...
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Photo: It's a little past 11 in the morning on Saturday, October 30, 2021, and I've "opened up" Khun Suda Thai Cuisine, located in Roseville, CA, to enjoy an amazing lunch. As of this writing, it had been a couple years since I'd had the pleasure to enjoy delicious Thai cuisine, and I was ready.
During my years of service with the U.S. Navy, I was fortunate enough to spend some time in Thailand, and during my visits, I grew fond of the land the friendly people, and the amazing cuisine the country has to offer..
Photo: As you enter the restaurant you'll be greeted by Thai decor, and a "Just a Moment Please" sign, and a bell to "ding" if the hostess is busy in the kitchen. The dining room is very spacious, open, clean and attractive. It's lightly decoreated with Thai decor, but the "mood" isn't overdone. Furniture is all tables, and the dining room is brightly lit from natural lighting, thanks to the many windows.
Unlike nearly every other Thai restaurant that I've enjoyed, I didn't see a picture of the King of Thailand hanging on the wall. Another oddity was the music softly playing the background happened to be instrumental versions of classic American standards, from the 1950's to the 1970's. Than's not exactly what you'd expect to hear in a Thai restaurant!
Photo: The focus of the dining room is the counter, which displays the selection of beer and wine the restaurant offers. There are several large tables that can seat eight or more guests. On this late Saturday moring, I had the dining room to myself, as most of the business was take-out orders.
Photo: There are three white boards on the wall next to the counter where daily and weekly specials are posted.
Photo: The first page of the menu lists curries, noodles, fried rice and grilled meat dishes. You have to read to menu carefully, or ask your server what each selection includes, as the menu listings are a ittle on the vague side. For example, my lunch didn't include rice, as I ordered it as an "add on" to enhance my fine meal.
Since today was my first visit to Khun Suda Thai Cuisine, I started at the "top" of the menu and ordered "Yellow Curry," which seemed like a great place to start.
Photo: Stir Fry and Chef's "Sugestions" are featured on the second page of the menu. Honestly, every selection on the menu looked amazing to me.
Photo: The beer and wine line-up is placed on the counter. Yes, the restaurant serves Singha - pronounced as "sing" - which is a delicious lager, and the most popular domestic beer brewed in Thailand. During my visits to Thailand, I grew fond of Singha beer!
Photo: I was able to get a peek into the kitchen and watch my hostess packaging "to go" orders. During today's visit, I was the only dine-in customer, but the phone was busy and there was a constant stream of people coming in to pick up orders.
Photo: Meet Mook, my friendly hotess, who brought me my "Yellow Curry" lunch, along with an optional serving of Jasmine rice to me with a smile. She provided friendly and efficient service.
Photo: Thanks, Mook, for taking my photo, as I prepare to enjoy my delicious lunch at Khun Suda Thai Cuisine.
Photo: From the "Curries" section of the menu, I went with "Yellow Curry," which topped off the curry section, and sounded delicious. The menu describes the dish simply as, "Yellow Curry, coconut milk, onion, potatoes and carrots."
The menu is a little misleading, as all curry dishes start at $13.95, and that's basically for a dish of chicken or tofu with the dish of curry. Shrimp or beef is an option, and I LOVE shrimp, so I added shrimp for $1.00 along with a side of Jasmin rice for $2.50, which brought the price of my lunch up to $17.45, before state sales tax was added. Good thing that I didn't order a beer to go with my lunch!
The main course was served in an odd-shaped bowl, with blue stripes, which enhanced the stunning presentation. The base of the lunch was a thick, savory, moderately sweet yellow curry which was simply UNBELIEVABLE it was so good! You could definitely taste the curry, but it wasn't overpowring, and simply delicious. The broth was based on coconut milk, which made a smooth, moderately sweet foundation for this amazing base. Thin onion and carrot slices graced the dish, along with cubed potatoes. Thai spice was added to enhance the flavor, and like the curry, it was not overpowering and made the wonderful lunch even better. All ingredients worked together to make for a taste sensation.
The added shrimp were sauteed in I assume coconut milk, and were juicy, flavorful and tender. The shrimp were amazing, and simply made this dish unbelieveably delicious!
The Jasmin rice came on a separate plate, and was simply a generous heap of plain, steamed Jasmin rice. Jasmine rice stands head and shoulders above plain rice, and this Jasmine rice was steamed to perfection. I dipped some of the rice into the yellow curry for extra enjoyment. Such a delicious lunch!
At $17.45 before tax, this lunch didn't come cheap, but you can't always measure a great lunch by how much you pay for it. When you factor in the quality of the ingredients, the delicious taste, the presentation, along with the "wow factor," maybe $17.45 isn't quite as high as it seemed. Well... maybe...
Photo: Close up of the "Yellow Curry" showing all of the goodness this amazing selection has to offer. Note the coconut milk that's drizzled to enhance both the taste and the presentation.
Khun Suda Thai Cuisine is noted among Roseville locals for delicious Thai cuisine, and during my visit, I wasn't disappointed, as this fine restaurant lived up to it's reputation. My lunch arrived in a timely manner, the ingredients were fresh, it was perfectly cooked, and was simply delicious. My server, Mook, provided friendly, efficient and very professional service.
When you're in the mood for delicious Thai cuisine, be sure to pay a visit to Khun Suda Thai Cuisine, located in Roseville, CA.
As an aside, I "forgot" my camera at home, so I used my iPhone to take photos for this article, for the first time in my photographic career. I have to admit that I was pleased with the results.
Khun Suda Thai Cuisine
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