As of this writing, Sila Thai Cuisine is the latest restaurant, featuring the cuisine of Thailand to open in western Placer County, as they opened for business just three months ago. The restaurant is located in the Rocklin West center, in Rocklin, CA, and offers plenty of safe, free parking, and is close to everything in town!
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Photo: It's just past the 11:00 in the morning opening time on Wednesday, July 06, 2022, and I've arrived at Sila Thai Cuisine, located in the Rocklin West Center, in Rocklin, CA, to enjoy lunch.
Photo: As you enter the restaurant, you'll be greeted by a friendly staff member, and seated at the open table of your liking. You'll notice the dining room is beautifully illuminated, thanks to the many windows which let in natural lighting. The dining room is very spacious, shiny and clean. The walls are painted warm pastel colors, and decorated with Thai pictures and art. I didn't see a portrait of the King of Thailand, which is customary in many Thai restaurants.
Photo: There is a bar with a few tables, but since the restaurant is quite new, they have not received their license to sell beer and wine, so for now, the restaurant is "dry." Behind the bar there is a big screen television monitor that was playing travel videos of Thailand. The kitchen is located behind the bar, but you can't see into it due to the wall in the way.
The dining room is very spacious, and the furniture, which is mostly tables and chairs, were widely spaced to allow for guest comfort. The room is very bright - which made for great photography - and everything in the room shines. There are many artificial potted plants that add a "green" touch to the dining room.
Photo: The first page of the menu lists "Lunch Specials," with each selection the same price. You make your choice and then you add your choice of "protein" which is listed at the top of the page. I'm familiar with Thai cuisine, and today I chose "Pad Thai," which is a popular noodle dish with street vendors, and a quintessential dish of Thailand.
The complete menu is nearly three pages, click on this link or the menu image to see the complete menu.
Photo: Nu, today's friendly host, was busy behind the bar rolling napkins after taking my order for lunch. There are many plastic elephants decorating the dining room, as Thailand is known for its large population of Asian elephants.
Photo: I noticed this interesting model sailboat, sitting on the bar, that added a nautical touch to the restaurant.
Photo: Meet Nu, my amazingly friendly host, who brought my delicious lunch to my table with a smile. My lunch was ready in about ten minutes after I placed my order... friends, that's FAST service!
Photo: I'm a happy guy, as I'm ready enjoy a delicious lunch of "Pad Thai," at Sila Thai Cuisine in Rocklin.
Photo: From the "Lunch Specials" page of the menu, I went with the classic Thai favorite, "Pad Thai," which is listed as "L6" on the menu. The menu describes this amazing dish as, "Stir-fried rice noodles with eggs, bean sprouts, fish sauce, green onions, topped with ground peanuts, and your choice of protein. Like all listings on the "Lunch Specials" section, your "protein" choices are chicken, beef, pork, vegetarian with tofu, prawns or seafood medley. I opted for pork for my "protein" of choice.
"Pad Thai" is a popular dish sold by street vendors, and it's become something of a quintessential "must-have" of Thai cuisine, and a national dish of Thailand. "Pad Thai" was the first Thai dish that I enjoyed on Thai soil, the first time I visited Pattaya Beach, when I served with the U.S. Navy. I've been loving the cuisine of Thailand ever since!
The rice noodles were stir fried with eggs, and seasoned with fish sauce for the authentic taste of Thailand. Bean sprouts, green onions were added, with colorful shredded cabbage on the side. The peanuts were finely chopped and served on the side, but I mixed them in to add a bit of "crunch" and extra flavor.
The pork was thinly sliced, marinated, tender, juicy, and simply delicious! The meal was "stand alone" delicious, but added the pork added an extra dimension to the meal, and made the dish very filling. In Thai cuisine, everything works together to make for a taste sensation, and my lunch of "Pad Thai" didn't disappoint me, as it was truly delicious, and reflected the taste of Thailand.
Sila Thai Cuisine serves delicious, authentic Thai cuisine, in a spotlessly clean, beautiful dining room, by super friendly staff. When you're in the mood for the taste of Thailand, stop by Sila Thai Cuisine, located in Rocklin, CA.
Sila Thai Cuisine
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