Thai food in and around Cupertino?
I'll be in Cupertino/San Jose in a couple of weeks for work, and would love to find a really good Thai place to eat at. Something closer to authentic Mom 'n Pop Thai home cooking would be much better than some glitzy, pretentious "fusion" kinda place. I've spent a lot of time in Thailand, and have little patience for so-so attempts. Coming from Montreal, I just KNOW you guys have some hidden gems.
In fact, if you know of any good Malaysian/Indonesian joints too, I'll be eternally grateful.
Have car, will travel.
Fill me in...please!
Another vote for Krung Thai. But if you don't want to drive too far, there's a couple of decent Thai places in/around Cupertino. Olarn Thai & Thai Delight are both in Cupertino & pretty good.
For Malaysian/Indonesian food, Layang Layang in SJ (on the Cupertino border) is yummy. I've noticed though that my Indonesian/Singaporean friends really like it here, but my Malaysian friends prefer Spice Islands in Mountain View.
Krung Thai is my fave, too, but Olarn Thai is a little mom-and-pop closer to you in Cupertino: http://www.olarnthaicuisine.com/
Banana Leaf in Milpitas is very good Malaysian. It's a quick drive on 237 as long as you don't attempt it during rush hour (weekdays 4-7pm). http://www.bananaleaf-usa.com/
Krung Thai is probably the best one in the area. They have two locations and we like
the old location better. Just be careful when you ask for extra spicy - they have often
made the food so spicy that my taste buds took an hour to recover.
hit your posting on a fluke google blog search and registered just so i could answer the question ...
the SF bay area has 6,000,000 people, of which over 30% are some form of asian. you'll find a myriad of great asian food out here. the best thai in the immediate area is, as one post suggested, krung thai (essentially it's 280 & winchester). i like the "new" one (nearby to there), my foodie friend likes the old one.
malaysian is harder to find (but not impossible). there's a good one in campbell (can't remember the same this second), and probably the best one in america in san francisco (< 100 km to the north -- i also can't remember the name).
the sushi out here is of a standard that the japanese organize sushi tours to the bay area from japan -- the preparation expertise is as good, and the fish is better (remembering what the water in tokyo bay is like).
you'll love it here,