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Aug 31, 2009 07:29 PM

Thai House Express - Crispy spicy pork skin

Stopped by Thai House Express last weekend with a couple of friends to eat the stewed pork leg noodle soup. Not as good as on previous occasions which is likely due to the fact that the chef has left. However, we spotted the words "crispy spicy pork skin" on the specials board. These are four words that individually get me very excited so when combined I knew that we had to get it immediately. Thankfully, the dish lived up to expectations and it really only needs the four descriptors above. Unfortunately there isn't a picture of it because our table completely devoured it in about 30 seconds. The waiter claimed that it was in the style of chinese pork sausage except with Thai spices. What actually came out was more like spicy pork belly that was fried crispy. We got ours sauteed with thai basil and green beans but you can also get it straight up or in any of their sauces and curries. Next time I'm getting it straight up because we were all just digging around the plate looking for nuggets of crispy spicy pork skin goodness.

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  1. Sounds tasty, and similar to the sauteed crispy pork belly at Lers Ros.

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    1. re: DezzerSF

      Great writeup, jiongliu and even better as it led dezzer to point me to a similar dish at Lers Ros where we will be going on our Nov trip. I still think about the catfish larb at THE but we have to try Lers Ros this time so thanks.

    2. I also like Thai House Express' beef jerky.

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      1. re: anneliesz

        Is that Nur Kem? I love that dish, and they've taken it off the main app menu at Thanya and Salee on Potrero Hill - it's still a part of the "platter" and they haven't had a problem with me special ordering an entire plate of it. Yet.

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        Thai House Express
        901 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109