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Sante Adairius-Santa Cruz Portal

  • Sante Adairius 1315 Water Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95062 United States (map)

Hanloh! About the menu: I recommend pairing khao yum with lemongrass wings or spring rolls to complete a full meal. Khao yum is our new dish, best known in the Southern part of Thailand. "Nam budu" is basically unfiltered fermented fish sauce--but please do not be frightened! I have to modify the recipe by using shrimp paste and fish sauce combination which are considerably much less funky. Afterward, the dressing is simmered down even more with a generous amount of herbs ( makrut leaves, galangal, etc.), tamarind concentrate, and palm sugar. In short, the "funk" is almost fully eliminated at this point. If you are still worried, ask for the vegan dressing :)


Khao yum | ข้าวยำ

a rice salad, pomelo, yardlong beans, toasted coconut, jasmine rice, sour mangoes, betel & makrut leaves, bird's eye chili, lemongrass, "nam budu" dressing. (contains shellfish, vegan & gluten-free option is available) $11.50

Gai tod | ไก่ทอด

fried chicken wings, lemongrass marinade, fish sauce caramel, bird's eye chili, garlic (gluten-free) $7.50

Poa pia tod | ปอเปี๊ยะทอด: 

fried egg rolls, shiitake mushrooms, mung bean noodles, cabbage, carrot, scallion, sweet plum sauce (vegetarian) $5

Pricing includes tax. We take togo order at pop-ups! Please email with any questions!