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Sante Adairius-Santa Cruz Portal

  • Sante Adairius--Santa Cruz Portal 1315 Water Street Santa Cruz, California 95062 United States (map)

Menu on Monday July 22, 2019

We’re cooking from “The Food of Northern Thailand” cookbook by Austin Bush
“The food of northern Thailand is a world away from the highly refined, royal court- and Chinese-influenced style of cooking associated with Bangkok and central Thailand—the food that most of us familiar with. It’s a cuisine with its own distinct identity, one that is rustic and earthy, meaty and fragrant; one with roots in the Thai repertoire but with branches that extend beyond he country’s borders; a cuisine that manages to feel ancient and contemporary, domestic and foreign, all at the same time” 
“Compared to those of Thailand’s other regional cuisines, northern Thailand’s dishes are arguably the least spicy. Unlike the refined, court-influenced style of cooking n Bangkok and central Thailand, there’s relatively little effort to include or balance the four flavors of salty, sour, sweet, and spicy in a single dish. Instead, many northern Thai dishes, broadly speaking, push more in just one or two directions, typically emphasizing herbal, bitter, fragrant, and/or meaty flavors. Often, the flavor of a dish come from one or two herbs, spices, or other ingredients, rather than a complex blend of multiple seasonings.”
—Austin Bush.

ตำมะเขือ TAM MAKHUEA $11
a pounded salad of grilled eggplant, bird's eye chili, garlic, oyster mushrooms,, cucumber (gluten-free, regular is served with fish sauce, or vegan)

ลาบไก่ LAAP KAI $12
a salad of minced chicken sautéed with curry paste, rau ram, cilantro, mint (gluten-free)

ข้าวเส้น KHAO SEN $15
Shan-style noodle soup with pork and tomato, mackerel, shrimp paste, rice vermicelli noodles, crispy garlic, shredded cabbage, green onions, lime (gluten-free)

ข้าวเส้นเห็ด KHAO SEN VEGAN $14
inspired by the original KHAO SEN recipe above, with tempeh & tofu (vegan)

ข้าวเหนียว STICKY RICE $2

Pricing includes tax. We accept cash & major credit cards.

Menu may change slightly when something unforeseeable happens. No reservation is needed. No ticket is needed. First come first served. Counter service only. Please help us bus your dishes at Sante Adairius.

If you plan to bring a large group, we recommend prepay and preorder food and let us know at least 4 days in advance.


Earlier Event: July 19
LUBO Collective Sponsoring
Later Event: July 28
Fruition Brewing