mmm-yoso!!!, a food blog sharing a meal or two with you just about every day of the year. Today, both Kirk and Ed(from Yuma) are out and about and Cathy is sharing.
It's been almost a year since Kirk wrote a post about Supannee House of Thai on Point Loma. I was curious then...and things happened and I forgot about it. Just a few weeks ago, I saw that cc had finally gone here. Again, curiosity was forming.
Last weekend, cc and I had planned another road trip ...and I was impatient and drove up to Glendora early on Thursday. Since she and I still had the day free, we decided to see the sights around San Diego and one of many of the planned and spur of the moment stops of the day was here. Located in a small mall at the corner of Shelter Island Drive and Scott Street, the corner storefront looks plain. However, the interior is bright, clean and modern. The regular menu has a page explaining the philosophy and care used in the ingredient sourcing and the special/limited menu caught our eye. Hot tea ($1.50) was brought out in this heavy cast iron pot along with a heavy cup.
The house made Essan Sausage appetizer ($9.50) was, as both Kirk and cc stated, excellent. No filler, coarsely chopped pork, plenty of fresh herbs-lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, garlic, shallots and crispy pan fried with just a touch of crispy burn, the sides of lettuce, peanuts, ginger and Thai chili were complimentary to this wonderful sausage.
CC and I both like to eat whole fish when dining out. This was a perfect way to try out the special fish of the day- a Rockfish (small, 2.5-3 lb size, $25). The beautiful presentation lent itself to having the entirety of the fish skin crispy. Tamarind, garlic, chili, pepper, mushrooms, an array of Thai spices, that fried shallot and fried basil on top...all were complimentary to the meaty firm fish.
It turns out that CC just posted her Point Of View of this same meal. Her photos and other posts relating to our busy Saturday are a nice photo-diary.
Supannee House of Thai 2907 Shelter Island Drive San Diego 92110 (619)795-THAI Mon-Thurs 11-3, 5-9; Fri 11-3, 5-9:30; Sat Noon-9:30; Sun Noon-9 Website