Rak Thai Cuisine

Spice is Nice

Kickers (top), Pad Thai (bottom)

Kickers (top), Pad Thai (bottom)

Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group

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I’ve been to quite a few Thai places in my life, but Rak Thai Cuisine in Folsom is the only one I know that plays country music.

I have to admit, I’m not big on country music, but when we stopped in on a recent Monday I found the unusual choice kind of charming.
The eatery’s décor is simple: earthy yellow walls, slate tile floors and grey ceilings, with a few scattered elephant trinkets and plants to round out the sleek vibe. There’s also a small patio space, which should be a fun spot come summertime—and warmer weather.

We started with the aptly named “kickers,” crab and cream cheese wontons with minced imitation crab meat and an extra kick, courtesy of some zingy jalapeños. One of my favorite things about Thai food is its hallmark spicy-sweet pairings, and the perky wontons’ accompanying plum sauce hit that mark perfectly.

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