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Foodie Find: Thai Express

1132 Galleria Boulevard, Suite 120, Roseville, 916-772-8002,

If you’re looking for a quick Thai fix in the Galleria area—try Thai Express! After my inaugural visit a few months back, I’ve been dining in (actually, outside) and picking up takeout ever since. And it’s not just the food—owner Thuy Tran is so effervescent and friendly you’ll feel like you’ve made a new friend within seconds of her greeting. I ordered online last time (Thuy “scolded” me for not calling and saving money), as we were once again on the cusp of indoor dining restrictions, and I decided not to chance it. My green curry with chicken was ready in minutes; the kitchen is fast, frenetic, fresh, and because it’s entirely family-run—very friendly. They consistently ask, “How is your food?” and always with a smile. The curry was mild, as per my request (I probably would go at least medium next time), and the vegetables had snap, indicating they were freshly cut and cooked. I also ordered shrimp spring rolls: maybe the easiest way to eat a healthy salad on the run. The rice paper wrap was bursting at the seams with lettuce, carrots, bean sprouts, cilantro, mint, shrimp, and house-made peanut sauce. Call Thuy, order online (her scolding is the friendliest ever), or dine on the premises when possible for a fast, fresh Thai fix.

By Lorn Randall


My Thai Kitchen, 1465 Eureka Road, Suite 140, Roseville, 916-781-7811,
ORDER THIS: Pineapple Fried Rice

Sai Varee Thai Cuisine, 1300 East Bidwell Street, Suite 130, Folsom, 916-790-8210,

Thai Noodle Express, 248 Main Street, Placerville, 530-289-8919,

Thai Paradise, 2770 East Bidwell Street, Suite 100, Folsom, 916-984-8988,; 4361 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 110, El Dorado Hills, 916-939-0389,
ORDER THIS: Papaya Salad

Thai Unique, 1160 Broadway, Placerville, 530-621-9559,
ORDER THIS: Mango with Sweet Sticky Rice

Thai Paradise Papaya Salad; Thai Paradise photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group*



Ready to recreate your favorite Thai dishes at home? Grab a cookbook (we recommend Everyday Thai Cooking by Katie Chin; available locally at Face in a Book), stock up on these ingredients, and get busy!

Kaffir limes
Fish sauce
Palm sugar
Oyster sauce
Coconut milk
Thai basil
Sticky rice

SOURCE: Tasting Table

Thai Express & Thai Paradise photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group*

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