Farmhouse Kitchen… Best Thai Restaurant in SF

  Posted by - May 3, 2018 - $$ (20-50), Restaurants, San Francisco

Another day. Another discovery.

Except I’m a dollar short and a day late to this one.

Farmhouse Kitchen has been around for two years. TWO YEARS, AND IM JUST DISCOVERING THIS NOW?!

…. basically, they’ve become my favorite Thai place in town.

Spicy? YES PLZ. Just how I like it.

They’ve really nailed it down- from all the spices to the right ambiance to the presentation.

The restaurant is full of energy and filled with Instagram-worthy dishes (<— obviously very important to note lol).

What to order?

Get the Hat Yai fried chicken breast with blue rice.  The skin is extra crispy while the meat remains super tender and juicy. It also comes with roti squares and a rich yellow curry that I’m OBSESSED with. Order it and thank me later.

I’m a sucker for Tom Yum soup. For those of you who’ve never had it, it’s hot and sour soup with lemongrass, galangal, tomato, mushroom, cilantro and onion… literally the best hangover cure.

This dish is called the Panang Nuea, it’s one of the most popular dishes at Farmhouse Kitchen.
The meat is slow braised for 24hrs in various spices (black & white pepper, garlic, soy sauce, bay leaves, coriander seeds, Asian five spice, cloves) until the meat is super tender.
Right before the short ribs are ready, they throw it on the grill to add a smokiness factor to the meat. Then they top it off with their famous Panang coconut curry sauce.
The remaining broth is used in their 24hrs beef noodle soup. 

This 24hr beef noodle soup is cooked perfectly (actually, these were some of the best noodles I’ve had since coming back from Asia). The beef melted with every bite and literally fell off the bones right after this photo was taken.

To add to the ambiance, they come around during dinner with a push cart to offer a nightly rotating push cart with items you’d find on the streets of Thailand. This is their noodle cart serving fresh wonton noodle soup tableside.

Protip:  add chili flakes, a splash of vinegar, and a little sugar.

THIS DESSERT PLATTER though… OMG. If you’re going with a huge group, I’d highly suggest getting it all so you can try an assembly of Thai-inspired sweets. My favorite is the coconut ice cream- you won’t be disappointed.

To sum it all up:

From the chicken to the soup to the dessert, everything was executed with extreme precision.

There’s so much flavor packed into each bite, yet not overwhelming or too salty.

It’s the perfect place for a casual date night or dinner with friends. I’d definitely recommend coming here with at least 4 people so you guys can order family-style and try as much as you can.


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  • Chris June 12, 2018 - 11:40 am Reply

    Is this a re-post of your original Farmhouse Kitchen review? I seem to remember the original post had a few more details, but the food is probably JUST as good **droool***

  • Jen May 9, 2018 - 4:26 pm Reply

    WHAT you did NOT take these on your iphone! They’re amazing! You always know exactly what to post to make me SUPERRRR hungry D:

    • CynEats May 9, 2018 - 5:28 pm Reply

      I swear, I JUST updated this post with new photos taken from my camera! hah ;) Thank you!

  • Khanh Nguyen May 5, 2018 - 1:49 pm Reply

    Yes! Totally agree with you. Love this place and that vibe. Kinda glad I didn’t see them bringing around the worms and grasshoppers. Never tried them in Thailand why would I try it here. lol.

    Great pictures!

    • CynEats May 6, 2018 - 12:57 am Reply

      Thank you :) These were all taken with an iPhone 7!

  • Kathy May 4, 2018 - 10:46 am Reply

    It’s good, but my favorite soup in the world, Tom Kha, is WAY too sweet at Farmhouse.

    • CynEats May 5, 2018 - 12:58 am Reply

      That’s also one of my favorite soups! Do you have a favorite Thai place in the city you recommend? :)

  • Christina May 3, 2018 - 3:43 pm Reply

    They opened up a sister restaurant in Oakland – Daughter Thai!

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