Meat sautéed in red curry paste and veggies. Pan-fried rice with mean and Thai basil seasoning. Thai basil in green curry sauce over fettuccine. There are a few differences in the way Thai food is consumed in America compared to Thailand. Though it can be tricky to find Thai food that is authentic in the U.S., at Le Moose Crepe Café in Fremont, our small family owned restaurant strives for that authenticity when it comes to Thai cuisine. We proudly serve an eclectic arrangement of dishes prepared by our chefs with the freshest ingredients including seafood, beef, and chicken, while also offering a vegetarian option for each. One not so traditional option we have: crepes! Crepes are delicious and can be enjoyed either sweet or savory. They are a perfect way to end your experience while dining at our restaurant.
Tips for Authentic Thai Food:
- There is a huge difference in how much Americans serve themselves. Americans are given a lot of food compared to the portions in Thailand.
- Compared to Thailand, Thai food in America is a little expensive. This fact isn’t surprising, especially since the cost of living is a lot higher in America. It’s also important to remember that portions in America are also larger, which makes it understandable to why it would be a little pricier. Some ingredients used in the authentic dishes are also not readily available and are often specially ordered.
- Spring rolls are not authentically Thai, although they are served at almost every Thai place in America. For whatever reasons, Americans relate spring rolls to Thai cuisine, even though in Thailand, they are not even sold in most of the street stall restaurants. Spring rolls are a staple of most Asian cuisines and though they might not be “authentic” to Thailand, they are certainly inspired through ingredients and flavors.
- The food in Thailand generally has a small portion of meat, especially in comparison to America. This can again be attributed to access of ingredients.
- Thai people love herbs, especially basil. Thai food in American is generally lacking when it comes to herbs. It’s important to the flavor of the food, which is why at Le Moose, we are not stingy when it comes to flavoring our food.
- Thai food in America can be full of flavor at times but is generally bland. The food is often imbalanced: not spicy enough (though you can’t go wrong with spice most of the time), not sour enough, not rich enough, and those missing herbs – all essential components of authentic Thailand Thai food. Though this can be true for most places, in California’s Bay Area, we know better than to skip out on the spice!
(this list was compiled from information provided by https://www.groupon.com and https://www.eatingthaifood.com )
Le Moose Crepe Cafe is located in Fremont, California at 5014 Mowry Avenue. You can contact us at (510) 745-7288 to make a reservation or click on “RESERVATION” at the top of this page. We also offer catering for your upcoming events. Call our catering number at (407 ) 969-5464.