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Sai Jai Thai


771 O'Farrell St, San Francisco
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This casual Thai spot in the Tenderloin serves up a surprise hit with the BBQ pork shoulder fried rice. The pork is thinly sliced and melts in your mouth, but has enough crisp to make you seriously wonder how they managed to find a perfect balance to each piece. But your love for this dish will grow just like the Grinch’s heart when you pour the side of tart, tangy, and slightly spicy house BBQ sauce on top of the lightly fried rice. They also have kao soy, a standard set of curries, and a papaya salad with varying levels of spice. Don’t make our mistake and just say “spicy” (unless you can really handle heat that'll make you sweat like you’re in the Central Valley in mid-July).

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