1760 Fremont Blvd., #F1, Seaside (831) 394-2996, baanthaiseaside.com
Thai culture is all about respect. Here that philosophy shines, with deeply held respect for fresh ingredients, vibrant flavors and kind service. Anyone with a self-respecting appetite for zesty textures and generous spice knows at least a few of their specialties, like the tom yum kai soup, pineapple curry, fried whole trout topped with golden apple relish and stir-fried barbecue duck with chili, bell peppers, onions and deep-fried Thai basil. #respectgame.