For starters, the Mieng Khum appetizer consists of lettuce or spinach served with diced ginger, toasted coconut, red onion, lime, peanuts and a spicy-sweet dipping sauce. Specialty entrée Udon Pad Kee Mao, a family creation of Thailand native and co-owner Chana Sooksang, features udon noodles stir-fried with basil leaves, chiles, vegetables and choice of chicken, beef or shrimp.
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Thai Spices’ adroitness for balancing sweet, sour and salty flavors is to be commended, especially considering the plethora of delights offered on the menu. Among the memorable ones are Spicy Basil Beef, Chicken with Cashew Nuts and Shrimp Pad Thai.
As for sushi, the restaurant offers the essential California, eel and tuna rolls, nigiri and sashimi. Popular item Salmon Lover features smoked salmon, asparagus, avocado and cream cheese topped with Ikura and wasabi mayonnaise.
The dining room’s décor is nicely appointed with vivid tropical hues and lush green plants. A large full-wall mural features an ancient Thai landscape, while a mermaid statue in a waterfall greets patrons at the front entrance.
Thai Spices & Sushi is open daily for lunch and dinner.