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Rama Thai San Diego: Taking Thai Food To Another Level

Fresh Veggie Tofu Spring Rolls

I was first introduced to Thai Food when living in LA… and it was love at first bite!

Pan Fried Roti Bread with Yellow Curry

Then I was introduced to Rama.  And my love affair with Thai Food was taken to another level!

There is literally nothing I have eaten at Rama that has not been totally, irresistibly delectable. And as you’ll see through the course of this post… I’ve had a lot of things!

Above you’ll see their fresh tofu, vegetable spring rolls, a deliciously light way to start your meal at Rama, then, there it is, the absolute most delicious thing ever.  Pan Fried Roti Bread with Yellow Curry Sauce.  Holy cow, there is nothing I don’t love about this simple, little appetizer!

I am so beyond grateful that my friend PK ordered this the first time I ever dined at Rama, now it’s my go-to appetizer!  It also inspired my first homemade curry sauce recipe in my Indian Chicken Curry Pitas!

Beef Thai Salad

When the owner found out I wanted to do a “Restaurant Rave” on the spot, he generously brought out some samples of his favorite dishes, in addition to my regular “go-to” items!

First was the Thai Steak Salad, thin slices of beef top delicious mixed greens, mint, scallions, green onions and thai chilies for one meaty, scrumptious salad!

Next, was the Vegetable Tofu and Eggplant with basil, garlic, bell peppers and onions.  The perfect meal for all my vegetarian friends out there!

Thai Tofu and Eggplant

Next, he brought out a couple of tasty seafood dishes, the Coconut Lemon Grass Grilled Tiger Prawns and Pan Seared Scallops in Chili Sauce.

Coconut Lemon Grass Grilled Tiger Prawns

Pan Seared Sea Scallops with Chili Sauce

Is anyone else’s mouth watering?

Both seafood favorites were packed with flavor, while still maintaining a light, fresh taste.  I would highly recommend the scallops, like really highly!

Last but not least was my other “go-to” dish, the Drunken Noodles with Chicken.  A simple Thai meal, turned into one of my favorite dishes of all time at Rama!

Drunken Noodles with Chicken

Now it’s confession time.

  • Confession #1: I was alone at lunch when all of this food appeared on my table.
  • Confession #2: I was sitting on their sidewalk patio and people walking by looked at me really funny!
  • Confession #3: I ate 90% of this food.
  • Confession #4: I wish I had worn looser pants so I could have eaten 100% 😉

If you’re in San Diego or visiting in the near future, do not miss this unforgettable Thai food!

My aunt was recently in town for a conference and said this was the best Thai she has ever had. One of my best friends that lives in Miami said this is his favorite restaurant in all of San Diego. So if you don’t believe me, take their word for it 😉

Rama is located at: 327 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA. 92101 (Between J & K St.)