Review: Daughter Thai Kitchen.

The newest addition to Montclair Village in Oakland is a hit.

Daughter Thai Kitchen is actually the sister restaurant of Farmhouse Kitchen Thai in San Francisco. Offering fresh takes on flavorful Thai cuisine, Daughter Thai Kitchen is just what Montclair Village needed since the area lacks good restaurants.

Chicken Wings with Plum Chili Sauce (7/10).

These chicken wings were tasty but not the best I’ve ever had. I wasn’t particularly fond of the panko breading.

Neua Num Tok Rolls: Grilled Snake River Farm Wagyu Flank Steak stuffed with Cucumber with a Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette (8/10).

These tender little bundles were super delicious. The beef melted in my mouth and were stuffed with cucumber, mint, and cilantro, served with a zesty vinaigrette. A perfect starter.

Rice Salad “Nam Khao Tod” with Fermented Pork Sausage (8/10).

If you’re not a fan of spicy foods, I’d skip this. However, I loved it because of the crispness of the toasted rice, the ground fermented sausage, and a plethora of fresh aromatic herbs. The addition of peanuts and fresh cucumber slices only added to the complex flavors of the dish.

Kai Yang Chicken: Half BBQ Mary’s Organic Chicken served with Papaya Salad and Sticky Rice (8/10).

This was pretty bomb. The half chicken was marinated in turmeric and coconut milk and then barbecued. It was tender and moist and the dipping sauces of sweet plum and Thai smoked chili were great. Loved that the dish came with spicy refreshing crisp papaya salad and sticky rice.

Spicy Eggplant with Bell Peppers and Tofu (7/10).

Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables and while this was tasty, I wanted more eggplant. There was plenty of bell peppers and tofu but they were a little skimpy on the eggplant.

Kang Kua Prawns Curry with Coconut Rice (7/10).

This was probably my least favorite dish of the night. The dish was slightly lukewarm and was definitely a little too spicy for my liking. I loved the side of coconut rice though.

Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream (8/10).

Definitely not a traditional Thai dessert whatsoever but oh so delicious. Warm and comforting, what more could you ask for?

Molten Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream (8/10).

Once again, not a Thai dessert but definitely satisfies your sweet tooth. The center wasn’t as gooey and molten as I would have liked but the flavor was spot on.

Daughter Thai Kitchen served fresh vibrant Thai inspired food and service was warm and welcoming as well. There my rating is a 7.5-8/10.

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