Garlic quail – Lers Ros Thai

Garlic quail - Lers Ros Thai
Fried quail with garlic, served with hot sauce. $10.95
Lers Ros Thai, San Francisco CA

This was lame! The quail was dry and hard and the sharp, brittle bones were really difficult to eat around. I don’t know how in the world this dish would ever make a “Must Eat” list! 7×7 was completely wrong with this one!

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Kang daeng beef – Lers Ros Thai

Kang daeng beef - Lers Ros Thai
Red curry with beef, Thai eggplant, bamboo shoot, red bell pepper, kaffir lime leaves. $13.95
Lers Ros Thai, San Francisco CA

This was good. I liked the spice level and it had a wonderfully rich flavor. I thought the portion was on the small side for the price, but oh well.

Pad makuer tofu – Lers Ros Thai

Pad makuer tofu Lers Ros Thai

Stir-fried eggplant and tofu with red bell peppers and carrots in a garlic chili sauce. $9.25
Lers Ros Thai, San Francisco

I usually love eggplant dishes, but I could have done without this forgettable version. The eggplants were SO undercooked and the tofu was bland despite it swimming in garlic chili sauce. But I guess since the garlic chili sauce was bland to start with, it couldn’t impart much flavor to this sad dish.

Koong priew warn – Lers Ros Thai

Koong priew warn Lers Ros Thai

Thai style prawns stir-fried with sweet and sour sauce with carrots, red bell pepeprs and bamboo shoots. $11.95
Lers Ros Thai, San Francisco

This was OK. The portion was actually pretty small so it wasn’t worth the price. I like simplicity of the dish, but it lacked a lot of flavor. Lame. Besides the duck larb, the dishes here seemed like watered down versions of real Thai food. I’ve spent almost a month traveling around Thailand and their food is anything but bland and watered down.

Larb phed yang – Lers Ros Thai

Larb phed yang Lers Ros Thai

Chopped roasted duck mixed with rice powder, red onion, cilantro, chilies, chili powder and a lime based salad dressing. Served with iceberg lettuce cups. $9.95
Lers Ros Thai, San Francisco

This duck larb was AMAZING! I’ve never had duck larb before, and this was delicious. I envisioned the duck being minced like chicken larb, but it was chopped into chunky pieces instead. It had the traditional larb flavors, but the addition of the dark flavors from the moist and tender duck put it over the top! This was the highlight of our meal at Ler Ros Thai. The other dishes fell flat.  😦

Larb phed yang Lers Ros Thai

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