Chicken pad ped – Pad Thai Restaurant

Chicken pad ped - Pad Thai Restaurant
Sauteed eggplant, bell pepper and fresh basil in a red curry and coconut cream sauce with sliced chicken. $8.50
Pad Thai Restaurant, San Francisco CA

Chicken pad ped - Pad Thai Restaurant
I love Thai and Chinese dishes with sauteed eggplant! This dish is very good, especially when they make it hot and spicy.

Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square. Ugh, I will only come here if I have out-of-town visitors.

Pad thai – Pad Thai Restaurant

Pad thai - Pad Thai Restaurant
Stir fried rice sticker noodles with shrimp, egg, fried tofu, scallion, ground peanut and bean sprouts. $8.50
Pad Thai Restaurant, San Francisco CA

This restaurant’s pad thai always has a lot of flavor, but sometimes it can be on the dry side. This time around, the shrimp and eggs were overcooked. Ugh!

Hens-and-chicks (Echeveria sp., Crassulaceae)
Red tipped hens-and-chicks (Echeveria sp., Crassulaceae), Divisadero Street.

Beef panang curry – Pad Thai Restaurant

Beef panang curry - Pad Thai Restaurant
Beef in chili sauce with ground peanut, bell pepper, kaffir lime leaves and fresh basil with coconut cream. $9.50
Pad Thai Restaurant, San Francisco CA

Beef panang curry - Pad Thai Restaurant
Panang curry is probably my favorite type of Thai curry. I love that Pad Thai will actually add some real heat to their dishes when you request them “spicy”. Mmm!

Pink river lily flowers (Hesperantha coccinea, Iridaceae)

Pink river lily or crimson flag flowers (Hesperantha coccinea, Iridaceae), Roosevelt Way with Twin Peaks in the distance.