Bangkok Bay Thai Cuisine
825 El Camino Real (at Broadway)
Redwood City, CA 94063 Directions
Tel: (650) 365-5369 Fax: (650) 365-5391
At Bangkok Bay, we do not use MSG. Our food is prepared with little fat and is lightly cooked to retain original flavor, texture, and nutritional value. Our chefs are able to bring out the flavor of the food and adjust levels of spiciness in any dish, to meet our guests' needs and requirements.
Food is very important in Thai culture. In fact, Thai cooking is an element that helps to hold our family and society together. Meals are significant events in Thai culture, as they are times for creating or affirming relationships. The generosity and openness of Thai relationships can be seen in the eating traditions. Traditionally, all entree dishes are placed in the center of the table while steamed rice is served to everyone. This arrangement allows each person to choose which dishes to sample and enjoy, with no obligation to partake of every dish. This dining style typifies the traditional acceptance and sharing qualities of Thai familial and friendly relationships.
As Thai culture is reflected in Thai food, Thai food also reflects Thai culture. Thai cuisine uses many spices, herbs, and seasonings. The sauces and spices of our restaurant are made from old family recipes handed dowm from generation to generation. However, each dish of Thai food is also characterized by the part of the country from which it originated. Due to the historical diversity in population and in geographical characteristics, each part of Thailand contains its own indigenous herbs and spices, and therefore, correspondingly produces different types of dishes which are "typical" of those areas. These dishes therefore hold historical and cultural histories of their own, and are often vastly different from one another. For example, our "Larb" dish, originating from the northeast, looks and tastes nothing like "Pad Thai" (shown above) from central Thailand, even though these two dishes are both part of "Thai cuisine". Bangkok Bay creates dishes from all different areas of Thailand. We invite you to discover all the different tastes that are components of "Thai cuisine."