It’s been awhile since we had Thai food and what a better way to get back into it by checking out Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine. A place that prides itself in using locally sourced organic ingredients, then using it to make some unique looking and some amazing tasty dishes. For me, it was the beef short rib that caught my eye. In its Instagram worthy glory, this in-your-face slab of meat was basically taunting you to try it out. At least, that’s what it did to me and it didn’t disappoint. Non-carnivores, your mileage may vary. However, as good as the short rib was there was another star dish of the night.
So I hope I didn’t paint the wrong picture. This is a place has a huge range of Thai food. All pretty amazing as we found out. We decided to order family style even though the dishes were more individually focused. But I can’t imagine how one person can finish some of the dishes we had.
As for the service, in addition to our waitress, there were many servers going around helping out. I think we had about three others come by and check up on our drinks and meal. This was great. They even helped us portion out our beef noodle soup. Though it was probably due to the messy job we were doing. That short rib was monstrous to deal with. You should have seen it!
Anyways, great service overall, especially for a busy Friday evening, and great food. This is the type of place I see myself revisiting often, especially when friends are in town. See you soon farmhouse kitchen!
710 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
+1 (415) 814-2920
Verdict: Although it’s on the pricier side, I recommend trying this place out.
To give you a sense of the atmosphere here, it's kinda like rustic country side seating meats a tiki bar staff that, you know, serves kickass Thai food. And I'm not kidding about the tiki bar. Check out the drink selection while you're here. And I'm not talking about the beers.
The papaya salad was fresh and had that tender crunchiness that we all love about this salad. Beware, it does pack some punch in terms of spiciness. Keep that beer close by.
At first we couldn't make sense of the dish. There was so much here, fried chicken, roti, rice, and curry. All we could do was to jump right in. And boy was it a fun dish. The chicken breast was fantastic, very soft and juicy. And that curry, oh man, it was great. We were dipping everything in it. Now this is a dish I'm coming back for.
OMG, look at that. It's their slow braised beef short rib covered in Panang curry. Oh this was wonderful to eat. So glad we decided to share. I can't see myself eating this dish alone. It's a whole lot and the flavors are really strong, a recipe for a food coma. But it would be worth it. That meat was so tender and shreds easily. Oh it was so good.
The stir fried shrimp was pretty good. It was made with a red curry sauce and, while I'm a fan of shrimp, it tasted like your typical Thai dish. However, I have to admit, I didn't try it with that green sauce. I think that would have made a difference. I blame it on all the other foods that took our attention.
And here's another course with that lovely beef short rib. In this course, it tops a veal broth egg noodle soup that makes my mouth water just looking at it. Don't worry, the beef may look dry here, but trust me, that meat breaks down pretty easily. Easily enough for us to share between the three of us. The only downside was that the noodles were a bit overcooked and clumpy. I hope this was just an oversight because I want to order this again. And next time, I'm not sharing. :)
We kept the beers flowing during dinner. They happily poured our beers for us while we stuffed our faces. That's good service, though I wouldn't have mind drinking out of the bottle. Brings back memories of my time off in Koh Samui.