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Thai Spoon - Highland, California

Thai Spoon - Highland, California

Located in the Palm Plaza in the city of Highland and there new location in Loma Linda in the center with Satter Brothers. 


 Golden Trangles : Crispy Wontons filled with ground chicken & spices served with dipping sauce

Golden Trangles : Crispy Wontons filled with ground chicken & spices served with dipping sauce

 

The Wontons are cooked nice with little to no oil dripping from them.

The chicken is thigh and leg meat so it has a little fat and I had a little that was not easy to chew but the meat was cooked well. 

The spices are very mild and not really noticeable. 

 

The sauce is sweet with a very subtle hint of chili but is great cutting through the wonton.

 

 

 


 All Wrapped Up:  Shrimp stuffed with chicken and wrapped with egg noodles fried to golden crisp. 

All Wrapped Up:  Shrimp stuffed with chicken and wrapped with egg noodles fried to golden crisp. 

 

This appetizer is not one I can recommend.

The Shrimp are cooked through and not over cooked.  

The chicken is not notasable and is compleatlely lost.  

The noodles are good but remind me of the ones you get at some Chinese places that are on the table.  

 


 Tom yum: shrimp, mushrooms, baby corn, tomatoes, kefir leaves simmered in lemongrass broth season with chilies and lime juice.

Tom yum: shrimp, mushrooms, baby corn, tomatoes, kefir leaves simmered in lemongrass broth season with chilies and lime juice.

The Tom Yum, 



 Glass noodles: and white bean noodles with eggs, onions, baby corn, cabbage, tomatoes, and mushrooms with shrimp 

Glass noodles: and white bean noodles with eggs, onions, baby corn, cabbage, tomatoes, and mushrooms with shrimp 

The glass noodles are filled with egg, carrots, celery, onion and egg. I had it with shrimp, was severed five. To me the flavor was bland and needed something to spice it up.   

The  shrimp are precooked and become a little over cooked and tough when added to this. The egg is a little chewy and the onions and barley cooked. The tomatos are done well that makes them soft but still form enough to keep there shape. The chillers and carrots are much like the tomato but more to the crisp side. 

It is a generous portion and very filing but just lacking flavor and depth. 

 

 

 



  Ya-Lay Fried Rice : spicy fried rice with shrimp, calamari, scallops, muscles, crabmeat, onions, bell peppers, chili peppers and basil


Ya-Lay Fried Rice : spicy fried rice with shrimp, calamari, scallops, muscles, crabmeat, onions, bell peppers, chili peppers and basil

The rice is cooked to a slide al Dente and is very mild in taste yet there is the very subtle heat towards the end from the chili through out.

The scallops and shrimp are cooked to perfection.

The calamari is on the chewy side form over cooking it

The crabmeat is not real crab but that imitation one and a very big disappoint along with the menu saying it is Crab.

 The onions and beel peppers are balanched the added to the dish at the end to heat them up and to me a great idea for flavor and texture

The basil that is in this dish is not notable enough to make a difference 


 Pad Thai : Pan-fried rice noodles with egg, green onions, bean sprouts, crushed peanuts, in special sauce, with Shrimp  

Pad Thai : Pan-fried rice noodles with egg, green onions, bean sprouts, crushed peanuts, in special sauce, with Shrimp  

The Pad Thai is ok but has an overly sweet sauce. The noodles are cooked al dente. Some do stick together and those have a slight crunch from not being cooked. 

The shrimp are cooked to where some are under and some are over cooked.  

The egg is slightly over cooked and is chewy. 

The green onion is not notsable and the peanuts are toasted making a great taste and texture change.  

There is no lime in the dish and does need it a lot.  

 

 

 


 Pad Ped Tom Yum: Stir Fry Tom yum herbs mushrooms, baby corn , tomatoes, with lime juice, cilantro and shrimp.

Pad Ped Tom Yum: Stir Fry Tom yum herbs mushrooms, baby corn , tomatoes, with lime juice, cilantro and shrimp.

This dish is my second choice after the Tom Yum soup as it is the same flavors and ingredients but as a dish instead of a soup and the broth is thicker. 

The flavors also do get more condensed and stronger with this then the soup.  

The problem though with this is the rice they bring is needed as its not really enough for a meal with out it. 


 Sweet and Sour: Onions, Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Pineapple, Green onions in sweet and sour sauce with Crispy Shrimp

Sweet and Sour: Onions, Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Pineapple, Green onions in sweet and sour sauce with Crispy Shrimp

This dish is ok not great, It's more sweet the sour and some bites are like eating a sugar cube. The flavor is good though with the bell pepper and onion cutting ever so slightly the sweetness, although the onion is barely cooked it does hold up to this dish best. 

The sweetness for this comes from the pineapple (canned) and they do use the liquid for the sauce as you can taste it when eating this.   

The carrots are cooked like the onion and same goes for the bell pepper but the carrots they add a delicate char on them. They also add tomatoe and is still furm but does not have much flavor on its own.

The shrimp are breaded heavy and then fried up before adding them to the rest of the items. The do taste good and the amount of bread ding lends itself great for them sokeing up the sauce.   

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