E-San Thai is now closed
I've been wanting to try E-San Thai on south Commercial for awhile now. I remember going to an E-San Thai in downtown Portland years ago. I thought it was good, but that was before I really knew what I liked in a good Thai dish, so I was excited to try it again.
After a long Monday at work, I decided that I would stop for dinner instead of heading home and cooking (good idea, right??) so I headed in by myself and was promptly seated at a table by the window. The server/hostess was very friendly and brought me out a glass of water almost as soon as I sat down. I suppose it helped that I was the only one in the restaurant other than a young boy and a toddler who appeared to be her children. They ran around a bit, but otherwise didn't bother me. This is clearly a family run operation, but by the time I was finishing my dinner and other dinner guests were arriving the extra family had cleared out and everything was pretty professional.
Pad Kee Mao with chicken ($10.95).
Maybe I was just hungry, but I'm pretty sure the Rolls dipped in peanut sauce were fit for the gods! It was actually the peanut sauce at E-San that made these rolls so amazing, I believe. Anyway, they were very tasty, so I ended up eating them all myself and not leaving much room for my main dish. My entree came out just as I was finishing my rolls, but I wasn't so full that I didn't have room for a few bites! Okay, maybe quite a few. I had asked for a medium spice and it was quite spicy. Drunken Noodles are supposed to be spicy apparently, and these definitely lived up to that reputation. Fortunately, I like a little spice in my life! If you are at all sensitive to spicy things, you might want to go with mild at E-San.
3330 Commercial St SE
Sat-Sun: 4-10 (dinner only)
No longer delivering