The Accidental Star
Updated: Jul 21, 2020
On our final night in San Francisco, Carl had dinner plans with a friend, so Brittany and I called Yissel to see what she was up to after dinner. After we finished at our final seminars and workshops, Brittany and I did some research on restaurants within a walkable-distance. We narrowed it down to a few choices, but since San Francisco is a city of restaurants, I got very anxious to make the right choice.
Brittany and I set out on foot just to explore until it was time to head to dinner. We walked from Dreamforce to the Salesforce Tower - what a beaut! It was getting foggy and dark, so we decided to go to the Kin Khao Thai Eatery. It looked like a good menu, and frankly since Thailand, I miss it a ton!
We walked over and from the outside, you wouldn't even notice it, even though it's attached to a hotel. We put our names down on the list and grabbed a seat on the bench outside. Our wait ended up being nearly two hours and about half way through, Brittany noticed a tiny little sign near the restaurant bar with a small Michelin Star. She turned to me and asked, "Is this a Michelin-starred restaurant?" I nearly laughed at the question because it didn't look like the stereotypical Michelin restaurants I'd been to.
I immediately poked my head up to see the sign and just as quickly I pulled up Google. I was shocked by what I saw. My research failed me earlier in the day, but then I clearly saw that she was right.
After a long wait, we finally were seated at a communal table. We ordered a sampling of their best dishes.. and a few drinks.
Pretty Hot Wings
Nam Tok Beans - beans tossed Isaan-style with lime, chili, rice powder, light soy, shallots, scallions, mint, cilantro
Yaowaraj Noodle - Bangkok Chinatown stir-fried rice noodles with chicken, XO sauce, egg, green onions, cilantro
Khao Yum - Thai Style Turmeric Rice Salad
Caramelized Pork Belly
In the end, we dined at a delicious restaurant and I added an accidental star to my collection.
With Brittany & Yissel
In San Francisco
At Kin Khao Thai Eatery