The dining room at Farmhouse Kitchen. Photo courtesy of Farmhouse Kitchen.
The counter at Farmhouse Kitchen. Photo courtesy of Farmhouse Kitchen.
A new Thai restaurant has opened in a quiet corner of the Mission (in the former Florida Street Café), called ~FARMHOUSE KITCHEN~. As Eater mentioned earlier, the restaurant comes from partners Kasem “Pop” Saengsawang and his wife, Iing Chatterjee, of Kitchen Story and Blackwood. They are offering Thai restaurant staples, including a variety of curries and noodles, but the menu from chef Saengsawang has some interesting regional Thai dishes too.
Check out the kai yang with som tum ($18), a half chicken marinated in turmeric and coconut milk served with papaya salad, black sweet sticky rice, and plum sauce, or the 24-hour beef noodle soup ($15), a slow-cooked beef stew with egg noodles, broccoli, basil, bean sprouts, cilantro, green onion, and garlic chips. There are also some unusual smaller dishes, including crispy frog legs ($12) and the “Bullet Train,” lightly fried silkworms with garlic chile sauce ($10). There is also a selection of small-production wines by the glass and the bottle, with five whites and four reds.
Hours are lunch Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, and dinner Sun-Thu from 5pm-10pm and Fri-Sat 5pm-10:30pm. 710 Florida St. at 19th St., 415-814-2920.