Photo from Another Monkey.
Aom Phanthong of local SoMa Thai favorite Koh Samui and the Monkey is opening ~ANOTHER MONKEY~ in the former Conduit space on Valencia—the soft opening for dinner is this Thursday. Phanthong is installing a number of Thai furnishings (the container just arrived from Thailand ten days ago) to warm up the industrial interior by architect Stanley Saitowitz. In a brilliant stroke, she is also creating a lounge area, with large tables made from antique drums (I always wondered why the spacious restaurant didn’t have a lounge area). The menu will have many Koh Samui favorites, but she’s also adding some new dishes you can’t find anywhere else, like the spicy jungle curry with catfish (and no coconut), house-made Thai sausage, and authentic relish. Next week, lunch will kick in from 11:30am-3:30pm, and she also plans to be open for parents picking up their kids at the San Francisco Friends School next door, offering some food on an afternoon menu.