Mission News Round-Up: Crazy Thai, Rice Paper Scissors, and Commonwealth


Rice Paper Scissors founders Katie Kwan (left) and Valerie Luu (right); photo by Phil Carter.

You can now grab lunch at Crazy Thai at ~THE CORNER~ Mon-Sat from the former chef-owner of Yamo Thai. Yup, Nan Thana Soiathorn (aka “Anna”), that wild and crazy Thai lady who cooked and yelled at you at Yamo from 1995-2004, is now ready to cook for you again! Don’t you dare ask for chopsticks. Trust me. Mon-Sat 8am-2:30pm.

This Wednesday August 10th, ~RICE PAPER SCISSORS~ will be popping up in the Mission, focusing on Hanoi dishes such as crab and shrimp rice noodle soup (bun rieu), and butter-braised sweet corn and dried shrimp (bap xao), a popular street food dish. I’m sad to miss trying their version of cha ca, a dish of pan-seared turmeric fish with dill from the famed Cha Ca La Vong restaurant (RPS is only serving up a limited number of this dish, so diners should pre-order ahead of time). 6:30pm-10pm at an undisclosed location; follow @ricepapersf or sign up for the email list to learn about the location.

And this is nice news: ~COMMONWEALTH~ is now open seven days a week, starting last night! Yay, a cool place to go on Monday night, folks.