There are a lot of Thai restaurants in Sacramento. Some blocks even feature more than one. But which one's the best? People commonly say Thai Basil, which now has locations in midtown, Roseville and Elk Grove.
Sac News & Review's Garrett McCord tries to determine if it still deserves its reputation:
Of course, one of the true highlights of Thai Basil is its homemade curry pastes. These carefully balanced constructions of basil, lemongrass, shallots, chilis, kaffir lime leaves and numerous other ingredients come together to form truly authentic pastes that, when roasted, have been known to drive hungry Sacramentans into a berserk craze. (Very tragic. People have died from this, or so I hear.)
On that note, the green and red curries should not be missed. Both are achingly sweet and savory on numerous levels: Herbal, grassy, toasty and tossed with chicken or shrimp and served over jasmine rice, there can be no better way to enjoy lunch on a chilly December day...
All and all, Thai Basil has earned its reputation and will likely continue to keep it for years to come.
Read the entire review in Sac News & Review.
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