A few days ago at the Encinitas Town Center, and by Saturday night, the small space was already almost full — a seemingly good sign of things to come.
, which is next door to the , can only seat a few dozen customers, but take-out service is offered, and so is delivery for anyone who lives within a three-mile radius.
The brunt of the menu offers the expected staples, like pad Thai and panang curry — though foodies will likely be pleased with some of the house specialties, like pork loin marinated in lemongrass, salmon in tamarind-ginger sauce, and Thai-style steak served over sticky rice. Fried eggs, Thai-style scrambled eggs and braised pork belly can also be added as a side dish to any entrée. If you prefer brown rice, you can request that for an extra $1.50.
Lunch specials range $6 to $9 and are offered Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Once its license is granted, the restaurant will start offering beer and wine. In the meantime, check out some of the non-alcoholic concoctions, like the Chrysanthemum iced tea with basil seed.
To view the full menu, check out Thai Society's website or call 760.632.8770.