First Bite: Thai Spoon


The Sacramento region abounds with good Thai restaurants, and I’m always happy to discover a new one to add to my list. Last week I had an opportunity to visit the recently-opened Thai Spoon in Natomas, whose fresh, brightly-flavored cuisine and friendly, attentive wait staff made for a very pleasant evening. Not-to-miss dishes on our visit included the plump, sturdy Thai dumplings, stuffed with ground chicken, shrimp, bamboo and water chestnuts; and a nicely-executed pad Thai, generously sprinkled with chopped peanuts and punctuated with moist pieces of chicken, springy chunks of tofu and crispy bean sprouts. If you manage to save room for dessert, ask for the restaurant’s delicious coconut ice cream or the fragrant mango sticky rice.