SEA Noodle Bar: a taste of authentic Thai cuisine

The orange chicken curry noodle soup bowl served with savory sauces.

Oak Leaf Staff, Staff Writer

If you are craving Thai food, you must try SEA Noodle Bar, Chef Tony Ounpamornchai’s award-winning restaurant. His culinary team offers a menu consisting of original Thai dishes combined with the highest quality of exotic ingredients that are local, sustainable and organic.

SEA Noodle is  beautifully decorated with neat bowls on the wall and offers a relaxing ambience with dim lights. It is clean and tidy. You can either sit outside or enjoy your meal inside. You’ll be quickly seated by the host who serves a refreshing iced water with a wedge of lime. The utensils are wooden, a stylish choice in constructing the modern theme.

You may have a difficult time choosing what you want because the entire menu is full of mouth-watering entrees. The Crispy Calamari was served with a spicy peanut plum sauce, in a rustic, tin bucket and placed on a wooden board, garnished with red onions and cilantro. The tangy, plum dipping sauce complimented the scrumptious, crunchy calamari.

The menu gives a variety of noodle options. I had the choice of egg, mung bean, rice vermicelli, organic thin rice, organic wide rice or buckwheat to go along with my curry noodle soup. My waitress suggested the egg noodle, and I am glad she did. The curry broth goes great with the egg noodles. The bowl of curry noodle soup comes with a boiled egg, bean sprouts, Yu Choy, red onion, crispy egg noodles and pickled mustard greens. The curry is sweet and savory and noodles are the perfect texture. The organic chicken is tender and all of the toppings are exquisitely presented.

You’ll be impressed with the service and will look forward to trying other entrees and SEA Noodle Bar’s specialty cocktails after your first visit. SEA Noodle Bar is at Coddingtown Mall in Santa Rosa. It is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and for dinner from 4:30-9:30 p.m.