Thai Iced Tea
How is it made? We start with brewed green tea and infuse it with star anise and cloves for a warm, spiced aroma. Then we pour it over ice. We top it off with unsweetened evaporated milk or coconut milk, which is poured over the tea and ice to add taste and give it a creamy appearance.
Thai Food at the Markets
Which would you choose? Mussaman curry over red rice, basil eggplant over red rice, or stir fry curry with glass noodles?
We'll be cooking these dishes and more, to order, all weekend. Join us at the market!
Oceanside Sunset Market on Thursdays 4-9pm
Little Italy Mercato on Saturdays 8am-2pm
Hillcrest Market Sundays 9am-2pm
The story behind Thai Chef Saranya
You've probably seen Saranya flipping noodles in frying pans, tossing mixed veg, and serving up fresh made curry - at Oceanside Sunset Market, Hillcrest market or Little Italy Mercato.
If you ever wondered how she got to bring you delicious Thai food, here's the story.
"I was born and raised in Thailand with an old school traditional family, had to learn all house work as a girl - and cooking was included. I was in the kitchen helping my dad since I can remember, and watched him do everything from preparation, cooking, sharing, to mix & matching for leftovers.
I have been doing that over and over every single day, it absorbed in my blood without any recipe needed. I can smell the food and tell when it has a good taste.
I had a family and raised my kids and still cook every day, sharing with friends and extended family and they all love it. I didn’t realize that cooking had became my passion and I cook with love, cook for my loved ones and love to cook.
I had a chance to relocate to the U.S. in 2005 and started my cooking stand and Farmers’ Market in 2006. I had chances to open restaurants on University Ave and 4th Ave, San Diego in 2013. We ended up selling them both. We are now focusing on Farmer's Markets, Catering, Personal Chef services and Cooking Classes."
Chicken and Veggie Thai Red Curry
Making quick, delicious dishes using our frozen Thai curry sauces is easy!
Ingredients (serves 2):
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 onion, sliced
2 portions mushrooms, sliced
2 portions chicken, sliced
Frozen Red Curry Sauce
To make on the stove top:
Add chicken and onions in a pan, cook for a few minutes, then add peppers and mushrooms. Add the curry sauce. Bring to the boil. When the chicken is fully cooked, it's ready. Serve with rice, pasta or noodles, or in a bowl on its own. Delicious!
Get Your Free Frozen Curry Sauce
- Like our business page Thai Chef Saranya
- Come by any market anytime in May
- Pick from 5 curry flavors: red, green, yellow, panang, or mussamum
Then, cook some delicious meals at home! When you run out, order more online, and have it delivered to your door.
Cooking at home with Thai Chef Saranya
Have you ever wondered what chefs cook at home?
Here's the scoop! Tonight, we're making a version of a mixed veggie stir fry. Inspired by our frozen curry sauces which make dinner quick and tasty, we used whatever was in the fridge.
How it is made
Add chopped onion, white mushrooms and a glug of oil, fry for a few minutes
Add chopped asparagus and snow peas
When cooked, serve with yellow Briyani Rice. Yum!
That was our dinner! Now you know what happens behind the scenes.
Share Mother's Day with us
How about bringing Mom to Hillcrest Market on Mother's Day?
It's a great place for a stroll. Browse arts and crafts, artisan foods, buy her some flowers and grab a bite to eat.
This Sunday, May 5 celebrate Mother's Day with us! We are at Hillcrest Market this Sunday and every Sunday from 9am-2pm.
To find Saranya's Thai Cafe, we're booth 124, see it by clicking on the Map
There's no one more special than your Mom. Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there!
Thai Coconut Pancakes
Kanom Krok in Thai, these coconut pancakes are one of your favorite types of Thai food!
How are they made? With coconut milk, rice flour and a little sugar. If you want to learn to make these, join one of our cooking classes. Hit reply, to email us back now.
We make coconut pancakes just like on the streets of Thailand!
Going to ArtWalk SD? We'll be there!
If you work up an appetite at ArtWalk, come by Little Italy Mercato for a bite to eat. We'll be there! Here's the map.
Did you know the ArtWalk is celebrating 32 years this year? And we're celebrating 10 years of serving up delicious Thai food!
ArtWalk Event info:
LIVE IN COLOR: Mission Federal ArtWalk
April 30 & May 1, 2016
11am to 6pm
Little Italy, San Diego
Thai Chef Saranya food info:
Little Italy Mercato Farmers' Market
Saturday, April 30
Happy belated New Year for all Thai's.
April 13th is Thai New Year which called "Songkran Day", Celebrate the hottest day of the year with "Water Festival"
April 14th is "Family Day" which most people go back to their hometown for family gathering and participate Buddhist's ceremony
April 13th - 15th is public holidays for all goverment, school kids and workers. We would ask for blessing from our seniors with Blessing Water (fragranced with jasmine and/or rose petals) & Num-Ob-Thai (Traditional Thai perfume)
April is one the biggest vacation time in Thailand, good time for travel and the peak time of travelling season in Thailand.