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Sushi Rock in Plano Presents Thai Food from Issan Region on Saturday Nights

Hunting for sticky rice in Issan.

A loyal Disher just emerged from his fox whole to report this:

Sushi Rock in Plano is now offering traditional (not Americanized) Isaan food Saturday nights from 10:00 pm until 2:00 am. They will continue offering sushi and their full menu until 2:00 as well. Thai musicians will perform live during this time also.

Well, bring on the scorpions! This region of Thailand (Northeast) has already introduced the American palate to papaya salad and sticky rice.

I spoke with the lovely Vasana Tung, one of the owners of Sushi Rocks. “We are a Japanese restaurant but we decided we wanted to do something different for the late nights on Saturday,” says Tung. “Instead of opening another restaurant we decided to do this.” She’s sending the details later today.

UPDATE: MENU BELOW

Sushi Rock ~ Thai “Esan” Menu

(serving Saturday Night only)

Grilled Calamari

    Grilled whole calamari over open flame served with citrus spicy chili sauce

Thai Style Beef Jerky

    Thinly sliced marinated beef; deep fried served with homemade spicy chili sauce

Fried Meat Ball

    Homemade meat ball deep fried served with homemade spicy chili sauce

Fried Quail

    Texas Quail lightly seasoned then deep fried

Esan” Pork Sausage

    Delicious marinated seasoned pork sausage served with fresh sliced ginger and chili peppers

Larb Gai (Thai Style Chicken Salad)

    Minced chicken meat seasoned with Thai spices; fresh chili peppers, fish sauce, crushed cooked raw rice, and lime juice and fresh herbs; scallion, mint leaves and kaffir lime leaves

Bamboo Shoot Salad

    Shredded bamboo shoots cooked with Thai spices and garnished with fresh seasoned herbs

Esan “Hor Mook” Chicken

    Chicken marinated and seasoned with Thai spices and herbs individually wrapped and steamed until cooked and served hot

Grilled Chicken Wings

    Seasoned chicken wings grilled to perfection

Grilled Pork

    Seasoned pork meat grilled to perfection

Papaya Salad “Thai” Style

    Shredded green papaya mixed with Thai chili peppers, lime juice, sugar, fish sauce, and garnish with tomatoes and peanuts; “It’s the Thai traditional salad that gives three flavors;  saltiness, sweetness, and sourness”

Papaya Salad with Preserved Crab

    Shredded green papaya mixed with Thai chili peppers, preserved crab, lime juice, sugar, fish sauce, and garnish with tomatoes “It’s the Thai traditional salad that gives three flavors;  saltiness, sweetness, and sourness”

Tom Sebb” Soup

    Traditional beef stew-soup that has been slow cooked until tender with Thai spices and sprinkled with fresh herbs

Jook Moo” Pork Porridge

    Porridge with minced pork and poached egg

Sticky Rice

    Steamed glutinous rice

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