Krua: I am told means Family kitchen. This is based on how the family loved to cook for friends and others, in time they opened this restaurant in hopes others would feel at home in their kitchen.
Location: 2515 NE 55th street, Seattle Washington 98105
The restaurant is very clean, light colored, with white tables, black chairs, and multi colored un obtrusive lighting. Seating is limited about 7-9 tables, some 2 person some 4 person seating. They have a high chair and booster seat for kids.
There is ample parking available for the seating inside.
What we had:
Rama noodles. These were something to behold. The sauce alone had a multitude of hinted flavors, the noodles were perfectly done, not squidgy soft, not undercooked. The Spinach was also very fresh and crisp. The chicken was melt in your mouth done.
Tom yum soup: WOW!, I have had this soup in so many other restaurants and they all felt the same, tasted the same, over cooked flavors run together. But at Krua, wow!, there was a sweet spice, a hint of ginger, perfectly done mushrooms, wonderfully sliced chicken. Just simply wow. The attention to fresh food, vegetables, and meats is amazing. You can certainly tell how much they wish their food to represent them.
Fried Chicken wings: Ours arrived hot, with a slightly spicy sweet peppery jelly. They were stuffed with Rice noodles, peas, carrots, cabbage. The whole package was amazing. It is certainly not a easy thing to make, and is most likely a time consuming dish. The taste! As you might have guessed they have layered the flavors so they are distinctive and crisp. Normally in a dish of this type I would expect muted flavor or a run together morass of jumbled mixes. Not here, not in this dish.
The daily special: Deep fried trout with garlic sauce. Some of you may know my love for Japanese cooking, in particular fried fish. It is a difficult thing to pull off. To get the exterior done, crisp and the fins edible, while keeping the meat from being rubbery. Guess what! It was perfect. The fins melted in your mouth, the fish was flakey and moist, then comes the sauce. Wow, by it’s self the fish almost had a nutty smoked flavor, combined with the sauce it really stood out as a superior dish, Each of the flavors complimented each other very well.
Thai iced tea and Thai iced coffee. Neither was overly sweet, or overly iced.
In all, I have finally found a place I can go to without hesitation and know that I will receive a high quality meal by someone who takes pride in their cooking.
a month later i finally post this. I have eaten at krua nearly twice a week for a little over a month. My wife and i absolutly love the food, service, and hospitality.