Thai Spice, a quaint refuge nestled on a busy section of Broadway in downtown Sacramento , offers an escape to serenity from its hectic urban surroundings. The ambience is tranquil and the staff very friendly, but the food will kick your tastebuds to the next level of heat.
Thai cuisine ranks among the top in regards to spicy fare. In fact, experiencing that sensation dancing on your tongue is part of the fun.
Thai Spice is one of the few restaurants of its kind in Sacramento to actually live up to that reputation. Those who are unsure as to what level of tongue torture they can endure are advised to choose the milder level and request extra heat on the side to gradually add until the desired intensity is achieved.
The local fan favorites include the variety of curry dishes which are served with a choice of meat or tofu. The delicious aroma greets you before it reaches the table and every delicious spoonful of perfectly balanced seasonings and vegetables prove that Thai Spice has definitely mastered this traditional entree.
For tofu lovers, the savory Tofu Eggplant tantalizes with generous chunks dancing in a rich, dark sauce and complemented with basil leaves. For a refreshing treat, try the Som Tum which is a shredded papaya salad composed with tomatoes, lime juice, a splash of fish sauce and topped with crushed peanuts.
When the heat starts to overtake your tongue, cool it off with a Thai Iced Tea, a sweet drink brewed with Thai tea leaves and condensed milk. The secret among spicy food connoisseurs is to drink a milk-based beverage with the meal since water only spreads the capsaicin around the tongue.
Thai Spice is located at 2721 Broadway and is open for lunch and dinner. Credit cards are accepted and reservations for larger parties may be arranged by calling (916) 455-9580. Parking is available on the street and also in the adjacent donut shop parking lot. Every Saturday, Thai Spice stays open until 1:30 a.m. with a dance floor and bar available.