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Thai and sushi eatery aims for authenticity

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Kin Thai & Sushi offers spring rolls (above) with crab sticks, shrimp, noodles and vegetables served with creamy peanut sauce, or (below) zucchini paht thai — zucchini noodles sautéed with chicken, egg, bean sprouts, ground peanuts and green onion. Courtesy photo

Kin Thai & Sushi’s co-owner says her mission is presenting genuine Asian cuisine in a family-friendly atmosphere.

“People like (Thai and Japanese food). They like the flavor. We’re not shy on curry, fresh pepper or basil. It’s all really good stuff,” said Prawpan “Pal” Shaw.

The restaurant at 22211 Interstate 10 West, Suites 1102-1103 in the Dominion Ridge shopping center, is the fifth eatery for the lifelong culinary-industry veteran.

The latest location opened in late March.

Named after Shaw’s grandfather, the eatery’s space is small with a modern atmosphere, which the entrepreneur said is exactly how restaurants are modeled in Thailand.

“His food inspired me. He raised me on his own. He inspired my cooking and all the dishes we serve. All of the food is very fresh and authentic,” Shaw said.

Favorite menu items include paht thai but Shaw’s version ditches rice noodles for zoodles (noodles made from zucchini), beneficial to low-carb dieters, she noted.

Other specialties are panko breaded oysters and Bangkok rib-eye.

“We try to have a nice variety,” Shaw added.

Besides numerous Thai selections, the eatery features a sushi bar. Shaw has experienced the Japanese dish’s popularity firsthand.

“I promised myself … that I would include a sushi bar in every restaurant I opened,” she said, adding that catering to kids is key. The restaurant provides hand-breaded chicken nuggets and french fries; also, fried rice and chicken with little to no spice.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

KIN THAI & SUSHI

22211 Interstate 10 West, Suites 1102-1103

For more, call 210-474-0959 or visit sanantoniothairestaurant.com or facebook.com/kinsanantonio

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