Another shot of the Drunken Noodle with beef. Plenty of basil & garlic, some chile, flat rice noodles cooked perfectly, as is the beef and vegetables. Sue's Kitchen (El Sobrante) & Champa Garden (Oakland & other locations) do versions that are similarly excellent, but all 3 have their own signature flavor.
Above & below: Eggplant Salad. The Papaya Salads is what I usually get at Thai, Lao and Vietnamese restaurants, and of course Maya Thai does a great version of that. But I've never seen Eggplant Salad on a menu that I can recall.
Larb. We got the Chicken version, which we think of as the "classic" version, but I'm noticing they also do a Tofu version. That might be interesting to try sometime. Nearly ever protein on the menu can be subbed with Tofu.
Here's the must try dish: Panang Curry (above & two below). I've never had a version quite as excellent as this one. This dish should single-handedly make Maya Thai a destination restaurant. The thin green strips are Kaffir Lime, and the curry (like much on the menu) is coconut & spice based. Absolute bliss.
Above and below, a great version of Tom Kha (Thai style coconut noodle soup with lemongrass).
Another brilliant dish: Curry Noodle, or Kao Soy. Egg noodle in yellow curry base with cilantro, scallions, lime, pickled mustard.
Spicy Basil Duck. The blend of eggplant, basil & duck is exquisite.
Maya Thai House
3624 Sonoma Blvd.
Vallejo, CA 94590
Closed between 4 & 5pm