Trevor Felch

Sai Jai Thai

San Francisco
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In the Tenderloin, you can always find happy diners feasting on Sai Jai Thai’s grilled pork shoulder. It’s really like a sliced up version of a fatty pork chop so juicy and tasting of straight-up meat that you start feeling dizzy from the experience’s overwhelming intensity. Start with the no-holding-back, Indiana Jones Jeep thrill ride-spice of the shrimp paste dip nam prik ka pi and contrast the pork’s thunder with the graceful, tidy, and crispy fried catfish.