from Midtown Grid
Mrs Cool and I try to patronize Boon Boon at least every couple of weeks. I heard somewhere that the economy is bad (…), and since Boon Boon is located in a major dead zone, we like to do our part to stimulate the micro-economy of this odd little fusion restaurant.
I’m not accustomed to seeing any other patrons at the ‘Boon, but this particular visit the place was packed, with a massive party of diners who almost filled the place to capacity. The small crew was working like mad — there is usually one one gal manning the counter, with a small cooking crew in the back making with the yummy. The massive group of diners seemed to have a leader who was picking up hosting duties, passing out some appetizers and, ahem, spicy Thai soup. Turns out it was none other than the Sacramento Epicureans and their fearless leader, Paul Somerhausen. I checked in with Paul about their meal.
The evening started with a spicy chicken soup and a small salad. The soup was hearty and full of pieces of tender, yet slightly spicy chicken. Then the rest of the dinner was served buffet style. First arrived the spaghetti and spicy meat sauce, which was surprisingly really good. Not what one would expect at a Thai place. Also, the three flavors salmon, the spicy beef and the fried vegetable tofu. The salmon came cubed and seared, which made it retain much of its moisture and great flavor. The pieces of deep fried tofu were crispy and very tasty in the mixture of stir fried vegetables. The spicy beef lived up to its name, and had strong hints of red pepper and Thai basil. The chicken green curry that arrived later was very good. My personal favorite for the evening. With just enough spice to leave you wanting for more. For dessert we got little rolls of deep fried banana served with rum sauce, which was crispy, sweet, and warm. A very nice finish to an evening full of flavors.
While the location is not the best, and finding it may be challenging, I hope you try to go out there. Bring a few friends and make sure to order multiple dishes and share. One item that we did not sample on this outing, but that I know to be really good is the crab fried rice. Full of big pieces of lump meat its a treat for anyone that loves seafood.
Glad they liked it! As for finding it, it’s behind Subway on the SW corner of Stockton and Broadway — admittedly, not the most sought-after location in town. And to the logistical challenges you can add parking, as the spots would be a tight fit for those new Smart cars. They do, however, deliver.
3022 Stockton blvd.
Sacramento CA, 95820
Tel : (916) 456-4647