Rising Sons Deli one of the best Thai restaurants in city

Andreas, Clarion staff

Rising Sons Deli, the Laotian-Thai restaurant deserves its reputation as one of the best Thai restaurants in Madison. Located on State Street, it’s easier for people around Madison to find this restaurant. Its menu ranges way beyond the authentic Thai flavors. Don’t worry, they provide customers with an English menu that explains the Thai food’s name. If you love tasty and spicy food and want to know more about Thai-Lao food this is the right place to go.

Thai cuisine is tasty food that is known for its balance of taste senses in each dish: sour, sweet, salty, and bitter. Also, rice is a main dish of Thai cuisine, as most Asian cuisines are. Jasmine rice is the most common rice in Thai food restaurants such as Rising Sons Deli. Additionally, they use varieties of spices, herbs and leaves that are rarely found in the U.S. or West, such as Galangal (kha) or lemon grass (takhrai.) These reasons make the Thai cuisine become one of most favorite food from Asian.

Some delicious items on the menu:

Pork/Veggie Spring rRoll
Pork Spring roll will be a good choice for the appetizer. Within $3, people can get two pieces of it. There is also Veggie Spring Roll for vegetarian. This spring roll served with noodle, lettuce, mint, cilantro and meat – also served without – wrapped in chewy rice paper. It is kind of different from typical eggrolls that people usually eat at Chinese restaurants. The spring roll is more inclined to be chewy. Also, don’t forget to eat this roll with the sweet and sour peanut sauce.

Tom Kha Kai
Tom Kha Khai soup will be a good idea in a rainy day. It is a chicken soup with coconut milk, onion, lemon grass, chili, mushroom and galangal. The server will come to your table with a quite large portion of the soup in a big bowl and the jasmine rice. If you like it spicy, you can put on some chili paste, which is provided on every table.

Kao San Kaya
A good lunch or dinner will be completed with a great desert. Kao San Kaya is a mixing between warm sticky rice with Sangkhaya, the Thai coconut custard, on the top of it. Sangkhaya is coconut custard made from coconut milk, duck or chicken eggs and flavored by pandan leaf and sugar. The combination of the sweet Sangkhaya with the savory sticky rice is a perfect blend for desert.

About Rising Sons Deli

Location: State Street, Madison.

Restaurant Hours: Lunch: Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Price:  Appetizers, $2 to $4. Entrees, $6 to $13. Desserts, $3 to $4.

Other: Make sure to take cash, because they don’t take credit cards.