David Henderson & Sheri Dettman

David Henderson & Sheri Dettman

Just a short stroll across the parking lot from our Sheri Dettman & Associates offices in La Quinta you’ll find a new Thai restaurant–My Thai. A while back, my husband Bill and I went to My Thai for dinner during their first week in business. The food was great–not so on the service.

I’m happy to say that thirty days later the service was excellent, and the food was still top-notch. Because My Thai is so close to our offices, we’ve now been back six times. And frankly, that would not be the case if we didn’t enjoy My Thai.

Pad Thai is my Thai Thing

I’ve tried several menu items, but I keep going back to my favorite Pad Thai. The combination of pan-fried thin rice noodles with egg, bean sprouts, crushed peanuts, and scallions is mouth watering. Bill loves curries, and he’ll alternate between the Yellow Chicken Curry and his new favorite the Pa-Nang Chicken Curry. The My Thai menu labels this dish as an authentic Thai curry with thick coconut milk, peas, carrots, snow peas and basil leaves.

Some Like it Hot!

All My Thai dishes are available on a spice scale of 1 to 5. Personally, level 3 is at the top of my spice comfort level. On our last two visits, we tried level-2, and it was perfect. Keep in mind that you can always add more spice to any dish, but downgrading does not work.

Authentic Thai Cooking

Chef Sathin (pronounced “saw teen”) is the owner/chef, and she’s in the kitchen daily. Her love of preparing Thai food began at age eight in Thailand where she was born on a rice farm. Sathin trained under some of the finest Thai chefs in Bangkok while she attended university to study Thai cuisine. Sathin moved to the United States in ’01. You can often find Sathin’s husband David Henderson behind the bar offering big smiles and friendly banter.

My Thai serves beer, wine and sake and is open for lunch and dinner and do a brisk take out business. My Thai is located at 46520 Washington Street, Suite 3, La Quinta. (760) 564-8424. No reservations.

Chef Sathin & Husband David Henderson

Chef Sathin & Husband David Henderson