Thai genius Su-Mei Yu shares energizing stews, salads, stir-fries and more.” — Food and Wine
Love at first slurp.”
— San Diego City Beat
If you had Saffron chicken, you would be in heaven.” — New York Times

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At Saffron Thai, celebrity chef Su-Mei Yu creates dishes from her childhood memories of Bangkok street food. She expands upon these meals with new ingredients and cooking techniques, inspired by her yearly travels back to Thailand. Overwhelmingly popular in San Diego for her healthy, fresh, seasonal fare and reasonable prices, Su Mei places great focus on each and every ingredient. Her healthy cooking techniques incorporate foods’ medicinal properties and showcase the fresh flavors of each dish. Saffron Thai recently celebrated its 25th anniversary in San Diego, a testament to the consistent quality and intense flavor of Su-Mei’s legendary cuisine.

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