Rice & Spice Set to Open February 9

18 Jan

Authentic Thai cuisine will soon be available in the former Bofield’s location. Rice & Spice Thai Kitchen is scheduled to hold its soft opening on February 9th.

Rice & Spice owner Sathit Thamutok (A.K.A. Sam) says that the operations team will consist of Thai-born local residents who are skilled in preparing traditional Thai dishes.

The menu is extensive and will also offer seasonal and specialty items as they become available according to Sam. Some of the menu highlights include:

  • Spring Rolls
  • Thai-Style BBQ Pork Loin
  • Pan Grilled US. Catfish with Green Curry, Panang Curry or Kra-Pow Sauce
  • Pad Thai
  • Thai Fried Rice
  • Shrimp Salad with Tamarind Dressing
  • Pad See Aew
  • Chocolate Orange Pot  (dessert) – chocolate mouse with fresh orange, topped with sour cream and orange zest
  • Minted Lemonade

The final menu and website will be ready for viewing shortly before opening day.

Rice & Spice Thai Kitchen on Urbanspoon

19 Responses to “Rice & Spice Set to Open February 9”

  1. Betty Quon March 20, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    We went there this weekend. We really liked the waitress we had, although the person who brought out our food was unfriendly. We were disappointed to find that they did not offer any satay or hot tea. The curry was good, but bland, and the noodles were pretty good, but they were extremely hot. Interesting difference, because, when asked how hot we wanted them on a scale of 1-5, we requested 3 for both. What’s up with that? Overall, not a bad experience, but not quite what we expect from a Thai restaurant.

    • Anonymous May 7, 2011 at 12:13 am #

      Hello Betty,

      This is Sam, the owner of Rice and Spice. I’ve not checked this blog for a while.
      We are offering hot tea and chicken satay now… It’s took us a while to get equipment function/organized the way we want to be, and we will always be a work in progress.

      As for spice level, we use measurement spoon for amount of chilli we put in each dish… I’m not sure what exactly happen that day, it could be that our cook missed to add more chilli to the curry… or it was because curry goes with rice and make it milder than the noodle… Anyway, Thank you for your feed back, I always take customer’s input for continuus improvement.

      Cheers,
      Sam

  2. Reece Savage February 18, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    Just wondering if the website for this place has been completed? I’m visiting Oxford in March and would like to look at the menu.

    Thanks.

    -Reece

    • eatingoxford February 24, 2011 at 10:16 pm #

      Reece,
      The site is not up yet, but you can always view the menu on EatingOxford.com.
      Liz

  3. Brandi February 10, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    So how did the soft opening go? thinking of trying this out this weekend…

    • Katie February 10, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

      Fresh Spring Rolls, Panang Curry, and Green Curry were all divine. I’ll return soon . . . like tomorrow!

    • Sam February 12, 2011 at 10:03 am #

      Dear Brandi,

      Oxford welcoming us very warmly, the restaurant was very busy in the past 3 days. with the snow storm on Wednesday, and do not know what might be to hits item for the customer, we need to work on our material inventory replanishment, it will be a while before we can stock items more accurately.

      As I am writing this email, our team is went out for some specialty materials that not available locally / not carry ( at reasonable price ) by the major food service.

      So, please excuse us for the curent situation/interuption. We will strive to improve every day.

      Cheers,
      Sam.

  4. Jericho February 7, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    My wife and I love Thai food and we are really excited. Her birthday is Feb 9 so we will be there. Is there a spicy basil with fried tofu dish?

    • Sam February 12, 2011 at 10:07 am #

      Hello Jericho,

      Thank you for visiting us on Feb 10. and gave us suggestion for improvement.
      I will work with my staffs to better serve you next time.

      Cheers,
      Sam.

  5. Rebekah January 29, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    Sawasdee Ka P’Sam!

    My husband and I are elated!! Ever since we moved here 6 months ago we crave pad kee mao gai daily, and the other Thai restaurant in Oxford is lacking to say the least. I lived in Bangkok for a while, and I guess my taste buds got spoiled. We will be there opening day for sure. Best of luck ka!

    • Sam February 2, 2011 at 11:13 am #

      Sawasdee Krub Rebakah,

      Glad to hear that you will be coming on opening day.
      We did 2 rounds of kitchen/equipment testing, there will be some adjustment needed for the equipment to ensure a smooth operation, but we are still set to soft opening on February 9th.

      If there is any changes I will personally email you ahead of time.

      Cheers,
      Sam

  6. richard rehfeldt January 21, 2011 at 6:41 am #

    Will they have a bar or can we brown bag? Would love some more brown bag establishments in Oxford so I can take my own wine…DO NOT MIND PAYING A REASONABLE CORKAGE FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF BEING ABLE TO TAKE MY OWN WINE…..

    • Sam January 23, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

      Hi Richard,

      Although we plan to have Beer & Wine license for this business, customers are welcome to bring in their own selection of wine, because we think it’s impossible for us to carry inventory that can pleased wide range of taste… so, it’s better to combine the two approach. There will be reasonable corking charges.

      I personally like to test different kind of wine once in a while and share the same thoughs with you. It would be nice to have your own selection opened in the restaurant you like.

      When we open, please come visit and let me know you’re in.

      Cheers,
      Sam.

      • richard rehfeldt January 24, 2011 at 7:11 am #

        Thanks for the quick response. Will look forward to seeing you soon. I live in Jackson but will be coming up every weekend for baseball this fall and spring. See you soon and thanks for allowing me to bring the wine.
        Richard Rehfeldt

      • richard rehfeldt February 24, 2011 at 11:10 am #

        Went there last week to dine but there was a 30 minute wait which was great for them but asked about bringing in my own wine and was turned down . When will you be able to allow diners to bring their own wine to your restaurant. Thought you had indicated it would be alright. Cannot wait to try it…..

      • Anonymous March 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

        Hi Richard,
        After I last communicated with you, I checked with City of Oxford and found a surprise information that they will require a full liquer license, even we want to have only beer and wine, and that’s what we want to do.

        I also applied for brown bag a week after we open, waiting to hear back from them, It’s something to do with background check etc… will keep you posted once we have the license.

        Thank you,
        Sam.

  7. Steve Wooten January 20, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    The food sounds great, but…”Rice and Spice”? Maybe it’s not too late to rethink the name.

    • eatingoxford January 20, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

      Hey Steve,
      I’ve actually seen other restaurants around the country with the same name; seems to be working for them. 😉
      Liz
      EatingOxford.com

  8. Lauren January 19, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    Cool! It’ll be nice to have something different for a change.

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