In search of yellow curry...
As a newcomer to San Antonio, I am deeply interested in the city's best Thai - my favorite meal out. I stopped by Sompong's at lunch on a weekend. The under-the-glass-tabletop menu did not show appetizers, but I spoke with the waitress and asked for crabmeat fried wantons. What arrived at our table was indeed a fried wanton, but consisted only of chicken (not that it was bad, but it was not equivalent to the excellent cheese wrap (cream cheese and crab) appetizer at nearby Jasmin Thai - truly to die for.) The waitress explained (after they arrived and we had eaten a few and were puzzled) that the restaurant does not use cream cheese, that they don't serve crab wantons, etc - all of which would have been good to know about 10 minutes earlier when I was ordering. A bowl of chicken rice soup was nice and hot, heavy on the rice, but not bad.
For the main course, we inquired about yellow curry. ""Oh,"" said the waitress, ""It's the same as the red."" (This was inherently a little confusing to me. Red is the same as yellow?) She quickly bustled away with our order. When the dish arrived, it was not yellow curry - as its red color, lack of sweetness, and spicy flavoring evidenced. The red curry with chicken and vegetables had a soupy consistency and featured green beans (I had never seen this before - more frequently, I see onions, potatoes, and/or carrots) and an unidentified semi-crunchy white matchstick vegetable (which I have seen before but don't know the name of). The green beans don't do much for the dish.
On the whole, the meal was average - nothing to drive out of your way for. As I did not sample anything from the Chinese side of the menu, I can't address how those dishes were. Service is fast and friendly, although you may want to be crystal clear on what you want and what you are ordering.