If you know me, you know that I have a ridiculous obsession with Thai food. I live for spring rolls with peanut sauce, pad thai, curry, and mango sticky rice. If I could be born into a culture aside from the Mexican culture I grew up in, it would be Thai culture. Not just for the food, but for the tradition and warm hearted people!

When I went to Thailand last summer I ate my weight in pad Thai noodles and peanut sauce. While all peanut sauces are great, they’re not all equal. I realized I would judge the greatness of a restaurant based on the peanut sauce they had. This is all becoming to sound so OVER THE TOP, but this is just how I feel. Sorry… haha!

So what is the best peanut sauce I have ever had prior to my “best peanut sauce” recipe? Hands down, without a doubt the best peanut sauce is from my favorite restaurant in San Diego called Plumeria Thai… and yes, even after traveling all the way to Thailand I still believe plumeria’s peanut sauce beats it all.

I never thought I would be a regular at a restaurant. I actually always kind of laughed at the idea of someone being a “regular” at a coffee shop and especially at a restaurant. Now, without shame I have fully accepted that I am a hard core regular, who gets greeted by all the staff when Chancy and I arrive to Plumeria. Because of the advantage of being friends with the staff, I was able to get insight as to SOME of the ingredients that are in the infamous peanut sauce. No measurements were given to me nor were all of the ingredients. All I had was just a glimmer of hope and drive to recreate this peanut sauce, and guess what… I succeeded.

Chancy claims it is even better then plumerias sauce. Not sure if he is saying it because he loves me or if its true. I’m hoping both! As for me, I really think it taste the same as plumerias except my sauce has a more authentic peanut flavor and I think that is due to using organic natural peanut butter. All in all, I am so thrilled and I am STOKED to be able to share it with you all.


Author: Alexa Soto

Recipe type: Sauce


| Total time: 25 | Prep time: 5 |




1/2 cup natural peanut butter

3/4 cup canned coconut milk

2 1/2 tbsp cane sugar

2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce



1.Place all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium to low heat.

2. Whisk together until well combined, whisk for 30 seconds, let simmer for 30 seconds, turn off heat and pour into a small bowl. (You may need to add more coconut milk until you reach the consistency you desire.)

3. Enjoy with spring rolls, wraps, over rice bowls or any dish your heart desires.