March 29, 2011

Lunch @ Salad King

We couldn't wait to go to the newly re-opened Salad King. Our arrival (on the second day after opening) was timed perfectly, as we only had to wait a little while. After we got seated, the line grew longer and longer as the lunch crowd flowed in. But gosh, how did we survive so long without our favourite Thai cheap eat spot?
I never understood why the vastly popular Thai Islamic noodle is not on Salad King's official menu. It was as good as I remembered it to be (though it was not my order, but I kept eating it). Springy rice noodles, accompanied with chicken, wild Gulf shrimp, bell peppers, carrots, and onions all drenched in an exotic red curry made from Thai herb and coconut milk. The sauce is definitely the star of the dish, as it is supermegadelicious! I can't stop stealing noodles from my friend's plate!
My other friend ordered the traditional Phud Thai: rice noodles, chicken, carrots, peanuts, tofu, green onions, bean sprouts, coriander, egg, fish sauce and tamarind sauce. This was also good, but not outstandingly so. Nevertheless, I always have a soft spot for pad thai. The portions for both noodle dishes were very generous! We were all stuffed!
Since both my friends ordered noodles, I opted for something served with rice: Panang Curry with beef: sweet Asian basil, peanuts, lime leaf, bell peppers, Panang curry with coconut milk. On the spicy scale, I chose the 1-chili level, which translated as "nice". I woefully regretted my decision because it was not spicy enough at all! I initially wanted 3-chilis, but my friend gave me the "are you crazy!?" look, so I knocked it down a notch. The heat was so mild (at least for me) that I could practically slurp down the entire bowl of curry like a soup! Next time, I shall definitely try something spicier!
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11 comments:

  1. hey there nice food blog! Me and my friends also blog about food, we're from the North York area, also asian lol. What kinda camera do you use? The pictures look very nice!

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