It was about time that I got my hands on some Thai food which I clearly don’t eat often enough! We arrived at Sawasdee Thai for lunch and they were understaffed so we had to wait 10 mins for a table even though they had tables but they weren’t cleared and there were only two servers working.
Since we had to wait for a table, we spent our time deciding what to order. All their lunch specials are under $10 and come with a spring roll and a skewer. They are also closed for lunch on Mondays.
This was the Pad Thai served with some bean sprouts on the side and the aforementioned spring roll and skewer. The skewer was a tad dry and lacked flavour. The spring roll was filled with vermicelli and perhaps some wood ear fungus or mushroom? Not sure what it was but it was black. The spring roll was not oily and had a nice crunch to it and tasted good with the sauce provided (something similar to fish sauce?). I was expecting a Vietnamese style spring roll though but it was a Thai restaurant so I should’ve known. It was ok but I prefer the Vietnamese style spring rolls.
The pad thai itself had tofus, prawn, egg, peanut, green onions, and bean sprouts. It looked good but it was a little too salty especially when the dish is suppose to be sweet. I love pad thai so I was a little disappointed with this. But they were super busy so hopefully it’s usually better!
We also shared the Green Curry with Chicken. The same spring roll (not pictured here) and skewer was also served. The creamy curry was mildly flavoured and it was a good portion size for lunch. There was a good amount of chicken and you can also choose to have pork or beef if you wish.
It took forever before we could get our bill and pay so I really hope that they are better staffed the next time I visit!