Ah, the good ‘ol Park. I never come out to this neck of the woods but figured I’d make the most of it and go for dinner while I was in the area. M told me about this Thai place that she’d been to recently in SP so I figured it was worth a try.
We came on a Friday night for an early 6:00pm dinner. People must eat early because it was a full house when we arrived but completely dead by the time we left. The inside is brightly fuschia and cheery with Thai music videos playing in the background.
The menu is pretty typical, broken into: appetizers, soup, rice, curry, noodles, grill/stir fry and seafood. There’s also a small drinks and dessert menu. Click here to see closeups (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7).
Service was very friendly. The family that runs it were great and checked on us several times to make sure we had everything we needed. It was also nice that they were willing to accommodate most of their dishes for our vegetarian eater.
2x Coconut rice ($3.00) – it’s not listed on the menu but we ordered two bowls of rice. One bowl is pretty small so you’ll likely need to get two to share.
Paw pia sod ($5.00)
Fresh salad roll with cucumber, lettuce, carrot, basil and mint. We got these vegetarian which was a first for me. A little too rabbit like for me but L enjoyed them. They came with two dipping sauces; peanut sauce and sweet chili sauce.
Tom yum goong ($12.00 large)
Tofu, mushroom and tomato in a spicy lemongrass soup. We subbed in tofu for the prawns. We weren’t sure if this was large size or not but apparently it was. It’s a small portion and again, lacked any real spice. A bit bland and weak flavour wise.
Pineapple fried rice ($16.00)
Fried rice, egg, chicken, prawn, pineapple, snow pea, carrot, tomato and cashews. Best dish of the night! Their pineapple fried rice was fantastic. Addictive, flavourful, I kept going back for more.
I was a bit disappointed as I was told they cooked their dishes spicy. I guess if you want that, make sure you tell them because the default level is non-existent. Never less, the meal was still enjoyable but keep in mind portion sizes are small.
Sawadee Thai Cuisine
#190, 664 Wye Road
Sherwood Park, AB