Sawaddee Thai Cuisine

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.

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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.

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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 (123456 and 7).

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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.

Thai iced tea ($3.50)
DSC09790Good. Hit the spot and wasn’t too sweet. Less ice would have been nice.

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)
DSC09793Fresh 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.

Mango salad ($11.00)
DSC09795Mango mixed with shrimp, chicken, carrot, mint, onion and cashews. I wish there was some fire to their mango salad but it was still satisfyingly light and refreshing.

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Closeup/side view.

Tom yum goong ($12.00 large)
DSC09794Tofu, 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)
DSC09799Fried 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.

Gaeng keow wan ($14.00)
DSC09800Green curry, coconut milk, bamboo shoot, snow pea, bell pepper, eggplant, zucchini and basil. The green curry was good but the flavours tasted dumbed down.

Pad kee mao ($15.00)
DSC09801Spicy stir fried rice noodles with basil, chili, bamboo shoots, jalapenos and onions. Drunken noodles were solid.

Maw kaeng ($6.00)
DSC09802Mung bean Thai custard. This was actually really good. Light, moist, just so small for $6.00.

Bua loy ($6.00)
DSC09803Taro rice ball in sweetened coconut milk. Wasn’t too sweet; basically, like a rice pudding. It didn’t entice my taste buds but the other two enjoyed it.

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
http://www.sawaddeethaicuisine.ca/
#190, 664 Wye Road
Sherwood Park, AB
(780) 570-1999

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