My friend N has been wanting to try Salathai Thai Restaurant ever since her boyfriend said it was the best Thai he’s had. They specialize in central Thai food (according to their menu). It’s located next to Italian Kitchen.
We dropped in on a Wednesday evening (around 6:45pm) and were seated immediately. The inside is enormous. Service was friendly and we were checked on throughout our meal.
The menu is split into creations, appetizers, soups, salad, curry, meat (beef, pork, chicken and seafood), rice & noodles and vegetables. They also have a set dinner offering ($31.00/person).
Click here to see the menu (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5).
Coconut rice ($3.00)
Good but bowl was small. One bowl was definitely not enough to go with our curry.
Gaeng dang (#21) ($16.00)
Red curry with bamboo shoots, bell peppers and Thai basil leaves. Curry was tasty and flavourful. Liked how the bamboo shoots were cooked; soft but with still some texture.
Spicy drunken noodle (#47) ($14.00)
Stir-fried wide rice noodles with jalapenos, sweet basil, onion and bell peppers. There’s two flames (meaning medium but I barely got any heat). Even eating all the jalapeno peppers didn’t do much. Sauce was balanced but the noodles were a touch too soft for my liking.
Decent Thai but nothing I’d come all the way downtown for.
Salathai Thai Restaurant
888 Burrard Street