DinnerSawasdee Thai

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Sawasdee Thai

Draped in lime green paint with a distinctive faux-pagoda like cutout façade, Sawasdee Thai on Main Street offers up simple Thai fare in a casual environment.

Sawasdee Thai
(Clockwise, top to bottom: 1.Roasted duck curry. 2. Tasty bamboo table mats. 3. Stir-fried spinach. )

Rather than the usual spring rolls, we started with the deep-fried chicken wontons: crispy, garlicky and a nice unique change of pace. For our main, we had the Phad Spinach: stir-fried, well-seasoned, flavourful and still crunchy; and the Roast Duck Curry: tender strips of fragrantly roasted duck swimming in a comforting stew of red curry, coconut milk, pineapples and topped with crispy julienned bamboo shoots. Pillowy soft, steamed jasmine rice accompanied our meal and helped soak up all the curry goodness.

The service was friendly and solid. But the room, although well-spaced, became surprisingly deafening when it began getting filled up with patrons. Case and I agreed they could have kicked the spice factor up a notch or two, but overall the meal was enjoyable. An appetizer and two mains set us back just under $40, which seems to be about par for the course for most Thai meals in this city.

Perfect for:

A comforting Thai meal in a casual environment.

The Details

4250 Main St, Vancouver

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