Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Thai Food in Chinatown
One of my best gal pals Donna and I had a feast at Sala Bua, a Thai restaurant in Chinatown. We ordered several dishes, which were mostly different from what you'd typically order at your neighborhood Thai carry-out dive, e.g. pad thai and pad see eiw. The only generic Thai item we ordered was the green curry. We started off with a couple appetizers including tod-mun-pla, authentic fish cakes served with cucumber salad, and veggie rolls, which are slightly different from spring rolls. I've never ordered soup from a Thai restaurant and thought I'd give one a try. The kao tom pla, a clear broth with rice, fish fillets, green onion, cilantro, celery, and radish was refreshing with a kick of ginger. It was nice to have something to counter the coconut milk creaminess of the green curry. The Chinese broccoli was a good side and the roti drizzled with condensed milk was an interesting crepe-like dessert offering.