I’ve passed by SalaThai quite a number of times when visiting downtown. They are a Thai joint located on Burrard, not far from Robson. I’ve finally had the opportunity to check the joint out. I was quite impressed by the restaurant’s interior, whichwas very spacious, clean and nicely decorated. In addition to a regular menu, they also serve lunch specials in the afternoon. I had their Kwae-Teow Num Ped and Salathai Rice Special with Chicken.
Kwae-Teow Num Ped ($14):
This consisted of roasted duck in soup with rice noodles. There was a good amount of boneless duck present, which was similar to the Chinese bbq version, and was tender and juicy. The broth also had a nice fragrance and also a slightly sweet flavour. The noodles did clump together a bit.
Salathai Rice Special with Chicken ($12):
This consisted of fried rice topped with a fried egg, and comes with your choice of meat; I had the chicken. The rice was nicely fried and had a great texture and flavour. There was a good amount of chicken present, which was pretty tender. The fried egg was nicely runny, although it was a bit too bland/underseasoned. It came with a small bowl of vegetable soup, which was light and quite savoury.
I really enjoyed my visit to SalaThai restaurant. The food was tasty and generously portioned for the price. The staff weren’t the most attentive, although they were fairly friendly. This is definitely one of the better Thai restaurants that I’ve been so, and I’d strongly recommend checking this place out.
Recommendations: Salathai Rice Special