Finally made it up to Sab-e-Lee Thai in Linda Vista today. Before I went, I checked out KirkK's blog (mmm-yoso) and he had several different reviews w/pics, etc. I made a list of his favorites before I went and was glad I did. Went w/2 other friends so we were able to sample a couple from the list.
First off was the pad see ew, a noodle dish with pork. The server suggested we use a vinegar/pepper sauce with it and it added great, tangy heat. A really nice dish!
Next was Koi Soi, a very spicy, raw beef dish, served w/marinated raw onion, sliced raw garlic, mint, basil and a big slab of cabbage. The server asked how hot we wanted it and we opted to take his suggestion of '6'. It was definitely hot! I might opt to do a '5' next time, but this dish was a huge winner for me. The meat was tender and the spice wasn't overbearing, especially when combined with sticky rice.
The final dish was a green curry with pork. This dish was mild compared to the others, but it too was delicious. Spicy and sweet, with coconut.
The place is tiny and it was full with people waiting when we left. I think the Reader just reviewed it recently so it can get crowded. Should also note, there is no 'Sab-e-Lee' sign out front - at least not one in English. Look for the 'Linda Vista Food' sign instead.
2405 Ulric St