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Sabai Sabai (Dinner)

JonasBrand | Oct 23, 201307:51 AM

I've been to Sabai Sabai for a Northern Thai lunch several times and it is very tasty (especially the fried basa), but earlier this week I dropped by for dinner and realized they kick things up a notch with an expanded menu.

The format leans towards shared dishes, here is what we ate:

Grated Squash Fritters - A crispy nest of squash (think: thai frites).

Fried Garlic Shrimp - Fresh and crunchy, the sauce on the side was worthy of double dipping.

Khao Soi - A bit lighter and more refined than at the other locations it has been featured by Chef Nuit.

Grilled Pork Skewers - Tender, caramelized, could have eaten 3 more orders, they were goooood.

Grilled Beef Salad with Fresh Herbs - This was the star for me, it was really well balanced. I'd say the best take on this dish in Toronto. Tender rare seared beef, fresh herbs, roasted rice powder.

Grilled Wings - Slow grilled till unctuous, could have been a bit crispier and more charred.

Dessert - Squash in a thin condensed milk, the one miss.

Will definitely be back soon to try some of the other authentic northern thai dishes on the menu (fish custard steamed in banana leaf, holy basil stir fried shrimp, morning glory)

The most exciting news is that Jeff & Nuit (the pair originally behind Sukho Thai and Khao San Road) are planning to open another Thai spot 'Pai' in the next 6 months!

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