About Sala Modern Thai
Address: 1262 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1M6
Phone: (416) 405-9999
When talking about Thai food in Toronto, Pai, Salad King, and Khao San Road are some of the restaurants that immediately pops to the mind. But now, there should be a new one added to the list, especially for those craving authentic Thai food outside Downtown core on the East end. This is definitely a hidden gem on the Danforth East area.
Sala Modern Thai was opened in April 2017 which serves authentic Thai food from all regions from the great country of Thailand. The restaurant was cutely and brightly decorated. We were really impressed by all the wooden wind chimes that were used as light décor. Walls were filled with cute photos of the owners, chalk drawings of Thai alphabets, and other Thai themed decorations.
The restaurant has a friendly and casual atmosphere, staff are very help and would do everything to make sure you have a great meal.
We tasted various starters, main course, and dessert offered by Sala Modern Thai. All of them just simply taste fantastic. We were also impressed by the plating and elegant presentations effort that were spent on each dish, which are at the level of fine dining restaurants.
Shrimp chips have always been our favourite but we must say that we had our best one from Sala Modern Thai. You can actually taste the shrimp flavor from the chips and they are perfectly fried. To top it off, there is also a house-made dipping, which is made from shrimp paste, soy sauce, and fish sauce. The dipping is little bit spicy but it is highly addicting. This is a must try dish!
The other highlight is definitely the Tom Yum Soup. This is nothing like the Tom Yum Soup we tasted before but it was a pleasant surprise. This is probably the way Tom Yum Soup should taste like on the street of Bangkok. It was richly flavorful, with mushrooms and herbs complementing the beef or chicken base. It is a spicy and sour medley in your mouth and a wonderful experience. Highly recommended for everyone.
Pomelo Salad is a good mix of mango, pepper, and other fresh vegetable. A great way to start your meal and build up the appetite.
Other starters include Crispy butternut squash fritters (served with tamarind sauce), and traditional Thai grilled pork skewers Moo ping.
When people think of Thai food, Pad Thai usually comes to mind. However, the Pad Thai we find on the market are usually altered recipe catered for the Western markets. However, Sala Modern Thai offers authentic Bangkok Pad Thai, which are common street food in Thailand. Glass noodles are used, which are much narrower than the usual rice noodles. You can choose between chicken, shrimp, or mix. The noodles and meat are fried with the tamarind sauce, and wrapped with egg crepe. It is sided with vegetables, peanuts, and chili flakes. This is a definite winner, with sweet, salty, sour, and spicy flavor all mixed on one dish, cooked to the right doneness.
Khao Soi is another famous Thai dish done right at Sala Modern Thai. Khao soi is a northern Thai dish made with boiled rice noodles in a bowl of richly flavored curry like soup. The chicken is tender and curry was delicious and spicy.
Mamasan curry beef is nicely done with beef braised to perfect tenderness. The curry sauce tastes good over anything and is super creamy It is served on a cutely triangle shaped white rice that looks like the Thai architecture.
Sala Modern Thai has several authentic Thai desserts on menu too. First there is the mango sticky rice. It is beautifully presents, with flower shaped mange slices on top of sweet sticky rice.
Thai roti pancakes are perfectly made with crispy pancakes stuffed with Nutella, banana, and topped with cream.
Drinks option include Thai iced tea, Thai coffee, and matcha drink. We recommend the Thai ice tea as it is very different than the other Chinese style milk tea or bubble tea. It is made from Thai sourced tea leafs and is very creamy and flavorful.
Overall we loved our experience at Sala Modern Thai and would definitely come back to fulfill our Thai food craving. Be sure to make reservation though as this place fills up quick!
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