Wok tossed tofu, herbs, salted chilli, fried shallots and poached prawns served on prawn crackers
House made vegetarian spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce
Soft shell crab sliders with apple slaw
Slow cooked pork baby back ribs with red curry glaze
Slow braised lamb shank massaman, potato and cashews
Somtum – green papaya, carrots, snake beans, cirspy shrimps, Thai chilli, garlic, cashews, cherry tomatoes, lime and tamarind dressing
Tom Yum – spicy and sour soup with squid, mushrooms, prawns, tomatoes, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves
Crispy barramundi, fresh herbs and apple salad, chilli, lemongrass and sweet sour dressing
Steamed pandan, coconut and palm sugar puddings
Affagato – mini magnum, kahlua, espresso, toasted coconut
Thai tea panna cotta with coconut crumble and berries
Thai milk tea
The word ‘sabai’ means comfortable or relaxed in Thai, and this restaurant is certainly a place where you can kick back, relax and enjoy lots of great contemporary Thai food. Authentic Thai cuisine is based on the fusion of five primary flavours: sweet, salty, sour, spicy and bitter. These flavours are combined to produce dishes of amazing intensity, and this was definitely the case for many of the dishes we sampled. The somtum in particular was like a flavour punch in the face! (but in a good way.) A place worth visiting for well balanced Thai food and friendly service.
460 Church St, Richmond, VIC
(03) 8528 6884
*Disclaimer: I dined as a guest of Sabai.