Thai

Sabai

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Wok tossed tofu, herbs, salted chilli, fried shallots and poached prawns served on prawn crackers

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House made vegetarian spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce

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Soft shell crab sliders with apple slaw

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Slow cooked pork baby back ribs with red curry glaze

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Slow braised lamb shank massaman, potato and cashews

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Somtum – green papaya, carrots, snake beans, cirspy shrimps, Thai chilli, garlic, cashews, cherry tomatoes, lime and tamarind dressing

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Tom Yum – spicy and sour soup with squid, mushrooms, prawns, tomatoes, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves

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Crispy barramundi, fresh herbs and apple salad, chilli, lemongrass and sweet sour dressing

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Steamed pandan, coconut and palm sugar puddings

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Affagato – mini magnum, kahlua, espresso, toasted coconut

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Thai tea panna cotta with coconut crumble and berries

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Thai milk tea

Overall:

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.

Sabai

460 Church St, Richmond, VIC

(03) 8528 6884

http://sabairichmond.com.au/

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*Disclaimer: I dined as a guest of Sabai.

When I was in Bangkok, Thailand…

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Thailand is without a doubt my favourite holiday destination. Part of the reason is of course the food! There is an enormous variety of both Thai as well as non Thai food that is fresh, delicious and unbelievably CHEAP!  Here is just some of what I ate:

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Spicy pork sausage (moo yor), crispy rice cakes (eaten with the peanut/coconut sauce), Thai fermented sausage (sai krok Isan), spicy papaya salad

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Goi See Mee noodles

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Satay rice with pork and chilli jam

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Tom Yum pizza

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Gelato

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Pad Thai omelette

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Duck and egg noodles in Tom Yum soup

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Waffles (pandan, chocolate, strawberry)

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Thai boat noodles and fried dumplings

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Spicy pork ramen with egg

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Suki dry noodles (suki haeng) on a sizzling plate

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Green curry stir fried rice with tuna in an omelette

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Bean curd sheet rolls (filled with an assortment of meat, these get freshly deep fried on order)

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Hot Pot train