Cheap Eat of the Week: Thai-style tapas at Sabai Sabai
Sabai Sabai's curry fish custard in a banana leaf (Images: Gizelle Lau)
A couple of years ago, Khao San Road reinvented Thai food in Toronto. Now, Jeff and Nuit Regular (the ex-owners of Khao San Road) are doing it all over again (and then some) at Sabai Sabai Kitchen and Bar, located at Church and Dundas, just around the corner from Santouka.
While the lunch at Sabai Sabai is traditional, with appetizers and mains, the dinner menu features Thai tapas — with everything available for $10 or under. And everything is stellar.
Regular fans (get it?) will recognize the crispy shrimp chips ($4) and the khao soi ($8-$9). New additions include dishes that chef Nuit considers Thai comfort food, such as tom yum soup ($6), shrimp in house-made panang curry ($8), crispy fried fish with a sweet and tangy tamarind reduction ($8), curry fish custard in a banana leaf ($8) and grilled skewers, like Northern Thai pork ($8).
Sabai Sabai Kitchen and Bar, 225 Church St., 647-748-4225
Gizelle Lau is a food/travel writer and photographer in Toronto who lives from one meal to the next. Her column, Cheap Eat of the Week, highlights dishes that costs $10 or less. Follow her on Twitter for your daily dose of food from in/around the city.