Thai Sa-on is a spacious Thai restaurant located on 10th Avenue Southwest just east of Fourth Street. Officially approved by the government of Thailand, you know its cuisine is the real deal. The restaurant’s expansive menu includes dishes such as drunken chicken, running shrimp and a selection of red, yellow and spicy curries. Thai Sa-on also happens to have an extensive, well-curated wine list.
Not many restaurants enjoy the seal of approval of a national government, but Thai Sa-On proudly displays the official endorsement of The Thailand Department of Export Promotion Ministry of Commerce for Authentic Thai Food. And its food is as excellent as this seal of approval is lengthy. Dishes range in heat level from sweet and salty pineapple chicken to delightfully steamy shrimp and squid sautéed in chili paste and five-alarm drunken beef. Ask about the top-notch wine menu.
The curry dishes at this pint-sized restaurant deliver all the kick of a Thai boxing match. You’ll savour the punch of pad phet kai, a red-curry chicken dish made with veggies and coconut milk. And the pad hoi ma lang pu is a knockout with its stir-fried mussels cooked with roasted chili paste, basil and veggies.