I had the fun chance to go to the soft launch of Sabai Sabai (225 Church Street), a new Thai restaurant in Toronto. At first blush the decore is nice and modern, the lighting is dim which creates a nice mood inside. There is a sit up bar as well as about 12 tables of varying size.
The food was different than I was use to, instead of a full dinner menu they had a set of smaller items that I assume they expect patrons to pick at. Unfortunately due to the soft launch there was a slightly limited menu available I ended up getting the Pork Salad, the Spiced Chicken Noodles, Cripsy Fish and Shrimp.
The Pork Salad was hands down the best dish we had, its a handful of sliced pork in this lime/lemongrass/spice sauce which is incredible. The Spiced noodles had a subtle hint of spiciness which was a welcome addition, there were also some wontons with a unique textur as well and a curiously absent appearance of any actual chicken. The shrimp were pretty run of the mill and the crispy fish was nice but nothing to write home about.
Unfortunately I didn't have a chance try any unique alcoholic beverages due to the fact they are still waiting on an LLBO license, but they were kind enough to offer us complimentary sodas an Lemongrass Tea. I'd like to take a slight detour and gush about how good that tea was - it was a really good tea.
All in all a solid soft launch, but i look forward to going back for the hard launch when they have a full menu and LLBO licensing. I'd also love to try out some unique Thai beer (please get Leo - its way better than Singa).