Salt Lake really does have some outstanding Thai restaurants, and one I discovered in the last year is Sawadee, located on historic South Temple. The Thai food here always tastes fresh-tasting and flavorful. The restaurant also has lovely decor, like this little statue on a table in the main room.
These photos are from a dinner with Rand and Bradley the last time they were in town. I didn't write down what dishes we ordered, but this dish with chicken, peppers, and Thai basil is one of Rand's favorites any time he has Thai food.
This deep-fried salmon with peppers and Panang curry sauce was probably my favorite, although all the food was wonderful. We asked for less sugar, which is one way to make Thai food more South Beach diet friendly.
This is green papaya salad with shrimp, slightly sour and spicy, and very delicious. I love all the flavors going on here.
Finally, I have no idea what this dish of wide noodles with broccoli and chicken was called. Although tasty, it was my least favorite (and also the least South Beach friendly dish we ordered.)
Sawadee Thai Restaurant
754 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
We paid for the meal at Sawadee and they have no idea I'm writing this post about the restaurant. I don't really write restaurant "reviews" but once in a while I talk about restaurants in Salt Lake and Restaurants in other cities where I've had great meals.