Photo courtesy of Sala Thai Restaurant and Lounge
Sala Thai Restaurant and Lounge
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Price Range: $$
Sala Thai Restaurant and Lounge has long claimed to have the best Pad Thai in Portland. While such assertions are, of course, subjective, Sala Thai does do a great job with this classic Thai dish.... Read More
Sala Thai Restaurant and Lounge has long claimed to have the best Pad Thai in Portland. While such assertions are, of course, subjective, Sala Thai does do a great job with this classic Thai dish. Their Pad Thai noodles are thick and rich and mixed with fresh ground peanuts, egg, and scallion for a satisfying entrée. This offering is typical of Sala Thai's approach – quality, fresh ingredients that make even traditional dishes well worth experiencing. Among this Portland eatery's many menu standouts are its Thai salads which are meals unto themselves. Among top selections in this category are Plar Koong featuring shrimp with steamed rice, mushrooms, onions, red onions, celery, scallions and lemon grass; and Yam Voon Sean featuring vermicelli, ground pork, shrimp, black mushrooms, red onions, scallions, celery, onions, and roasted peanuts all combined in a spicy sauce. Standards such as red and green curry dishes are also worth tasting. Service is pleasant and helpful with meals served in a timely fashion.