Wow, I'm so sorry I haven't updated in so long! What with midterms running rampant, I haven't had much time to go restauranting or to write up blog posts. But now that I have thoroughly screwed over my midterms (or is it the other way around?), I present to you a blog post on a taste of Thailand - or is it?
You know those restaurant deal coupons that get sent to you via email? Yeah? Well the sole reason my friend and I decided to check this place out was because we had purchased a $40 coupon for $20 out of curiosity. Otherwise, we wouldn't have even known about this restaurant. (Also, please excuse the lack of accents on my French words. My keyboard isn't cooperating).
|Lots of pretty lights!|
|Hot and Sour Soup with Lemongrass|
|Tom Yum soup|
The garlic eggplant had large chunks of eggplant stir-fried with bamboo shoots in a garlic sauce. The eggplant was soft and mushy while the skin remained slightly chewy. As for the green curry, out of a scale of one hot pepper to three hot peppers, this dish apparently rated a fireball, which is to say that it's one of the spiciest dishes. It really isn't that spicy. And the curry was also a bit watery. Otherwise, it tasted like standard green curry.
Price - $$-$
The price for the tasting menu is something like $28.99 on Fridays and weekends, and $26.99 on weekdays, which is pretty pricey for a meal, but normal in the AYCE scene. Their a la carte menu seems to be around $15-20 for a dish.
Final Grade: B-
I gave the food a C+, but I had to give the restaurant points for its ambiance and service. If you like Americanized Thai food and are looking for a restaurant with great ambiance where you can bring your own wine, then Sawadika would be a pretty good choice. But since I still value the quality of the food over atmosphere, I don't think I'll be returning here anytime soon.
1800, boul. de la Côte-Vertu (corner Marcel-Laurin), Montreal