Sawaddee makes me happy

Do you loooooove both sushi & Thai food? And you’ve always wanted to go to a place where you can have both these options in one sitting? (each rocking your world equally of course :) )   Well the search is over guys and gals!  You simply need to head over to Sawaddee in the Rheede Street mall in Gardens.   I’ve become a bit of a regular there and frequented it again the other night.  The restaurant is the 2nd venture for Chef Pon, who first brought us yummy Thai food with his other restaurant, Chef Pon’s Asian kitchen.  That place was always packed and I spent many a evening there for friends’ birthday parties and such.  No wonder then I guess that Sawaddee has become quite a popular hang out as well…

So lets talk about the food.  First up, the sushi.  I only recently found out that their sushi chef actually used to be the chef at Willoughby’s in the V&A (my ultimate favourite sushi spot in Cape Town!!!).  So that’s already a huge plus in my book.  But the sushi really is to die for and the prices are a bit easier on the pocket than at Willoughby’s.  I can highly recommend the Tempura prawn roll, the Chef’s special & the Volcano sandwich.  All equally delectable!

Then, moving on to the Thai food, the options just seem endless – which is a great excuse to go back time and time again so you can work your way through that menu!  And don’t worry if you’re not a huge fan of hot & spicy food, there are plenty of mild and easy options to choose from as well.  For the “veggies” out there, there are also plenty of options for you!  If you’re a fan of duck (like me), try the Duck with Honey sauce or the Aromatic crispy duck pancakes.  Mmmmmmm… The sweet & sour chicken is a safe option yes, but really good.  If you’re going for rice, don’t pass up the chance to try the Vegetarian fried rice.  And if you feel like living on the edge, try a Jungle curry – but be warned, it has some serious bite!

To be honest, you really can’t go wrong at Sawaddee though.  The food is brilliant, the service is good, the vibe is light & fun and the prices are very reasonable.   I can’t wait to go back again!

Seriously hungy now…


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