Before I went gluten free, a friend of mine introduced me to Sawasdee, which she swore was the best Thai restaurant in Raleigh – and she wasn’t mistaken! It quickly became a favorite. After GF I figured it was off limits, but recently I stumbled across it on the awesome Find Me Gluten Free app and learned that they now have a pretty big GF menu.
There are 2 locations, one off of Capital and one right near Crabtree Valley Mall on Glenwood. We had lunch recently at the Glenwood location, and they did an amazing job.
Ask for a GF menu when you walk in, they have them ready to go at the front. I was able to enjoy an appetizer, entrée, and dessert – a rarity these days in restaurants!
Hubs and I shared the fresh shrimp summer rolls to start, which were filled with wonderful crisp veggies, and served an amazing gluten-free dipping sauce alongside.
For my entrée, I ordered the Pad Priew Wan, a.k.a. the sweet and sour stir fry. I forgot to snap a picture of it when they brought it out, and by the time I remembered it was no longer photo worthy – so this is the best I can do!
The sauce was nice and tangy, and while I initially thought cucumbers and tomatoes in stir fry sounded a bit weird, it was actually really good. Might even toss them in my next stir fry at home if I remember
And finally, dessert! We chose to share the sticky rice with Thai custard, which was unlike any dessert I have ever eaten, but really good. The Thai custard was reminiscent of a flan, and I could not get enough of the sticky rice cake. It was only very lightly sweet, too, and it was the perfect way to conclude such a big meal.
If you’re a fan of Thai food, GF or not, I highly recommend you check out Sawasdee!
There’s still a couple of days left to enter to win a signed copy of Ginger Lemon Girl’s Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker cookbook! Enter at the post here, I’ll be announcing the winner on Sunday. Good luck, everyone!