Sala Thai Toronto

Sala Modern Thai

Sala Modern Thai serves exemplary Thai standards from all regions of the country with elegant twists and presentation. 

Sala Modern Thai TorontoThe restaurant on Danforth East is decorated with various images from Thailand, including chalk on the walls spelling out words using the 44 letters of the Thai alphabet and photos of Thai film star Tony Jaa.

Sala Modern Thai TorontoShrimp chips imported from Thailand have more flavour and meatiness than your average pale, bland chip packed with powdery filler. They’re served with an addictive shrimp paste, soy sauce and fish sauce dip, the first of many excellent house sauces.

Sala Modern Thai Toronto

Crispy butternut squash fritters ($8) are served with a complementary garlicky tamarind sauce.

Sala Modern Thai Toronto

Tom Yum soup ($7 for chicken or beef) is packed with flavour, the mushrooms and herbs blending to make a spicy and sour medley.

Sala Modern Thai Toronto

Moo ping ($7) skewers Thai grilled pork, a traditional street food served everywhere in Thailand that’s easily wolfed down. A house dipping sauce of chili paste, chili oil, shrimp paste, and tamarind amps it up.

Sala Modern Thai TorontoPad thai ($13 for shrimp or mixed) is elegantly wrapped in a paper-thin egg crepe. Glass noodles are used rather than rice noodles, which soak up the savoury tamarind sauce better. Apparently areas close to the legendary Khao San Road are known for egg-wrapped pad thai.

Sala Modern Thai Toronto

Pad gra paow ($13 for pork, chicken or beef) goes by many spellings and uses Thai holy basil for an authentic flavour. It’s served with a punchy sauce of Thai chili and fish sauce and sticky rice, and topped with an over-easy egg.

Sala Modern Thai Toronto

Khao soi ($15 for shrimp) apparently attracted a couple all the way from Niagara Falls along with the Tom Yum. It’s served delicately with the fried noodles twisted into a knot.

Sala Modern Thai Toronto

Mamasan curry beef ($14.50) is braised until it’s fall-apart tender, stewed with lots of spices and served with more nicely gummy sticky rice.

Sala Modern Thai Toronto

Mango sticky rice ($8) is gorgeously presented, and is sweet and flavourful enough to not even need the Nutella drizzle.

Sala Modern Thai Toronto

Thai roti pancakes ($7) are stuffed with Nutella and banana and topped with sweet condensed milk.

Sala Modern Thai Toronto

Drinks include mango smoothies ($6) and Thai iced tea ($4).

Sala Modern Thai Toronto

It’s a fairly casual environment with an extremely friendly vibe, and those memorable extra details and touches are sure to keep regulars coming back for more of their favourite Thai comfort food dishes.

Sala Modern Thai Toronto

Photos by

Jesse Milns


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