Coming from Malaysia where Thai food is abundant and quite authentic if you choose the right places, I have always proclaimed Thai food as my favourite type of food. I could have Thai food every single day and not tire of it. My ultimate favourite would be the good ol’ tom yam. The hubs who does not quite like anything that has a hint of sourness to it prefers green curry.
The hubs has been to Malmö a gazillion times, and was introduced to this Thai restaurant by his colleagues and it is his must visit food place whenever he is in Malmö. He has stopped short of waxing lyrical about this place I suspect, because he knows how I crave Asian food and am always lamenting the absence of any decent Asian eateries in Modena, and worse still the absence of a place that sells Asian food ingredients rendering it almost impossible for me cook a decent, authentic Asian meal. Most of the Asian ingredients I have at home, have either been smuggled brought in from Malaysia or London during my trip there last year. But that’s a story for another day.
So on Monday, for our very first dinner in Malmö, we unanimously decided on Thai food, and so he brought me to his favourite Satang Thai Restaurant.
The restaurant is run by a couple; Swedish husband, Thai wife. The hubs introduced me to the affable Thai lady who took our orders and we engaged in friendly banter as she cooked. The restaurant itself is small and cozy and decorated simply with Thai accents. Truth be told, I did not think the food would be all that spectacular. I mean, authentic Thai food in Sweden? Yeah, right. Oh how wrong I was.
I ordered Tom Yam Goong with steamed rice, while the hubs ordered Green Curry with steamed rice. The food arrived and at the first slurp of tom yam, I was blown away. This was the real thing. Hot, spicy, sour and really authentic. Chockful of juicy prawns, mushrooms and coriander leaves, it was even better than some of the tom yam I had while in Thailand (believe me, I had plenty). The hub’s Green Curry was also superb, and I tasted bits of bamboo shoots and Thai basil in it. To top it all off, the serving was very generous and I was stuffed!
Pardon me for the pictures, we were in a hurry to eat (what’s new) and I only remembered to take a picture almost halfway through our meal.
We walked back to our hotel happy, stuffed campers. 😀
That was on Monday. Guess what we had for dinner on Tuesday? 😉 Haha, that’s right. We went back to Satang Thai again on Tuesday night for dinner 😀
This time, the hubs ordered wok-fried glass noodles and I ordered wok-fried noodles, the exact name eludes me now, but it’s very much like Pad Thai.
No picture of hub’s glass noodles as he had happily tucked into his meal and I didn’t want to stop the angry hungry man from eating 😉 As you can see from the picture above, the serving is really generous, the prawns were fat and juicy but what you don’t see is the side condiment of fish sauce with chopped bird’s eye chilli. Not for the faint hearted.
The folks here are really nice and ask about the level of spiciness which you would prefer. The menu is also extensive and they do takeaways. We will definitely be back a few more times before we leave Sweden. Drat, now that it’s lunch time, I am hankering for some Thai food!
So the next time you’re in Malmö and wondering where to eat, give this a try, you won’t be disappointed. *smacks tongue*
Östra Tullgatan 1
211 28 Malmö, Sweden (close to Radisson Hotel)
040-611 50 26
Monday – Friday 11:00-21:00