Salad King


Cheap and fast Thai food~

Salad King (340 Yonge Street) is one of Toronto’s most well-known Thai restaurants situated right next to the Ryerson University campus and between College and Dundas station on the subway line.

I love the atmosphere of this place. I usually come by myself for a quick bite and break from being in the library, and am seated at one of the many long tables. It’s definitely a lot roomier and quieter during their weekday mid-afternoon hours – the place is packed and can be a little overwhelmingly busy during normal meal times. Service has always been pretty good regardless though. And the food as well! The main dishes come in considerably large portions and I almost always have to pack up my leftovers.

Overall: vibrant and trendy decor, good food, always fast and friendly service.


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I have yet to venture into the 3+ chili range. o_o

Here are a collection of pictures of the food and drinks I’ve tried over a series of visits I’ve made to this place. I’ll probably continue to come here as long as I’m a poor and hungry student around the Ryerson campus.

Enjoy the food pics~


Satay Chicken
Grilled chicken on skewers with peanut dipping sauce

A simple side dish and I loved it! The chicken was great and the peanut sauce was awesome. :D


Hot & Sour Mushroom Soup (Tom Yum)
Mushroom, coriander in chicken and shrimp based spicy soup with Thai herbs and lime juice

This is one of my favourites. :) A small-sized soup with a nice amount of spiciness and great flavour.


Phud Thai (Veggie)
Rice noodle, carrot, peanut, tofu, green onion, bean sprout, coriander, egg, fish sauce and tamarind sauce

Probably the most well known Thai dish. Maybe I was just expecting too much, especially after hearing so much about this place and eating varieties of this for a third of the price in Thailand, but something about the sauces didn’t particularly do it for me. I might just have to try this again sometime.


Siam Fried Rice
Rice, shrimp, squid, egg, carrot, pea, tomato and fresh pineapple

This dish was alright – nothing noteworthy about it. It wasn’t bad, but I wouldn’t particularly consider it a must-try.


Islamic Noodles (with chicken)
[secret menu!]

Noodles in a coconut-based curry~ This dish is off-menu and I only found out about it after reading this review. Anyway, it’s DELICIOUS and not to be missed!


Mango Sticky Rice
Fresh mango, sticky rice, coconut milk, palm sugar

I love mango sticky rice, but my mango here was sour and I would have liked more coconut milk and palm sugar. I didn’t find it particularly appetizing.


Thai milkshake

I wasn’t expecting it to be so bubblegummy. It’s probably due to the kind of flavoured medicine I would take as a kid, but unfortunately I couldn’t help but associate this drink with that. :( Should have gone for the Thai iced tea instead!


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