Saladang Song in Pasadena, CA

I joined a new small group Bible study that’s closer to home, and on the last week of the month, we go out for dinner!  I like the name of this restaurant.   It’s on Fair Oaks just south of Old Town Pasadena.  Saladang Song is right next to another Thai restaurant, called Saladang!  “Song” means “two” in Thai.   I thought it meant a musical song.  The exterior of the restaurant is surrounded by a concrete wall with a design etched into it.  When you walk in through the main entrance, there is an outdoor seating area to walk through before going inside the restaurant.  This restaurant is probably the fanciest Thai restaurant that I’ve been to.  Everything on the menu is listed by its Thai name, so you have to read all the descriptions to make sure you’re ordering something that you like eating!  The food was delicious and different from the Thai food that I usually have (Pad Thai or curry), and I had a great time getting to know the people in my small group.

There were 8 of us, so we decided to try the set menu!  The set menu has four options to feed a group of 6, but the servers increased the appetizer portions for our group of 8.  We ordered option D for $118, and it came with coconut shrimp, chicken satay skewers with peanut sauce, roast duck salad with roasted chili dressing, white rice, yellow curry with potatoes and carrots in coconut milk, beef with chili and basil, seafood curry with shrimp, scallops, oysters, and crab, fried whole catfish, and seasonal fruit salad.  It would have been a better deal for each of us to order our own dish since the entrees are about $8-$20 each.  I wasn’t stuffed, but I was satisfied.

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