There were some who scoffed at the idea of me getting decent Thai food in Indianapolis. To them, I say: Wrong! Sawasdee Thai Cuisine on 86th Street was perfectly lovely and delicious, and in a strip mall. But then again, what isn’t in a strip mall in this city?
Thai iced tea? Delicious. My meal came with complimentary soup and a spring roll–the soup had more substance than most free soups usually do, which was nice. It also had tomatoes, which I wasn’t expecting but turned out to be good. The spring roll was super yummy.
I ordered the drunken noodles, which were done differently than I’ve traditionally had them. They were wide noodles, which I should know to stay away from (I prefer the thin rice noodles) but I took a chance. My loss. The dish was delicious, but it just wasn’t what I was craving. I ordered it medium spicy, and it was enough to make my lips burn but not enough to clear up my extreme congestion–but to be fair, I don’t think anything but serious medicine could have gotten me breathing properly last night. In other words, the spice was perfect.
The plate was huge and I have an entire meal leftover for lunch in the car today. My recommendation? For awesome Thai food in Indy, head to the north side.
Farewell, Indianapolis. Until November.