Located in the heart of North Perth on Fitzgerald Street is Sa-Lung Thai Cafe. Sa-Lung Thai serves authentic Thai street food where everyone is welcomed with open arms and treated like friends and family.
We started off with the E-sarn sausage and Crispy Chicken Wings. The E-sarn sausage is a Thai style fermented pork sausage which was recommended to us. It was tasty and fragrant in flavours. We really enjoyed the crispy chicken wings too as there was a crunch in each bite. The chilli sauce added a chilli kick to the crispy chicken wings.
Not long after our entrees, the mains arrived. The Goong Ob Woonsend which comprised of prawn and glass noodles, cooked together with ginger, garlic and pepper was so delicious! It just had so much flavour from the prawns and the glass noodles were perfectly cooked. This dish was definitely a hit and favourite for us! Even dad was impressed!
Our second main dish was the Shrimp Paste Fried Rice. The Shrimp Paste Fried Rice is a Thai style sambal fried rice served with a side of green apple, red onion, Thai style omelette, sweet pork, fresh chilli and green beans. We loved how colourful this dish looked when it arrived on our table. To enjoy this dish, we were told to mix all the ingredients together. Wow, every mouthful of the fried rice had a burst of different flavours. There’s a hint of spice from the fresh chilli, to the tender sweet pork and freshness of the green apple. It’s like a party of flavours in the mouth!
Our final main dish was the Sa-Lung Duck Noodle, which is one of Sa-Lung’s popular noodle dishes. This dish is also a tribute to one of the owner’s mother where the recipe has been passed down from generation to generation. The duck noodles were so heartwarming and tasty which definitely reminded me of homely comfort food just like how your mother cooks.
Overall, we really had a pleasant dining experience and enjoyed the food at Sa-Lung Thai. Everyone was so lovely and welcoming. We will definitely be back again to try other dishes on their menu. It’s a true gem!