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Imaginative, but traditional, Thai restaurant, with many vegetable dishes, as well as some curries. Let them know that you're veggie/vegan, and that they need to make the dish without fish sauce. They're normally willing to substitute tofu in any of their non-vegetable dishes too.
(A sala in Thailand is a gazebo at the side of the road for travelers to rest in, and dang means red.)
Next door is their new, more Thai-inspired restaurant Saladang Song (Song means two).
on Feb 21 06
(last updated Jun 10 12)
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The Salad Rolls are a vegan's dream come true (the Thai basil gives it the perfect kick) and come with a delicious peanut dipping sauce. We go to both Saladang and Saladang Song regularly, never have had to wait for a table, and get delicous pad se ew, yellow curry, and vegetable fried rice every time. When we specify no fish sauce they always promptly ask if egg is okay. They're clearly concerned about their clients being satisfied with their food.
As the description says, unless you specify that you don't want this, fish and/or oyster sauce goes into all vegetarian dishes! This is kind of annoying; since I was talking to my friends, I was really worried that I'd forget to ask for no fish sauce. And since my friends and I decided to share food, I had to go out of my way to tell the waiter to skip the fish/oyster sauce in their dishes too; it was awkward (especially since I didn't particularly want to trigger a discussion about the moral status of oysters!)
That being said, the food is nicely decorated, the service was good, and the place looks nice. But the flavor is so so. We asked for "mild" (not spicy) and without spice, the food was pretty bland. The prices are reasonable, and they do have a number of dishes that are vegan if you remember to ask for no fish sauce...
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Head down Fair Oaks, from colorado Blvd., past Central Park, across Del Mar Blvd at the bottom of the park, and Saladang will be on your right at the next corner (Waverly Dr).
$$ - average
- Large Group-Friendly