For the Love of Thai
Satay restaurant’s menu is inspired by Thai and Tibetan cuisine.
International cuisine has made its way to Tallinn, with everything from Japanese to Vietnamese restaurants opening up almost weekly. Satay has been open for a while now and its popularity among locals continues to grow. At lunch, the restaurant is bustling with business clientele on their lunch break. In the evening, Satay is an ideal destination for a quiet night with friends or a romantic evening.
Satay’s menu is inspired by many cuisines, in particular Thai and Tibetan food, with some indian dishes as well. Chef Parsuram Bhandari is Nepalese-born and certainly knows his stuff. At first glance, there are just so many different dishes to try that it’s hard to choose. We started with the pork ribs with honey and caramel. The sticky ribs fell off the bones. For a vegetarian option, the crispy aubergine was unlike anything we’d tried before, crispy pieces of aubergine in a sesame sauce. You can’t wrong with the satay either.
Portions are large, so we were quite full already. Satay has many wonderful curries to choose from as well as some inventive salads. But the true taste test was in the pad thai. Delicately cooked pieces of chicken tossed with rice noodles and peanuts, with a splash of lime juice was exactly what we were looking for. Finish it off with a dish of crispy banana for dessert.
The sleek decor is both modern and cosy. Service is fast and friendly, but best of all, knowledgeable. Our server was able to talk about the dishes on the menu and make some good suggestions. A good choice for both vegetarians and carnivores.
Satay, Narva mnt 7, Tallinn
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TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV
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