Although 'Salad King' sounds like a stock photographer's dream, the real Salad King is a lot better. Instead of serving salad like their namesake suggests, they excel at fast, cheap thai food. It's this value, paired with their killer Yonge & Dundas location, that makes Salad King so popular.
We've tried the Miniature Shrimp Rolls ($4.50), Sea Queen ($8.50), Phud Thai (veggie, $8.25), and Satay Chicken ($5). They offer a spice level from (n)one chilli to twenty chillis (pass the adult diaper).
Sea Queen ($8.50)
The Shrimp Rolls have shrimp (duh) covered in a wheat wrapper, deep fried, and served with sweet and sour sauce. They tasted like they were left in the fryer just a tad too long but while that's not an entirely bad thing, the shrimp in it was hard to detect.
Miniature Shrimp Rolls ($4.50)
The Sea Queen is like an amped up calamari: breaded squid with thyme and chilli, honey and lime juice sauce, and served with steamed rice. We're glad we split the dish because as good as it was, too much can quickly make you grow tired of it.
The Chicken Satay comes on skewers along with peanut dipping sauce and it's grilled so perfectly, we fight over the last piece.
Salad King has a very cafeteria-esque vibe. You sit along a long table, bumpin' shoulders with strangers and trying really hard not to eavesdrop on their conversation--but it's all part of the experience.