"You Choose" — Sabai Sabai
Each week we walk into a restaurant and make the staff order for us
Venue: Sabai Sabai, Waterloo Street, B2 5PG; Website
Choice: Beef Short Rib (£13.95) Chooser: The Owner
It's finally happened. Completely brilliant Thai food has arrived less than three minutes from our office. Originally the exclusive plaything of Moseleyites, this is Sabai Sabai's fourth opening, and it's entirely beautiful — with a seriously strong game in light fittings. And the meal we ate on opening night, while boxes were literally still being unpacked, beat all our previous experiences. To maximise your starter game, try the meat platter (£12.95) which includes spare ribs, chicken wings and duck rolls. Plus as a side-starter (that's a thing right?), you'll need the black tiger prawns (£8.95) — char-grilled and then wok-fried in a crazy good, creamy Tom Yam sauce. Moving to mains, the zingy steamed seabass (£16.95) got plenty of happy knowing nods, but it was the braised short rib of beef in a Massaman sauce that was the table's outstanding performer: think falley-off-the-boney meat, a coconut-based sauce full of flavour, and plenty of it. Left alone, we'd have ordered four curries and a pad thai, and oh the things we'd have missed. Eat here. Adopt the "You Choose" philosophy. Take us. Menu
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