Dec 1, 2009

Salad King

Salad King is a student favorite located near Ryerson and is always packed during lunch/dinner hours. This restaurant has communal styled seating that allows for lots and lots of eavesdropping. You’re literally sitting shoulder to shoulder with strangers, which can be quite uncomfortable at times. I think this is a great business model since Salad King is able to maximize the number customers served within that fixed premise. The inability to have private conversations and being constantly rushed by the waiters prevent customers from lingering after their meal. This ultimately maximizing the number of customers served.

Okay, back to the communal styled seating. I’ve never minded their seating arrangements until this one incident back in university when I went there for lunch. We sat next to two older men who were clean cut and wore dress shirts and ties. I think they probably forgot that the strangers sitting next to them were within VERY close proximity and hearing distance. One man nonchalantly said that he had “webcam sex” with a girl named Amber. He then proceeded to describe what she showed him…... in detail. He was very explicit. I think I threw up a bit in my mouth. I was completely disgusted by his vulgar language and perverse description of the female body. Why do I always have all these perverted encounters? Wait, I’m not sure that came out right. Well I'm sure you know what I mean.

Anyways, back to Salad King.

The Green Curry was delicious. I think the abundance of coconut is what makes this dish so tasty.

I decided on my usual Chicken Pad Thai since this dish is usually pretty consistent. Once, I had a bad experience with the Shrimp Pad Thai. It was too saucy and runny. I’m not sure if that was an anomaly (I usually have bad luck with food) or if it’s normally prepared that way, but I’m never ordering it again.

Overall, I love Salad King even though I’ve tried only three of their dishes. I realized that every time I try to be adventurous, it never ends well. I’m going to play it safe and stick with my favorites.

1 comment:

  1. those 2 dishes are my favorites!