If you’re in the mood for traditional Thai food that brings the heat, stop in either of Sawaddee Thai Cuisine’s Jefferson City, Missouri, locations. The intimate restaurant offers an array of classic dishes, from som tum (spicy salad made from shredded unripe papaya) to tender chicken satay to curry – the red is fantastic.
The pineapple fried rice (fragrant jasmine rice fried with sweet pineapple, vegetables, yellow curry and cashews) is another showstopper. If you save room for dessert, try the sticky rice made with coconut milk and ripe mango and sprinkled with toasted black sesame seeds.
Sawaddee Thai Cuisine, multiple locations, facebook.com/Sawaddee-Thai-Cuisine-MO-Blvd