I recently got to check out the recently-opened Original Sab-E-Lee location in Rancho Penasquitos with some awesome people: Kirbie and DH, CC, and Carol. I love eating with food bloggers because everybody pulls out a camera as soon as the food arrives! And I don’t feel any pressure from dining companions to “hurry up and take a picture so we can start eating!”
S and I have visited the Sab-E-Lee location in Linda Vista before and really enjoyed our time there. However, we had ordered some “typical” Thai restaurant menu items such as curry and pad see ew, and this time I was ready to try out some new stuff. Everyone had great suggestions for what to try out.
Larb is one of those things that just sounds funny. I think it’s because I always want to say “lard”… but anyway,this is obviously not lard but a duck salad, mixed with chopped cilantro, onions, green onions, and dressed with fish sauce, chili, and lime juice. The duck meat was tender and thinly sliced, which allowed it to soak up the sauce, and I just loved the tangy flavors that lightened up the duck.
I’ve never had Thai beef jerky before, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It was pretty chewy and actually somewhat bland without the accompanying sauce.
Since S doesn’t eat shellfish, we rarely order it when we go out since I like to share everything.