I’ve been missing in action on my blog. I’ve had to attend a couple memorial services for people that passed away far too young, one of these services being in Michigan. It’s been a physically and emotionally exhausting week, but I’m starting to kick back into action.
I’m way behind on my meals. Over a week ago Michelle and I decided to stop into Swanya Thai. The place is what you would expect for a restaurant on the west side. It’s clean, modern looking and definitely not as raw in appearance as a place like Jitlada.
Just don’t confuse it with the massage joint next door with the same name.
Crying Tiger Pork. The sauce is great and I do love working for my meal, and the lightly charred pork provides that texture.
Shrimp in red curry.
Duck in red curry. This one is awesome. The creaminess of the curry is only enhanced by the oil from the duck meat. I could eat this dish every day.
Swanya Thai is the cross between your takeout Thai places and the more coarse flavors you might find in Thai Town restaurants. I think it does justice to real Thai food while offering flavors that are inviting enough for even the most unadventurous customers. I enjoyed it so much the first time I went that I went again that same week.
They let you choose how spicy you want your food on a scale from 1-5. Picking a 3 gives it a subtle kick to it while keeping it bearable and making sure your butthole doesn’t get revenge on you later that day, something that cannot be said about some of the other Thai spots in Thai Town.
Michelle checked out the massage place one afternoon and said it was good. Five massages and you get a free meal next door. That would definitely be a happy ending.