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Wednesday, December 2, 2015


363 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
626) 793-8123

Saladang is a very popular Thai restaurant in Pasadena.  It's located on an industrial area, a good ways from the hustle and bustle of Old Town Pasadena!

The restaurant itself has a very industrial feel, with exposed duct work and ceilings.  They were doing renovation on the men's bathroom, when I was there!  A very open restaurant with lots of seating.  There is another Saladang that shares that same parking lot.  I understand that location is more upscale. 

Spinach with black bean sauce, $9.  The spinach was perfectly cooked and fresh.  The black bean sauce was very salty.  I did like the dish, but they need to cut down the salt.

Shrimp Chow Mein, $12, egg noodles and assorted vegetables- carrots, celery, green onions, bean sprouts, and snap peas.  A very good dish with six large shrimp that were perfectly cooked.  The noodles were also cooked perfectly.  The veggies were fresh.  There was a sweet taste to the dish but nothing overwhelming.

Service was good.  We were greeted and seated quickly.  Our server would come by on a regular basis and refill drinks and made sure everything was good. 

I like Saladang, but it is very Americanized.  Not that it's a bad thing, but if you're after authentic Thai food, you're better off going to Thai Town.