I wanted to write something about Sab-E-Lee just to let everyone know how good it is.
However, the more I think about what I want to say, the more I realize that I can't completely express myself. So I start getting creative.
I think about comparing this small Thai Restaurant to a magic well from which golden curry, fragrant and blessed, bubbles forth to sooth our grumbling bellies. Or, I might write a story about a man ill from a life time of woe and suffering who is made happy again after only one spoonful of this tasty curry. I seriously consider making a ridiculous statement like, “if everyone could eat one bite of Sab-E-Lee’s yellow curry” all would be right in the world.
Besides being ridiculous, none of the stories would really express how much I like Sab-E-Lee.
What I am going to say is that this small; this very small, seven table restaurant is the life-spring of Thai food deliciousness, and that it’s popularity has been cultivated only by word-of-mouth. That it demands loyalty, not by force, but through persuasion of the taste buds. I'm going to say that its modest appearance and unremarkable location must be a guise, masking the true genesis of yellow curry and maybe even Thai food itself. Then explain that the constant smiling and always friendly nature of the staff must mean that they know something we don’t. They surely have some esoteric knowledge of curry making that gives them a secret joy. Even better still, this multiple award winning restaurant lets you bring in your own beer, and that a loyal crowd of customers can be seen waiting out front every day of the week.
I will say that the yellow curry deserves praise equal to the pleasure that it brings. It deserves praise as food that awakens the senses while feeding the soul. And, I will say that Sab-E-Lee is SO good that I'm having trouble explaining how good it really is. It is just that good!