Toronto has dozens of lackluster Thai restaurants, and just a few good ones—most of which are owned and operated by Nuit and Jeff Regular, the husband-and-wife team behind Sukhothai, Sabai Sabai and Pai. According to BlogTO, they’ll soon be adding yet another Southeast Asian spot to the lineup, this time on the trendy stretch… Read more »
Name: Pai Neighbourhood: King West Contact Info: 18 Duncan St., 416-901-4724, paitoronto.com, @PaiToronto Previously: A Golden Griddle Owners: Sukhothai and Sabai Sabai owners Jeff and Nuit Regular, with Janet Zuccarini (who also owns Gusto 101) Executive Chef: Nuit Regular The Food: Thai food experts Nuit and Jeff Regular are slowly introducing Torontonians to Thailand’s full… Read more »
PAPAYA SALAD By Nuit Regular Sabai Sabai
Three months after breaking ties with Khao San Road, Nuit and Jeff Regular are heading back to the Entertainment District district to launch Pai, the third Northern Thai spot from the husband-and-wife restauranteurs in the last six months (late last year they opened Sabai Sabai and a second location of Sukhothai). The news slipped in a tweet and Facebook posting from Janet Zuccarini, their business partner… Read more »
Sabai Sabai 225 Church St., 647-748-4225 sabaisabaito.ca Chef Nuit Regular has acquired an ardent fan base over the years, first at Sukhothai, her takeout Thai spot in Regent Park, and then at Khao San Road in the Entertainment District. Devotees will surely follow Regular to Sabai Sabai, her most polished restaurant yet, done up with… Read more »
The city’s hard-core ramen fixation has been going strong for about a year now, but it was an earlier Toronto noodle love, Vietnamese pho, which inspired Suresh Doss (Food Truck Eats) to host yesterday’s Slurp Noodlefest. The idea stemmed from a dinner conversation that Doss had with chefs Susur Lee and Carl Heinrich about Toronto’s many excellent pho options. Doss wanted to… Read more »
A surprising number of buzzy new restaurants have opened in recent years that are owned or operated by married couples—and in honour of Valentine’s Day, we’re using their amped-up awe factor to give the staid, wholesome mom-and-pop image a mushy makeover (we just can’t help ourselves!). Here, a look at nine of Toronto’s cutest restaurant… Read more »
Nuit Regular is one of those chefs whose culinary groupies follow her from kitchen to kitchen. After her recent split with Khao San Road, the place to go for Regular’s distinctive northern Thai cuisine is Church Street’s new Sabai Sabai, where the lunch menu is full of comfort food perfect for the dead of winter.
Jeff and Nuit Regular, the husband-and-wife team who left Sukhothai in 2011 to help launch Khao San Road, have now left that restaurant as well. The pair are focusing on Church Street newcomer Sabai Sabai, where Nuit is the chef. They’ve also been involved with the expansion of Sukhothai, now run by Jeff’s parents, into the St. Lawrence Market area.
Sabai Sabai is a new Thai spot just south of Ryerson from first-time restaurateurs Jason Jiang and Seng Luong, who’ve partnered with Jeff and Nuit Regular of Khao San Road and Sukhothai fame. The restaurant’s name translates roughly to “Everything’s chill,” which more or less sums up the relaxed vibe the owners are trying to cultivate…. Read more »