Sometimes a lighter bite is all you want. Sometimes…if you’re like us…you want tons of lighter bites in a tasting tour all over town. Who wants to settle on just one entree! If you’re in the mood for something smaller check out this following list; some of our favorite small plates in Salt Lake City.
Sheng Jian – Foodie And Sweetie
A blink and you’ll miss it spot nestled in SLC’s Avenues neighborhood is this Taiwanese snack and noodle shop. The star of the menu are these pork buns that are finished in the pan and fries to a crisp finish on the underside. Maybe grab a boba drink while you swing by too?
89 D St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Negima – Tsunami
Thinly sliced New York steak is wrapped around scallion and pan seared just past medium. Pay the $4.99 extra though and replace them with grassy asparagus for a much better dish; the beef is plat with sautéed mushrooms and ginger teriyaki sauce.
These golden fried pockets are stuffed with a lightly curried potato mash and served alongside a sweet Thai dipping sauce. Its a textural treat that we guarantee you’ll always order up once you’ve tasted it.
Chicken Pakora – Tandoor Indian Grill
Chicken fingers with attitude – that’s Indian pakora in a nutshell. Our favorites in all of SLC are these delicately spiced strips from Tandoor Indian Grill. Gently battered and fried the chicken is always deliciously moist.
Shrimp Dumplings – Ginger Street
At this downtown SLC restaurant you can take a tour of multiple South East Asian countries. If you do, be sure to stop and order these fabulously eye popping pockets. The dumplings are stuffed with chives, fresh ginger, Thai chilies and spiced vinegar.
Utah Scones – SLC Eatery
One bite of these “Utah” scones from SLC Eatery and you might decide to linger a bit longer and sample more. If you do, check out the restaurants ever changing cart that wheels around the restaurant during service – it’s always loaded with daily special small plates. We guarantee each will be delicious!
1017 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Yellowfin Tuna Poke – Bambara
You can enjoy this treat for lunch at Bambara or in the Hotel Monaco’s bar area well into the evening. This pretty dish comprises ahi, avocado, red quinoa, basil, black sesame cream, orange peel, togarashi and wonton chips!
Onion Rings – Red Rock
This is the HALF order of onion rings, just $2 extra on any meal. This towering pile is essentially a pint glass high of crisp, crunchy, savory onion rings. And yes, you’ll find real sweet onion rings in that amazing coating, not reformed onion mush like some!
Satay Chicken – Mano Thai Diner
If things on sticks aren’t an appetizer match made in heaven, well we don’t know what is. You can find this expertly grilled chicken at South Salt Lake’s Mano Thai Diner. The juicy chicken skewers are served up with both peanut dipping sauce and a sweet sugary dipping sauce.
41 W 3300 S, South Salt Lake, UT 84115
Ahi Tuna – Sushi Groove
Meanwhile over in Sugar House, you will find some of the very freshest sushi in town. When it’s available grab a bowl of this epic sushi. Sushi Groove fly perfect product in direct from Hawaii – ask at the sushi counter for what’s particularly good!
2910 S Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Have we missed someone off of this list? If you have a suggestion for this page, perhaps something interesting and unique off of the beaten path let me know at email@example.com so we can share!