Thai House (Fairview) – All You Can Eat Thai Food

Although we like the Thai House, we haven’t been back to this particular location for a long time.  In fact, this was the first Thai restaurant that we’ve ever tried (all the way back in the late 80’s).  If you’ve ever been to the Thai House, you know that they have a fairly extensive menu.  I remember being surprised on our first visit when the waiter knew each dish by number and took the orders at our table all by memory and got it all right (and we had a big group of people with us).

When we visited recently in late February, we were plesantly surprised that they had an All You Can Eat special going on for $16.95/person.  For the price, I think it’s a pretty good deal because the food quality is the same as what you would get at their regular dinner menu.

We started off with some appies… the Deep Fried Calamari and the Marinated Chicken Wings with Zesty Sauce both come with 4 pieces each.  The squid was tender and slighty chewy and the thin breading was quite crispy.  The chicken wings were a bit on the small side but I enjoyed the spicy kick that came with the dipping sauce.

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During AYCE, they have a self-serve soup station in the front of the restaurant where they were offering a clear soup with corn and tofu.  Nothing really spectacular here but it was piping hot so it was a welcome addition during a rainy Sunday.

We also ordered the Vegetarian Spring Rolls which were still crispy on the outside so, fortunately, it wasn’t sitting in oil for too long.

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The entrée dishes for AYCE are actually a pretty large size – perhaps not as large as their regular menu but still very filling.  The key is that many of their dishes are saucy and go great with rice.  But, to get your money’s worth, you don’t really want to fill up too much on rice.  I’ve always liked their #23 Chicken with Green Curry, eggplant, peas, bell peppers, and rich coconut milk.  It has a decent amount of spiciness to it but isn’t so spicy that it would make you sweat.

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The Pad Thai noodles had a nicy chewy texture to it with crunchy sprouts, shrimp, ground peanuts, egg, and tomato sauce.  I know some people dislike pad thai that isn’t made with tamarind but, personally, I couldn’t care less… the dish was tasty regardless.

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The Boneless Chicken with Thai Peanut Sauce over Spinach actually didn’t have much spinach but I did enjoy the sautéed onions underneath.  The warm chicken pieces were covered with a thin yet creamy coating of peanut sauce.

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The AYCE version of the Chicken Lettuce Wrap was served with smaller-sized lettuce wrappers for the spicy filling that consisted of minced chicken, veggies, and crispy fried vermicelli noodles tossed in Thai spices.

No dinner at the Thai House would be complete without the requisite Mango Ice Cream.  For an extra charge, you can also add a fried banana to your dessert but we were pretty stuffed by the end of our meal.

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The AYCE here is served on weekends from 11:30am to 2:30pm.

1766 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

www.thaihouse.com

Thai House on Urbanspoon

Posted on April 15, 2013, in AYCE, Restaurant Review, Thai and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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