Thai Cafe – Tight Seating in Burnaby Heights
Thai Cafe is another one of those small little restaurants located in Burnaby Heights. We came by for lunch one weekday with some mixed results.
Our lunch meals started with a bowl of clear broth-like soup that was extremely oily. On the plus side, it was extremely hot. On the negative side, there was very little flavour to it. It kind of felt like I was drinking hot oil.
Fortunately, the next dish was the Fish Cakes (4.50) appetizer that came served in a cute little ceramic boat that included a sweet Thai chili sauce with ground peanuts.
The Gai Pad Khing lunch special ($9.50) comes with a spring roll and bowl of rice served alongside the stir-fried chicken, mushrooms, onions, garlic and ginger. This is actually a good dish if you have a cold as the spices help to clear out the sinuses.
My Green Curry Chicken lunch special ($9.50) had tender eggplant along with Thai basil and peppers in the creamy curry sauce. I ordered a medium level spiciness which provided a good flavour and a slight kick. If I come back, I might ask for them to kick it up a notch as I tend to like my curries a bit spicier.
As I mentioned, this restaurant is kind of tiny and the seating is a bit cramped when they get busy.
4160 Hastings Street