Thai Escape – Thai near Joyce Skytrain
Back on October 8th, 2013, a new Thai restaurant opened up near the Joyce Skytrain station where the old Solav Souvlaki used to be.
While they usually close on Mondays, I happened to visit for a quick lunch right before Christmas so they were fortunately open since they were planning to close mid-week for the holidays.
Not much has changed in decor of this restaurant except for the Thai pictures on the wall. It’s not a large restaurant with only six tables (14 seats) available.
I opted for my usual default choice for new Thai restaurants… the Green Curry Chicken. The lunch special is $8 and comes with a very hot and crispy vegetarian spring roll. I think the salad that came with the special had a honey mustard type dressing which I found to be a bit random. Besides the chicken, the curry included peas, tender eggplant, bell peppers, and Thai basil in a curry sauce that had a moderate spice level.
Lunch was pretty good so I decided to pick up some take-out for dinner. The Pad Thai ($10) is made with tamarind sauce stir-fried with egg, tofu, green onions, and bean sprouts along with your choice of protein.
The Spicy Green Beans with Prawns ($13) was a bit smaller than I expected but were tasty with crunchy beans.
This restaurant is normally closed on Mondays and open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30am to 9pm.
4902 Joyce Street