Chad Thai: Better the Second Time Around
It’s been a number of years since my last visit to Chad Thai in the Burnaby Heights area… mainly because I wasn’t really thrilled with the food the first time around. However, finding us in the area on a rainy Sunday with a hankering for Thai food convinced me to give them another go.
This narrow and deep restaurant was quite humid inside when we arrived and we quickly decided to order from their lunch special menu which comes with a chicken broth soup with cilantro and your choice of either crispy chicken wontons or a veggie spring roll. Both options were freshly fried up and had a pleasant crispness to the bite. The filling wasn’t anything exciting (or plentiful) but as a freebie, it’s okay. The clear broth was hot and served its purpose of warming us up on this dreary day.
The Khao Gang ($10.99) green curry chicken with eggplant, peppers, and basil actually turned out pretty good. The sauce was nice and creamy with a slight hint of spiciness (we had asked for “medium”). If you like your curry with a bit more bite, you might want to opt for the spicy version.
Interestingly, we ordered the Pad Thai with Prawns ($11.99) and also asked for “medium” spiciness but we found that it seemed spicier than the curry.
From this last visit, I had to admit that the food was pretty good and better than I had remembered.
4010 East Hastings Street