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Thai New West – Thai Food in Sapperton

You know, I love restaurant names that are unambiguous.  Take, for example, Thai New West… it’s a Thai restaurant located in New West.  It’s not like Cambie Vietnamese Restaurant that’s not actually on Cambie St. Read the rest of this entry

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). Read the rest of this entry

U & I Thai – Red Curry Duck with Lychee

Just before Christmas last year, we were making a concerted effort to avoid shopping at malls due to all of the crowds.  We found ourselves around the Cambie area and I remembered that there was a new Thai restaurant that opened up in the old SalaThai spot.

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Bob Likes Thai Food

The thing that I like about restaurants with unambiguous names is you don’t have to guess what kind of food they serve.  Take, for example, Bob Likes Thai Food on Main Street… it’s a pretty good bet that they serve Thai food. Read the rest of this entry

Lhy Thai – Thai Food in Burnaby

For some reason, there’s not that many Thai restaurants in Burnaby.  I guess because of that fact, Lhy Thai is able to enjoy a fairly popular following in the Edmonds area.  It probably doesn’t hurt that the large selection of lunch specials is pretty cheap too. Read the rest of this entry

Malay Curry House

As I mentioned in our post for Penang Delight Cafe, it’s not always easy to find a good Malaysian restaurant in South-East Vancouver.  I had read some good reviews about Malay Curry House on Kingsway so I was determined to try them out after work one day.  As luck would have it, I called for take-out on a Wednesday (apparently they’re closed on Tuesdays). Read the rest of this entry

The Boss Restaurant (Metrotown)

The Boss Restaurant located in Metrotown (next to Zellers) always seems busy so when we were walking by one day and noticed a lull in the crowds, we decided to drop in and try them out again.  Read the rest of this entry

Thai House Royale (Metrotown) – Lunch Specials

One of the worst kept secrets is the lunch specials at Thai House Royale.  Located at Station Square, we’ve frequented this Thai House location for a number of years and it gets pretty busy during lunchtime due to their fantastic lunch special deals for $7.95.

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Maenam – A Modern Take on Thai Cuisine

As I’ve probably mentioned on another post, xmas shopping in malls is crazy in December – too many people, too many screaming kids.  Plus, all of the malls seem to have the same stores.  Fortunately, there are plenty of places around Vancouver that have interesting shopping like on Granville or West 4th.  We found ourselves braving the recent sunny but chilly weather a few weeks ago and decided to try out Maenam on West 4th for some lunch before we began our trek. Read the rest of this entry

Curry King Cafe

I’ve often seen the bright neon sign for Curry King Cafe whenever I drive by Kingsway but have hesitated to go in because, quite frankly, I’ve never thought of Chinese restaurants as capable of producing tasty curry.  Fortunately, Curry King is more of a HK style cafe that draws influences from Malaysian and Thai cuisine. Read the rest of this entry

Thai Express (Coquitlam Centre)

Thai Express recently opened an outlet in Coquitlam Centre (wish they would open one up in Metrotown).  One of the  draws to Thai Express is that they cook your food (albeit from prepared ingredients) right in front of you using their flamethrower-fueled woks. Read the rest of this entry

Curry Express (Metrotown)

Curry Express is exactly what the name implies… you get quick curry items when you need it the most.  The problem is that the food isn’t the most authentic that it can be.  Still, when every other stall is serving burgers or sweet and sour pork, it’s a nice change having other ethnic choices at the mall.

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