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Pink Elephant Thai (Marpole) – Needs Some Work

Pink Elephant Thai is part of the Thai House group of restaurants that also includes their signature Thai House restaurants as well as Urban Thai Bistro. My impression is that Pink Elephant is going more for the younger crowds who may be more interested in style than anything else. They had recently opened a location in the new Marine Gateway complex, near Dublin Crossing Irish Pub.
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Thai Express (Metrotown) – Food Court Eats

Thai Express opened up in the Metrotown food court earlier this year… it’s more like Thai-ish food that’s been modified to work in a fast food environment.
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Nong’s Khao Man Gai (Portland Road Trip 2016) – Chicken Rice

I’ve noticed that Thai food seems to be fairly prominent in Portland’s restaurant scene (Pok Pok anyone?). While you can’t think of Portland without thinking about food trucks, we actually didn’t stop by any food trucks on this particular road trip. We did, however, stop by Nong’s Kaho Man Gai on SE Ankeny Street. Nong’s has a couple of food cart locations but this particular location is a full sit-down restaurant. It’s similar to a cafeteria where you order at the counter and then find a seat where they’ll bring your food out to you.
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Pok Pok (Portland Road Trip 2016) – Ike’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings

Portland is usually known for one kind of food… donuts! But they also have a good selection of Thai restaurants… and you can’t think of Thai food in Portland without mentioning Pok Pok. Pok Pok is to Portland Thai restaurants like Phnom Penh is to Vancouver Vietnamese restaurants.
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Aree Thai – Menu Needs Updating

Aree Thai has been on my radar for quite some time. It’s located in a fairly non-descript section of Kingsway so I always wind up driving by it without stopping. Our visit was actually prompted by an aborted attempt to go back to Oka-San on Fraser. As it turned out, Oka-San was closed due to unforeseen circumstances so we headed over to Aree Thai to grab a late lunch.
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Pho Express Angkor – Thai Chicken Satay

My first visit to Pho Express Angkor wasn’t planned. Actually, I had wanted to try the Naan Bites in Queensborough Landing but that place was so busy that I had to find an alternate. Pho Express Angkor turned out to be nearby and I was actually quite pleased with my first visit.
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Chada Thai – Average Eats

Chada Thai, not to be confused with Chad Thai in North Burnaby, is located in the Pinetree Village shopping centre in Coquitlam, next door to C-Lovers Fish & Chips.
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Green Basil – Coconut Prawns

We’ve been to Green Basil a number of times in the past but haven’t been back for quite some time. There’s a decidedly surprising lack of good Thai restaurants around Metrotown so we figured we’d come back and see if Green Basil had changed at all.
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Thai Go & Noodle (Bellis Fair Mall)

Thai Go & Noodle is a newish food stall that opened up in Bellis Fair Mall. We don’t always stop by the Bellis Fair food court but we needed some quick nourishment while in the area and it looked like they did some renos to the food court recently.
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Kin Kao Thai Kitchen – Minimalistic Thai Food on The Drive

Kin Kao Thai Kitchen is a tiny, minimalistic restaurant located on Commercial Drive. This is also mirrored by their limited menu offerings (they have 8 main dishes, all priced at $12). Due to the size of the restaurant, you can hear the food being furiously cooked in woks in the kitchen.
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Jitlada Thai Restaurant – Small But Tasty Dishes

I’ve been wanting to try Jitlada for a very long time… but, for whatever reason, we haven’t been able to find the time.
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Thai House (Fairview) – AYCE Brunch

So, it’s been about 2 years since our last visit to the Thai House located on 7th Ave. We were in the neighbourhood and had a craving for their all-you-can-eat brunch. Not so much for the amount of food that you can get at an AYCE, but because we like having a variety of dishes.
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