Bai Bua Thai-Affordable Thai

A few weeks ago the Royal Family Circus was in town and my friends and I got cheap tickets on Groupon! It was only $15 each so that was a great deal for a night of entertainment. They were set up on the PNE fair grounds so we went to Bai Bua Thai on E. Hastings and Nanaimo for dinner first. It’s right across from the 95 B-line stop.

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Kin Kao Thai Kitchen

In my attempt to explore Commercial Drive more, I dragged my friends to Kin Kao Thai Kitchen.

Kin Kao Thai Kitchen

The restaurant was smaller than I expected but seats about 30 people. The menus are presented on a wooden clipboard and I like the wood theme they have going on for the tables and chairs. Very minimalistic. We sat by the windows so it was nice and bright too.  Read more

Sawasdee Thai

It was about time that I got my hands on some Thai food which I clearly don’t eat often enough! We arrived at Sawasdee Thai for lunch and they were understaffed so we had to wait 10 mins for a table even though they had tables but they weren’t cleared and there were only two servers working.

Since we had to wait for a table, we spent our time deciding what to order. All their lunch specials are under $10 and come with a spring roll and a skewer. They are also closed for lunch on Mondays.

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Bob Likes Thai Food

I’ve been meaning to try Bob Likes Thai Food for while especially due to the funky name. Yes I’m a sucker for cool names. The restaurant was empty except for us at 1pm on a Friday afternoon and no Bob in sight of course. Bob is suppose to represent the average Joe who likes Thai food. We were about to find out if we were going to be a bunch of Bob’s that day.

Bob likes Thai Food Menu

All lunches are $9!

Bob Likes Thai Food

My friend ordered a Thai Iced Tea and it was served in this tall skinny glass. I’ve never tried Thai Iced Tea before so this was my first time. It was really good! It was comparable to HK style milk tea but a lot sweeter. The lady who served us said that they don’t use condensed milk in their version which is what is traditionally used I believe.

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U & I Thai

My co workers and I were up for some Thai food and we noticed on U Magazine that U & I Thai had a coupon for 20% off lunch and dinner items. However, when we got there, they told us that it was only for their regular menu items and it did not apply to the lunch specials.

U & I Thai

All the lunch specials are $10.

U & I ThaiAll the lunch specials come with soup. I’m not sure what soup it was but it tasted a bit tangy like tomatoes and fish sauce and it wasn’t really spicy. I was not a fan of this.

U & I Thai

This was the Authentic Pad Thai. It came with some fried wontons on the side. The tamarind sauce was really tasty and made the noodles pretty addicting. The chicken mixed in was a bit dry though. The deep fried wonton was basically the wonton skin and there wasn’t really anything in it…

U & I Thai

This was the Green Curry and you have a choice of chicken, beef or pork. It was also served with the deep fried wontons and a side salad. The salad had no dressing though so it was left untouched. Maybe you’re suppose to put the curry over it?

U & I Thai

This was the Green Papaya Salad which came with a side of sticky rice and a grilled curry chicken skewer. The chicken was also dry and tasted mildly of curry. The sticky rice was a small lump but the container was cute. It was sticky alright! Otherwise it didn’t have much flavour to it. The shredded green papaya was in a tangy vinaigrette that was very appetizing though!

There was only one waitress on the floor and I think the owner of the restaurant? The waitress was getting a bit overwhelmed though even though it wasn’t that busy. Ok besides the slightly slow service, I think I would have to come back for dinner to try their other menu items before I can rate their food. The food was ok but nothing to be excited about for lunch. Their coupon hasn’t expired yet though so go use it!

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