Mui Garden-Cheap Lunch Still Exists

We were going for lunch for my mom’s birthday and she was craving Mui Garden so we went to the Main Street location. It looks a bit dated inside but has that HK style diner feel to it. There are booth seats on one side of the restaurant and regular tables on the other side and some larger tables at the back.

Mui Garden

Their lunch menu is really cheap and fairly extensive! I think their prices haven’t increased in the last few years? Everything is less than $10 and some items are like $7.95. AND a hot or cold drink is included! 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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Guu Original: Lunch

I’ve only been to Guu for lunch once I think and the other times were always for dinner. Hence I did not know they had such great lunch specials! Everything was $8-10 which I think is a pretty good deal. Usually for dinner they have small tapas that are meant to be shared so it was weird seeing larger portions here.

Guu Original

Guu Original

This was the Curry Doria. It was a delicious combination of chicken, corn, onion, curry, creamy white sauce on rice with melted cheese!!! I think the melted cheese sealed the deal on this. On the menu they don’t have it with curry but my friend who has been here before asked if they could add the curry since she’s ordered it before and they said it was ok. Of course it is a heavy and filling meal since it was very cheesy and creamy. I can’t believe I haven’t tried this sooner!

Guu Original

It also came with a side salad to offset the heaviness from the Curry Doria.

Guu Original

I had the Tamagotoji-Don with deep fried chicken, egg, onion and dashi broth on rice with a side of miso soup. The portion of chicken was huge! It was slightly sweet and very tender.  The egg was mixed into the rice with the broth so it was on the wet side but it was really addicting! Also, I love fried chicken! Some of the pieces were not crisp anymore since the rice was wet but I didn’t mind.  So glad I ordered this hehehe They also have the option of just the deep fried chicken on rice with no egg for $1 less.

The rice bowl was a pretty good size and the lunch menu is cheaper than places like Kingyo and Suika. I was also surprised that it was much cheaper than dinner!

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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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Dream Sushi

Dream Sushi is a small restaurant located on the corner of Main and 28th. I’ve noticed it passing by but was never enticed to try them out until one of my co workers suggested we go for lunch. They have a lunch special where you can choose two items from a small selection of rolls and hot items for $6.50 and it comes with miso soup too. That’s not a bad deal if you get two rolls so it would be $3.25 each! The dinner special is $12.95 and you can choose 3 items and it comes with miso soup and salad. They also do a lot of specialty rolls which are all $8.95.

Dream Sushi

For my lunch special, I got the Pork Gyozas which comes with 3 pieces. These were fairly standard nothing special.

Dream Sushi

I also had the Spicy Salmon Roll too. It was alright and there wasn’t too much rice.

Dream Sushi

Chopped Scallop Roll and 2 pcs Toro Nigiri.

Dream Sushi

This was the Peking Duck Roll which was recommended by one of my co workers. It had duck in the middle and the crispy skin on top of the roll with some hoisin sauce, mayo and green onions. It tasted just like peking duck but with rice and rolled up haha It was interesting but not overly amazing. I would be interested in trying some of their other specialty rolls.

The sushi was affordable and it seems like it would be popular with locals but I’m not in a hurry to try it again.

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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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Kaya Malay Bistro

For our weekly Friday lunch, we decided to visit Kaya Malay Bistro. It was either Kaya or Banana Leaf and they both happen to be on Broadway. Since I haven’t been to Kaya before I voted that we go! The prices for their lunch special are similar to Banana Leaf. The interior was very spacious and modern looking.

Kaya Malay BistroI ordered the Char Bee Hoon which was fried rice noodles with  with shrimp, fish cake, squid, bean sprout and egg. This was a non spicy dish and it tasted pretty average to me. Also the squid was quite over cooked so it was really chewy.

Kaya Malay BistroSingapore Laksa

Kaya Malay Bistro

This was the Kari Lamb which was boneless lamb stewed in curry and served with rice and a small side of salad. It was made to be extra spicy and it was also very tender so I liked this better than my noodles!

The food was alright but nothing memorable. Might have to try their dinner for a better review!

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