Sunday, February 10, 2008

17. Cambodia: Khmer Thai

Khmer Thai
1018 St Clair Ave W
(east of Dufferin)
416 654 0609

It's -30C with the wind-chill factor when we get off the bus a block away from the restaurant. I'm instantly taken by a large oil painting of the Cambodian country side [seen here] and the pots of tropical plants on the window ledges.
I ask if they have ginger tea. It's not on the menu but they quickly make a pot from fresh ginger root and don't charge us for it. The guava drink is not as thick and rich as we're accustomed to.
For starters we try the fish cakes which come with a tangy, orange sauce and diced tomato and cucumber $5.99 [seen here] and veggie spring rolls, which are a bit disappointing at $3.99. We choose these main courses: number 12 - Thai Green Curry Chicken, $7.89; number 37- tofu with red curry, basil, coconut, peanut and rice, $6.45 and number 33 - tofu with red curry and vegetables and rice $6.75. The portions are generous so we take some of it home. We've wisely left room to try the only dessert on the menu - banana fritter with ice-cream which is delicious. Total for three dinners $37.84 plus tip.
Friendly, helpful service slowed down somewhat when a party of seven arrived. Many folks pick up take-out orders and regular customers were greeted warmly.

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Service (3)
Food Presentation (3)
Food Quality (3)
Value for Money (4)

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