Sunday, May 18, 2008

31. Thailand: Thai Chef Cuisine

233 Roncesvalles Ave
416 915 0095

We turned up on a quiet and rainy Sunday lunchtime in this historic west-end neighbourhood, that grows on you, for lunch in this converted bar. Water started dripping from a skylight once indoors. We presented a 10%-off coupon printed out from their website.
We chose for starters: T & T - deep-fried tofu triangles and crisp taro patties with a peanut dressing on the side, $5.95, tasty and different; spring rolls - three pieces of typical Thai restaurant fare $3.95.

Main courses were: Radnar Raummitr - Fried thick noodles topped with tiger shrimps, chicken, squid, and vegetables in Thai gravy, $ 10.95, light on shrimps; Spicy Eggplant - perfectly cooked baby eggplant with perhaps too many large chunks of onion, $8.95; Cashew nut tofu - stir-fried tofu, oranges, bell peppers, cashew nuts, and onions in chili sauce, $8.95; with the last two we ordered two sides of steamed rice at $1.50 (in retrospect we could have shared one; also regret failing to sample the Thai curry).

I had to ask twice for a pot of Ginger tea, which didn't appear on the final bill, $1.95. Whether this was deliberate or not is debatable, we only spotted it on returning home. Acceptable house red wine at $5.50 a glass. Lunch for three $60 including tip. Overall a quiet unhurried lunch in a pleasant part of town.

Rating: Ambiance (3)
Service (3)
Food Presentation (3)
Food Quality (2)
Value for Money (3)

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