Who doesn’t want a mouthwatering, aromatic meal, with a kick of spice?! Thai food is prepared to touch all of our taste buds sweet, salty, spicy, bitter and sour, and where better to experience this than the city we love, Toronto! These are Toronto’s top four picks:
Mengrai Gourmet Thai
Let’s start off with the fanciest, MENGRAI. Award winning Chef Sasi creates a flavourful culinary experience, which leaves you licking the plate clean. This is the one I have visited most recently; it’s tucked away on Ontario Street. I discovered it from a fellow Instagramer and had to try it out! Since it is a bigger restaurant, the wait time was only 5 minutes for a dinner seating. It’s a sharing style menu, great for dates, friends or families. This place is also the priciest out of the 4, a dinner for two can cost around $75.00 with a drink each (in my opinion a great price). Customers can earn a 15% discount by paying cash. Now for the good stuff, My Order:
Spring rolls as appetizer.
The main course was grilled traditionally raised beef tenderloin with a pomegranate tamarind reduction, pineapple fried rice (with chicken and shrimp) and garlic shrimp.
Khao San Road
Located in the most exciting area in Toronto, you can’t miss the crazy crowds that Khao San Road attracts. The dining style is individual meals, and the seating style is communal. (Not the ideal spot for a first date, but great for every other date! lol) The wait times here can be anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. This is a must try and you can never go wrong with their famous Pad Thai. (Which is of course what I got!)
To get the true traditional experience, Pai is definitely the place to go.
I have visited Pai a number of times and they never seem to disappoint! All their flavours are on point! Pai also serves individual style meals, and at lunch you can get a seat within 5-15 minutes. To all those that can’t handle spice (like me) when they say spicy, they mean it! My favourite appetizer there was the Grabong, which is deep fried squash.
Some of my other favourites are Pad Gra Prow and Khao Soi
This place is my absolute favourite, my go-to and I have tasted half the menu already! Similar to the other eateries, Sukho is also an individual style eatery with wait times for dinner anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. I have eaten here a bunch of times, and I have yet to see it empty, definitely a Toronto favorite! The portions leave you completely stuffed, but willing to relive that meal a million times over. Also be careful with the spices, only ask for spicy if you can truly handle it. I’ve had the pad thai, pad kee pao and again my favourite khao Soi.
The curries are paired with white rice, and each very unique in taste, I have tried both the gaeng panang and gaeng kiaw wan. (I prefer the panang, which incorporates the basil leaf flavour)
If you are a fan of Thai food, you should already be in an Uber on your way down to one of these restaurants! Don’t forget to comment and let me know about your experience at these places, I want to know your favourite dish!
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