Thai Restaurants w/ seafood-Any Suggestions?
- Janine Jan 12, 2005 08:57 AM
I've found some amazing Thai food in Montreal in restaurants with good atmosphere but so far haven't found much in Toronto. Fresh seafood are served as well. All made by Thais.
The places I've liked in Montreal are Thai Grill & the one down the road named after a river in Thailand.
Anyone found anything similiar here in Toronto? Thai food by Thai people?
I don't know about the place in Montreal, but in Toronto my favourite Thai place is Vanipha Lanna, on St. Clair Avenue. It is Thai-Laos and it is a family-run place.
I second Sorn Thai. It's some of the best Thai in the city, and made by Thais! Also, a bit north of the city on the NE corner of Yonge/Royal Orchard (just south of Hwy 7) there was an excellent Thai resto in a little strip mall. I cannot remember the name, but it was delicious and authentic.
Real Thailand - Bloor & Spadina.
Vanipha Lanna - St.Clair W & Oakwood.
Thai Bangkok - Spadina & Nassau (Kensington area)
I've never understood the insistence on the nationality / heritage of the chef or owner of any restaurant. What is "real thai"? Is that an ethnic chinese person whose family has lived in Thailand for hundreds of years or is it an ethnic Thai person born and raised in Don Mills?
I used to like Jasmine Thai for takeout when I lived in the Annex. Now that I live in Roncesvalles I find much of the Thai near me far too sugary. However, at Thai Chef Cuisine at
233 Roncesvalles Ave, it is made by "real" thai people (Phawaphol Saardphanchai and Chai Tongnak Thong). And, thankfully, the pad thai isn't ketchup based.
Now that I think of it, my favourite pad thai in Toronto is made in a Vietnamese restaurant that used to be a donut shop (and still sells donuts) in Woodbridge, of all places (Green Mango Catering at 8401 Weston Road (in the plaza at Langstaff)). THAT'S what makes Toronto great!