Thai festival this weekend
Is anyone going to the Thai Festival at Nathan Phillips Square this weekend? Does Toronto have authentic Thai?
I did go on Sunday, in spite of the rain and the drive into TO. It was just OK, but I applaud the Thai community for the effort. I signed up for language classes, talked to the Thai travel desk, watched the entertainment (a real wedding!) and tried the food from six stalls. The food was mediocre at best. Is it because it's all "bulk" and mass produced for crowds? THAI MEMORY in Hamilton is so much better -- absolutely and truly. Much more flavourful, and with proper spice. The chef is a recent arrival to Canada from Bangkok. I'll be heading in for lunch today.
I went since my son likes Thai food, so do I but he's 4 and is much easier to satisfy! What was offered was as expected, the usual Toronto versions of Thai food but lowered further by being served buffet style in searing heat, the weather was the most authentic thing about it...but like I said I didn't expect much and the boy was happy to wade in the fountain and eat satays, the real sore spot was Coco Rice charged me $7 for 2 chicken satays and a pile of plain rice?!...and this was after I objected to the original $9...rediculous....