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sixtiescatfight Mar 30, 2012 06:13 PM

What is your fave Thai place in Halifax, any suggestions? Craving a good Pad Thai :)

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    chilibeanpaste RE: sixtiescatfight Apr 4, 2012 04:30 AM

    Decent Pad Thai - but by no means lavish or decadent - at Chabaa and Talay Thai. Haven't been to the latter in quite a while.

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      boynamedsous RE: sixtiescatfight Apr 4, 2012 04:43 AM

      Fid makes an excellent Pad Thai during lunch service.

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        analysisparalysis RE: sixtiescatfight Apr 4, 2012 08:09 AM

        I'm not a huge fan of Pad Thai, but I find ChaBaa Thai to be the best all around Thai place. I especially like the green curry and Panang Beef.

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          sixtiescatfight RE: analysisparalysis Apr 4, 2012 08:19 AM

          Thanks so much for your help! I booked Chabaa. Seemed like the best choice based on reviews!

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            Caper2010 RE: sixtiescatfight Apr 16, 2012 03:54 PM

            Chabaa is excellent, but I think Gingergrass is my favorite Thai restaurant. Their Pad Thai is great! I'm really not a fan of Taly Thai. For some reason it is always listed on the Coast Best of Food, but I've never had a good meal there.

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              existential_crisis RE: Caper2010 Oct 6, 2012 02:41 PM

              That's too bad. Talay Thai has always been my fav. I've never been to Gingergrass. I think I wouldn't know whether to eat Vietnamese or Thai... I don't like the idea of combining the two lol

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                chilibeanpaste RE: existential_crisis Oct 13, 2012 05:43 PM

                Seems the cooks at Baan Thai left & went to Talay Thai and then moved on to their own restaurant Cha Baa. That would explain the decline of the former two, especially Talay which suddenly went from very good to not so good.

                Gingergrass does some dishes very well but always thought of them as Vietnamese. They do Thai?

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                  Caper2010 RE: chilibeanpaste Oct 13, 2012 06:11 PM

                  They do! One of the best Pad Thai's I've had and their curries are delicious. They do both thai and vietnam but I think the menu is more thai.

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          chilibeanpaste RE: sixtiescatfight Sep 1, 2013 07:19 AM

          re: FID's Pad Thai

          No question this was one if not the best restaurant in Halifax. BUT a group of us had their Pad Thai one Saturday just before they closed, they had set up their stoves on Birmingham. I have to say it was the absolute worst Pad Thai I have ever eaten in my life. And I might add I have eaten many a Pad Thai.

          The three cooks were definitely not focused on what they were doing, key ingredients were missing as we watched the cooking nor were their pans sufficiently hot. I cannot imagine this was a singular disaster.

          While I long for the return of FID let's hope they have laid that Pad Thai to rest.

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            existential_crisis RE: chilibeanpaste Nov 2, 2013 05:13 AM

            Agreed. I have no idea why this pad thai got so much attention.

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