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Not bad Thai - Joyce St

Philx Nov 27, 2013 03:53 PM

Recently stopped in at Thai Escape which is near the latin bakery on Joyce. We just had two dishes but they were pretty good - pad thai and red curry. Of the two, I preferred the pad thai which had a nice tamarind kick to it and also came with a slice of lime. The curry was ok but nothing special. The woman manning the stove appeared to be Thai so I would not mind stopping by again. Probably not worth a major hike but if you are in the area, you could do worse.

  1. flowbee Nov 27, 2013 06:08 PM

    Speaking of that area, anyone give Bo a visit recently?

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    1. re: flowbee
      el_lobo_solo Nov 27, 2013 07:33 PM

      He's no longer at Joyce Market.

      1. re: el_lobo_solo
        Philx Nov 27, 2013 09:13 PM

        Think he sold his place on E Hastings as well; someone thought he was cooking at the east side Jethro's Fine Grub; not sure if that was confirmed

        1. re: Philx
          LotusRapper Nov 27, 2013 10:19 PM

          Current iteration of BLK seems to be doing ok:


          1. re: Philx
            grayelf Nov 28, 2013 07:21 AM

            That was me, and I consider it confirmed since Bo told me himself in the parking lot outside Ba Le :-).

            1. re: grayelf
              LotusRapper Nov 28, 2013 08:08 AM

              What goes on in the parking lot outside Ba Le stays in the parking lot outside Ba Le :-D

      2. LotusRapper Nov 27, 2013 04:24 PM

        Hmm, is this a new resto ? Beside Panaderia ?



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        1. re: LotusRapper
          Philx Nov 27, 2013 07:20 PM

          Hi Lotusrapper:

          I am not sure how long it has been open but it certainly looked new; only about 4-5 tables and lots of pictures of Thailand. Just a few steps north of the bakery; there is also some kind of Indian food place in the same block but I have never looked in it.

          1. re: Philx
            el_lobo_solo Nov 27, 2013 07:33 PM

            It's been around for about a month and a half. Tiny place as Philx says, and the food comes out really quick. I hope it survives because this spot (right beside Panaderia) has been changing often. I really enjoy the pad thai, although I miss Moe Moe's next door at Joyce Market, and the always perfectly crisp spring rolls. Tried their stuffed chicken wings too. Their larb had a lot of heat. Curries are just alright, but glad to have a Thai option in the 'hood now. No Isaan style though as I still think about Benjarong on Broadway.

            1. re: el_lobo_solo
              grayelf Nov 28, 2013 07:23 AM

              So, els, is there anything cooking-wise happening at Joyceway if Moe Moe's is gone?

              Benjarong needs a revisit for the specialties. We've been a few times and just ordered off the regular menu.

              1. re: grayelf
                el_lobo_solo Nov 28, 2013 07:45 PM

                Moe Moe's still there on the weeekends, but if you're making a trip out here, I'd definitely call ahead just to make sure.

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                  grayelf Nov 28, 2013 09:38 PM

                  Good to know. I still need to try the Burmese place out on Victoria -- saw it the other day on our way to Kalvin's.

                  1. re: grayelf
                    LotusRapper Nov 28, 2013 09:55 PM

                    So you saw the space vacated by Calabria, then ?

                    1. re: LotusRapper
                      flowbee Nov 29, 2013 08:39 PM

                      I walked by it after getting takeout from Amay's. It's completely empty inside. Haunting and sad. But there were signs saying they're moving to Port Moody, so good for them.

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