|K's Favourite Sticky Rice with Peanut Sauce|
K recently moved to Calgary so had an all too familiar hankering for the familiar and comforting. We talked about moving on after drinks when we were seated but I knew that meant we were parked for the evening. K was set on having their Sticky Rice with Peanut Sauce and given their agonisingly slow service, we knew that even as a starter only, that would not be a quick bite. We even noted we could get way better, cheaper and quicker Sticky Rice a few blocks over in China Town. Futile to even mention really. Their Sticky Rice is good. It's really the sauce that does it. I would really prefer if they just went all Asian instead of ill concieved UN foodcourt menu.
So we settled in and ordered some wine off their VERY limited and uninspired winelist. J had only planned on a drink but decided, in error, to order some Spring Rolls. She was in it for the long haul too. S ordered an Italian Chicken Special. I had the what I hoped would be the most innocuous and foolproof dish, the Vegetarian Roti. K ordered the Pad Thai. So what are you finding incongruent with this array? That I am sat at this table is the first thing. The second thing is the reason my presence at this table is amiss. I do not like restaurants without a consistent direction. Jack of All Trades is a Master of None. I just made that mistake last night at the Supermarket. What am I doing here, I railed in my head.
|Phad Thai - only good thing on menu|
|Sahara Desert-dry Vegetarian Roti|
I think the next time we leave the suggestion for the reunion hanging, I'll jump in sooner :^D. Though admittedly, it's harder when you can't keep up with the newer places and we try not to be too extravagant since we out of towners are likely to be eating out more than in while in town. Still, I'll do my research and not repeat this tradition.
Ambiance: Dowager's dressing room
Service: Agonisingly slow
Wine list: Limited, uninspired
Queen Mother CafeEntertainment District
208 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M5V