|Spicy Noodles with Chicken (Pad Kee Mao) - the Friendly Thai|
So, woefully as we miss the Wet Coast and the fresh fish, I am glad that Toronto is great for Thai food . IT's everywhere and has a decent range of price and quality. That's been my perception anyway as I've been visiting in and out for the last decade visiting the folks. Vancouver was not so good with the Thai food. We settled on a couple of places as our go-to but, yeah, no where I'd be recommending visiting friends to try as a point of their visit. You'd sooner recommend they try seafood or sushi.
There we were after a disappointing round of househunting and we were strolling down Roncey. I popped in and out of cute shops like the Mercantile while D patiently waited on the sidewalk, since we were on a lunch run after all. What was I craving he asked? I said sushi. I am always craving sushi as a default. We walked past one that didn't feel inviting. IT was dark and smelled of old tempura oil... or was it the deli next door grilling Kielbasa on their doorstep. Anyhoo, we walked on. I saw a lunch special sign outside the Friendly Thai for a Shrimp Curry Phad Thai, I was set and so was D.
Oddly enough, he didn't order the special... I grumbled as I thought of all the big houses in High Park we couldn't afford and there goes another 5 bucks :^P. He ordered the Phad Kee Mao or Spicy Noodle. That was odd to me. Though Vancouver isn't great at Thai food, they put the proper names next to the dishes. They didn't have D's preferred dish of Phad See Ew, nor did our server know what it was. I suggest the Kee Mao cuz that is normally my favourite because I love the Thai Basil.
|Shrimp Curried Pad Thai - the Friendly Thai - Roncey|
The design is clean and modern without being pretentious. They have a lovely folding door in the front to let the spring in now that days are sunny and blue.
Ambiance: Modern, clean
Service: friendly and prompt
Family friendly: space for a stroller is very tight and the toilets are downstairs
The Friendly Thai
for Casual Thai Food