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With rich flavors and fresh herbs, Thai cuisine has earned itself many fans worldwide. However, if you are in Toronto, and want to indulge yourself in some authentic Northern Thai food, then you must visit this little gem. Located at Ontario Street in Moss Park, it lies in close proximity Old Town. Dimly-lit interiors and a simple decor, offers an intimate ambiance, which proves to be perfect for a romantic date, or dinner with loved ones. While all the dishes on their menu are fantastic, it is highly recommended that you try the Sasi Golden Flowers with Piccalilli, Green Goddess Avocado King Prawn, Special Pineapple Fried Rice and Cashew Stir Fry. Do choose to end the meal with authentic desserts like Thai Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice or Green Tea Tropical Ice Cream. Call ahead for reservations.
SukhoTHAI is the brainchild of Jeff and Nuit Regular who are busy setting up new ventures. Now run by Jeff's parents, this St Lawrence specializes in Northern Thailand cuisine. These include dishes like Shrimp Chips, Garlic Tofu, Tom Kha Gai (creamy coconut chicken soup with herbs, galangal, lemongrass and lime leaves), Tom Yum Kung (hot and sour shrimp soup), Pad Thai (stir fried rice noodles), Sukhothai Pad Thai (northern Thai style), Gaeng Kiaw Wan (green curry with bamboo shoots, coconut milk and choice meat), Gaeng Masaman (curry with peanuts, shallots, potatoes, tamarind sauce and coconut milk), Khao Soi ( yellow noodles), Pla Taud (crisp, deep-fried fish in bread crumbs) and Nua Gra Teaum (stir fried garlic beef). Round off your meal with either Cassava Cake or Tapioca in Sweetened Coconut Milk. The food here is flavorful, light and delicious.
Around the corner from Ryerson University, Salad King Restaurant feeds the young and hungry for lunch and dinner. The cafeteria-style seating houses long stainless steel tables anchored by wooden benches in a space that reveals a cool Asian-fusion vibe. Healthy portions include popular dishes like the famous Phud Thai and Green Curry. Many of the mains feature a choice of chicken, beef or vegetarian while you can test your spice tolerance on any dish with up to 20 chillies. Finish your meal with a classic Thai dessert, Mango Sticky Rice, a sweet serving of fresh mangoes accompanied by rice dressed in palm sugar and coconut milk. Prepare to wait in line during peak dining periods.
The extended patio of Hungary Thai Bar & Eatery is perfect to enjoy a sunny summer afternoon with a drink and some delicious Thai cuisine to accompany you. They have a classic Thai menu which also features Hungarian options. The Chicken Pad thai is a must try along with Shrimp or Chicken BBQ which is glazed with BBQ sauce and served with onions and peppers and lots of spices. As good as the food is, the drinks are equally solid, their Margaritas and Mojito are strong and leave your tongue tingling. The beautiful and unique amalgamation of Hungarian and Thai cuisine works wonders with your palate.