A few days ago I was on the bus back home from UBC when I overheard a conversation that someone was having over the phone (yeah I can be a creep sometimes). Apparently, there was a glitch on some food delivery app, and it was giving people $10 off on all their orders; the person behind me had just ordered a Thai curry for $5 (instead of the usual $15) and was asking whether they should order some other food. Unfortunately, I don’t have whatever app they were referring to so I wasn’t able to take advantage of the glitch. However, the conversation did leave me with a craving for Thai food, and a restaurant that I had been wanting to check out is Eat Me Thai, which is located on Fraser, close to 49. Though small, they are quite clean and modern, and have small plants on each of the tables. In addition to their regular menu, which contains the usual dishes that you’d find at Thai joints, they also have lunch specials. I had their lunch version of Yellow Curry Chicken, a well as a Pad Thai off of their regular menu.
Pad Thai ($12.25):
This came with noodles stir fried with chicken, tofu, ground peanuts a and egg. The noodles were bouncy and the peanuts lent a great fragrance. I did find the flavour to be too sweet and sour however; I would have preferred more savory and spice. I also found the chicken to be a bit bland.
Yellow Curry Chicken, Lunch Dish ($11.50):
This came with fried wontons, steamed coconut rice & side salad. The curry was very flavourful and creamy, with a wonderful fragrance of coconut. There was a pretty good amount of chicken present, which were relatively tender for white meat. I also really enjoyed the fried wontons, which were very crispy and had a wonderful sweet & sour sauce. I didn’t care for the salad though, which were literally undressed greens.
Although I was a bit disappointed in the pad thai at Eat Me Thai, I did really enjoy their curry. Their prices are also quite reasonable. Service-wise, the food did come quite quickly, but the server I had was not very attentive or personable. All in all, this while I wasn’t blown away by the place, I do think it’s still worth checking out.