Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wow Thai Food

BabyE and I went for a walk again.  Our plan was to take skytrain to Stadium Station so we could do a quick grocery run at T&T then come home before the traffic rush.  Of course, things never worked out as planned, especially with a newborn.

So...our planned trip was interrupted by an unavoidable diaper change at International Village.  Then, the plan was, again, interrupted by an avoidable stroll through the food court.  Yup, blame this one on me...

After tossing back and forth of what to eat, I settled with Thai food.  Then I had to decide where to eat.  Dine-in at the Thai restaurant or grab-n-go from the Thai food stall?  With a baby in the carriage...food court it is.

Other than the ready-to-eat curry options in the warmer, most of the dishes on the menu are made to order.  Wait times vary depending on the dishes ordered.

For $4.99CAD, a small order of Tom Yum Chicken was quite a small bowl.  The soup had white chicken meat accompanied with button mushrooms, tomato and cilantro.  The broth had that fundamental "hot" kick with a gentle chili fragrance.  The sharp "sour" taste was mainly from galangal and lime juice with a hint of lemongrass. 

I wasn't really in the mood for curry so the counter-lady suggested to try Pad Kee Mao, or Thai Drunken Noodles.  I had the option of pork, chicken, beef or shrimp and I opted for pork.  For $9.50CAD, the portion was not ideal for a big eater like me.  However, its generous amount of basil along with good wok-heat definitely won points with me.  Other than basil and pork, this noodle stir-fry also had garlic, chili, egg, cabbage, bell peppers, carrots and onions.  The springy rice noodles were delightful but the pork was a bit chewy.

Thai Iced Tea was $2.50CAD with a meal purchase or $3.50CAD without.  This cup of bold black tea had just the right amount of sweetness from condensed milk but zero tastes of tamarind and star anise.

Overall, I enjoyed the food.  While the prices were a bit on the higher side for a food court stall, I do appreciate having the food made to order.  I plan to return with Buddha Boy (along with BabyE, of course) to try its curry dishes.

Wow Thai Food
#2007-88 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9

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