Category Archives: Thai

The Noodle Box

Noodlebox on UrbanspoonFor the fast-food type restaurant/atmosphere, the noodles here are quite overpriced. We actually had walked in before in Kits, and walked out because of the price, but since we hadn’t given it a chance, we decided it was time.

The restaurant seems to be falling apart with leaky roofs and a door that doesn’t close properly. There were cold drafts that didn’t make us happy.

idearabbit-noodlebox idearabbit-noodlebox2 idearabbit-noodlebox3I ordered Pad Thai $13 and Sheepie had the Thai Style Chow Mein. I had mine without peanuts, but had all the rest; egg, garlic, ginger, onions, sprouts, peppers, carrots, cabbage and herbs. Oddly, both our bowl looked pretty much the same. It seemed there were more sprouts than noodles…

As we ate, we saw the guy who ordered way before us impatiently waited for his to-go order. We weren’t sure what he ordered, but it was definitely taking a long time.

The cashier/order taker was very friendly, though the rest of the hipster-chefs seemed a bit grungy. There was a pot with ready-made tea, unfortunately, it was pretty close to being empty so I only got half a cup and the staff seemed too busy (or careless) to refill it.

The food was alright, but not worth what we paid. We wont be returning.

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Sala Thai on Burrard – Dine Out 2013

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Dine Out Dinner Menu @ Sala Thai
Neighborhood: Downtown

Cuisine Type: Thai

Dinner Menu Price: $28 (appetizer, entree and dessert)



idearabbit-salathai3     Spicy marinated chicken salad with Thai herbs & tomatoes, Thai-style egg nest with pork & shrimp filling

Spicy Tom Yum seafood soup

idearabbit-salathai6Roasted duck on sautéed bamboo & bell peppers in thick green curry sauce, duck fried rice

Stir-fried assorted seafood in Thai turmeric curry, onions, bell peppers, celery & cream


Deep-fried coconut ice cream, crispy crepe, pandan leaf and mango sauce

Baked squash & custard with Thai banana chips

There were two young hostesses that greeted us with smiles. We were seated by the window which my friend was happy about. It was my first dine out for Dine Out Vancouver Festival. It was $28 per person which included an appetizer, entree and dessert. We ordered everything opposite so that we could try out the entire dine out menu. The restaurant was very comfortable and spacious, the servers were very friendly and happy.

First, the appetizers. The spicy Tom Yum seafood soup was super sour, but in a good way. The soup was room temperature, so eating soup a bit cold was odd, and wondered if that was supposed to be like that. I should have asked for a knife since the large prawn was difficult to eat with fork and spoon. Still, I enjoyed the soup.

The chicken salad was very interesting and flavourful. The cilantro really added to the flavour. The salad was very refreshing, though as you got closer to the bottom with all the sauce, it too was quite sour, as if I was drinking juice straight from some lemons. However, out of the two, I would have to say I liked this salad over the soup. My friend agreed.

The roasted duck was cooked really nice. Super soft, with a sweet sauce. Went really well with the vegetables and rice. Delicious!

The seafood curry was impressive visually. At first it almost looked like it was a lobster, but it was a jumbo prawn. The turmeric sauce was excellent, and again, went well with the prawn, vegetables and jasmine rice. We tried eating all the meat from the prawn, even trying to get some out from the arms, but the outer shell was super prickly with thorns which made it a bit difficult to eat.

The deep fried ice cream was amazing. The combination of the crispy outer shell, the cold melting vanilla ice cream and coconut was so yummy!! Presentation was also superb.

Baked squash with custard was very interesting. I never thought I’d see squash as a dessert, but it went really well with the custard. The banana chips were crispy, and went well with the strawberry icing – which at first looked like strawberry ice cream.

The food was wonderful, service was top-notch, and the restaurant has a nice comfy atmosphere. I totally recommend it. Each time we finished our plates, we were given new plates, and was looked after very well. It was the second time for Thai for my friend, and he totally fell in love with it that he said he was going to come back for another dine out with his parents. 2 thumbs up!!

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Mochi Bubble Tea Cafe

Mochi Bubble Tea Cafe on UrbanspoonI had a coupon for a discount on the Creme Brule from Mochi so I wanted to check this place out. It was also past 11pm, so there weren’t a lot of places to choose from that were still open. Luckily, they were open till 2am!

The restaurant is an open space, half-renovated looking place, trying to look high-end, but not really making the effort to. The staff were young people and so were most of the customers who were playing board games or digital gadgets.





Green Thai Curry with Hot Sour Soup $8.99


Thai Style Tom Yum Soup $8.99


Creme Brule

We ordered the Thai Style Tom Yum Soup Seafood $8.99. It was nothing special…not a fan of it, the Green Thai Curry $8.99 was better, and came with hot sour soup. The mango bubble tea on the other hand was really good. For dessert, we ordered the Creme Brule. It was super sweet. It was ok…

Other than the fact that it’s open late, I wasn’t too thrilled on the food. I wont be going back…

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