Khao San Road

There's a risk of coming off as superior and elitist in this post by going with the whole "I've-been-to-Thailand-so-I'm-an-expert-in-Thai-cusine" approach. While this is partly true (I have been to Thailand) I don't consider myself an expert by any means. Which is why you shouldn't take my word for it that this is one of the best Thai restaurant in Toronto — you should take blog TO's word. In the meantime, here's my first hand account and some deliciously yummy photos.

For starters, we ordered squash fritters ($11), a heaping plate of crispy golden squash that came with traditional dipping sauce. The sauce took me straight back to Thailand, a mixture of fish sauce with shallots, lime, and of course, cilantro.

For the main course, I decided to order Pad Thai with a "Medium" amount of spicy. My spice tolerance is pretty low, but I wish I had ordered the "Spicy" or "Thai Spicy" because my dish didn't have any kick to it. The noodles themselves were delicious, very flavourful but not overpowering. I'm obsessed with fish sauce and there was a perfect amount on here, blending well with the chives, onions, and basil.

Just look at all the food on our plates! All three of us have been to Thailand before, so coming here for our girl's night out was a nostalgic experience for all of us.

The Good: Food was delicious, portions were huge, and the service was fast, which was quite impressive given how incredibly busy it was in the restaurant.

The Bad: It's a popular restaurant, so there's always a long wait to get seated. It's a small space, too, so the three of us were a bit squished at our seats. The food isn't exactly budget friendly, but the huge portions justify that.