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Thai Angels - authentic?

Teep | | Mar 21, 2007 09:59 PM

I passed by Thai Angels at 285 College just west of Spadina many times and always found it completely empty. However I was intrigued by the menu posted outside, as apart from regular Pad Thai there was a "Pad Thai, Thai style". So today I went to try it. Well it had not a single hint of red colour or tomato flavour. The tartness was provided by small pieces of what I thought was pickled turnips. It also had quite a bit of dried shrimps, along with the fresh version and chicken. Later the owner/chef came out to ask how I like it, as it is the authentic way it's served in Thailand. They were shocked at the ketchup version of pad thai found here when they arrived, so they opened this resto four months ago, which offers real Thai flavour. What I thought was pickles were dried white radish. Can anyone verify if that is authentic Pad Thai?

I also had the ginger tea, it's actually brewed and not tea bags or instant stuff like some other restos offered, it was not too sweet and had just the right amount of bite.

Tonight I was the sole diner and two people came for take out. They are hoping for more business as the weather gets warmer. If they are indeed authentic, I'd hate to see them closing their doors soon!

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