I just finished a quick search for Thai food in Montreal and read through the discussion about the "best" Thai food. The latest post is about 2 years old, and also it doesn't address the exact question I'm looking for.
I came back from Thailand 2 days ago and I've started experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Many of the local Thai restaurants are very good, but have (almost necessarily) been subjected to local influence. There is also the issue that it is difficult to create an authentic dish when faced with limited authentic ingredients.
Somehow, the dishes in Thailand perfectly balanced sweet, spicy, and savoury - but did it as a mosaic instead of a melting pot. Each of the flavours were independently prominent instead of just fusing into one flavour. Does that make sense?
If someone understands what I'm trying to say and can recommend a restaurant that manages to achieve that balance, I would be grateful to know about it.
Just to re-emphasize: I'm looking for authenticity, not just "best".