We finally tried Be My Guest Thai Bistro for the first time. We got delivery because our baby isn't an ideal restaurant patron yet. This place has nouveau Thai-style dishes and a few more traditional ones. We tried:
Crispy Duck (appetizer) - 4 crispy triangles stuffed with duck, shiitake mushrooms, and cellophane noodles, served with plum sauce. Overall we really like this. Lots of flavor (especially mushroom) and crunch.
Masmun Lamb Curry - Chunks of lamb and potatoes (hard to tell which is which until you cut into them) in the world's richest coconut-peanut curry. I swear more than 3 bites of this stuff will seize your arteries. It was quite good, but sooooo rich. We still have half of it left.
Sea Bass Edamame with Ginger Sauce - Sauteed fish in a very gingery sauce (overpowered the mild fish, but I didn't mind too much), strewn with edamame, and served with green beans (slightly undercooked) and what I think was water spinach. The fish was nicely cooked and the flavors were pleasant. The dish was fairly light, which was good since the curry was so heavy. Overall we liked it OK.
Broccoli with Black Bean Sauce - From the "Add More Greens" section of the menu; I love that they have this because I always want more veggies. Unfortunately, the broccoli was a bit overcooked. However, the portion was generous and the sauce was tasty, although it almost had too many whole black beans (but it was easy to push those aside).
Coconut Rice and Brown Rice - We got 1 side of each, not knowing how large they'd be (plus they're $2 each). It was not enough for all that lamb curry, but maybe nothing is enough for that. The coconut rice was tasty. The brown rice was mushy. They don't appear to offer just plain rice; I actually asked for "regular rice" and they took that to mean coconut.
We would probably order from here again, but won't rush to do it. It was OK, not great, and not as cheap as regular Thai places. But they have a lot of intriguing dishes on the menu, and it's always nice to find another place that delivers.
Be My Guest Thai Bistro
951 Clement St. @ 11th Ave