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Maenam Thai - best in Vancouver?


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Maenam Thai - best in Vancouver?

Philx | May 27, 2009 01:28 PM

I was able to try a couple of dishes from Maenam- the thai replacement of Gastropad. I can report that both dishes provided the complex mixtures of sweet, sour and spicy tastes typical of authentic thai food. One was Phad Thai but it was not the tomato sauce version so common in Vancouver. Instead, it contained the tangy tamarind/fish sauce flavour layering common in Thailand with the noodles cooked just right. The Mussaman Chicken was a curry dish with a satisfying bite and real longans. Both dishes were about $13 for lunch which is high by Vancouver standards but so was the quality compared to those standards. I bet the cost of ingredients for both dishes was similar to an average Thai restaurant but the execution was much better and I guess that is what would justify the price difference, not to mention the Kits rent.

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