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Thai Buffet at The One (review)


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Thai Buffet at The One (review)

westsider | Aug 20, 2004 05:37 PM

TheOne (Yonge, south of College) just started an excellent Thai buffet for lunch. This is exciting because there is almost nothing similar walking distance north of Dundas, except for $$Bangkok Garden$$.

This is a VERY SMALL buffet spread, but the selection is quite good. Small spread means that the food is refreshed constantly.

Vegetarian is well catered for. Today, there are tofu veggie crystal rolls, mango salad (excellent), two vegetable curries, a veggie stir fried with eggplants and tofu, and vegetarian Pad Thai.

Then there is a Masaman chicken curry, a Thai Holy Basil beef. deep fried five spices chicken wings, steamed thai jasmine rice (not the cheaper long grain) is also available. Desert is limited to water melon slices and grapes. The soup today is Wonton (Chinatown style); would have liked Coconut Chicken or Tom Yum Goong.

All the cooking is full-flavoured (same as ala carte orders) and not watered down or "salted up"; it reminds me of Young Thai's lunch buffet [which is a great compliment].

The chef here does Thai curries (my favourite Thai dish) quite well, better than most in the immediate area.

Another one to add for my list of growing "College and Yonge" Asian eateries hit-list..

TheOne - for Thai lunch buffet

The Bowl - for any of the Vietnamese soup noodles or the large "bun hoi" platters

Yummy Korean - for Kalbi, Bulgoki, and Bi Bim Bap, cafeteria style

Peach Garden - for "almost authentic" Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls (in the Atrium) - for fusion Tornado Rolls and occasionally good Vietnamese Pho

Red Latern - for Taiwanese quick-fried, and assorted bubble tea

Salad King - for nostalgic campus feel while Thai dining, or when I really want to crank up the heat

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