Khao San Road is named as one of the top Thai restaurants to dine around Toronto. And having visited this place twice, I have to agree with this perception. Their food is totally delicious and very flavourful! But due to its sauce’s thickness and richness, I doubt I can eat it too frequently.
To be honest, I don’t recall much of my first visit. Only remembering that my friends and I ordered a lot and every dish was great. However returning the second time, my impression of Khao San Road stayed the same. I got the opportunity to try their Khao Soi and Garlic Chicken appetizer this round.
The garlic chicken ingredients consisted of panko crust, kaffir lime leaf and its naam djeem dipping sauce on the side (see photo above). It was not bad but it wasn’t the best either. The texture was fairly soft and crispy on the outside, but I found it towards the dry end. Perhaps it was made more as a dry appetizer than saucy.
On the other hand, their khao soi was super yummy! In this angular bowl (shown as this post’s featured image), it has everything mixed together – the beef, egg noodles, golden curry, coconut milk, scallions, coriander, lime, and topped with the crispy noodles as well! The curry-like soup base is what made the dish delicious. The aroma it gave off combined with herbs made it very enticing and it wasn’t too viscous either. Both the crispy and egg noodles gave it a lot of texture and richness soaked in sauce – soft and crispy at the same time.
As for their service, I appreciated it quite well. When we ordered our food and asked for no spice, the waiter joked with us saying we should all ask for mild spicy to be adventurous and Asian haha. Likewise, even though there were people waiting as we have finished our dinner, the staff didn’t hush us out like how some restaurants would.
Store Location: 326 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1R3 (Canada)
Customer Service: 4.5/5
Food Quality: 4.5/5
OVERALL RATING: 4.5/5