On an early day out of work, part of the YDKJ crew checked out Spice, a Thai restaurant that’s gotten very good reviews.
They have a lunch special that’s $8.00 for a limited selection of the usual Thai dishes which we were eager to sample from.
First off, we ordered the Curry Puffs because they were very highly recommended in many reviews. And, those reviews were correct!
The crust was almost as delicate as a pie crust but a little chewy and crispy from deep-frying. The potato and onion filling was delicious.
The only slight problem I had was that the cucumber dipping sauce was a little too sweet, but used sparingly it balanced the slight heat from the curry filling.
The lunch special starts you off with your choice of Thai salad or Tom Yum Soup. The soup was delicious even on the very hot day when we visited. The mushrooms, lime juice, and lemon grass give the soup a nice flavor. The salad had way too much dressing for me but that was my fault for not ordering it on the side. For some reason, I always forget that it seems like most people want to drown their lettuce in dressing.
On to the entrees which read like a Who’s Who of standard Thai dishes. Perfect for a lunchtime menu when you might not want to make a huge food decision in a possibly a limited time frame.
Each dish had a choice of protein (chicken, beef, pork, tofu–or shrimp for $2 extra) and are served in generous portions.
First up was the Pad See Eiw, flat noodles in black bean sauce with tofu and Chinese broccoli, which was delicious and lightly sauced. The noodles were perfectly chewy and the Chinese broccoli was nice and crisp.
Next was Chicken Pad Kra Pao, which came with hot chilis, string beans and Thai basil. Also delicious and perfectly medium-spiced which is sometimes a toss up at Thai restaurants. Spice levels are never the same at different restaurants. Why is that?
Finally, we also tried the Bangkok Fried Rice with chicken, chilis, onion, red peppers and Thai basil. We asked for that dish to be hot and it was extremely hot but still edible and delicious.
All in all, this was one of the best Thai restaurants we’ve been to in a long while and highly recommend checking out the lunch specials, too!
Spice Thai Cuisine
26 Belleville Ave.
Open Sun, Tue, Wed: Noon-9:30pm
Thurs, Fri, Sat: 11:00am-10:00pm
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