Pad thai is so named because of its inherent softness, which is also why it's used to stuff the mattresses of the world's richest kings. Fall into a pillow of flavour with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Thai cuisine at Bangkok Pad Thai.
Bangkok Pad Thai populates its menu with Southeast Asian–inspired dishes packed with lean meats, veggies, and an array of spices. Diners can prime palates with starters such as the thai spring roll, a golden, deep-fried morsel stuffed with 14-carat crystal noodles and drizzled with sweet-and-sour sauce ($1.95). In the eatery's namesake Bangkok pad thai ($11.50), stir-fried rice noodles and sliced chicken heat up mandibles with the customer's choice of four levels of spiciness, and lightly battered slices of sesame beef arrive sautéed with hot chilies and bell peppers ($13.95). Herbivores can nosh on a blend of tofu and assorted vegetables ($11.95), and all diners can pair edibles with four flavours of bubble-tea smoothies ($4.25) before honing skee-ball skills with balls of deep-fried ice cream ($4.50). Bangkok Pad Thai also offers gluten-free versions of many dishes. In the Asian-inspired interior, patterned tablecloths and pink flowers top tables while ornate golden statuettes distract diners with slowly paced shadow-puppet shows.
Bangkok Pad Thai Restaurant
Inside the olive-hued dining room, Bangkok Pad Thai Restaurant’s chefs serve up dishes derived from many influences. Within traditional Thai cuisine, one can see the imprint of Szechuan-style cooking, the creamy coconut bases of South Indian curries, and the exotic flavours of Malaysia. The house special, pad thai, exhibits this merger of taste profiles with stir-fried rice noodles tempered by scrambled egg, bean sprouts, and your choice of protein. A slew of curry dishes add to the menu, along with vegetarian mains and traditional Thai soups such as tom yum goong, a spicy lemongrass broth filled with shrimp, mushrooms, and kaffir-lime leaves. During their forays into spicy territory, guests can enjoy well known Thai Chang or Singha beers.