Toronto’s Best Thai at Khao San Road

I’m a big lover of everything Khao San Road. It’s one of Toronto’s best Thai restaurants.

After traveling through Thailand and living in Bangkok for two weeks I became an authentic Thai snob. Toronto has historically been a wasteland for traditional Thai restaurants. The majority of Pad Thai in this city is muddled with ketchup rather than tamarind (heaves, gags, winces).

Khao San Road is located in Toronto’s trendy King West neighbourhood. The restaurant is incredibly popular so if you are keen to lunch during the week make a reservation or you’ll be standing in a line that smells of desperation.

Khao San Road is one of the few Thai restaurants in Toronto that serves Thai staples you’d enjoy while traveling in Thailand. Everything on the menu is worth sampling. Bring a group of friends and feast through crunchy pumpkin fritters, creamy curry, and spicy Pad Thai.

Khao Greup Goong

shrimp chips with tamarind for dipping

Po Pia Pak Sod Gai Yaw

fresh rolls filled with chicken sausage, lettuce, carrots, mint, basil served with tamarind, garlic sauce

Gra Bong

squash fritters battered with red curry paste, shrimp paste and lemongrass

Tao hoo Taud Samoon Prai

nuggets of fried tofu breaded in a crispy garlic and fresh kaffir lime coating and served with garlic sauce

Gaeng Massaman

Thai curry with tamarind and cooked with onions, peanuts, potatoes and bay leaves, crispy fried shallots

Pad Thai Street Style

Khao Soi

Sa Koo Ma Prao

small tapioca pearls in sweet coconut milk with strips of tender young coconut

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