It’s the end of the year, the end of the year, 2012 has ended!!! (think of the Wong Fu Weekend theme song). As always, I’ve got food on the mind so here’s a final post before the new year! From this hole-in-the-wall, you’ll find some amazing and authentic Thai dishes! Sukhothai…
This was from a few months ago. Since then, Sukhothai has opened up a new location at Wellington and Church (the original location is closed for now so that they can focus on the new one). Here, you’ll find more than your average pad thai. It’s the real deal, and according to some, the best in the city!
It’s supposed to be a take-out joint, which means seating is super limited. Hope you’ll be happy to hear that the new location seats over 100! :D (As mentioned in this Toronto Life article!)
Wall of memories. They look like family photos. Makes you feel like you’re at someone’s house.
The menu is deceivingly small. Up on the chalkboard are some favourites. Everything seems really affordable.
And everything looks good, how to choose?! I have limited experience with Thai food so I really appreciated the photos!
At least there was one easy choice: Thai iced tea! I love HK style milk tea so it was a no brainer to try this out. Although the idea of tea + milk is the same, the actual type of tea and milk used are different. I really liked this version. It's a bit sweeter than HK style, but equally refreshing!
This probably isn’t the pad thai that most of you are used to. It’s not easy to find authentic pad thai in Toronto. No ketchup in sight here! This is the traditional one, with shrimp, ground peanuts, egg and bean sprouts.
A favourite with regulars: The Khao Soi. How could you say no to that? **They revealed their recipe a couple years ago for Toronto Life!! Who's up for this culinary challenge? I offer myself up as the "official" taste-tester! ;)
Red curry with beef. I love coconut so the fact that Thai cuisine uses it regularly wins me over every single time I eat Thai food. On the menu: “…..coconut…..” YES! Give me that please!
This should be the Tom Yum Kung. (you may also see it written as “tom yum goong”). A sort of sour and spicy soup.
Thai food strikes the perfect balance between sweet, sour, salty, and of course spicy! I wish I had more room to try more dishes. Next time!
Verdict: Some of the best meals are the ones eaten in unassuming restaurants. In this case, the most authentic Thai food I’ve eaten in the city has been here, at Sukhothai. It makes me itch even more to go to Khao San Road, its sister restaurant headed by original owners and chefs Nuit and Jeff Regular and to return to Sukhothai (well, by that I mean go to the new location)!
5 out of 5 NOMs