Weekend Food Choices Week 14: Fiery Canteen Dinner
It was a rainy Saturday and hubby was craving for Thai food.
We heard there was a new Thai place in town, (and when we say new, we mean somewhere we haven’t eaten before *snicker*), so we headed to home depot for our fiery dinner.
We got to Khao Pad an hour before closing time and on entering i was a bit surprised that the former UP Thai Canteen still looked like a canteen
After placing our orders we were ushered to the second floor and joyfully, we found out that the canteen facade had a nicer dining area
This got us all excited that the food would not be so canteen-ie after all!
After about 10 minutes our orders started to come in
The first thing i thought when this dish arrived was how pale the noodles were. As i expected the pad thai was a little on the bland side, it was hot yes, but definitely needed a little more flavor.
Por Pia Tod
Honestly, ive tasted better spring rolls.
The tom yum was pretty good, standard, but good. However, we noted too much veggies in the soup that usually don’t belong in tom yum. Hubby, allergic to veggies that he is, noticed this right away.
We noted that our pork curry had equal amount of pork and green beans. The flavor of this dish was however much better than the pad thai.
Our rice came last. Ive never had Khao Pad before but it was sticky spicy rice with tomatoes, cabbage, spring onions, chillies and egg. It was a little bland as well, and if this is how khao pad tastes like, I definitely would prefer bagoong fried rice any day.
Dinner was filling.
Yes, it could be better …but its definitely good enough for canteen dishes!