I realized not long ago that I’ve never reviewed a Thai restaurant before! Interesting since it’s not like I don’t eat Thai food at all, it just never happens to be at the top of my food craving list. I’m not quite sure why, but I always seem to fall back to the safe option of sushi, hmmm… Anyways, I’ve driven by Baan Wasana Thai countless times to and back from school and decided to satisfy my craving of pad thai on a typical rainy, cold, grey day in Vancouver.
The lunch dishes also come with your choice of soup or salad. Obviously, since it was raining, I chose a comforting bowl of hot soup! The soup tasted very much like a typical clear soup, nicely flavoured but not too heavy. A nice start to the meal.
Thai Spring Roll ($3.00):
The spring rolls are filled with cabbage, carrot, bean sprouts, and glass noodles. They were good, a nice crispy exterior and an abundance of filling on the inside. The fillings had a nice bite to them, not a mush but not too crunchy either! The dipping sauce was quite bland so I just ate the spring rolls without any sauce.
Prawn Pad Thai ($9.50):
You also have the option of chicken or vegetable. I was a little bit disappointed to see that there were only 3 prawns on top of a massive bed of noodles. The prawns were cooked right though, bouncy in texture. The rice noodles were flavoured with a tangy taste (not due to ketchup, thankfully!), but it kind of tasted flat. About halfway through the dish, I was a bit sick of eating it since it was the same flavour bite after bite. A decent pad thai, but it wasn’t outstanding.
In general, my visit to Baan Wasana Thai was alright. It wasn’t as good as I was expecting, especially after seeing the extremely high rating on UrbanSpoon, but it wasn’t bad. The portions are very generous and the prices aren’t that bad. The service was wonderful though, always smiling and friendly :)