the Thaidal Zone

This is the first place I ate in Powell River, and it reflects well upon the town. You think, “hey, this place can’t be too bad if it has restaurants like this…” It’s in a neat area, close to the ferries. And it’s airy and beautiful inside, nice vibrant colors, light Ikea type wooden tables. The menu is not expensive (that’s good!). But like a lot of Thai places, if you don’t order wisely, everything starts tasting too sweet, so you might want to think about that.  Their curries are wonderful. I’ve tried the red, yellow, and Mussamun curries and liked them all. The Lad Nar is inconsistent, sometimes it is sheer heaven, other times it is way too soupy. I love the fried rice, and the prik king tofu, which is made of green beans and tofu, in a red curry. But what I crave is their Thai Iced Tea! It’s the best I’ve ever had. It’s got a tang that is so refreshing, that it’s addictive.  I’ve read that some Thai iced tea is made with tamarind, and I wonder if that is the tangy element I’m tasting. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, I recommend their banana milkshake. It’s made with real bananas, has a nice rich flavor and is the perfect, slurpable consistency. Definitely a thumbs up! Thank god for places like this in PR.

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~ by maijatomboy on February 11, 2009.

2 Responses to “the Thaidal Zone”

  1. Your comments are right on! Had lunch there yesterday; the banana milkshake and Thai iced tea were great, but the deep-fried banana dessert was TO DIE FOR! Yum.

  2. Thanks for tip on the deep-fried bananas. I’ll be sure to give them a try.

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