The girls wanted to get some Thai food. Montri’s was suggested and I haven’t been there in years. It has consistently been recommended as one of the better thai restaurants in the lower mainland although not cheap (comparatively speaking). Very tasty Thai food, some of the best I have had so far in Vancouver. They adjust the spiciness according to taste and if some people in your group like it hotter (like myself) then ask for the chili sauce on the side (a delicious mixture of – I am guessing – fresh chopped chili, fish sauce, lime and sugar), which I proceeded to slather over all the food, except dessert. The yellow curry with chicken was a standard coconut-based curry with basil, egglplant, bamboo, etc. The Montri special, arroy-d (which means delicious in Thai) curry with beef – was a delicious curry with red pepper served on a bed of spinach. The pad thai was well done with the requisite touch of probably ketchup to make the pad thai the orangeish color so prevalent in North America but not actually found in true pad thai in Thailand. Regardless, it was still tasty and the noodles did not clump together like so often happens in more sub-par places. Dinner finished off with deep fried bananas (breaded and fried), which come sprinkled with powdered sugar and accompanied by vanilla ice cream. The bananas were hot but the crust was soggy and I wouldn’t get it again. The service is friendly and attentive. The room is small (make a reservation). The decor is an odd mixture of thai (picture of the king) and random prints (eg. Van Gogh print, scenery print).
3629 Broadway West
Approx $60 for dinner for 3 with no drinks