A few weeks ago, I had a catch-up lunch with a dear friend, Grace (please visit her wonderful blog!) at The Friendly Thai, a local Thai restaurant in our neighbourhood of Leslieville.
When it comes to Thai restaurants, I have my clear favourites and judge hard if a restaurant has two types of Pad Thai where one is listed as “authentic”.
Fortunately for The Friendly Thai, they don’t have that. Nonetheless, I ended ordering the Phad Woon Sen (stir-fried glass noodles) with chicken, egg and vegetables. It was kind of bland and the chicken was dry. The only redeeming thing about this dish is the decent portion size.
We had a nice, quiet lunch to talk and laugh about random things and our server was extremely nice and accommodating. While we eventually became the only diners in the restaurant, I couldn’t help notice that the cooks were also having lunch one table over ours. A bit of a faux pas…
The Friendly Thai
1218 Queen St. E