Bai Bua Thai Cuisine is a family owned business in the Hastings-Sunrise area and has authentic Thai cuisine. Since I’ve never been to Thailand, I can’t really comment on the authenticity, but a few friends have said its pretty close. There is pay parking at the front of the restaurant, but it can be tricky to find a spot since there is a bit of traffic near the intersection. Luckily we were able to find a large space out front since it was pouring outside.
The restaurant has a good amount of space. We made reservations just in case this place filled out, but when we went around 6pm, it wasn’t too busy. Later in the evening, it did get very busy.
We started off with the Thai Ice Tea with Milk and omg it’s so darn good. I can not express how amazing and delicious this drink is. It was like milk tea but a lot better. If they made this into an ice cream, it would be awesome. Highly recommended item to order.
Laab is a warm salad that is North-Eastern Thai Style. You can choose to have it with ground chicken or pork. It also has lime, fish sauce, onion, green onion, coriander, ground chili and ground roasted rice.
It was like a warm meat salad. Good flavours, but I wish I had some rice with it.
Chicken Wings comes with 8 pieces. They are marinated in spices and garlic before being deep-fried. It came piping hot to the table and was very enjoyable. The batter reminded me a little bit like Church’s Chicken.
Khao Pad Pring Poo is their spicy fried rice. You have the choice of having it with chicken, beef, or pork. We went with the pork. The dish also has rice, chili, egg, green onion and carrots.
When first tasting this dish it wasn’t very spicy at all. It could have been a bit more spicy.
Green Curry comes with your choice of chicken, beef or tofu. We went with tofu. The dish also has green curry paste, thai herbs, coconut milk, eggplant, green beans, thai basil and bamboo shoots.
It was really good. We ordered a large coconut rice to go with it too, which was great.
Pad Thai Chicken comes with thin rice noodles, tamarind sauce, sugar, salted radish, egg, chives, bean sprouts and ground peanuts.
It was ok, but the sugar really threw me off. Didn’t like the slightly sweet taste to it.
One item that I was really looking forward to is the mango sticky rice dessert in the shape of a rose. It’s just so beautiful!
It is served warm with some coconut milk drizzles on top. I’ve never had this before, so it was a nice treat.
The 3 of us had a great meal but some dishes were definitely a hit and a miss.
At the end of the meal, they give you the bill with some apple hard candies.
We Rate Bai Bua Thai Cuisine:
2443 East Hastings Street, Vancouver