I am a very caring person, but sometimes, I can be such a bad friend. My good friend BB is now 7 months pregnant, and I haven't spoken to her or seen her since she first announced her pregnancy. It is her first baby, and I always imagined myself, well, being more accessible to her.
We met up at Baan Thai restaurant in Centrepointe to catch up, and it was nice to see that she was doing so well. We had some good laughs, I prodded on the details of her pregnancy, and I filled her in on the musings of my life. I've also committed to taking a few prenatal yoga classes with her!
Baan Thai is a nice local restaurant with a very casual atmosphere. BB and I ordered three dishes to split:
This is her preferred local restaurant, and she cannot dine here without ordering the pad thai chicken: a stir fried dish of chicken, Thai rice noodles, egg, bean sprouts, green onions, and peanuts. The noodles were almost candy sweet. This was perfect for BB because she has a big sweet tooth.
Pad Thai Chicken
Next was the gaeng ped yang, a red curry dish with coconut milk, BBQ duck, fresh sweet basil, Thai eggplant, bamboo slices, sweet peppers, and kaffir lime leaves. This dish was a bit milder than I expected.
Gaeng Ped Yang
Last was the pad kra pow: beef sauteed with onions, sweet pepper, fresh chilli, and basil leaves in a spicy garlic sauce.
Pad Kra Pow
For dessert, we split the mango ice cream.
Mango Ice Cream
Overall, the food was decent but nothing spectacular. We've been here a few times together and each time, we've ordered something diferent. Some dishes are good, and some don't do it for me.
I have yet to find spectacular Thai food in Ottawa so if you have any suggestions, please leave me a comment.
Baan Thai Restaurant
261 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada