It's not often that I buy food for lunch and feel like I got my money's worth. Often it seems that restaurants price their lunches to fit in the $6 - $12 frame just because that is what lunch should cost. The food quality and quantity may match it but often not.
I called Khai after looking at their website (http://www.khaithai.com/) and reviewing their menu. This is a huge thing for me as I use the intertubes for nearly everything.
I ordered the Panang Curry and was told it would be 5 minutes. First thought was... they have it ready and it's not made to order. Not a positive sign but I followed through and walked down to pick it up.
The Lunch combo consisted of Iceberg lettuce salad w/ a thousand island like dressing, standard issue spring roll, generous portion of rice and a container of the Panang Curry.
Lettuce was cold and crisp. I haven't had iceberg lettuce in a long time but I'm not complaining. It was good for a change
Spring roll was warm by the time I got back to my office but still crisp. The sweet sauce could have been spicier so I added my own chili oil that I have stashed for this purpose.
Panang Curry was good. Definitely taste the Thai Basil and the hint of lime leaves. It was a good -> outstanding curry in that the flavours were distinct. The chicken was all breast meat. I would have preferred thigh meat but I understand that most like the white breast meat over the darker more flavourful variety. Personal preference would have been if the curry was a bit spicier but I'm sure it was plenty for most.
Overall, I would definitely eat here again. The cashier/hostess was friendly and polite when I entered to pick up my take-away and the atmosphere in the restaurant seemed agreeable. I may have to try eating in next time.
$10.45 tax incl for a very filling and satisfying meal. A good value