Bob Likes Thai Food is a restaurant in the South Granville area serving up Thai classics.
Such high hopes...but was not to be.
Started with the Miang Kham. Great idea, good texture, loved the concept. The flavours were also quite good. So where did it get let down? The sauce was WAY too sweet. By far, not by a little bit.
Next up , the Tom Ka Gai. Again, great flavours from the herbs & spices. A bit skimpy on the chicken, we could barely find any. The let down? Too sweet & too salty. It was thankfully masked a bit by the fragrance from the other ingredients, but was far too heavy those 2 basic tastes.
Finally, the Choo Chi Pla, sounded promising, but it was billed as a "dry curry". Really, cause it was so far from the definition of dry short of being a soup. It isn't bad being so saucy, but it was mis-represented on the menu. Again, the fragrance & flavours were delightful. And again far too much sugar and salt.
Each dish could've been, should've been so much better, but was not! Thai food should be fresh, fragrant but not heavy!
Unless I hear of a significant change, I doubt I would be returning. Not recommended.
I ran across Bob's quite by accident. I spotted the well-placed sign board as I was on the sidewalk - a good idea considering I could have easily walked by the place as it's very small and not very visible. The name jumped out at me and roused my curiosity. The restaurant was busy and the menu looked intriguing so I decided to invite some friend to check it out the next night. I made a reservation as it was a Friday night and was certain it would be busy. When we walked in (oops a few minutes late) our table was ready and waiting for us with a small "reserved" sign placed on it... the table was tiny but we managed to fit ourselves around it. It would be hard to get 4 big guys around the table so were were lucky we had 2 girls along with us. There was a slight hiccup with the service initially - more of a miss communication between the servers (it took them a few minutes to realize we had not been provided menu's). We ordered from the server once settled and quickly made friends with the owner "Tai" who was hovering around. He was a typical friendly Thai guy. Our drinks and food arrived very quickly - The papaya salad was excellent and refreshing. We decided to share everything as it was our first time... we ordered 3 curries: a Masamman, Cashew chicken, and the Panang, served with simple Jasmin rice and a Coconut rice. My one (smal) issue was the rice was at an extra charge and not included with the meals. I mean who eats a thai curry without rice? We also split a Pad Si-Ew which is similar to a pad thai but with egg and pork and it was delicious as well. Overall, the food was very good. All of us at the table had been to Thailand at one time or the other, and were happy with the flavors. Our bill was approx $130 between the four and that included the several Singha beers and coctail we had. Definitely good value for money in my book. It's too bad they don't deliver as I live a few blocks away but it's my new "go to" Thai place for sure. Highly recommended.
Bob's Fish and Chips and Poutine are two items on the menu that deceive consumer expectation. I ordered Fish and Chips and received soggy battered dry fish with deep fried rice balls. I enquired about the poutine, waitress said not french fries, gravy and cheese curds. Although, I ate what I received to give benefit of the doubt, to try something new, but couldn't get the taste of deception out of my mouth. I would've happily paid $12 for Fish and Chips, but not so happily to pay that price for something I feel I didn't order.
|1.||3755 Main Street (3.1 km)|