Chef Nuit Regular, whose Thai restaurants are the toast of Toronto, will be expanding westward with the opening of Kanchanaburi in Vancouver.
Regular, who left her life as a nurse in Thailand behind with her move to Canada, is best known for her family of restaurants, including Sukho Thai, which was just named one of Toronto’s best Thai restaurants of 2014.
For her Vancouver venture, Regular is headed to Olympic Village and has chosen the name Kanchanaburi. A fan of naming restaurants for regions in Thailand (Khao San Road, where Regular once was in the kitchen, for example, is an infamous Bangkok ‘hood), for her restaurant in Canada’s westernmost province she chose the name of a western city in Thailand.
Diners at Kanchanaburi will find a range of Northern Thai dishes on the menu, with lunch dishes in the $10 range and dinner around $14.
Here are just a few of the dishes that will make their way to the Kanchanaburi menu:
- Grabong (Vegetarian): deep fried battered squash fritters
- Pad Thai: stir fried rice noodle in home made tamarind sauce with bean sprouts, tofu, egg, chives, Thai coriander, fresh lime and home roasted peanuts – choice of chicken, beef, pork or tofu contains oyster sauce
- Khao Soi: Fresh egg noodles in golden curry topped with crispy noodles, coriander. Green onions and choose of braised beef or chicken
- Pad Gra prow w/ egg: stir fried ground chicken, Beef or pork with holy basil and oyster sauce topped with egg rice on the side
Kanchanaburi will be located at 115 West 2nd in Olympic Village.
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