Lunch At The Thai House

The Thai House is one of my favorite places to go for lunch. We used to go every single Friday but as more and more restaurants open up, time spent at the Thai House went down. The restaurant is part of the Thai House Restaurant Group which includes Smaba Brazilian Steakhouse, Chilli House and Urban Thai Bistro. The Thai House also features a line of curry sauces that can be bought at the restaurant or at local specialty stores like Urban Fare in Yaletown.

Most diners going to the Thai House for lunch go for the set lunch menu. The menu features chicken, beef or pork cooked with a variety of ingredients. At only $7.50, it’s a very good value and the place is generally packed during lunch time.

Hot and Sour Soup


All lunch specials begin with the Thai House Hot and Sour soup. The soup is more sour than it is hot but it makes a good opener and helps to cleanse the taste buds.

Gai Pad Bai Grapau


This was my dish. Boneless chicken with Thai chili, onions, mushrooms and fresh basil. It rates a three pepper out of four on the hot scale. However, the chef can increase it to a four if you want more heat. A spring roll, rice and salad is included.

Kaeng Phed Neua


This was Sarah’s lunch. Beef with red curry paste, bamboo shoots and coconut milk. It has a two pepper heat rating so it’s not as hot as my dish. You taste the coconut milk more than anything else. The dish is also available with chicken or pork.

Lunch at the Thai House came to only $18.00 with tax and tip. It doesn’t get much better than that. The only thing I like to see is for them to improve their parking situation. The place is so busy at lunch that it’s often hard to find a parking space. This is why we generally go to the Thai House after 1PM. By then, most of the office lunch people are back at the office and we can relax and enjoy a nice two hour lunch.

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46 thoughts on “Lunch At The Thai House”

  1. Neil Duckett says:

    That`s inspired me to get off the couch and go grab some lunch.

    1. Easy for you to say your in japan

      1. Neil Duckett says:

        True …. i just had a massive bowl of Ramen … posted a pic for you Alexander.

  2. The only place that cheap near me is Taco bell

    1. Vik Dulat says:

      Agreed! love Taco Bell.

      1. Me too. I can eat 8 Tacos in one sitting at Taco Bell with lots of spicy sauce…

        1. Vik Dulat says:

          Fire sauce is always the key! Mmm

  3. worknplay says:

    You have got to stop doing this 😉 . Every time I see these pictures I just start drooling all over my keyboard and the darn thing doesn’t work. I can’t afford to buy anymore keyboards.

  4. That’s given me the munches after a night out. 2.30 am here – think I’ve gotta cook something! 😀

  5. Carl says:

    I like the curries there.. But that American-Chinese food style hot & sour soup is terrible! A Thai restaurant shouldn’t call themselves a Thai restaurant unless they serve a Tom Yum soup.

    Next time you come to HK I’ll take you to a real Thai restaurant, run by Thai people 😉 The food is AMAZING.

  6. great008 says:

    mmmm thai food (drools)…. :mrgreen:

  7. TJ says:

    Looks good!!!

  8. Domtan says:

    “Thai” look real appetizing.

  9. J says:

    The price for the bowl of soup + 2 main courses…+ drinks and taxes is only 18 usd in total? Are u serious?

    1. John Chow says:

      No, it’s $18 CAD. That’s like $1 million USD! :mrgreen:

      1. Mike says:

        Man, I never thought I hear that!!! I still can’t over that our dollar is worth more!

  10. tonyinabox says:

    You will like to more if you eat here in Thailand. It’s totally different 😈

    1. Oh yeah, my girlfriend always tells me food is WAY better in Thailand and very spicy indeed.

  11. YUM pix! The names of the dishes were incomprehensible but the pix weren’t 😀 I love Thai too.

  12. picxx says:

    Thai food is allways great.
    You should really try out tom kah gai, wich is a sour creamy chicken soup. That one is delicous!

  13. Oh Cool… I eat a lot of Thai food too because my girlfriend is Thai and she cooks me lots of it! 🙂

  14. I really don’t like hot and sour soup.

  15. starboykb says:

    Thai foods is quite popular nowadays i have to say. It just remind i haven’t been to the restaurant for quite a while too. miss the foods really. 😎

  16. geomark says:

    Another “Thai” restaurant that serves Chinese food. I hate that. Hot and sour soup isn’t Thai.

    1. tonyinabox says:

      and you also get ‘Fortune Cookie’ and ‘Chopstick’ 😆

      That’s how funny Thai restaurant are in the US.

  17. Ryan Shamus says:

    Dude – I’m starving! Surprisingly, I have a great Thai place up the road from me, and I live in a smaller neighborhood. I’m not real familiar with the food – but this will make me investigate:)

  18. Derek says:

    Looks so good making me hungry. Eggrolls yum!

  19. I used to eat Thai food pretty regularly as well, but have since cut back. There is this one chinese place though that’s really cheap, tastes great, and the portions are huge. Each meal can realistically serve as two meals. Now that’s definitely Fiscal Musings.

  20. Unbelievable price. Thai food has always been a great favorite of mine. They are liberal users of the coconut and that makes the difference. Their vegetarian food is about the best that you can get.

  21. Etienne Teo says:

    I live in singapore so i get to eat all kinda cuisine, sometimes i just love the place i live, i get to eat many cultures. haha!

  22. I live in Thailand and that food looks shit.

  23. Leo says:

    It’s “Samba”, not “Smaba” Brazilian Steakhouse 🙄
    I think your Chinglish is getting worse, John 😉

  24. Ivy says:

    Next time you’re in Singapore, try the Lemongrass Thai Restaurant. If you like sweet curry, the green chilli curry is to die for. And let’s not forget dessert – mango sticky rice!

    PS. It would be cool if you had a salivating icon for your comment window…

  25. bloggernoob says:

    curry looks good. they don’t have korean food in canada? next time tho get some galbi john

  26. Shams says:

    I like Thai food 😛

  27. vutha says:

    these food make me hungry. I saw Thai food on photos of you being like Khmer Food.

  28. Ed Lau says:

    John and I went there last week too. The soup is horrible…way too sweet. However, the curry is delicious and not as rich as you’d expect. The chicken is cooked well and the prices are extremely reasonable.

  29. GettyCash says:

    I can cook pad gaprao gai. It look much better than that picture. 😉

  30. Etienne Teo says:

    Hot and sour soup? 😯 is that szechuan soup or thai tom yam?

  31. Matt says:

    Chinese hot and sour soup is better XD

  32. Doesn’t seem very Thai to me, apart from the spice…. What about the spicy tea?


  33. Joy Smith says:

    Yeah ummm you’re making me HUNGRY!!!!! Lunch time!!!!! :mrgreen:

  34. That was pretty cheap, the soup looked good.

  35. There’s some pretty good Thai food in Taipei… Actually, modified a little for local tastes of course.

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