Paratha with Coconut Chicken Curry – $12.00 – 9.5/10
Lamb and Potatoes Curry – $16.00 – 10/10
Coconut Rice – $3.00 – 10/10
[Bonus] Dessert – Gifted
Portion sizes: Excellent! They changed their packaging recently and the salad came in a gigantic container that we put into one of our large glass bowls at home for ease of mixing with the tamarind dressing. The lamb curry came in a large upright container, and the chicken curry came in a shorter upright container with 2pcs of paratha (fried, layered, flaky flatbread). I think they also gave us extra pieces of fried tofu <3
When Jacky went to pick up our order, the owner said that he’d just made dessert and that it had been a slow day, so he gifted us a carton of dessert too! I’m not sure what it’s called, but it tasted very creamy — almost milky, and had some coconut flakes sprinkled on top. To be served warm.
It’s potentially the shwe kyi cake listed on their website, which Google tells me is a sweet, Burmese semolina cake. Unfortunately I wasn’t a huge fan of the milky flavour but Jacky enjoyed it. I did like that it wasn’t very sweet though. Either way, it looks like we got a very large portion of it too. Huge thanks to Shwe Myanmar for their generosity!
Delivery service used: The restaurant’s own (free over $30). Date ordered: 27th June, 2020
Chicken Satay – $10.00 – 9.9/10
Pad See Ew Chicken – $12.50 – 8/10
Pineapple Fried Rice – $12.50 – 8/10
Thai Iced Tea – Free Gift <3 – 10/10
Okay so after we were quite put off from our last experience, we really went from ordering once a week to not ordering from them for an entire month… after which we decided we still wanted Thai food, and this place has been great 2/3 times, so we tried again.
Imagine our surprise when the delivery guy from the restaurant introduced himself as one of the chefs who worked there and gave us two free Thai Iced Teas as he’d read my reviews and learned that I had been disappointed last time. Awww! That was so nice of him. (First of all, wow, how did they know it was me?? Also, hello!!!! Thank you for reading my blog posts and reviews!)
Delivery service used:DoorDash Date ordered: 28th May, 2020
Crispy Yellow Tofu – $10.00 – 9.8/10
Shwe Myanmar Tea Leaf Salad – $12.00 – 9.5/10
Eggplant Curry – $12.00 – 9.8/10
Coconut Rice – $3.00 – 9.8/10
Portion sizes: Good. The eggplant curry was a little more substantial but the other dishes were sized for one portion… or it could have just been due to us being SUPER hungry that we pretty much wolfed the entire thing down.
This is one of our favourite restaurants and before the lockdown, Jacky and I used to eat there every other week. It’s a family-owned small business and the owner is so lovely. I feel like the portions are slightly larger in the restaurant, but perhaps it’s also because we go there so frequently they just see us and give us a little extra <3
That said, the crispy yellow tofu typically comes as 8pcs according to the menu, but we received12! I think it’s because some of them were ‘older’ and had been re-fried, but I really appreciate them giving us the extra pieces, and the re-frying made them even crispier. We love this dish; without a doubt it is the one item on the menu that we absolutely must order every single time.
Can you tell? We like this place a lot. Or, at least, we did. Unfortunately, today’s meal was disappointing. You can read my first review of the restaurant here, and my second review of the restaurant here. Edit: Read my latest review of this restaurant here.
Delivery service used: The restaurant’s own (free over $30) – we had to call to order because their online ordering service was not working for us. Date ordered: 20th May, 2020
Khao Pad Gai Tod – $13.00 – 7/10
Tom Yum Fried Rice – $14.00 – 6.5/10
Pineapple Fried Rice – $12.50 – 7.5/10
Flavour: I don’t know if the chef was just having a bad day or if it was a different chef entirely. The Khao Pad Gai Tod today was dry. Last time we didn’t even get the sweet & sour sauce that was supposed to come with this dish and it was still full of flavour and the chicken was juicy and tender. This time, the flavours were… lacking. And the chicken was old and dry. We definitely needed the sweet & sour sauce.
Such a shame, because last time Jacky was drooling over my dish. Now that he ordered it for himself, it was disappointing. I do think they gave us extra chicken though, which was nice, and the breading was still crunchy… but it was all just so dry. It’s the complete opposite of last time; this time, all the rice dishes could have benefitted from more oil.
Just look at it… I can make the colours more vibrant and the lighting brighter but you still can’t hide that it’s dry:
I was wrong about the tomato too. I don’t even get what the point of the tomato was anymore. All 3 dishes had one block of tomato haphazardly thrown into the mix. Like, just one quarter of a tomato. Why?
Delivery service used:DoorDash Date ordered: 17th May, 2020
Pho with Rare Steak Slices (Large) – $13.00 – 7/10
Pho with Rare Steak, Brisket, Tendon and Tripe (Large) – $13.00 – 7/10
Flavour: I mean… it’s not bad. It’s not the best pho I’ve ever had, but it’s okay. I personally find the broth too sweet and somehow a bit salty all at the same time. You can taste some other spices like star anise in there too but… I don’t know. I find it lacking, somewhat. It’s like it would have benefitted from simmering in the bones and spices for another few hours to bring out a richer, deeper flavour in the broth itself, rather than over-seasoning to supplement taste.
I ended up pouring some more hot water into the broth to dilute it a little, which worked out well because I feel like we didn’t get as much broth in proportion to the quantity of dry ingredients. In addition, I’m more of a lime-with-my-pho type of girl, but they tend to serve theirs with lemon. I do appreciate that the meat and herbs were very fresh though.