Saturday, 19 January 2013

No One Leaves Hungry From Ben Thanh


Ben Thanh Viet Thai Restaurant 
500 Fairway Road South 
Kitchener, Ontario 
519-742-3338 
Chain? Yes 
Dress Code? No 
Reservations? No 
Price? $$ 

A few friends and myself had a hankering for some Thai food. Not being from the area, they unanimously chose Ben Thanh. This is one beautiful restaurant. Everything in there  looked new and was nicely designed. Reminded me a bit of Ikea, actually. 

Since I haven’t been to many Thai restaurants, I decided to order the Spring Rolls to start. I was served 4 piping hot rolls. I don’t really get why they piled salad on the plate beside it; it looked sloppy. After I stopped reverse breathing, I discovered they were excellent spring rolls. Full of carrot and rice noodles, they didn’t last long inspite of their temperature. 


Now to the mains! The presentation was fantastic and the portions were crazy! I couldn’t believe for charging so little, that you could get this much food. My leftovers lasted 2 days! Everyone’s main course was a lot of everything, noodles, veggies, meat/shrimp. We all gawked at the insane amount of food on our plates. At that moment, everyone regretted ordering an appetizer. Not one of us cleaned our plates. Defeated, we all left with takeout containers. Needless to say, no one ordered dessert. :P

The service was efficient, food was great and plentiful, prices were unbeatable. I'm not a fan of fusion, but this place could convert me! 

Hungry and craving Thai? Put on your stretchy pants and head on over to Ben Thanh.







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