Can you believe that this place used to house a Burger King? Mind blown. Although now that I think about it, the outside does have the outline of a fast food joint. Anyways, I’ve heard good things about Juree’s Thai Place so one evening, I met up with K and her roomie to go for dinner.
Hours are great. Open every day from 11:00am to 10:00pm.
It was pretty busy for an early Friday evening and there was a constant flow of people coming in and out to grab takeout. The inside is lush but has a very relaxed vibe to it with green walls, fish tanks and Thai music videos playing in the background.
We tried to order a couple Thai iced teas as both my friends have never had it?!? They never showed up; I’m not sure why. They offered us green tea on the house instead. Think they were too busy prioritizing takeouts…
Coconut rice (#64) ($6.00 large)
Fluffy and aromatic. Large was perfect amount to share between three.
Matsaman curry with beef (#27) ($15.00)
Beef, onion, potatoes, peanuts and coconut milk. I haven’t enjoyed a matsaman curry in a long time but this one was great. We only got it “mild spicy” but the flavours were well balanced and harmonious.
Green curry (#24) ($15.00)
Chicken, red and green peppers, basil, broccoli, zuchinni, eggplant, peas, carrots and coconut milk. The green curry was also well executed and had a bit more heat to it than the matsaman.
Pad thai (#54) ($15.00)
Rice noodle, pork, prawn, egg, tofu, green onion, bean sprout, radish and peanuts. According to K, whose been here multiple times, the pad thai is usually awesome but something was off this time around. I thought the noodles were pretty lumpy and didn’t have much spring to them. Just passable.
Tough to say how it matches up against White Elephant as I’ve only been once to both places but our meal at JT was solid and we had leftovers for the next day.
Juree’s Thai Place
2055 – 16 Avenue NW