Wow, St. Albert is finally getting more ethnic and diversified in its restaurant options (’bout time). A new spot, Songkran Thai, opened in the spot that formerly housed SixnSeven (and apparently, this was a carwash back in the day). It’s located right across the street from Sushi Park and The Cajun House.
First trip, we came on a Friday for lunch and HOLY CRAP, it was beyond busy. I couldn’t believe how packed it was. We got there right at noon and didn’t get our food till almost an hour later. Yikes.
The lunch combo is an incredibly good deal. There’s 26 options and all are priced at $10.95.
You can also add a spring rolls, soup, salad or fried egg for an extra $1.00.
Curry was addictively good.
Pad thai tom yam (L15) ($10.95)
Stir fried rice noodle with lemongrass chili bean paste, tofu, onion, egg, beansprout, green onion. I like how they served the lime and crushed peanuts separately – smart in case someone is allergic. Noodles were tasty with the tom yam coming through prominently.
We decided to give them a try at dinner. I met up with J and C on a Monday evening.
Gold bag (#10) ($6.00)
Six pieces of ground pork, green pea and carrot wrapped in wontons and with a mild curry sauce. Light and cripy but not much filling. Not as good as the ones at Million Thai.
Crab fried rice (#42) ($15.95)
Fried rice with crab meat, egg, green pea, carrot, onion, green onion and cilantro. This was fantastic. The crab was incredibly flavourful. I kept on going back for more.
I can’t wait to come back and try more things! First place in a long time where food and price have matched, especially for Thai cuisine.
Songkran Thai Restaurant
20 St. Anne Street
St. Albert, AB