Bai Bua Thai Cuisine

Pickings are slim on East Hastings when you want late(ish) night eats. Luckily, Bai Bua Thai Cuisine was open so we gave them a try. They’re located across the street from Tentatsu and Thailicious.

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Hours.

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Sign outside.

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We dropped in on a Friday evening (around 8:35pm). They were closing up early but we called ahead and were told we could dine in if we ate quickly. They ask what spice level you want; we went with medium. Would get hot next time as medium was closer to mild.

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The menu consists of appetizers, grilled, soup, salad, seafood, curry, fried rice, stir fried, noodles, lunch specials and sweets.

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Click here to see the full menu (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7) and drinks (1 and 2).

Thai ice tea ($4.50)
DSC00801J subbed for coconut milk ($1.00 extra). He was very pleased with his drink.

Steamed rice ($3.00 small)
DSC00809Bowl was a good amount to go with the curry dish.

Chicken wings (#6) ($8.90 for 8)
DSC00802Deep fried crispy chicken wings. These came out hot and crispy. Side of sweet chili sauce wasn’t too sweet.

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Didn’t really need it as the wings were good on it’s own.

Green curry (#40) ($13.90)
DSC00807Green curry paste with Thai herbs, coconut milk, eggplant, bell peppers, Thai basil and bamboo shoots. Could have used way more heat/spice in this dish but the curry was well balanced. Decent mix of vegetables and the pork was tasty.

Sukho Thai noodle soup (#85) ($13.90)
DSC00799Thin rice noodles in a spicy soup with pork, bean sprouts, green beans, green onion, coriander, ground chili, peanuts and a crispy wonton. Everyone liked the broth as it had a good kick. More of a light, lemongrass flavour. Noodles clumped together slightly.

Prig pao fried rice (#72) ($13.90)
DSC00806Chili jam fried rice with egg, carrot, green onion and we opted for chicken. This was the best dish of the night. The chili jam added a faint sweetness to the dish and good wok hei to the rice. Very balanced flavours.

Better than expected at BBTC.

Bai Bua Thai Cuisine
http://www.baibuathaicuisine.com/
2443 E Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
(778) 379-9699