Sunday, September 23, 2018

Green Basil Lunch Special

Green Basil Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato Treated my friend for her birthday and she had a craving for Thai from her tried-and-true near-her-neighbourhood Thai place, Green Basil.

The free stuff that comes with your meal is really sad but don't worry, your actual order will actually be good!

Service on the Sunday afternoon was prompt, attentive, and not pushy. Awesome!

Spring Rolls
  • Came with our order.
  • Maybe because it was freshly fried and not allowed to sit around and get soft and soggy (and also drain of oil), this tasted kinda oily.
  • Sauce was so thin as to barely taste like anything at all but I think it was supposed to be that sweet garlic-chili sauce. Maybe.
2018-Sept-23 - Green Basil - spring rolls

Tom Yum Soup (?)
  • Came with our order. Really kinda thin tasting.
2018-Sept-23 - Green Basil - tom yum soup?

G17M. Tiger prawns with red curry paste & coconut rice, served in young coconut ($13.50 lunch special price)
  • This was actually really tasty. And with a tightly packed bowl of rice, price for portion is really decent for a filling meal.
  • "Tiger prawns" were just prawn sized -- which is to say, definitely bigger than a shrimp but not so big to really wow anyone. Forgot to keep count but I think there were four prawns.
  • Had some real heat to it too, which I liked. Rated three chilies for spicy-heat on the restaurant menu so you can expect one-chili to be barely a tingle on your tongue.
  • They also diligently scraped that coconut of the flesh so there's no waste (and no reason to cart that coconut shell home either) and it's quite a "meaty" feeling curry as well.
  • They might take your plate away. Make sure they don't or ask for a plate and utensils. It's very much more convenient to empty the rice and curry onto a dinner plate and mix it up.
2018-Sept-23 - Green Basil - G17. Tiger prawns with red curry paste & coconut rice

2018-Sept-23 - Green Basil - G17. Tiger prawns with red curry paste & coconut rice

39M. Phat Thai noodle with shrimp & ground peanuts ($10.50 lunch special price)
  • My friend's go-to order at Green Basil.
  • Decent tasting, sweet, with just a tingle of heat. Price for portion is fair too.
2018-Sept-23 Green Basil - 39M. Phat Thai noodle with shrimp & ground peanuts

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