Maenam 
1938 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

Food: ♥♥♥♥
Service: ♥♥♥
Value: ♥♥♥
Ambience: ♥♥♥.5

I read some rave reviews about this restaurant, and one of my foodie friends also recommended this place, but most of all, I really wanted to go for quite some time since Thai is my favourite Asian cuisine. This was a really special date for me, so thank you Beebs.

We made reservations for an early dinner on a Monday night so the restaurant was really quiet when we entered. It was dimly lit with a candle on each table. There was some soft music playing in the background - giving it a hint of romanticism. 

The menu was really foreign to us, but thanks to our server we managed to get started with steam mussels with lemongrass and Thai basil. Let me tell you this, this starter completely blew me away. These were amazingly fresh and juicy mussels. I’ve always been a little hesitant eating shell-fish because I’m afraid of the fishy aromas and flavour. I’m absolutely in love with this appy, and I’m drooling writing about it too. The sweet and sour blend of the flavours worked well together, even the soup base was great (though a little spicy). 

For mains, we ordered the pad thai and chiang mai style heritage pork curry. Pad thai is always a must when you go to a Thai restaurant. This has got to be the best pad thai yet. I loved the noodles; they weren’t atrociously hard to bite (that’s the last pad thai I recall eating). I thought adding the pickled cabbages to the dish was something special. I got a thing for sour foods. The pork curry went well with roti, but we had to add on rice in the end to finish it. It was extremely rich, and the pork was so tender. Both plates were delightful, and definitely made our stomachs happy and our taste buds scream for joy. 

Oh and one more thing we ordered off the menu was Thai iced tea. Dear goodness, this went so well with the spicy foods because it soothe our tongues. Not to mention, the tea wasn’t too bitter, and the condensed milk didn’t make it overly sweet! Perfect. 

We passed on desserts this time round, but I’m sure there’s a next time for this restaurant. I loved it. Hm, some other remaining comments would be the waiters were extremely attentive and made sure all our needs were met. (Thanks for the recommendation of the mussels!). I’m so glad I got to try this place, and it’s by far my favourite (Asian and Thai). Definitely check this place out.

FYI:
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Maenam 
1938 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

Food: ♥♥♥♥
Service: ♥♥♥
Value: ♥♥♥
Ambience: ♥♥♥.5

I read some rave reviews about this restaurant, and one of my foodie friends also recommended this place, but most of all, I really wanted to go for quite some time since Thai is my favourite Asian cuisine. This was a really special date for me, so thank you Beebs.

We made reservations for an early dinner on a Monday night so the restaurant was really quiet when we entered. It was dimly lit with a candle on each table. There was some soft music playing in the background - giving it a hint of romanticism. 

The menu was really foreign to us, but thanks to our server we managed to get started with steam mussels with lemongrass and Thai basil. Let me tell you this, this starter completely blew me away. These were amazingly fresh and juicy mussels. I’ve always been a little hesitant eating shell-fish because I’m afraid of the fishy aromas and flavour. I’m absolutely in love with this appy, and I’m drooling writing about it too. The sweet and sour blend of the flavours worked well together, even the soup base was great (though a little spicy). 

For mains, we ordered the pad thai and chiang mai style heritage pork curry. Pad thai is always a must when you go to a Thai restaurant. This has got to be the best pad thai yet. I loved the noodles; they weren’t atrociously hard to bite (that’s the last pad thai I recall eating). I thought adding the pickled cabbages to the dish was something special. I got a thing for sour foods. The pork curry went well with roti, but we had to add on rice in the end to finish it. It was extremely rich, and the pork was so tender. Both plates were delightful, and definitely made our stomachs happy and our taste buds scream for joy. 

Oh and one more thing we ordered off the menu was Thai iced tea. Dear goodness, this went so well with the spicy foods because it soothe our tongues. Not to mention, the tea wasn’t too bitter, and the condensed milk didn’t make it overly sweet! Perfect. 

We passed on desserts this time round, but I’m sure there’s a next time for this restaurant. I loved it. Hm, some other remaining comments would be the waiters were extremely attentive and made sure all our needs were met. (Thanks for the recommendation of the mussels!). I’m so glad I got to try this place, and it’s by far my favourite (Asian and Thai). Definitely check this place out.

FYI:
http://www.maenam.ca/media%20page%20pictures/062010vanmagaward.png


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