Bai Bua Thai Cuisine is family owned restaurant on Hastings Sunrise neighborhood. It is close to Tacofino Commissary and Mr. Red Cafe. Bai Bua itself means Lotus Leaf – often used as food wraps and as herbal medicine. Bai Bua itself is brightly lit, open and welcoming.
Bai Bua Thai offers authentic Thai food that is flavorful and competes with Kin Kao.
Chicken Wings 7.99: 8 pieces of deep fried crispy wings marinated in garlic and spices. Juicy and plump and came piping hot. The batter is light, not greasy and reminds me a Church’s. And that is a good thing!
Chicken Satay 7.90: Grilled marinated chicken in coconut milk, turmeric, garlic, Thai spices and served with peanut sauce, salsa of fresh cucumber and red onion. I thought it was a little dry and flavors were bland.
Tom Kha Gai (Chicken coconut milk soup) 10.90: Ever since we went to Departure, we have been craving Tom Kha Gai. So naturally we had to order this when we saw it on the menu. Tom Kha Gai is a spicy coconut milk soup. This one is a little thin but still has a lot of great flavors. Lots of chicken, mushrooms, coriander, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, chili, galangal ginger and lime juice.
Som Tum (Papaya Salad) 8.90: One of my favorite dishes of the night. Their Papaya salad with medium heat is refreshing and delicious. Shreaded green papaya, carrot, lime, tamarind juices, green bean, tomato, fresh chili, garlic, peanut and fish sauce. Just the right amount of tart, spices and acidity.
Pad Thai with Prawns 10.99: Stir fried thin rice noodles, tamarind sauce, sugar, salted radish, egg, chives, bean sprouts and ground peanuts. The noodles were a little sweet. I added some chili oil to it and it was ok.
Mango sticky rice. It is made into a shape of a rose. It is so pretty! I’m looking forward to their curries and other signature Thai dishes.
Bai Bua Thai Cuisine
Tue 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2443 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5K 1Y8