Reviews from Abroad: E-San

Since our Plan-A for Thai food fell through we decided to fire up the GPS and see what the plan B for Thai would be. Luckily it found quite a gem for us, E-San Thai Cuisine!. They had a pretty nifty interior with some nice murals!

To start off, they gave us some complimentary spring rolls! They weren’t too oily yet were very crispy and light on the outside but were packed with tons of veggie goodness on the inside!

The Pad Prik (9.95) was the first dish to come. The veggies were all very fresh and crunchy, and the chicken was very flavourful. The sauce itself had a very strong basil taste that reminded me of a light oyster sauce that has a slight tangyness to it.

The next dish to come was the Pineapple Fried Rice (9.95). The pineapple’s sweetness was nicely spread throughout the rice. However, that said, it could have been a bit stronger (aka use more pineapple juice). It was pretty nifty how the rice came inside the pineapple!

Next came the Pad Thai (9.95). There was the most absolutely perfect level of Tamarind in the noodles, so that it was tangy but not overpoweringly so. However, the noodles were a bit mushy, though that was offset, and contrasted, by the crunchiness of the peanuts.

The last dish to come was the Pad King Gartiem Moo (9.95). It’s basically gingered pork. The onion and the ginger flavouring was VERY strong in the dish, and on the bowl of rice it came with, it makes for one hell of a filling meal in itself.


-Great execution

-Friendly server

-Nice interior, though washroom leaves something to be desired



-Parking is sparse

-Area is kind of sketchy at night

Closing Comments: There’s a reason it’s one of the highest rated Thai places in the area..damn they have some really good food. Still, watch yourself in the area though, especially at night…sketchiness abounds.

Overall Rating: 4.1 PBJ’s out of a possible 5

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