Top 5 Pad Thai in Mississauga
Thinking about the trip you had to Thailand? Thinking about the one you have planned? In either case, there’s a good chance that you’d love some authentic Thai food, and a good Pad Thai is probably at the top of that list! Pad Thai come in a variety of styles, each with its own unique twist. Traditionally made with a thinner, flatter noodle, it is accompanied by flavours of tamarind, lime, peanuts, chilli, garlic, cilantro, bean sprouts, and some type or mixture of tofu, chicken, beef, pork, lamb, and/or seafood; yes it’s quite the list!
Many try their hand at creating this traditionally popular Thai dish, and while not all are up to par, some have taken the recipe above and beyond! See some of the best Pad Thai that Mississauga has to offer:
From a fairly new restaurant to our fair city, Thai Cuisine 2 in Port Credit puts out a solid Pad Thai! It has a balanced combination of chicken, shrimp, tofu, eggs, and bean sprouts that is bound to satisfy. This is one of the only Pad Thais I’ve seen served with orange slices, and while that may seem a tad insignificant, the orange citrus flavour really does create a powerful change in taste. Squeeze the slices over your meal and enjoy! It catches your taste buds off guard, and that’s a little refreshing. While there is ample seating here, parking may be a little tricky, so be prepared to walk a little if you’re visiting during peak hours.
Offering a combination of Japanese & Thai cuisine, Wind has a few Pad Thai to choose from. Their curry Pad Thai is quite interesting. Usually Pad Thai is a thinner, flatter noodle, but this almost looked like a Singapore style noodle - thin and greenish in appearance. Fear not how it looks, because the taste is something to behold! The tamarind and curry in the Pad Thai opens up the dish completely. Hints of lime juice and chilli push the acidity and spice to just the right levels. Although small in size, it is one of the cheaper Pad Thai in the city, located in a restaurant that looks like a 5 star hotel! Great place for a nice night out.
A fairly hidden Port Credit gem. This resto offers a variety of fantastic dishes, and their Pad Thai is no different! With a fantastic presentation to match, the seafood version of this Curry Pad Thai will leave you amazed and satisfied. The yellow curry sauce in this dish is what sets it aside from the rest. It helps to decrease the slight acidity that comes with a Pad Thai, while still delivering nodes of garlic, chilli and green onion to your taste buds. The ambiance here is lovely and free parking is available.
The chefs at Twin Fish make a MEAN Pad Thai! This Pad Thai is not over whelmingly spicy, but it has just the right kick to wake up your taste buds. They add some extra dry chilli on the side for those that are slightly more adventurous with their ‘spice buds’. Salt and garlic levels here are just right; not too much or too little. The sauces used in this dish are also share the same level of balance, from the first bite to the last. This really is a complete Pad Thai! The restaurant itself is in the Courtney Parkway theatre plaza. Line-ups do form during peak hours but there is ample parking.
Bamboo Legend prides themselves on a very authentic dining experience. Tucked away in a corner of a plaza on the South Western side of the city, this place has one of the best Pad Thai I’ve ever had in my life! With a few different styles to choose from, the curry Pad Thai was my flavour of choice. Pan fried noodles in a curry that activates taste buds you never even knew you had! Spice, cilantro, peanuts, and golden curry all mix in your mouth to such a degree that it becomes difficult to point out the exact flavours and ingredients used to produce it. The way these ingredients blend are the stuff of pure magic! This is an extremely high quality Pad Thai, and the best way to describe it may just be to try it yourself! Number one in the city? I definitely think so!
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