So with my love of street food and our ever-expanding street food scene here in Vancouver I’m going to be featuring a different street eats each Friday. The focus will be on the food and to showcase the unique dishes from all the food carts I get to experience.
This week it’s all about one of the newest additions to the street eats scene, RimFoodBaht (the Thai word of street food). The trucks owners pictured above wanted to bring their memories and the wonderful street food that is massive popular in Thailand to the multicultural streets of Vancouver. They are located on Hamilton Street right in front of the CBC Television Studios and across the street from the Vancouver Public Library.
The menu is ever-changing and really reasonably priced. After I ordered I was asked something that I have never been asked at a food truck, would I like my food on a plate or in a take away container?, that’s a great personal touch if your eating on the lawn of the CBC or some place near by.
I ordered a Thai Iced Tea for $2.25, it’s something that I have never had before. The Thai version is a lot richer than the North American version. The dark part is the black tea base and on top is sweet milk, your stir it up real good and this is what you have:
An orange, milky tea drink! The flavor was really intense from the black tea and it truly was something different for me. I usually drink green tea or white tea so this was a flavor adventure.
In front of the truck they have put out a nice selection of chili peppers and Thai fish sauce if you’re looking to spice up your meal.
For my meal I went with the Massaman Chicken Curry for $6.50 with brown rice substituted (.50 more) for the standard jasmine. I opted for the take away box seeing it was kind of windy. The box was loaded with a nice amount of brown rice, the rice was cooked perfectly. They weren’t shy with the Massaman curry seeing the dish was originally only $6.50. Flavor wise I wasn’t sure what to expect seeing I have not had this before either, the chicken was nice and tender, the curry sauce had a nice depth of flavor and was mild spice wise. The one downside of the dish, and I’m counting it up to just an off batch were the potatoes in the dish, they were pretty much raw and hardly cooked, unfortunately I couldn’t eat them. I’ve heard lots of great things about these guys so I’m not letting this stop me from making another visit.