I’m always a little skeptical when I read restaurant reviews on MartiniBoys.com but couldn’t resist checking out their recent write-up of Maenam – Angus An’s new concept is the space formerly known as Gastropod.
The Pad Thai was awesome. I have been making a lot of Pad Thai at home and was starting to feel pretty good about my version. Maenam’s version has me going back to the drawing board at home. It nails the flavours of salty, sweet, spicy, sour and the sauce is luscious, blending perfectly wtih the noodles. I will return many times for a plate of pad thai and a glass of wine. It’s also cheaper then the very un-authentic pad thai at Earl’s, might I add. Chains are not cheaper!
Service was friendly and professional. We definitely still felt like we were in a Gastropod type dining restaurant. The only hitch is that the Thai menu seems a little more casual. It’ll be interesting to see how the clientele develops at Maenam.
Overall – I’ll be back often! Loved it and I hope the late night menu takes off.
Last modified: May 29, 2009