This tiny, authentic Thai restaurant was so hidden away that my friend and I almost missed it. But, it was well worth the search! Scarborough has a lot of different cuisines; whatever you can think of, Scarborough probably got. However, there isn’t many Thai restaurants that I know of in Scarborough. That’s why, when I found out about Kub Khao, especially since it was so close to home, I couldn’t contain my excitement as my friend and I checked it out.
Thankfully, my friend and I made it there before the rush. A tip for finding the restaurant: look for the run-down gas station (sorry for not remembering the name of it) and Kub Khao is right by it. Also, you’ll see a huge Starbucks located at the nearby plaza, that’s the wrong plaza!
Thai Ice Tea – $3.95
I love Thai Ice Tea for its rich, creamy flavoring, and this, did not disappoint.
Pineapple Chicken Curry – $7.95 (includes spring roll, soup or salad)
Part of the QUICK LUNCH MENU: offer from 11am-4pm
To be honest, I’m used to paying double the price for a dish like this one, at Thai restaurants downtown. I discovered that I no longer need to do that! I can come tow Kub Khao for a fraction of the price and taste just as amazing!
Spring roll and mango salad came with my Pineapple Chicken Curry (Part of the QUICK LUNCH MENU: offer from 11am-4pm)
Fried Chicken with Sticky Rice – $7.95
Part of the Street Lunch section of the menu. Offer from 11am to 4pm.
Fried chicken was nice and crispy on the outside; flavorful, juicy and tender on the inside. The flavoring was so on point that we didn’t even have to use the special sauce that was provided with the dish. You know that feeling when you bite into your protein and feel the need to put more salt or pepper or other sauces? Well, not at Kub Khao! Although, dipping the chicken into the sauce tastes really good as well.
Verdict: I don’t think i will ever pay double the price for Thai food ever again! (unless I had no other choice) This little Thai eatery can satisfy my Thai food cravings any day! Also, I feel like they should hire another person to help out with the restaurant since it does get pretty busy for one or two people to handle.
Parking: Usually, when you eat in Scarborough, you never have to worry about paying for parking. However, the parking lot in front of the restaurnt has a parking meter, though, I’m not sure if it even works or not. Just don’t park at the same plaza as Kub Khao. Park where the Starbucks is. Walking to the restaurant takes literally 1 minute.