Kub Khao means “with rice” in Thai, but Dangerous Dan and I only had a tiny bit of rice during our visit to this hip happenin’ restaurant!
Getting to Kub Khao is interesting. The restaurant is located in the plaza of a non-brand-name gas station and the parking spots are sort of uneven. Once you get past the scary exterior appearance, you’re greeted by a nondescript, darkish eating area. From here, you need to make your way to the back of the restaurant where there is warmer lighting and prettier decor!
Now, on to the food! The food is excellent! We got some spring rolls to start and they were hot and crispy! Next, we ordered two mains: yellow curry (with chicken) and good ol’ pad thai (with beef).
My only complaint is that the rice to curry ratio is such that you either have to buy more rice to finish the curry, or you need to take the curry home to eat with something else. So it’s ironic that a place called “With Rice” doesn’t serve enough rice. But either way, the food is delicious and the ambiance of the restaurant is very warm and cozy! I think the benches were made out of old church pews.
Kub Khao / 3561 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 1, Toronto / website