Lifestyle & Parenting

Fit to be Thai-d

May 24, 2013

No time for a trip to Bangkok? Modelled after the Thai night markets and
serving fresh and delicious street-food inspired dishes, the new
Longtail Kitchen restaurant is a culinary and cultural trip in itself.

A 20-minute SkyTrain ride away in the new River
in New Westminster, it’s the latest outpost from chef Angus
An of Maenam renown. Named after Thai water taxis, Longtail Kitchen has
all the style and panache of An’s original restaurant, but with every
dish under $12. The fried oysters were light and crispy, and the
signature chicken wings instantly addictive, while mains like prawn pad
thai, Northern style grilled hen and turmeric curry of lingcod and
mussels were light yet deeply flavoured, all served in gorgeous Thai
ceramics with vintage Thai utensils. The eclectic room features a black
ceiling to evoke night markets, plus a mini-market of Thai wares such as
books, cooking pots and even pad thai kits with fresh noodles and spices
($10) to cook at home. Beverages include roasted coconut juice and
super-refreshing Thai iced tea with lemongrass, and before long, iced
cold beer. With a glass wall that open to a river-front view, plus 25
seats inside, its bound to be this summer’s best staycation spot. Sarah

Longtail Kitchen, #116 810 Quayside Dr., River Market, New Westminster,

For an insider’s look at the media preview (complete with the amazing
stunt the PR team pulled off on the SkyTrain) please see our Editors’


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