Last week before we head to Blink 182′s concert we grab a quick bite to eat at Charm Modern Thai.
I didn’t have a good experience on my first visit to Charm Modern Thai a year ago, but words out that they have a new head chef, and with recent positive reviews from other bloggers, I was willing to give them a try again. Also their 2 for 1 appetizer happy hour everyday from 5pm – 6pm, worked out perfect with our concert schedule.
To take advantage of the happy hour we ordered 5 appetizers that included Duck Sticks, Beef Short Ribs, Chicken Wings and Tiger Prawn Satay from their specials menu. I listed 4, but that’s only because the duck sticks were so delicious that we decided to place another order of it shortly after we finished our first.
My favorite appetizer would have to be the Tiger Prawn Satay. 3 fat skewered and grilled prawns came with peanut sauce and a sweet thai sauce. The presentation just screams eat me. The prawns had really nice charred flavor from the grill, very very delicious. This is a what I would come back for.
Another item off their special menu was the Fish Filet. It was deep fried fish filets topped with sweet and sour sauce with garlic, onion, basil, green onions and other herbs. I liked this quite a lot too. Most of the flavors came from the toppings and the flavors were really bold. This was something new for me in terms of thai cuisine.
We also had Chicken Pad Thai and Chicken Panang Curry for mains. Both were really good, you can’t really go wrong with coconut milk based curries, we pretty much cleaned the plates.
The food was much better from my last visit. We were all happy with our meal this time around.
2 for 1 appetizers at happy hour is a pretty good deal, but you’d just have to remember to get your orders in early as our would-have-been 6th appetizer didn’t make the 6pm mark. I’m glad they picked 5pm to start their happy hour, it’s a reasonable time to as opposed to 3pm or 4pm; because really, who has the time to leave the office at 3pm just for a happy hour snack?
I will be back for those tiger prawns again, and also one of their signature dishes like green tea chicken and pineapple beef.
Charm Modern Thai
1269 Hamilton St
Vancouver, BC V6B