Green Basil is another busy restaurant for lunch on Kingsway in South Burnaby. It is located steps away from another popular lunch joint, Sushi Garden.
I went ahead and got their daily lunch special because seemed like the most valuable choice. For $6.98 you’d get a choice of curry, with coconut rice, spring roll, soup and salad. Red curry with Pork and Basil sounded really yummy that day, so that was my choice of curry.
I went with 3 other people, and we all got the lunch special. Our 4 spring rolls came on one plate, with one little bowl of salad. I was a little confused, I looked over at other tables, and they all had 1 littel bowl of salad, doesn’t matter the table had 1 person, or 4 people. Way to cheap out on iceberg lettuce. The spring rolls were crispy but pretty bland, there weren’t much ingredients in it too.
My Red Curry with Pork and Basil was listed with 3 hot peppers on the menu. It wasn’t overwhelmingly spicy, but it definitely had some nice heat in it. I liked the coconut based red curry. It had plenty of red and green peppers and bamboo shoots. The pork was really tender. It was nice, and the portion was big.
My friend got Fried rice with Garlic and Chicken, and the first thing he said when the dish arrived was ‘where’s the chicken?’ After some flipping around he finally found couple tiny tiny pieces of ‘chicken’. He didn’t enjoy his meal too much because the whole time he just couldn’t get over the non-existence of chicken in his fried rice. I don’t blame the guy.
Everything was all right until we got our bill. At the beginning of the meal we asked for tea, and the tea came with a hefty price tag of $5.95. The waiter didn’t tell us about that when we asked for tea. $6 for tea that tasted like warm water. $6 for tea! $6 for tea in an Asian restaurant, seriously?
The curry was average, and I just didn’t like the idea of the restaurant cheaping out here and there. Thumbs down.
Burnaby, BC V5H