December 19, 2011

Green Papaya - Yonge & Eglinton

Wandering about the Yonge and Eligible part of town, our friend J.Wow recommended we try out Green Papaya for dinner. And so we did.

Green Papaya at Yonge & Eglinton

The restaurant touts itself as specializing in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, which undoubtedly means the menu is large, varied and difficult to choose from. Titus and I were like two grumpy old men as we debated over ordering dumplings, soups or rolls...and that was just the appetizers.

The Steamed Thai Chicken Dumplings were a little soggy and lacked the meaty filling. Terry thinks it should have been called Peanut Dumplings because that really was all we could taste. The Tom Yum Chicken soup, on the other hand, was packed full of spicy flavour and definitely the winner by comparison.

Steamed Thai chicken dumplings topped with Szechuan-inspired spicy peanut sauce

Tomyum with chicken in spicy Thai tomyum broth

Thankfully, our shared mains did not disappoint. Flavourful...and we did clean our plates.

The Mains -- Malaysian rice noodles with chicken and shrimp, egg and beansprouts in spicy aged miso paste
AND Oyster beef stir-fry with broccoli, soya, garlic, and oyster sauce

All-in-all, the meal was enjoyable but average. We've definitely had better on the Yonge-Eg strip.

Green Papaya on Urbanspoon

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