Previously the location of a mediocre sushi joint, the little cafe in Aldergrove on 272nd Street has new owners and is now called Maple Thai and serves, you guessed it, Thai Food. I was impressed because there is a vegan section on their menu with 6 items (including 2 mysteriously located elsewhere on the menu).
Maple Thai Cuisine - Vegan Options
We decided to give them a try and ordered takeout.
The takeout containers do not give the greatest impression in photos but this was a pretty decent Papaya Salad. Shredded green papaya, cherry tomatoes, perfectly crispy green beans as well as the dressing featuring lime, chillis, salt and sugar. And don't forget the roasted peanuts. Very nice.
Also, not so impressive in the photo (all the veggies kept sinking!) but very tasty! This vegan Tom Kha Soup was coconutty with just a hint of sweetness and mild spice.
The Broccoli with Peanut Sauce was excellent and featured tofu. We made some rice at home to make sure that none of the slightly sweet peanut sauce went to waste!
Finally, we had the vegan Drunken Noodles. This was another very nice dish with lots of perfectly cooked veggies. We certainly got our veggies for the day. The noodles were just chewy enough to keep us interested.
Since the time that we placed our order and enjoyed our food until I started writing this thing, the vegan section of the online menu at MTC has expanded to 10 items! As we live just around the corner, you know that we will be back! I dropped in a day later to meet the new folks, check the place out and find out why they had decided on vegan items! They were very friendly and I was told that they had people asking for vegan items and so they responded. One thing about Thai food is that many dishes are easily veganized. Thanks, MTC!
Food 4 out of 5
Vegan Options 4 out of 5
Comfort 4 out of 5
Service 4 1/2 out of 5
Value 4 out of 5
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