Kasira Fine Thai Cuisine

pad ThaiSome of Nanaimo's tastiest Asian food is served at Kasira Fine Thai Cuisine, 6404 Metral Dr., in a mall next to the Best Western Northgate Inn near Woodgrove. Chef Arphakorn Muanyam or “Aey” learned his trade at a Bangkok noodle house and at several American restaurants. Thankfully, in 2007 he and his family moved to Nanaimo and opened this unpretentious, 12-table restaurant.

The menu opens with appetizers such as satay, spring rolls, and steamed mussels. The tom yum soup is excellent, or try the tom kla (coconut milk soup), the Thai curries, or the noodles and rice dishes. One of the most popular noodle dishes is pad Thai (pictured here). Other entrees are sweet and sour, garlic pepper, and ginger mushroom. Chefs specials include spicy duck. Stir fried vegetarian dishes are served. In most cases, you'll be asked to specify mild, medium, and hot spicy. Fried bananas or ice cream are for dessert.

Kasira Fine Thai Cuisine is open weekdays from 11 am to 2:30 pm and again from 5 to 9 pm. Satudays they open from 5 to 9 pm only. A mellow Buddha visage smiles down as you dine. With its excellent food, pleasant service, and reasonable prices, Kasira is highly recommended.

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