Thai Shan Inn 416-784-1491 http://thaishaninn.com closed Tuesdays
After moving to their new spot on Dufferin Street the stress has finally lifted in the kitchen. Having opened its doors in ’83 this restaurant has flown under the radar for the most part, only being spread by word of mouth. Often time’s dishes are served and cooked by the same woman who runs the show.
The mango salad is outstanding. Sour green mangos, red onions, fragrant coriander, spicy chili flakes, sweet red and green peppers topped with minced chicken and cashews come together to make an extraordinary dish. Another favorite is the Meecrob noodle entrée. A mountain of crispy noodles piled high with eggs, red peppers, coriander then smashed down by your wonderful server and finally topped with a homemade tamarind sauce that is simply delightful.