Thai Basil is a tiny hole in the wall on Thurlow Street, just off Davie. The space is tiny, it might seat 15-16 guests at best.
I was hungry and low on cash, but I knew this place had some affordable lunch specials, so I stopped in for a quick bite.
The menu consists of curry dishes, pad thai , pad see-ew, hot and sour prawn soup, stir fried eggplant with basil and pork, etc. I ordered the pad thai lunch combo.
This consists of egg and tofu (and single prawn) stir fried with rice noodles and bean sprouts, in a sweet tangy sauce, topped with crushed roasted peanuts, cilantro and a lime wedge. It comes with a side salad (green leaf lettuce with a sweet onion dressing). The sauce was distinctly tomato-ey (i.e. either using ketchup, or tomato paste or both), which is rather north-american influenced. It’s actually not bad, but for those that insist on authenticity, this will disappoint.