For the beef Khao Soi
274A Parliament St
Since opening on a dull stretch of Parliament nearly four years ago, the Regular family’s Sukhothai has been heralded as the city’s best Thai restaurant, thanks to top-notch, often hard-to-find ingredients and old recipes the owners brought from a restaurant they owned in Thailand. The place is packed most nights and reservations are not accepted after 7 p.m. during the week, or at any time on weekends. Take a break from rice curries and try the beef Khao Soi ($10.25), a rich curry noodle soup that, thanks to the fried and soft noodles, is as big on textures as it is flavour. The fatty, juicy chunks of stewed beef go perfectly with the coconut milk–accented broth, and the soft, dense egg noodles are balanced nicely against the crispy deep-fried noodles that top the dish.