Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created special meal kits others have created take condensed take-out menus and others have offered their regular menu with discounts for pick up and such.
I had to switch my almost nightly eating out in restaurants to eating takeout at home. One way of keeping your favourite restaurants in business is to purchase takeout meals now. Whether you had been dining out nightly or once a week, you can do the same from home. This is one of the ways to keep the restaurants, cafes and bakeries and such going along with their suppliers and their staff.
Here is one of the restaurants takeout offerings that I have experienced recently.
Takeout at Ban Chok Dee
Thai takeout dinner from where we had a selection of my favourite dishes from one of my favourite Thai restaurants in Metro Vancouver.
PAD THAI WOON SEN
Pan-fried glass noodles in tamarind sauce with chicken, & tofu, served with fresh bean sprouts, chives, carrot, lime & ground peanuts.
Chicken batons with red & green bell pepper, carrot & onion in sweet & sour tamarind sauce.
SEASONED LETTUCE WRAPS
Minced chicken, beef or pork with fresh lime leaves, carrot, red & green bell pepper, onion, garlic, basil & cashew with iceberg lettuce & topped with egg noodle. (chicken or beef)
PINEAPPLE CASHEW FRIED RICE
Fried rice with Thai spices, chicken, egg, onion, pineapple, red & green bell pepper, shredded carrot, cashew & raisins.(no prawn)
POWER GREENS IN PEANUT SAUCE
Stir-fried spinach & broccoli topped with house peanut sauce & roasted cashew nut.
TOM KHA GAI SOUP
Chicken soup with coconut milk, galangal, lemongrass, mushrooms, kaffir-lime leaves, cilantro & lime juice.
They are offering their regular menu for ordering Takeout nightly by calling them at 778-278-3088; or you can order delivery through the various delivery services.
Ban Chok Dee
20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley
Stay tuned for the next feature in my Takeout series.
By: Richard Wolak