Review: Lunch Specials at Green Basil

by gigi on June 16, 2008

We had a team lunch the other day and as is often the case, I was tasked with picking the restaurant. It had been a while since I was last at Green Basil and after a quick consultation with my teammates, we decided that Green Basil would be the location of our lunch outing. I was first alerted about Green Basil when it opened about a year ago and have always enjoyed its convenient location near Metrotown and its yummy lunch specials.

For only $6.95, you can get a lunch special, which includes a spring roll, a small (and I mean small!) salad, soup, rice, and your choice of entree. There are quite a few eligible entrees to choose from, including curries and a variety or meat and vegetarian dishes.

Almost everyone in our party decided to go with the lunch special. Before the entrees came, we were presented with a plate of spring rolls.  As you can see, the size of the salad is pretty meagre but I really enjoyed the slightly tangy dressing on the salad.  The spring roll was a bit greasy on the outside but was very crispy.

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I’m not sure what the name of this soup was but it was hot and slightly tangy.  It came with some carrot and cabbage pieces as well.

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I really enjoy the green curry with chicken at Green Basil.  Green curry is one of my favourite items to order at any Thai restaurant but what I like about the dish here is that it’s very spicy but has a slightly sweet taste to it as well.  There were quite a few pieces of chicken with my dish and a lot of curry for me to drizzle all over my rice.  I also liked how the vegetables in this dish were not overcooked and provided a nice crunch.

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Christina sat next to me so I was able to snap a picture of her lunch special as well.  :)  She had the black bean chicken, which came with a lot of veggies as well.  This is a good alternative for someone who is not in the mood for a spicy dish.  Christina also noted that this dish had just the right amount of sauce to go with her rice without having everything swimming in sauce.

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This was quite an enjoyable lunch.  At $6.95, it’s pretty comparable to what you can get in the cafeteria at our building and this definitely beats cafeteria food any day.  :)

Details:
4623 Kingsway, Burnaby
Tel: 604-439-1919

Summary:
Food: [rating:3.5]
Service: [rating:3]
Price: $

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