The Meatless Monday Sri Lanka team was looking for a nice place to have lunch when we stumbled upon Quick Thai. Located at Maitland Place, Colombo 07, it is a quaint little restaurant that caters Thai food and offers a surprising variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes.
Food and Drinks
To start off our Meatless Monday at Quick Thai we ordered a fried bean curd (Rs.475) and hot buttered mushroom (Rs.475) as appetizers. The hot buttered mushroom was well seasoned and flavourful with plenty of vegetables in the stir fry. The fried bean curd consisted of big chunks of bean curd deep fried in batter with a chili garlic tomato sauce on the side. We felt that although the fried bean curd paired well with the chili garlic sauce, the actual bean curd could do with a little more seasoning to give it a flavour kick.
For mains we ordered vegetable fried rice (Rs. 630) to keep true to the Meatless Monday message, accompanied by a mushroom green curry (Rs. 675) and a kangkung dish fused with garlic (Rs. 725). The portions are more than generous to feed two or more people depending on their appetite. The rice was moist and sticky with enough good flavour so you don’t want to add anything else to it. The mushroom green curry, however, makes you think otherwise: it was a real winning dish for us. The curry was bursting with flavour with the right amount of spices, mushroom and coconut milk to make it a perfect accompaniment to the fried rice. The mushroom green curry was served with a portion of steamed Jasmine rice. The kangkung dish was also a welcome addition to our meal as it was well cooked and seasoned.
Quick Thai has a vast selection of drinks on offer, from freshly squeezed juices to iced teas. To help wash off our rich and rather oily vegetarian/vegan feast, we ordered some green tea (Rs. 195), which was a refreshing finish to our Meatless Monday meal.
We were very happy campers by the end of our meal. The atmosphere was pleasant in the spacious dining room with plenty of natural light, giving the sense of being in an actual Thai restaurant with its low wooden tables, benches and bamboo table mats. The service was prompt and efficient even though the restaurant was packed, and the food was delicious and filling.