Thai cuisine (WIND)

A big part of our culture reflects on the food we eat. Thai food just like any other element of the country reflects its diversity, culture, its people, originality and the values it stands on. Thai food is extremely diverse, can be mild or spicy on the pallet and has flavors that are otherwise unexplored by the human tongue.

Thai food has received immense popularity over the last few decades. While other Asian cuisines are modified to suit the taste of the locals, Thai recipes are mostly unchanged all over the world. Thai food has made its way to Niagara Falls and has become a large part of our lives.
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Bar & interior of “WIND”
This week I went to the Wind, an extremely popular chain of Thai food what has restaurants in St Catharine’s and on Lundy’s lane in Niagara Falls. I had heard about it a lot so I finally decided to give it a try. Upon entering we were greeted by the hostess, shown to our seats and we were handed iPads as menu cards. The Wind is cautious about paper wastage and supports green initiatives. This is an all you can eat restaurant where customers order a variety of delicious Thai food through the iPad and the waitresses serve them. Wasting food is highly discouraged and there is a cost implied for wastage. We ordered many dishes, including Thai green curry, Thai red curry and Thai fried rice, among others.
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Thai green curry with rice
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Coconut ice cream
The food is extremely delicious and the service was pretty decent considering that Wind is an all you can eat restaurant. The price is a major factor for any student who wants to enjoy a mouthwatering meal that is so enjoyable that it is almost sinful. Wind offers a full meal at the price of 30-35 dollars which can be a bit pricey for students. However it is perfect for a  special occasion and gathering. Overall, I had a good time at Wind. I would recommend my friends to try Wind if they want to experience Thai food and I guarantee you will fall in love with it.
Now, the ratings
  • Price – 3/5
  • Taste – 4.5/5
  • Service – 4/5
  • Ambiance – 3.5/5
  • Overall experience – 4/5

Mexican on Victoria (Cabo Cantina)

With only a few weeks left for this adventure to end, me and my friends went to experience the decadence of Mexican cuisine in Niagara Falls. With an increasing number of Mexican students and tourists, Niagara Falls has an ample amount of restaurants that features Mexican cuisine. Mexican food is known for using a variety of spices. It is not meant for the weak of heart and stomach however for those who loves spicy food Mexican cuisine will open new doors to flavors their taste buds didn’t know existed.

For my adventure this week, I went to Cabo Cantina a well presented Mexican restaurant in Victoria Ave near Clifton Hill. Upon entering the first thing I was told by the hostess was that they will stop serving food in 20 minutes when it was only 8 pm. Even though a wish had been nice I acknowledged her statement and took my seat. The restaurant itself is pleasant and ambiance was themed towards Mexican culture. I was offered the menu and keeping the prior warning in mind I gave my order ASAP. I ordered Nachos as my starter and Mexican tacos and some local Mexican soft drink to go with my mains.

I realized that they were closing early due to the lack of customers which is when my nachos arrived after and they were cooked to perfection with cheese covering those golden chips and the occasional bite of grilled chicken with sprinkled green onion. My tacos followed shortly I was halfway done through my nachos. They didn’t meet my expectancy and were tasteless.

I spent about 50 dollars for two on my food bill which met my budget fairly. I can recommend my friends to give Cabo Cantina a try during the summer and order nachos and Jarritos soda on a hot summer evening with friends.

Now the ratings

  • Price – 3.5/5
  • Taste – 3.5/5
  • Service – 3.5/5
  • Ambiance – 4/5
  • Overall experience – 3.5/5