It’s time once again for a restaurant spotlight! Today we’re in the mood for some Thai cuisine, and we’re taking our wallets to 80 Courtneypark Drive East. “What’s there?” I hear you ask. Well, an award-winning Thai restaurant by the name of Twin Fish.
The genesis of Twin Fish was brought forth into the restaurant industry because of two main reasons: Passion & Blessing. The passion to cook and serve, along with being a blessing to others through our business, just as we have been blessed from God.
Our goal for the restaurant is to provide quality in the food served and the service to our valued customers. Nothing is more rewarding than to see our customers walk out satisfied and their taste buds well pampered. The whole idea behind the name Twin Fish, is not because we serve only fish as many have thought so. The meaning of “Twin” is Henry & Anne united with God in running the business and “Fish” being the symbol of Christianity. We thank God we could be an extension of His blessings to our valued customers.
Twin Fish, on the outside, is an unassuming building right outside of the Cineplex Cinema at Courtneypark. On the inside however, it’s a bright, comfortable restaurant with leather booths and some funky art on the walls. It’s similar to most Asian restaurants but a bit more upscale.
Enough beating around the proverbial bush however, it’s high time we jumped into the menu and told you just why Twin Fish has won some awards. As always, we’ll start with the appetizers. The menu here is broken down into rolls, soups, salads, and fish. Some highlights include Calamari Salad, Thai Lemongrass Soup, Curry Pumpkin Soup, Coconut Tiger Shrimp, Grilled Beef Salad, Chef Cold Roll (shredded chicken breast, lettuce, mango, bean sprouts, thinly sliced eggs & coriander wrapped in rice paper. Served with Thai sweet garlic chilli sauce). The starters are all around $11-13.
Next up is the lunch menu, which a few curry options, rice/noodles, and beef noodle soup. Each dish within these sections costs $13.95, $13.95, and $10, respectively. And here we have Thai Golden Curry, Mango Salad with Thai Skewer Satay, Medium Rare Beef, Shrimp Pho, Green Curry, and General Tsao’s Chicken with Jasmine Rice. It’s a tasty lunch menu with sizeable portions, so you’re going to be very satisfied for less than $15!
And that brings us to the dinner menu, the mac-daddy. This menu consists of chicken, curry, beef, lamb, seafood, rice, noodles, and vegetarian. The dinner menu is by far the most extensive, and the prices are just a little higher than the lunch menu.
So let’s break that down, starting with the curry. Here you’ll find Thai Golden Curry, Thai Red Curry, Thai Green Curry, Masaman Curry, Peanut Curry, and South Thai Lamb Curry. Each of those curry’s costs $17, and you can choose between chicken, lamb, shrimp, beef, and vegetable.
Next is the chicken sub-menu; Thai Chilli Chicken, General Tsao Chicken, Chicken Cashew Nut, Basil Chicken, Mango Chicken, Ginger Chicken, Lemongrass Chicken, and Garlic Chicken. Any of those options would not disappoint, and personally I’m always a sucker for General Tsao.
Which brings us to beef. If you’re a big beef lover, you might be tempted by Beef with Canadian Broccoli, Beef with Chinese Broccoli, Lemongrass Beef, Basil Beef, Garlic Beef, Ginger Beef, or Stir Fried Spicy Beef. Every one of these options costs $16 and is a big dish.
As for fish, you’ll find options like Red Snapper Fillet with Basil Sauce, Basil Squid, Garlic Shrimp, Basil Seafood, Shrimp Cashew Nut, Red Snapper Fillet with Ginger Sauce, and Tiger Shrimp with Tamarind Sauce. It wouldn’t be a great Thai restaurant – let alone the name of this particularly restaurant – if it didn’t have copious amounts of quality fish dishes, and Twin Fish certainly has them in abundance.
The next two sections, rice and noodle, we’re going to compile into one with a few highlighted dishes; Pad Thai, Crab Fried Rice, Thai Udon Noodles, Pineapple Fried Rice, Glass Noodles Pad Woon Sen, South Thai Fried Rice,Chaing Mai Curry Noodles,and Thai Smoked Shrimp Paste Fried Rice. Each dish here costs between $13 and $16, and you can also order brown rice and different meats or tofu with each.
And that brings us to the final section of the menu; vegetarian. As with any restaurant, it’s important that they have a rich menu for vegetarians. Thankfully that’s the case at Twin Fish, where you can order just about any dish with tofu or vegetables, as well as this handful of dedicated ones: Basil Tofu, Sweet and Sour Tofu, Chinese Broccoli with King Mushroom, Thai Basil Eggplant, Mixed Vegetables, Broccoli with King Mushroom, and Tofu Cashew Nut. Each vegetarian dish costs $14.
As you can glean from everything so far, we enjoyed our visit to Twin Fish. However everyone has different taste-buds, and that’s why we like to head to the interweb and bring you some reviews of the restaurant. The following reviews are from Google, where the restaurant holds a 4.5 out of 5 rating, and they’re also from Mississauga natives in the past few weeks:
My wife and I have been to Thailand many times… Even took cooking lessons on authentic Thai cuisine in Thailand… And we have yet to find a better Thai restaurant that recreates those flavors!
Joseph and his staff are amazing. The restaurant is always busy… But clean and well run. Book early… But go! It’s a must for any Thai food lovers!
– Michael Vardalos
Friendly staff, good service. Nice ambiance. Food was good, nothing amazing though. Prices were very reasonable. We’re definitely not opposed to going back to this restaurant, but we are in no rush either. In conclusion, it was a good restaurant. If you’re in the area, definitely would recommend you try it.
– Patricia L.
Totally love it. I am a huge fan of Thai and I did try lot of their cuisine. This one so far is the best in Canada Mississauga/ Brampton area that I have been. It’s a very small and cozy place, so better have your reservations on the weekends to avoid waiting. Thai basil dish here tops my list. Of the mango salad never disappoints me and here it was so fresh that my mouth started watering right away.People serving are really nice and helpful. Would send keep coming here and would recommend this to anyone who loves Thai.
– Roopa V.
The food here is absolutely delicious. My work colleagues do not even think for one minute that we will not have at least one meal there every time we are in town which is every 3 months. Do yourself a favor and try out this place. The food is fresh and delicious and the staff attentive. Keep up the great work.
– Wilmer Walter
Twin Fish is an excellent choice for Thai cuisine in Mississauga. The restaurant is located at 80 Courtneypark Drive East, within a plaza and next door to a Cineplex Cinema. Meaning before or after you fill your belly full of wonderful Thai cuisine, you can head next door to watch a movie and open up the first button on your jeans in the dark.
Anyway, Twin Fish is a great restaurant that you need to try. It’s obvious why the restaurant has won the Consumer Choice Award with its extensive array of curry, seafood, chicken, beef, noodles, and so much more. We highly recommend Twin Fish as it’s without doubt one of Mississauga best Asian restaurants.