Located in the First Markham place, Lemon Tree’s a classic “hole in the wall” restaurant offering authentic Thai and Malaysian fare. A permanent daily special menu is handwritten on the whiteboard, all under $10 and served with a cold drink.

On this visit, we ordered spring rolls to share, the fish panang curry pot, Kway Teow (Malaysian style fried rice noodles) and a side of roti. I liked how thin the skin of the spring rolls were and not greasy. The panang was rich and creamy with tender pieces of fried fish fillet. The dish is heavy. Eggplant and potatoes were cooked in with the curry and soaked up the flavour. I loved the soft potato wedges, almost more than the fish itself.

This was our first time ordering the rice noodles and were pleasantly surprised. The noodles had great “wok air, a fragrant smokey flavour that can only be achieved using open fire and a wok. The noodles didn’t stick together and still had a firm texture. It was a dish we’d be happy to order again. Lemon Tree is a great option for a well priced meal and to leave well fed.

The location is not suitable for large groups. We had 16 people in total and were split between 3 tables. The max capacity of the restaurant is around 20-25 seats and fills up during meal times.

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