This appetiser is one which could put you on the fence. The food are battered fresh and deep fried. You are recommended to taste it with the prawn paste chilli sauce. It may look really spicy because of the chilli in it, but its really quite ok. However, prawn paste is something which either you love it or hate it. Order if you have a big group as it fills up empty spaces of time in between your chat and laughter.
The Tom Yum Goongs that we get in Bangkok are the clear translucent kind. However, Central Thai ones are not exactly that. They however bring a punch even more than those of the clear nature, spicy, sweet and sour all in a spoon. You are seriously warned. Do inform the waiter at the table how spicy a soup you like. Then again, its a relationship you need to build with the chef. Try it once and work it from there.
Portions in the soup is seriously generous. The prawns are not the usual tiger prawns that you get, but sea prawns.
How can one not try the Thai fish? This Pla Ka Phong Naung Ma Nao steamed seabass fish comes in a sauce that is filled with lime and chilli seeds. Impressively tasty and fresh. Non fish lovers would love this dish too. Quite a fair portion for the price that you are paying for. Finishing it albeit being tasty could be a challenge still.
The Tab Tim Krob Red Ruby served with Jackfruit and Coconut milk is special to the dessert menu. Not the usual, once again, that you would get at the hawkers or other Thai restaurants. The coconut milk they use is not the usual but of a different kind. You will get a subtle floral scent to it,resembling Jasmine. Large ice chunks may get in your way for more of the coconut milk but it helps to keep your dessert cold without diluting it!
Parathai is also a good place for large group gatherings, children's prams and wheelchair friendly, small group gatherings possible with the segregated areas, very clever play with the local flavours and style for a restaurant setting. Booking recommended. Book your desserts also if you don't want to be disappointed!
There are much more to try and we will be back to taste the other food. Search this post again to see if there are any updates!
Tel: 6702 2541
11.00am – 10.00pm (Last order at 9.30pm)
10.30am – 10.00pm (Last order at 9.30pm)