Monday, November 16, 2009

Pattaya

Typical Thai ....

Location: New Westminster

Food:

We started off with the long-awaited Prawn & Crab Rolls.  These were mentioned as one of the 101 Things to Taste (Before You Die) in the relatively recent issue of Vancouver Magazine.  These babies weren't your typical spring rolls filled with prawn and crab...but also cream cheese. They were a delight and unarguably, the best item of the night.  We also ordered the Som Tum (papaya salad) as a starter (good) as well as the Tom Kai Gai (hot & sour soup with chicken).  The soup was average at best.

Entrees of the night included: The Gang Ped (red curry chicken) and the Pad Cashew Nuts -which was essentially, Cashew Chicken.  In accordance with how the Tom Kai Gai tasted, they were once again, average at best.

Drinks included a Mai Tai, Pina Colada and a pitcher of Sangria. Decent.

Service:

Ok -not the greatest. Had to remind the server for our drinks and she was absent at times when needed.  Only one server was working that night.

Value:

On par with the prices you would see at other Thai restaurants. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Ambience:

Small, cozy restaurant with Thai melodies playing in the background.

Overall: 6.8/10

Yay: Go for the Prawn & Crab (and cream cheese!) Spring Rolls.

Nay: Service is slow - only one server for the whole restaurant on a Saturday night.  Average Thai fare - nothing special.


Posted by: J

1 comment:

Anita said...

too bad the service is not that great, i think i might go one day and just grab the spring rolls! anything with cream cheese im there! like the cream cheese sushi rolls at the Eatery... i love love love! I must try the spring rolls with cream cheese! thanks for blogging about this! mmmm cream cheese hehee