One of Bangkok’s best Thai restaurants, Nara Thai Cuisine, has recently opened at New Town Plaza in Sha Tin. It’s one of those kinds that serves traditional Thai cuisines in a modern classy way, which also specialises in serving Thai signature “boat noodles”.
Nara Thai Cuisine
Coconut Milk Shake
We start by having a sweet coconut milk shake, so chilled and sweet; followed by my favourite Salmon Carpaccio that is served with a tangy chili fish sauce dip. The salmon is thinly cut and garnished with garlic and chili slices.
A simple and popular Tom Yum Kung comes next in an individual golden saucepan, cooked with plenty of kaffir lime leaves, fresh galangal and chopped lemongrass, whilst the soup base is slightly more sour than hot.
Tom Yum Kung
Another favourite is the soft shell crab with yellow curry, with a thick consistency that goes best with steamed rice or butterfly pea rice and roti prata.
Soft Shell Crab Yellow Curry with Roti Prata
Fried Butterfly Pea Rice with Crispy Fish & Thai Herbs
Last but not least, we have tried two boat noodles. One has tom yum soup base with glass noodles and pork balls, another has a sweet and fishy rainbow soup base with thin rice noodles.
Tom Yum Glass Noodles with Pork & Pork Balls
Rainbow Soup Rice Noodles with Fish Fillet
To finish, it is always a must to have mango sticky rice covered with coconut sauce and puffed rice, fresh mango meat; also a coconut ice cream with assorted condiments including red bean, sweet corn kernels, nata de coco, grass jelly and pandan jelly noodles etc.
Mango Sticky Rice with Coconut Milk
Nara Coconut Ice Cream with Assorted Thai Sweet Condiments
Nara Coconut Ice Cream