son bought 8pax family lunch at patara to celebrate an event on 3.3.2019. ^^
initially wife had another engagement so we put that off, but when wife became available and patara was mentioned, everyone down tools did away with previous “engagements” and came for lunch. lol!
we took the S$38++pax alacarte buffet.
daughter ordered most of the dishes.
pomelo salad very appetizing. wife wondered where they always get sweet pomeloes. could do with a few more prawns. 🙂
all of us had the tomyam gung. good as always.
son took the clear soup with seafood. later i ordered one tasted a bit off.
the shredded duck came as a springroll. had this here before. it was good now as then.
deep-fried beancurd everyone’s favourite. crispy outside, soft texture inside and great sauce.
fried fish fillet another favourite. server said garoupa, sometimes dory.
chicken cashew nuts ordinary, competent, a bit like japanese karaage, not a style i prefer, usually thick batter. but ok la…
grilled sirloin among the best dishes, nice tender beef with great panang sauce.
everyone liked the crabmeat fried rice. it was good…youngest daughter and me thought no biggie, any of imperial treasure crystal jade & paradise would do as good or better.
my own egg white fried rice just as good too! 🙂
olive rice was good, my usual favoruite.
prawn was very good..much like what aunty Bes did for our homecooked sunday dinner.
green curry chicken was good enough. among all the delicious dishes, i would rate this second worse dish after the salted egg sotong.
red curry chicken
red curry chicken very good. red curry somehow more flavourful than green, maybe more lemak.
pepper beef not so popular, basically me and E eating it.
beef though was very tender, maybe tenderised. pepper sauce though no one’s favoruite like zi char stalls, pepper beef a dish i never order at zi char…
for me this the worst dish today!
tasted nothing like salted egg. sotong was soft, mushy, wilted.
the sauce was a disaster, no powdery, fragrant taste of salted egg.
my own salted egg prawns which i did recently, though not the best c/w outside zi char stalls, way better than this la.
phad thai was good. not that sweet, but for us, still too sweet. lol!
the dessert quite average.
mango sticky rice was poor! mango was sweet, sticky rice i think unacceptable.
durian cake was ok just not my favourite.
overall a very enjoyable lunch with so many delicious dishes, and great family time together.
Patara Fine Cuisine @ Tanglin Mall