we had our monthly dinner 11pax at hung kang last evening on 18.8.2014.
last time i came here was the birthday whole suckling pig birthday dinner for my brother & sister in Jun2013. 🙂
menu still the same but saw some inflation from S$438 to S$468.
i liked the longevity buns though it was just tau sah. 🙂
#1 appetizer platter of spring rolls, jellyfish, chicken, trotter jelly was pretty ok though presentation (look) not the best. spring roll was good. trotter jelly just average. jellyfish the usual, chicken didn’t look great but tasted fine. 🙂
#2 sharkskin & fish maw soup was good very tasty! 🙂
#3 suckling pig good also. though i thought that chui huay lim & even ah yat were tastier.
#4 white cereal prawns. nothing much to comment, but i liked the usual cereal prawns much better.
#5 teochew steamed pomfret was very good! not “chow chor” aka fishy taste. excellent dish. 🙂
#6 sliced beiling mushrooms with jingbai (京白) was pretty ok.
#7 fried noodles was just ok.
a short update since my last Patara post!
Creative Eateries group of restaurants (Patara, Tajiyama, Shabuya etc) left amex palate earlier but had taken the opportunity of GSS (Great Singapore Sales) to sell 50% dining vouchers. Patara Fine Thai Cuisine is 1 of my favourite restaurants (when the price is right! haha) so i bought some more vouchers (S$300 worth for S$150 price) when i last dined there. 🙂
for our monthly (almost) G8 dinners, we have tried several italian, spanish, indian, french restaurants, so this time the guys took my recommendations to try out Patara on 29.7.2013. 🙂
we had a mixed appetizer – 2 prawns fritters, 2 spring rolls & 2 pouch dumplings – quite good.
second appetizer was a seafood salad. this was really good – very generous helping of sweet plump scallops, grilled prawns & 2 salmon fillet, & very nice thai salad. must order! 🙂
the deep-fried whole garoupa with 3-flavoured sauce was excellent as always – crispy & fresh! 🙂
the tom yam talay was ‘lagi’ best here – full of scallop, prawns & sotong (squid) & suitably sour (see top photo & above left)
the roast duck curry was very lemak (lots of coconut milk) & tasty. the thick duck slices were nice but i would have preferred the ones with roasted skins – alas they don’t do it here these days.
the NZ beef steak panang curry was another great dish! forgot to ask for gravy to be provided separately but anyway gravy was very nice too, though maybe in smaller dips. 🙂
as always olive rice was here was 1 of the best! 🙂 forgot to take photo of the mango sticky rice dessert!
total dinner bill for 6pax 7 dishes+1 dessert+ S$78 white wine+1 iced tea was S$349=S$199 with Creative Eateries GSS (Great Singapore Sales) 50% vouchers. 🙂 super deal right?