ParaThai Restaurant at One KM Mall is a casual Thai restaurant by the Paradise Group. A team of chefs headed by Thai Chef Meaw offers a wide range of familiar Thai dishes and innovative variations on classic Thai cuisine. You can have a full multi-course Thai meal or a quick one dish meal at ParaThai. The food is quite food and the prices are reasonable.
ParaThai Restaurant is one of the most attractively decorated eateries at One KM Mall. The use of timber frames, display of Thai potteries and walls adorned with photographs and large paintings may give the impression that you are walking into an art gallery rather than a restaurant. The place is brightly lit but still feels cosy.
The menu is quite extensive. There are salads and dip dishes, seafood, chicken, meats, vegetables, soups and a variety of rice and noodle dishes. Thai desserts are of course available.
For our starter, we ordered an interesting wrap – the Minced Pork with Noodle Skin Wrap ($6.90). Sauteed tasty minced pork was wrapped in delicate rice noodle sheets and served on top of fresh lettuce leaves. It was like a cross between Vietnamese spring rolls and Chinese minced pork dumplings with a unique Thai taste. We were glad that we ordered the rather unusual but simple and delicious starter. It was a good thing that we had a starter too because we had to wait a rather long time for the other dishes to arrive.
We ordered a seafood tom you soup ($7.90), a pork with basil leaves rice ($11.90) and an additional plate of rice ($1.20). We were warned that we might have to wait a bit for our food. Even with that warning, the wait was still longer than we had expected. We must have waited for at least 30 minutes. At least free iced water was offered while we waited.
It would appeared that the restaurant was under-staffed on the evening we were there. There were only 2 of them in the dining area who were taking orders, serving food, greeting customers at the door and attending to the bills. The kitchen must also be short-handed judging from the time it took them to prepare our food and those of the many other impatient customers.
When the food eventually arrived they tasted quite good. Perhaps we were quite hungry by then.
For desserts we thought we would not go with the usual red ruby or mango with sticky rice. The deep-fried banana with honey ($5.90) seemed interesting. Well, it was just 4 pieces of banana fritters (or goreng pisang) with a small saucer of honey on the side. So much for trying something different.
The staff was really courteous and professional but obviously over-worked. If not for the long wait for the food and the difficulty in getting the attention of the staff when we needed them, we would think that ParaThai would be a good place to go to for Thai food. They have a good variety of dishes and the prices were reasonable.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
11 Tanjong Katong Road
Mon – Fri : 11.00am – 3.30pm; 5.30pm – 10.00pm
Sat, Sun & PH : 10.30am – 10.00pm