Bangkok, April 2017 – With our toddler son in tow on our trips, Mr. King and I are always looking for casual dining with delicious local food. In Bangkok, NARA was our answer.
NARA, meaning “Thai woman”, offers an extensive menu of authentic Thai cuisine. In Bangkok, there are 5 branches; we went to the Erawan branch. The menu consisted of a wide selection of curries, meats, seafood, soups, noodles and rice dishes.
Deep Fried Prawn Cakes (Baht 270) – These plump and round fried appetisers were a favourite of my toddler son.
Tom Yum Kung – River Prawns in Spicy Lemongrass and Lime Soup (Baht 420) – NARA’s version of this Thai national dish consisted of a gigantic river prawn, mushrooms, lemongrass and lots of chill. The portion is ample for 4 persons.
Kuay Tiew Rua – Ayuthaya Boat Noodle served with beef (Baht 135) – NARA’s beef noodles were rich in flavours and ingredients that included – crunchy pork, beef balls, flank beef, tripes, brisket, bean sprouts, green vegetables and lots of fried garlic.
Phad Pak Ruam – Stir Fried Mixed Vegetables (Baht 180) – Simple dishes such as vegetables exhibited the freshness of produce used at NARA.
Phad Pak Bung – Stir Fried Morning Glory (Baht 155)
The bill came to Baht 1,759 (around US$50), very reasonable. NARA is the ideal place for families.
NARA – Lower Ground Floor, Erawan Bangkok www.naracuisine.com
All photos were taken by Mrs. King.