Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Para Thai @ Gurney Plaza, Penang.

Thai food lovers would be very excited to learn that Para Thai, a Thai chain restaurant has finally opened up a branch up north in Penang. The latest branch can be found at the lower ground floor of Gurney Plaza Penang. The strategic location provides easy access to delicious Halal Thai food. The menu is somewhat extensive- from saliva-inducing starters to tummy-satisfying mains or even Thai sweet treats. The quality seems to be pretty consistent (its a chain restaurant anyway) but the price points are above average (example: the bill for the two of us came to be slightly more than RM160). Nevertheless, we do see that Para Thai is an option with easy access and for quality Halal Thai food.

Steamed Seabass with Lime and Chili (Rm 62.90)

Traditional Miengkam (Rm 25.90)

Stir Fried Minced Chicken with Rice (Rm 20.90)

Pad Thai Prawns (Rm 22.90)

We started with the traditional Mieng Kam which was pretty straight-forward, but the condiments were very fresh and we enjoyed the sauce very much. It was not cloyingly sweet but just nice with a sweet touch. A pity that the portion only served 8 pieces of Betel Leaves. The Pad Thai and Stir Fried Minced Chicken with Rice were alright, nothing to shout about. We were most amazed by the Steamed Seabass with Lime and Chili, the sauce was spot on. It has a good balance of sweet, sour and spiciness; with a generous amount of Garlic. Not to mention that the Seabass was very fresh... easily noticeable from its pristine white flesh. But for RM62.90 (only 700-800 grams), we thought the price was a little steep. 

Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: Yes 6%

Business Hours: 11 am to 10 pm (last order at 9:30 pm). Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 04-4121388

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