Thursday, January 22, 2009

CLOSED/revisited/thai: i strongly recommend PATIO (formerly PATARA)

(formerly PATARA)
No. 12, Alley 247, Dun Hua S. Rd., Sec.1
(02)2731 5288
website: (in English, but incomplete menu online)

lunch: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
dinner: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Visit reviewed: 11/24/2008
previously reviewed: 3/9/2007

mini Thai tacos with prawns and tofu

Visiting Patio again made me wonder why I don't eat there more often. The space is tranquil, the service is great and the Thai-fusion food is delicious. From the mini Thai tacos with prawns and tofu, made with deep fried crispy won ton skin wrappers to the yellow chicken curry worth finishing your bowl of rice for, the flavors and presentation of the dishes made all of us clear our plates.

I'm not sure the reason for the name change since my last review (from Patara to Patio) and I'm still not sure if the other Patios around Taipei have the same menu or not.

apple salad with bbq chicken

Get the apple salad or the deep fried soft shell crab salad. Get the satay. Get the curry.

I'm just not so sure what these puff things on the Pad Thai are...

Patio does fusion well without messing up the traditional elements and flavors of what I like about Thai food and introduces some new dishes that I've never seen before in other restaurants. A great spot for a business lunch or romantic date night, tucked in the alley behind Dun Hua Eslite Bookstore.

For more details, check out the last review.


abstractpoet said...

Always really loved this space too. Their lamb chops are among the best I've had.

Don't remember those puffs on the Pad Thai though. That must be a new addition. Kind of weird. =)

Sera said...

What are the round things in the pad thai? They look good.

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Anonymous said...

yum! i am going to have dreams about this.

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