Here are some other Chef Recommendations which you should try when at Nara.
Prawn Carpaccio (Goong Chae Nam Pla) – S$13.90. Prawn sashimi served with garlic and chilli padi. You must eat this together with the fish sauce marinade (shown below) as it will go extremely well together, bringing you to cloud 9.
Fish Sauce Marinade
Green Mango Salad with Prawns (Yum Na Muang Kung) – S$12.90. An appetiser you should try when having a thai meal.
Deep Fried Chicken in Traditional Shrimp Paste (Gai Tord Kapi) – $10.90. Although delicious, it did not give me the wow factor as it lacked the flavour found in those sold on street carts. It would be perfect if they could replicate the same flavour.
Fried Whole Sea Bass with Picked Garlic, Peppercorn and Herbs (Pla Kra Pong Chao Sua) – S$32.90. Personally, I prefer steamed fish as compared to fried fish as the latter seems to be harder and does not taste as fresh. Surprisingly, for this fried sea bass, you can still taste the softness and freshness of the fish. It’s worth a try if you like fried fish!
I-Thim Nara (Nara’s Coconut Ice Cream with Assorted Thai Sweet Condiments) – S$8.80. At Nara, you MUST ORDER this! A perfect ending for your meal. Smooth milky coconut ice cream is served with a full range of Thai sweet condiments. A match made in heaven!
The condiments include Nata De Coco, Corn, Jackfruit, Homemade Red Ruby, Palm Tree Seeds, Chendol, Sticky Rice and Nuts.
My favourite condiments would be the sticky rice and red ruby as it’s uniquely Thai!
Some of the “Thai” drinks I recommend you to try are:Butterfly Pea (Anchan) – S$5.50. Butterfly Pea is an ancient Thai herbal plant. It provides anthocyanin to improve eyesight, treat ophthalmitis and eye infections, nourish hair, provide antioxidants and boost body immunity.
Thai Ice Milk Tea (Chayen) – S$4.90 . This is a MUST ORDER because it is one of the best Chayen I have tasted in Singapore, especially in Thai Restaurants. It is extremely milky and flavourful and one cup is definitely not enough.
Nara Thai Cuisine at Westgate Mall possesses a predominantly monochromatic interior, which is a contrast to the royal purple tones and warm palette present at ION Orchard.
This outlet has a lush outdoor courtyard and it draws inspiration from traditional Thai resorts and features timeless, modern decor with understated Thai cultural details.
After your sumptuous meal and if the weather permits, head over to an inner sanctuary (mini outdoor courtyard) for a breath of fresh air!