Dining - Patara (Thai)
I love Thai food. I absolutely love it. Patara is some of the best Thai food I have ever eaten (not having been to Thailand yet).
Some prawn crackers were served as a small appetizer. These tasted to me a bit like pork rind. I didn't keep eating them because I'm allergic to shellfish. But, they were something I'd have avoided even if I could eat them. The Ton Ka Gai soup was absolutely amazing. It was thick, not watery like some restaurants, and one serving is definitely a meal's worth. The Pad Thai was great, though I would have preferred a bit more sauce as the noodles tended to stick together a bit. Because of my shellfish allergy, mine was served with vegetables, mostly mushrooms. The main entrée that Jonathan had was also fantastic. The curry sauce was absolutely amazing. It was the perfect balance of about a hundred spices. For dessert, we had mango and sticky coconut rice. Dessert was also good, but (obviously) doesn't compare to the home-made version we had a few months ago.
I would highly recommend that if you're ever near a Patara, that you stop in for a bite. It is definitely worth your time. We will probably be going back while we're here.