You know when you’ve found a dish at a restaurant that once you crave it, you need it ASAP? That’s the number eleven with veggies for me at Pat’s Restaurant on 455 Princess street . Pat’s menu is filled with authentic Cambodian and Thai dishes that are packed with flavour. I say “authentic” because when they say spicy, they mean it.
Food Choices: To start, my friends and I usually share the spring rolls. They’re deep-fried deliciousness and are the perfect way to start the meal. We usually share one order (three/four people). I always order the number eleven, it’s red curry shrimp, lime leaves, basil, peanut and coconut milk with rice. It’s a very generous serving so I usually end up with a full meal for later (bonus!). Like I mentioned above, it’s spicy but the plain rice and coconut milk make it enjoyable, I think. My friends swear by the number one with veg which is red curry chicken, basil, lime leaves, peanut, coconut milk and rice. They give it two thumbs up emojis. I asked one girlfriend why she always chooses number one (for the purpose of this blog post) and she said, “It’s full of great flavours but resembles a classic dish – with grain and protein on the plate!” She’s a former picky eater so don’t be afraid to bring your choosy friends here!
$$: I’ve never spent more than $20 (on just myself). I think it’s reasonable especially considering there’s usually leftovers.
Chances of Re-visiting: The fact that writing this has given me a massive craving means that I’ll probably be back in less than a week.
BONUS: They do takeout so if you want to sniffle through your spicy dish in the comfort of your own home – you can.
Keep up with Pat’s: You can find them on Facebook to keep up with their hours and see adorable photos of the owner’s toddler son playing helper.