Iata Pata Restaurant may not sound like a Chinese Restaurant to many but this place serves up some delicious Chinese dishes that definitely changed my perception of Bangkok’s Fine Dining Chinese Cuisine.
Decked out in hues of dark rose wood and Chinese ornaments the restaurant resembled some of the old upscale China Town Restaurants that catered mainly to Westerners. But don’t let the décor distract you from the food because everything my cousin ordered that night was good to excellent.
Dishes that I enjoyed included the Hot Combination Platter consisting of Prawn Toast, Scrambled Eggs with Fish Maw and Stir-Fry Chicken. I really loved the Scrambled Eggs, which was very fluffy and had a nice flavor and texture contrast from the fish maw.
Deep Fried Prawns in a house sauce with Mash Potatoes may seem like a weird dish but believe me it’s pretty darn good. The sauce tasted like a mild BBQ sauce that is mixed with sweet and sour sauce. When combined with the plump prawns with some mash potatoes it was delicious.
Braised Goose Feet with Noodles was another favorite. The noodles had a nice springy texture and went well with the tender goose feet.
Teochew Steam Pomfret was the best I’ve had compared with my recent sampling at Café New Paris and Fatty Crab. The sauce wasn’t overly too sour and the use of ginger really complemented the flavor well. The fish was also very moist.
The best dish however is their Peking Duck! I love my Peking Ducks and have sampled quite a few from Beijing, Shanghai, Melbourne, KL, Toronto and so forth but to me this is the best so far. Upon biting one is greeted with the warm and super soft flour dough and the crispy skin that crackles in your mouth! This is by far the best Peking Duck I've had so far!
The second course however wasn't as good. The only option available was to deep-fried the carcass. The meat was really dry but for some reason Mike actually enjoyed it.
Our last two dishes was Fried Rice and Stir Fried Choi Sum. Both were on par with other good Cantonese Restaurants.
Overall I really enjoyed the food! I can't stop thinking about the Peking Duck and definitely will be visiting this restaurant again when I come back to Bangkok on the 22nd. The food cost approximately THB 5500.
Price: $$ (Approximately USD $25 per person)
Address: 2046/7-11 New Petch Buri Rd., Bangkapi, Huay Kwang, Bangkok Thailand