London Thai @KRUA by Nathong

Address56 Carter Lane, St. Paul’s, London, EC4V 5EA

Website: KURA by Nathong

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Thai has been an extremely popular cuisine in London for many years, but what truly makes a tasty yet worthwhile Thai Restaurant? Of course, compared to what you can get in Asia, both price point and authenticity can hardly compare.

So how does KRUA by Nathong compare?

Originally a Restaurant in Bangkok, KRUA opened a branch in London’s St. Pauls. Conveniently located just steps away from the underground, this bustling business lunch destination has received much positive feedback.

KRUA‘s menu features “tweaked” Thai classics to fit local Chili tolerance, while incorporating more familiar Asian dishes like Stir fry and grilled meats. Their modern, western decor dictates KRUA‘s style, which unfortunately does not spell authentic Thai cuisine. Though the London crowd may prefer more ‘clichéd’ Asian or Thai dishes, it is a same to see KRUA loosing the essence of true Thai cooking. Dishes like Steamed Sea Bass and Prawn Toast, neighbors much closer to Chinese cuisine.

KRUA by Nathong serves decent food, though if you looking for something truly authentic you may be out of luck.


sirloin

CRYING TIGER, Grilled Beef Sirloin with spicy sauce on the side

  • Medium rare with good charring, this is a tasty dish.
  • Sauce was slightly tangy, but definitely not spicy.
  • An ‘anglofied’ dish

 

red-curry

AROMATIC RED CURRY with Chicken, coconut milk, aubergine & chili

  • Great coconut fragrance from the rice, which paired perfectly with the rich and slightly spicy Red curry.
  • Generous servings of chicken and aubergines, this was the best and more authentic dish we had.

Author: foodiejem

Yum Critic that currently resides in Hong Kong. Frequent traveller and foodie that also enjoys sampling dishes from the far reaches of the world!

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