Apinara is a fantastic recountal of resounding Thai cuisine. We were here this past Sunday and were able to get a seat around 19:00 without reservations. Tucked in Pacific Place, it’s a clean, contemporary look for a restaurant.
We got pad thai which is almost a staple for an order, for the child. Red curry and crispy fried tofu for the hubster and I. I tell you, everything tasted profound. Elevated flavours, I’m salivating now as I write this post, re-imagining my meal.
The child got a mango smoothie, and we got their speciality cocktails, that had equally snazzy presentations. Sanctuary of Truth was rum, Pimms, apple and passion fruit juices, with lime and vanilla. Siam Myth was vodka with pineapple juice. The chilli flavour didn’t come through and for some reason, it tasted a tad bitter.
A luscious, rich, creamy and supremely flavourful red curry with fried tofu and pumpkins. Crisp to perfection with a nice touch of garlic, chillies and basil, the tofu fry. The textures of those two different styles of tofu were great – the fried ones in the stir fry were clean and CRISP. The fried ones in the curry were soft and tender inside, with a chewy exterior, in a good way. I can’t begin to tell how many times the fried tofu is messed up with it becoming a bit less palatable and a lot more chewy (not in a good way).
The pad thai was a win too, simple, chewy, well balanced with the sweet-sour-salt. The usual garnish of sprouts and peanuts on the side.
They have a separate vegetarian menu which means big groups can order galore, and you can try it all. You must. I would’ve loved to!