If you’re looking for an extra special dining experience while in Dubai, and you love authentic Thai food, you’ll love Pai Thai at Jumeirah Al Qasr. The culinary journey at Pai Thai begins as an Abra (boat) takes you across Madinat’s serene waterways to the restaurant, while you sit back and enjoy the views. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll settle in at your table on the wooden decking surrounded by lush greenery and palm trees and the gentle sound of music, or inside the stylish restaurant. After soaking up your surroundings and relaxing into the tranquillity of the secluded spot, you can then peruse the menu and discover which aromatic and flavourful Thai dishes you’d like to sample.
Pai Thai has won a number of awards for its excellent Thai cuisine, so whether you’re in the mood for meat, fish, vegetables, or a combination of all three, you’ll find something to suit your tastes. Kick off with a selection of starters or the ‘starter sampler’ selection, which includes prawn cakes, sun dried beef, chicken satay skewers, a sweet chicken dumpling and crispy spring rolls. There are also soups and salads, if you prefer.
The main menu includes a selection of fragrant curries, spicy stir-fries and crunchy vegetable dishes, so whether you like the sound of tiger prawns cooked in a creamy red curry sauce with kaffir lime leaves, peanut and red chilli or wok-fried noodles with prawns, scallop, calamari, Thai broccoli, shitake mushrooms and oyster sauce, the choice is yours.
When it comes to dessert, the menu is split into modern and traditional. If you’re going modern, the fresh mango panna cotta is a great choice, but if you’re going all-out traditional Thai, we recommend trying the tap tim krob dessert, which is a mix of crispy water chestnuts, sugar syrup, coconut milk and crushed ice.