ala carte, papaya tree, modern, contemporary, romantic thai restaurant, take away, home delivery, party, kensington high street london w8 6bd uk engla-...the only REAL Thai in Kensington! - Evening standard

  sample menu

to begin

spicy thai prawn crackers

mouth-wateringly crispy crackers served with homemade peanut and coconut milk sauce 6.95

papaya tree crispy duck (t 1)

classic dish of quarter duck served with sliced spring onion, cucumber, pancakes, chilli oil and hoi sin sauce 15.95

chiang mai salad wrap (t 2)

a classic dish from northern thailand. minced ‘basil infused’ chicken and crispy noodles is served with lettuce leaves for yourself to wrap (recommended for 2 to share) 11.95

thai sweetcorn cakes (t 3) hot

made with thai red curry paste and lime leaves served with sweet garlic and chilli sauce 6.95

vegetable gyoza (t 4)

shallow fried vegetable dumplings served with oriental red vinegar and chilli oil 7.95

papaya tree wings (t 14)

pan fried chicken wings with salt and garlic seasoning 7.95

tod mun pla (t 15)

thai fish cakes made from specially imported thai fish with lime leaves and various spices 7.95

satay (t 17)

strips of marinated chicken on bamboo skewers, served with thai peanut butter sauce 7.95

khanom jeep (t 21)

delicate steamed dumplings with minced pork and prawns topped with garlic oil 7.95

thai vegetable spring rolls (t 22)

spring rolls filled with vermicelli and spiced cabbage, served with plum sauce 6.95

fried tofu cubes (t 23)

shallow fried and served with sweet garlic and chilli sauce 6.95

the papaya tree collection (t 24)

2 each of our most popular starters: chicken satay with peanut sauce, thai fish cakes, gyoza, sweetcorn cakes and vegetable spring rolls 14.95

 

soups

tom yum soup (1) hot

a rich hot and sour soup with lime juice, lime leaves, lemon grass, galangal and chilli

mushroom 6.95 chicken 7.95 prawn 8.95

tom kah (2)

a mild coconut chicken soup with lime juice, lemon grass and a splash of chilli oil

mushroom 6.95 chicken 7.95

wonton soup (3)

pork and prawn dumplings in clear broth with sesame oil 8.95

 

to follow

salads

som tum (4 ) hot

the dish of the restaurant! crunchy thai salad of shredded papaya mixed with lime juice, fish sauce, chilli, minced

garlic, shredded carrots, crushed peanuts and tomatoes 13 .95

yum woon sen (7) hot

vermicelli noodle tossed with minced pork, spring onions and carrots in a spicy lemon dressing 11.95

mama noodle salad (8) hot

famous thai instant noodles tossed with minced pork, spring onions and tom yum dressing 11.95

goong cha nam pla (9) hot

a favourite for native thai people! sashimi tiger king prawns topped with a lime, minced chilli and garlic dressing 12.95

 

mains

papaya tree salt and pepper squid signature dish hot

crispy ‘diamond cut’ squid with sea salt, thai pepper powder and finely minced garlic and chilli 14.95

peppery thai trout signature dish

fillet of fresh line caught rainbow trout from the spring fed lakes of hampshire. garlic and cracked black pepper sauce, fresh young black stemmed peppercorns and crispy fried thai hot basil leaves completes this aromatic dish 14.95

pad krapow (12) hot

fresh thai basil leaves, onion, minced chilli and garlic

tofu 10.95 minced chicken/pork 11.95 beef 12.95 king tiger prawns 13.95

pad kratiam (13)

garlic and cracked black pepper sauce

tofu 10.95 chicken/pork 11.95 beef 12.95 king tiger prawns 13.95

pad king (16)

sliced ginger and vegetables in a light soya sauce

tofu 10.95 chicken/pork 11.95 beef 12.95 king tiger prawns 13.95

tiger cryhot

grilled sirloin beef slices served with a lime, ground chilli and spring onion dip 11.95

angry pig (21) hot

stir fried sliced pork loin with runner beans and the chefs special chilli sauce 12.95

goong ob woon sen (22)

one of the most popular dishes at seafood restaurants in thailand. king tiger prawns mixed with bean thread vermicelli and thai spices. served in a traditional steel hot pot 13.95

tamarind duck (25)

stir fried roasted duck in tangy tamarind juices with tomatoes and pineapple 13.95

 

curries

massaman lamb curry signature dish

tender lamb cutlets served in a smooth and mild curry with coconut milk, potatoes and cherry tomatoes. roasted peanuts and a delicate drizzle of coconut cream completes this famous dish 16.95

geang kheaw wan (26) hot

green curry with aubergine, bamboo shoots and coconut milk

tofu 10.95 chicken/pork 11.95 beef 12.95 king tiger prawns 13.95

geang pet (27) hot

red curry with aubergine, bamboo shoots and coconut milk

tofu 10.95 chicken/pork 11.95 beef 12.95 duck/king tiger prawns 13.95

geang penang (28)

a rich and thick ‘peanutty’ red curry with coconut milk and shredded lime leaves

tofu 10.95 chicken/pork 11.95 beef 12.95 king tiger prawns 13.95

massaman curry (29)

special thai curry cooked with coconut milk, potatoes, roasted nuts, tomatoes and onion

tofu 10.95 chicken/pork 11.95 beef 12.95 king tiger prawns 13.95

 

noodles and rice

ultimate pad thai signature dish

we first take our classic pad thai with black tiger king prawns and serve it in an omelette pillow topped with garlic and cracked black pepper king prawns. an extra dish is used to serve more fresh crunchy beansprouts, spring onion stalks, a bunch of fresh coriander leaves and half a lime. finally, another little dish to ‘fine tune’ your pad thai, serves sriracha chilli sauce, crushed ‘dry roasted’ chilli and ground peanuts 21.95

kao pad krapow gai signature dish hot

spicy fried rice with minced chicken and fresh thai basil leaves 9.95

classic pad thai (33)

our famous fried rice noodles made with our secret recipe sauce with egg, ground peanuts and a wedge of lime

tofu 10.95 chicken/pork 11.95 beef 12.95 king tiger prawns 13.95

pad kee mao (34) hot

humorously known as ‘drunken noodles’ this spicy fried rice noodles is tossed with chilli and fresh basil leaves

tofu 10.95 chicken/pork 11.95 beef 12.95 king tiger prawns 13.95

pad see-ew noodles (36)

fried rice noodles with minced egg and dark soya sauce

tofu 10.95 chicken/pork 11.95 beef 12.95 king tiger prawns 13.95

crystal pad thai (38)

king tiger prawns fried with glass vermicelli noodles 13.95

steamed thai jasmine rice (39)

3.50

coconut rice (40)

steamed jasmine rice infused with light coconut milk 4.95

kao neaw (43)

famous sticky rice from northern and north east thailand4.95

thai brown rice (44)

a whole grain rice from thailand with health promoting properties 4.95