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

sesame duck signature dish

sliced gressingham duck breast with a minced chicken and prawn topping finished with toasted sesame seeds 10.95

fresh prawn summer rolls signature dish

rice paper rolls packed with king tiger prawns, fresh mint, glass noodles and cru nchy vegetables. served with chilli and lime sauce 10.95

duck spring rolls signature dish

roast shredded duck breast, vermicelli and peppered cabbage. served with spiced hoi sin sauce 9.95

spicy thai prawn crackers 

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

papaya tree crispy duck 

classic dish of quarter duck served with sliced spring onion, cucumber, pancakes, chilli oil and hoi sin sauce 18.95

chiang mai salad wrap 

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) 16.95

thai sweetcorn cakes hot

made with thai red curry paste and lime leaves served with sweet garlic and chilli sauce 8.95

vegetable gyoza 

shallow fried vegetable dumplings served with oriental red vinegar and chilli oil 8.95

papaya tree wings 

pan fried chicken wings with salt and garlic seasoning 8.95

tod mun pla 

thai fish cakes made from specially imported thai fish with lime leaves and various spices 9.95

satay 

strips of marinated chicken on bamboo skewers, served with thai peanut butter sauce 9.95

khanom jeep 

delicate steamed dumplings with minced pork and prawns topped with garlic oil 9.95

thai vegetable spring rolls 

spring rolls filled with vermicelli and spiced cabbage, served with plum sauce 8.95

fried tofu cubes 

shallow fried and served with sweet garlic and chilli sauce 8.95

the papaya tree collection 

2 each of our most popular starters: chicken satay with peanut sauce, thai fish cakes, gyoza, sweetcorn cakes and vegetable spring rolls 17.95

 

soups

tom yum soup hot

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

mushroom 8.95 chicken 9.95 prawn 10.95

tom kah 

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

mushroom 8.95 chicken 9.95

wonton soup

pork and prawn dumplings in clear broth with sesame oil 10.95

 

to follow

salads

som tum  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 15.95

yum woon sen hot

vermicelli noodle tossed with minced pork, spring onions and carrots in a spicy lemon dressing 14.95

goong cha nam pla hot

a favourite for native thai people! sashimi tiger king prawns topped with a lime, minced chilli and garlic dressing 16.95

 

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 16.95

peppery thai seabass signature dish

fillet of fresh line caught seabass topped with garlic and cracked black pepper sauce, fresh young black stemmed peppercorns and crispy fried thai hot basil leaves completes this aromatic dish 18.95

pad krapow hot

fresh thai basil leaves, onion, minced chilli and garlic

tofu 14.95 minced chicken/pork 15.95 beef 16.95 king tiger prawns 17.95

pad kratiam 

garlic and cracked black pepper sauce

tofu 14.95 chicken/pork 15.95 beef 16.95 king tiger prawns 17.95

pad king

sliced ginger and vegetables in a light soya sauce

tofu 14.95 chicken/pork 15.95 beef 16.95 king tiger prawns 17.95

tiger cryhot

grilled sirloin beef slices served with a lime, ground chilli and spring onion dip 16.95

goong ob woon sen 

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 17.95

 

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 17.95

geang kheaw wan hot

green curry with aubergine, bamboo shoots and coconut milk

tofu 12.95 chicken/pork 13.95 beef 14.95 king tiger prawns 15.95

geang pet hot

red curry with aubergine, bamboo shoots and coconut milk

tofu 14.95 chicken/pork 15.95 beef 16.95 king tiger prawns 17.95

geang penang

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

tofu 14.95 chicken/pork 15.95 beef 16.95 king tiger prawns 17.95

massaman curry

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

tofu 14.95 chicken/pork 15.95 beef 16.95 king tiger prawns 17.95

 

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 26.95

kao pad krapow gai signature dish hot

spicy fried rice with minced chicken and fresh thai basil leaves 17.95

classic pad thai 

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

tofu 16.95 chicken/pork 17.95 beef 18.95 king tiger prawns 19.95

pad kee mao hot

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

tofu 15.95 chicken/pork 16.95 beef 17.95 king tiger prawns 18.95

pad see-ew noodles

fried rice noodles with minced egg and dark soya sauce

tofu 15.95 chicken/pork 16.95 beef 17.95 king tiger prawns 18.95

crystal pad thai

king tiger prawns fried with glass vermicelli noodles 19.95

steamed thai jasmine rice 

4.95

coconut rice 

steamed jasmine rice infused with light coconut milk 5.95 

kao neaw 

famous sticky rice from northern and north east thailand 5.95

thai brown rice 

a whole grain rice from thailand with health promoting properties 6.95