Karawara has undergone a huge revamp in terms of their look and feel and it is now a far cry from my uni days. It’s more hip and happening (or trying to be) with burger joints, cafes, ice cream joints, chocolate boutiques!! I guess it would be a good place to go, especially if you’re a student from Malaysia or Singapore yearning for a little bit of night life (in terms of mamak stalls).
What I’m trying to say is…most things have changed in Karawara! Except for the row of shops tucked away behind the main shopping complex. We went back there again tonight, and made a beeline for Sara Thai.
I remember going to Sara Thai when I was still studying. We would often venture there when we craved something hearty and a good meal. Fortunately for us things haven’t changed much! It was just the 3 of us today, hubby, Sammy and myself (which was a bit unusual). We were pleasantly surprised by how the standard and quality of the food was the same. They have made major renovations a number of years ago, and it’s a much nicer environment to enjoy your meal.
Sara Thai has individual meals as well as dishes for sharing. We all wanted to have the same dish with rice (Crispy Squid of course!) but being Asian as we are, we started calculating whether it was worth it ordering like that! So we decided to order plates to share – it worked out to be the same by the way, just more variety.
So we had the Spring Rolls ($3.90) as an Entree, Crispy Squid ($13.90), Chicken Red Curry ($12.90) and rice for each of us ($1.90 pp).
The food didn’t take long to come, and we had our spring rolls first. It was tasty, but a little too fried in my opinion. Hubby said that it gave him a slight charred taste which added to the overall flavour…(oookay I say! :P)
The squid and the chicken comes together with our rice and I must say…there is a reason why we keep ordering the squid. It is soooo yummy! It’s sweet and sour, and a little bit tangy, and the squid is coated with a crunchy batter – eat it together with the red onions – you’re in heaven! Ok, I wouldn’t go that far, but it’s really really good.
The curry was good too, a little creamy but not spicy enough I think. It was good portions for the price that we paid (that definitely has not changed!) and the service was great – all with a smile!
There is a reason why we keep coming back – it’s just something about that sauce! It’s a new restaurant on Urbanspoon, but I reckon it’s worth a try. Check it out here: