We have discovered a gem of a restaurant right in the heart of Pattaya’s nightlife. It is called The Hidden, and is located on the fashionable new City Walk between Second and Beach Roads. The Hidden has been open for about 2 months and is the creation of Thai executive chef Kamon (Roy) Tangjittrong. Roy called his restaurant The Hidden, because it is hidden away half way down the Walk; medium in size, but has an imposing comfortable interior and casual atmosphere, courtesy of Roy and his staff.
Roy has a wealth of experience in the world of cuisine, especially in the USA – where he spent the last 30 years working in top restaurants in Florida and Texas. Now, back in Thailand, and at the request of a friend, Roy came to Pattaya to open The Hidden on the ground floor of the boutique Fraser Resort, bringing his unique style of cooking with interesting Eurasian Fusion dishes. Indeed, interesting these dishes definitely are – with a select menu of outstanding appetizers and main course recipes utilizing combinations of ingredients that will tickle and please the palate of the most discerning diner. With reasonable prices for such high quality fare – it surely makes The Hidden restaurant a new found treasure right here in Pattaya!
Appetizers range from 60 baht for Japanese Miso Soup to 190 baht for Crab Cakes. Indeed, Crab Cakes were one of four appetizer dishes we sampled. An extremely tasty combination of golden crispy coated Crab Meat served with Bell Pepper and sautéed Green Olives, dressed with a Lemon, Garlic, Butter and White Wine Sauce. The second appetizer that tempted us was the Open Faced Chicken and Crab Potstickers (130 baht). Delicious Chinese style steamed open dumplings served with Balsamic vinegar and Sesame Vinaigrette. We also enjoyed a Satay Appetizer; tender pieces of Chicken breast served with Satay Sauce and Cucumber Relish (140 baht). The fourth appetizer is called Blanketed Prawns with Pork (180 baht). Large Tiger Prawns with ground Pork, deep fried in a crispy Spring Roll Wrapping. Excellent! There is a fine selection of Thai dishes to choose from ranging from 135 baht for Fried Rice with Chicken to Tom Yum Kung, (Hot and Sour Prawn Soup) at 240 baht! We tried the popular and really nice tasting Phat Thai (180 baht) made up of stir fried Prawns, Noodles and Bean Sprouts in Tamarind Sauce. Main courses start at 235 baht for Pasta dishes such as Linguine and grilled Chicken Carbonara or Spaghetti with homemade Meatballs. Unusual dishes to look out for are Bulgogi (375 baht) – marinated Beef served Korean style; and Unagi Don (365 baht) – Japanese fresh water Eel! But top of the bill is Japanese Style Lamb Shank Curry at 485 baht, which we tried! A full of flavour extremely tender Lamb Shank slow cooked in a mild Japanese Curry with Onion, Carrot and Potato and served with fragrant Jasmine Rice. We then delighted in trying two more main dishes. First rate Grilled Duck breast (325 baht) served on mashed Potato and steamed Asparagus with a Red Wine reduction. Followed by a Seafood delight called Jumbo Prawn Casino! (435 baht). Large grilled White Prawns on sautéed Potato, drizzled with a joyful Lemon, Garlic, Butter and White Wine Sauce.
So, for a quality casual dining experience, do give The Hidden a try! Open every day from 11am until 11pm. Telephone: 087 126 3300.
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