Category Archives: Thai

Nakhon Kitchen

Nakhon Kitchen
Blk 212 Hougang Street 21, #01-341
Tel: 62868785
Opening Hours: 10am to 11pm, daily

Saw the review in The New Paper on 18 March 2009 (,4136,196163,00.html).

Am “beo-ing” this place, so will put up my own review when I finally get there.

Heads or Tails

Heads or Tails Toast
Heads or Tails
01-37 Market Street Car Park
Tel: 6438-6428
Opening Hours: 7.30am to 7.30pm, Mondays to Fridays; 8am to 1pm on Saturdays; closed on Sundays

This master franchise of a chain from Bangkok offers Thai-style kaya, which is slightly different from local versions. The kaya is more watery – like custard – and lighter on the palate.

Opened earlier this year in Tangs’ food hall, it relocated to Market Street Car Park last month. Besides plain kaya, it has kaya flavoured with yam, pandan and vanilla (all at $1.70 per slice).

For those who want something more substantial, it also sells three Thai dishes every day. These include Thai curry, beef ball noodles and Thai mee pok (all at $4 each).

Must-try: Chilli paste with chicken floss (left, $1.70). The paste, the same one that the shop uses to make tomyam soup, gives you a kick like no other floss toast. There is also a hint of hae bee hiam.

Note :

This review was extracted from ST Foodies Club.

First Thai

First Thai
First Thai
23 Purvis Street
Tel: 6339 3123

It’s been a while since I last went down but the memory of authentic Thai food at very reasonable prices will prompt me to go there again soon.

I love this place coz the prices are lower, the setting fuss-free and the food still pretty darn good. This funky little joint on purvis street is housed in a shophouse thats a little old school with its interiors decked out with cermaic tiles and a mosaic floor. People choose from a pictorial menu that is supplied but order from ticking off boxes on a pink sheet to be handed off to a waiter.

Must try dishes here include the fried pandan chicken, the green curry chicken, the spicy otak, belacan fried rice and tom yum gung.

The pandan fried chicken was kind of small in portion size, but they more than made up for it by its quality. Lovingly wrapped in pandan leaves, the chicken exuded a taste that was heavenly.

The tom yum soup was also really complex, and it explodes in flavor once your put it in your mouth. They really cramp the ingredients into a tiny bowl, so its kind of hard to get your spoon into get the soup, but you know its all worth it!

The fried belacan rice and the green curry chicken were also excellent dishes. The green curry chicken was thick and flavorful, and the chicken came right off the bones, such a great complement to eat your rice with.

The service here is questionable, but there is no GST or service charge so its acceptable!

Lotus Thai Viet

Lotus Thai Viet
My Dining Room @ Kopitiam
Level 4, The Central Shopping Centre
Basement 1, Vivo City
Level 3, Tiong Bahru Plaza

They are both outlets at food courts of this restaurant called Lotus Thai Restaurant. What I do recommend here is their good value for money pineapple rice (only S$4 for a portion) & their mango salad (S$3.50). 

You can also opt for their pineapple set (for S$6) which comes with the normal portion of the pineapple fried rice, a small dish of mango salad and a bowl of tom yam soup.  I find the tom yam soup (clear one) not that spicy.  They do place a bowl of their chilli padi, normal cut red chillies and chilli powder outside their stalls so you can help yourself.

I’m disappointed by their olive rice though.  It doesn’t really give a tasty flavor, so I would avoid it if I were you.

If you have the kopitiam card, you get 10% discount.  Add $0.20 for take-aways.