Known for serving a wide range of Thai delicacies, ThaiExpress has launched a NEW MENU at the start of a New Year with over 130 items!
As many hit the streets of Bangkok to get a taste of its best, ThaiExpress brings the tastiest of all Thailand’s street snacks voted by the Thais to their diners. Rice cracker is very popular in Thailand and I can just buy a packet to eat while shopping on the streets. Now, at the comfort of a restaurant, you can eat rice crackers comfortably while piling it with creamy minced chicken and shrimp sauce ($7.90).
Fried Taro with Cashew Nut ($9.30) turns out to be my favourite dish for that day. I am not a huge fan for taro but their taro is very fragrant especially when it is fried and when it is stir fried with some cashew nuts, sauce and capsicum, it kind of tastes similar to our “Gong Bao Chicken” except that it is much sweeter and not spicy at all!
Voted as the “Most Popular Noodle” in Sukhothai, Stick noodle with minced chicken and prawn in chilli oil soup topped with crushed peanut ($11.30) looks deceivingly spicy but actually, it is not as spicy as it seems. Maybe a little oily for some due to its chilli oil, but the soup brings out the flavour of minced chicken and fresh prawns.
Though not the best that I have tried, Crispy Tom Yam Chicken Wing ($8.30) is pretty addictive with some tom yam powder sprinkled on the wings. But some parts may be too salty.
Deep-fried Minced crab meat and chicken cake with plum sauce ($10.40) is a love of young and old. The texture of crab meat and chicken goes well together but I think they are too generous. It will probably be better if they make their crab and chicken cake smaller.
Thai Sukiyaki Noodle Soup ($11.30) is actually a totally deceptive name since it is nothing like Japanese Sukiyaki. ThaiExpress doesn’t do hotpot here. Instead, you get a bowl of bean thread noodles mixed with sukiyaki sauce. It has a lovely heat with more subtle sour, salty, and sweet flavors. But this is good, eat already shiok ah!
If you have been Greyhound Cafe in Thailand, you may have probably tried one of their signature dishes “Complicated Noodles”. It is basically a noodle wrap using the kway chap noodles, lettuce, minced meat, green chilli sauce and parsley. I love this dish so much that I will always go back to Greyhound to eat it whenever I am in Thailand. Once, I even tried to recreate the dish and share it with all my friends (read here)!
I am so glad ThaiExpress has decided to create their own version of “complicated noodles” – Thai style DIY Minced Chicken and Dry Kway Teow Salad ($9.30). Same as what you do in Greyhound Cafe, you wrap the very fragrant minced chicken with its accompanied sauce in smooth slippery kway teow and fresh lettuce. Comparing the both, I think ThaiExpress’s minced chicken is much more flavourful than Greyhound’s. But Greyhound’s chilli sauce is more sour and spicy, hence more powerful. But I guess they also can’t put it that spicy because they have to cater to our local tastes.
Besides my favourite Lod Chong which I always eat whenever I visit ThaiExpress, they created a new star dessert – Thai Fragrant Pandan Jelly with Coconut Custard ($6.80). Its colourful combination has the simplest ingredients ever but the most amazing taste!
Thanks to ThaiExpress, I am giving away 5 sets of $20 vouchers to FIVE LUCKY READERS to enjoy the new dishes!
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Deadline: 13 February 2013 (Wednesday), 23:59
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