Abb Zabb – Aroi Tom Yum Lobster Noodle in Golden Mile
Similarly to Little India, Kampong Glam, Lucky Plaza and Chinatown, which are known for their different cultural heritage and background, Golden Mile Complex is known as “Little Thailand” in Singapore.
With our multi-cultural population, it seems that everyone has a place here. This gives people who come to work and live in Singapore a sense of belonging and a taste of the hometown they come from, which they would probably miss. Many Thai(s) living in Singapore love hanging out at Golden Mile Complex as they get to savour authentic Thai food, as well as, purchase their Thai products and enjoy grocery shopping at the Thai supermarket here. Don’t be deceived by the old and worn-out building as there are hidden gems within it!
The majority should be familiar with Nana Thai for their authentically delectable and simple Thai fare. Many would also gather here for Mookata, which they feel is the most original and delicious outlet for Thai steamboat and BBQ in Singapore. Now, it’s time to add Abb Zabb to one of the must-try(s) in Golden Mile Complex, the sister outlet of Boat noodle specialist Noodle Cafe. Located at a corner of the foodcourt outside the supermarket on Level 2, this stall sells their signature Tomyum lobster dish, along with other Thai foods.
Their signature Tom Yum Lobster Noodle Combo ($38) consists of one whole Boston lobster, tiger prawns, scallops, mussels and an entire squid that is generously stuffed with flavoursome minced pork. Customers can choose between glass noodles or instant noodles. For the pricing, I would say it is a luxurious seafood spread that’s good for two people, and definitely value-for-money. The lobster came with plentiful of roes! The seafood is fresh and absorbs the Tomyum soup well hence every bite packs a good punch of spiciness! Thumbs up for the sweetness of the soup too, making the overall dish, just the right amount of spiciness, not too overwhelming. You have to get your hands dirty shelling the lobster and huge, juicy tiger prawns, but the task was made easier as the chef has already perfectly cracked and broken the shells for your convenience.
Another dish worth savouring would be their Thai Basil Minced Pork Rice with Egg ($6). There are also other items available on their menu such as Fried Squid Eggs ($10), Braised Pork Rice ($4) and Fresh Oysters ($12) etc. They are the first in Singapore to have your favorite thai oyster and squid roe, so you know where to go if you are craving for some Thai oysters.
At the corner of the shop, they also sell Kanom Krok. It is a special coconut pudding that’s unique to Thailand, often prepared street vendors with flavours like corn, spring onion etc.
Address: 5001 Beach Road, #02-01 Golden Mile Complex, Singapore 199588
Tel: (65) 8666 6675
Opening Hours: 12pm to 9pm daily
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Photos & text by Alexis Toh Mu Qin, a fellow food writer for Miss Tam Chiak. She loves exploring Singapore on foot and trying new recipes at home with her mother. In her free time, she reads regularly. Shakespeare is her personal favourite. Follow her at @tmooq on instagram for her latest food hunt.