Ah Loy Thai – Butter Calamari is a Must Try!
Continuing my quest to eat all the Thai food in Singapore, I visited Ah Loy Thai in Shaw Tower, a small eatery that serves economical and delicious Thai dishes. Opened by an old couple whom the wife is a Thai, this restaurant has been around for about 7-8 years.
We came at 5pm for dinner so as to skip the dinner crowd. Even so, there were already some early diners and we have to wait for a while before the food arrived.
One of Ah Loy Thai’s signature dishes is Butter Calamari ($8.50). If you like butter crabs, this will definitely knock your socks off. The calamari is fried well with a good crunch. It is then dripped with butter and chilli which will whet your appetite. For your information, Ah Loy Thai makes their own sauces everyday. And if the sauces run out for that day, you probably won’t get a chance to eat some dishes.
For sharing, we ordered Thai Lemongrass Steamed Fish ($13.50). The fresh Red Tilapia is drenched with a tangy sauce made up lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, spring onions, very refreshing!
My favourite in this meal is the Pad Thai ($5.90). Ah Loy’s Pad Thai is dry and sweet, with generous amount of eff, tofu, bean sprouts, prawns, peanuts and chilli. Very flavourful. I love it so much that I went back a week after to eat it.
Another typical Thai food – Tom Yam Seafood Soup ($7.50) packs with fiery goodness. The soup is generous with seafood such as fish, prawns and sotong.
If the soup is too spicy for you, have a glass of Thai Iced Tea($1.60). For such an unassuming restaurant located at Shaw Tower, it’s quite amazing to see queues during dinner time. Reservations are recommended.
Ah Loy Thai Restaurant
Address: 100 Beach Road, #01-39/40 Shaw Tower
Tel: +65 9165 1543
Opening hours: 12pm to 8pm, closed on Sundays and public holiday
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