Basil by ThaiExpress @ Kallang Wave
Basil by ThaiExpress makes its official debut in Kallang Wave, the latest retail mall in Singapore Sports Hub. Synonymous with one of the key ingredients commonly found in Thailand, Basil by ThaiExpress brings a touch of urban lifestyle to the convential Thai dining etiquette.
Turning the spotlight on communal dining, we tried a few appetizers such as Signature Basil Chicken Wings, Larb Chicken Spring Rolls and Grilled Beef Salad during the media tasting.
The skinny wings are served with crispy basil leaves; and the crispy filo pasty is filled with minced chicken and fresh herbs. Grilled Beef Salad features sliced ribeye steak tossed in chilli and lime dressing and sprinkled with roasted rice. Oh man, this was too spicy for me.
Signature ThaiExpress dishes, such as the Massaman Curry Chicken, Seafood Phad Thai and Basil & Chicken are retained for Thai food lovers.
The rich and creamy curry is an explosion of punchy flavours. A hefty chunk of chicken drumstick is cooked until tender and well infused with warm spices. Makes a sumptuous dish to serve on a chilly night. Instead of pairing it with jasmine rice, prata slices are served. Honestly, I don’t really like their prata slices, it’s too oily and hard to bite.
Phad Thai Seafood and Basil & Chilli Chicken, however, are the 2 dishes which I would always order whenever I visit ThaiExpress. ThaiExpress version of basil chicken comes in tender minced chicken stir-fried with a scattering of aromatic holy basil, garlic and chilli. It is fantastically flavourful which a smoky aroma and spicy kick.
The phad thai comprises a tumble of rice noodles tossed with fat prawns, beancurd cubes and spring onions. Heaps of peanuts and a squeeze of lime brighten up the slippery noodles which have a nice bite and not too soggy. Overall, the flavour is a bit sweeter than what you can find in Thailand but we give points for the well-executed texture. Not forgetting the Fresh Prawn Omelette that is fluffy and infused with Basil aroma.
To finish, cool your palate down with a delicate Mango Sticky Rice with coconut milk, super sweet mango cubes with a shower of crispy mung beans.
Basil by ThaiExpress
Address: 1 Stadium Place, Kallang Wave #01-16/K8, Singapore 397628
Tel: 6702 7332
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