Maggie Thai – Satisfy Your Thai Food Craving Here, Westies!
For the Teo sisters, working in the food and beverage industry might have been their calling since they were young. Their mother runs Maggie Thai & Chinese Restaurant located along Liang Seah Street, and the restaurant has been around since 1998.
Valarie, 23, and Veronica, 26, used to help out in their mother’s restaurant in their free time. It isn’t a surprise that the two of them — the older, who was an air stewardess, and the younger, who holds a diploma in clean energy — would someday start their own food business as well.
Maggie Thai started out three years ago at Jem, before the sisters moved to their current location due to the increase in rent.
Their menu is built on fried food as the two of them shared that they have a penchant for anything fried.
We had the Butter Fried Chicken ($10 or $16). The butter sauce resembled sweet, golden custard, which was a bit too milky and cloying for our liking. The chicken chunks were also too soft.
Their signature dish, Crispy Pata ($20), comprises a deep fried pig trotter served with a sweet, spicy and tart dipping sauce that holds a delicate flavour of rojak flowers. The meat was juicy, and had a good balance of fat and lean meat, but was a little too tough for our liking.
The Double Flavoured Crispy Fried Fish (market price) has one side covered in sweet and sour sauce, while the other side was topped with Thai mango sauce. The Thai mango sauce is similar to the one used for their Mango Fried Chicken ($12 or $17), which was more sour than sweet.
It is really delightful to see two young girls working in a hawker stall. Even though they’re not the ones doing the actual cooking – they have a chef who specialises in Thai cuisine – it is still heartening to see the younger generations keeping our hawker traditions alive.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.