Na Na Original Thai Food (Golden Mile Complex)
Sawadee Ka! If you want to eat more authentic Thai food in Singapore, Golden Mile Complex is definitely the place to go. It is a shame that I have never blogged about any restaurants there, especially when I love Thai food so much. So one night, we visited Na Na Original Thai.
Someone asked me if this Thai food eatery is same as the one in Far East. Out of curiosity, I asked one of the waitress who wasn’t very conversant in English and her reply was “ONLY ONE.”
One good thing about having Thai food is, they are not super expensive. And so a affordable price, you can get quite decent and filling dishes. Our dinner started with a plate of Thai Mango Salad ($5) as appetizer. It had the right amount of spice, a nice kick of sourness from the mango and lime juice, a good burst of flavor from the onions and shrimps.
The most impressive dish I have ordered for dinner that night is the Tom Yam Seafood Soup ($10). Simply because it comes in such a ancient claypot design! The Thais would have probably used this kind of ceramic (I assume) pot to cook their food during the olden days but now, I guess this only serves as a plating purpose lah.
But a good point of placing your soup in this pot is, it can be kept warm because of the stove at the bottom. There is a distinct lemongrass taste and its spiciness is acceptable. They are quite generous with the amount of ingredients in a pot of soup like this. My only complain is, I don’t really like the artificial crab stick in my tom yam soup.
While talking to some Thai eateries owners from the past, they were saying that they have to fine tune the taste to suit local palette. One example is the Pad Thai. In Thailand, their Pad Thai is sweet instead of the wok hei savoury but when they cook the original pad thai in Singapore, it didn’t turn out well and some diners would complain that it doesn’t taste good. Hence a lot of Thai eateries here decided to fry Singaporean version of Pad Thai.
But if you are those which prefers the sweet version, you can probably try the Pad Thai with fresh prawns ($5) here. The flavours have kinda really penetrated through the noodles. However, this isn’t my favourite because the noodles all lump together on the day we went.
Ready for some kick? Have a plate of Basil Chicken ($10) and you will soon have steaming head and sexy sausage lips!
I have yet to find a Thai eatery here that sells excellent Grilled Pork ($10). There are many restaurants who recommended it because pork collar is one of the favorite cuts among the Thai. But when I tried it, all of them are either very tough or oily and simply … not nice! I had it once when I was in Thailand, it was quite memorable, with the right amount of lean and fat, shiny on the outside, tender on the inside.
The pork collar here, I feel, is not tender enough and it is still okay when dipped with the special chilli sauce.
Thai Iced Milk Tea ($1.50) is a must drink for me whenever I go any thai place.
Our dinner ended slightly pass 10pm and I was surprised that the eatery is getting crowded. It was then the waitress told me they are opened 24 hours and it gets full house every night after 10pm. I am quite surprised as I never knew Golden Mile became such a hip place after 10pm! In fact, if you are looking for a supper place, you can probably take a walk around the complex because majority of the eateries here open 24 hours! Food wise, you can’t go wrong with Thai food in Golden Mile where many Thais gather to eat and be merry.
My next Thai makan place in Golden Mile Complex: the mookata (Suki Thai @ Golden Mile Complex Review) just beside Na Na Thai!
Na Na Original Thai Food
Address: 5001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Complex #01-51/52
Tel: 6297 8498 (reservations reccommended)
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