Sisaket Thai Food – Affordable Thai Food at Bukit Merah View Hawker Centre
Opened in 2014, owner-chef Ms Viparat Saibua, affectionately known by her loyal customers as Cat, has been whipping up simple classic Thai dishes that make you feel as though you’re physically in Bangkok savouring authentic Thai food. She came to Singapore 14 years ago and worked at a food court below Orchard Road’s Meridien Hotel, handling both Thai and Korean stalls. Influenced by her own ethnic background and tastes that she has grown up with, it’s no wonder the Thai food served at Sisaket at Bukit Merah View draws a huge crowd.
We went on a Friday night for dinner and waited about half an hour as there were many customers who called in to place their take-away orders before they went down to collect their food. We started with Thai Mango Salad ($4). The vegetables and peanuts gave a really good crunch and the flavours of mangoes were really distinct. We’re glad that the mangoes’ sweetness managed to neutralize the usual spiciness of Thai salads.
The Thai Seafood Tom Yam Soup ($5) consists of fresh, tender fish slices and prawns and it came with a bowl of white rice. The rice came in handy as this Tom Yam soup lit our mouths on fire. Thais really like their food spicy – “phet”. In fact, they like it really spicy – “phet mak”! If you can’t handle too spicy food, ask Cat for something “mai phet” (not spicy) or “phet nit nawy” (a little spicy).
How can one not order Pineapple Fried Rice ($4) when patronizing a Thai hawker or restaurant? The plate of yellow rice arrived looking very ordinary but don’t be deceived! This was actually the highlight of our dinner. The rice was fragrant and had a good consistency – each grain was well-flavoured with the sweetness of pineapple. Furthermore, it was topped with pork floss that made the rice tastier.
Another dish that you can’t miss out on at a Thai eatery is their Phad Thai ($4). Rice noodles are stir-fried with generous amounts of eggs and chopped tofu. Cat’s assistant controlled the fire and timing really well as the noodles were slightly moist, with a strong eggy flavour. The squids were cooked just right and isn’t hard unlike most stalls that tend to overcook their squids.
Sisaket Thai Food stall also offers other commonly found Thai food such as basil leaf minced chicken or pork with rice, green curry chicken and some other dishes. If you’re looking for an affordable place to satisfy that Thai food craving, Sisaket Thai Food is a good choice. Cat is also very friendly and eager to recommend what’s good on the menu. Our dining experience left us in a really good mood!
Sisaket Thai Food
Address: #01-01, Blk 115 Bukit Merah View, Bukit Merah View Hawker Centre, Singapore 151115
Mobile: 8387 4515
Opening Hours: Fri-Wed 10.30am to 9.30pm. Closed on Thursdays.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.