Soi Thai Kitchen @ Tampines Street 81
There are more and more Thai eateries in Singapore and many of them are beginning to open their eateries in quiet neighbourhood. First, it was Nakhon Kitchen in Kovan, then I found Ont Authentic Thai Cuisine in Ang Mo Kio, last year Baan Tong Thai opened in Tiong Bahru and now, there is a new Thai eatery in Tampines: SOI THAI KITCHEN!
My favourite for the meal is Beef Paneang ($10). The beef cheek is stewed for 4-5hours before it is cooked with red curry sauce. The meat is very soft and tender.
A Thai meal is never complete without Tom Yam Soup and Soi Thai has 3 different types, thick base, tom ka and clear version, with the option of Prawn or Chicken ($6). The thick and tom ka base is the less spicy. I personally prefer the clear base. We had the Thick Tom Yam Prawn Soup ($6) and it is much sweeter.
Thai Yellow Ginger Chicken ($8) is a simple dish and its flavour is enhanced by yellow ginger.
I was learning how to cook a good plate of vegetables and I learnt that the most important thing is to make sure that the vegetables still remain crunchy and bright green. It may sound easy but it is really difficult to get it right. Hence, when a plate of well cooked vegetables arrived on my table, I can’t stop eating. Thai Style Kang Kong ($6) is stir fried with garlic, chili, some seasoning like oyster sauce, fermented bean, soy sauce and fish sauce. It still remains very crunchy and greeny.
Namjim Larb is one of our all-time favorite Thai dishes, and it is a very common dish served throughout Thailand as well as Laos. Larb means salad and it can be made with minced beef, pork or chicken. In Thailand, it is made to be very spicy but the lime juice and mint leaves give it a splendid combination.
But at Soi Thai, the chef turned it into a dip for fried sea bass. Sea Bass with Namjim Larb ($22) is fried till crispy skin and the tangy dressing wakens your mouth and add extra dimensions of flavour. Don’t worry about its spiciness, they have tone it down to suit the local taste. However, if you prefer it to be more spicy, just let the chef know.
Dessert was Mango Sticky Rice ($5).
My lunch here was not bad, besides the usual Thai dishes, there are also some interesting dishes like the beef cheek. Service is swift and it is easy on the pocket. The eatery only accepts cash.
Soi Thai Kitchen
Address: 824 Tampines Street 81, #01-28
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