Thai Master Kitchen – Affordable Thai Restaurant in Hougang
Thai cuisine is undoubtedly one of my favourite cuisines. I really like how the dishes can be spicy, sour, sweet, and salty, all at the same time. Thai Master Kitchen, which was opened in June by Willie and his partners, aims to serve authentic Thai dishes at pocket-friendly prices. You know when you dine at a seemingly affordable place and the meal ends up bursting your budget, because of the inclusion of taxes? Fret not! That won’t happen here as all dishes are offered at nett prices, so you can eat with a peace of mind.
Mention Thai food, and the first thing that pops into anyone’s mind is probably tom yum. The Clear Tom Yum Soup ($7) was nothing short of amazing. What I especially loved about it was its refreshing sourness and the slight burning sensation that it left in my mouth. The heat was manageable, and there were plenty of tender chicken pieces in the soup.
The Basil Pork ($7) is definitely not for the faint-hearted. For those who can’t really take spicy food, a bite of this might make you break out in sweat, and have you scrambling for a glass of iced water. For me? Well, I loved it! I paired a spoonful of it with rice and boy, was it good! I wolfed down the entire bowl of rice and basil pork in no time.
The Pad Thai ($6) was pretty decent but could be better. This combination of thin rice noodles, crushed peanuts, bean sprouts, prawns, and chilli flakes, hardly goes wrong. The prawns were crunchy, and a squeeze of lime was all it took to make the dish more appetising. The dish would have been pretty close to perfect if it was a tad sweeter.
The Pandan Chicken ($8 for 4 pieces) was incredible. The strong fragrance of pandan leaves was captivating, and I was salivating as I was unwrapping the parcel. Just a bite of the well-seasoned and moist chicken had me hooked. I couldn’t stop myself from reaching for another piece.
The Thai-Style Kangkong ($7) was a little disappointing. It lacked that spicy kick that I’m used to, and, instead, was sweeter than usual.
Fun fact: did you know that kangkong is also known as morning glory?
The current menu is already pretty extensive, but I heard that they will be launching more dishes next month. I will definitely patronize again since it’s near my house. Note that only cash is accepted.
Thai Master Kitchen
Address: 21 Hougang Street 51, #01-04, Singapore 538719
Phone: 6909 5181
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 11am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 10.30pm, Sat to Sun: 11am to 10.30pm
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