Savour the Authentic Flavors of Thailand – Discover the Thai SELECT Restaurants in Singapore
June 29, 2023
The vibrant flavours and aromatic spices of Thai cuisine have captivated food enthusiasts around the world. If you are a big fan of Thai food, get ready to tantalize your taste buds at the Thai SELECT certified restaurants, where the true flavors of Thailand come alive.
Thai SELECT certification is a recognition given by the Royal Thai Government’s Ministry of Commerce to ensure the authenticity of Thai cuisine. For overseas Thai restaurants,there are three categories — Thai SELECT Signature, Thai SELECT Classic, and Thai SELECT Casual — so there is a wide range of restaurants to choose from.
We had the pleasure of visiting five Thai SELECT restaurants in Singapore, including Sawadee Thai Cuisine, Bangkok Jam, Un Yang Kor Dai, Folk’s Collective, and Sabai Fine Thai on the Bay. These establishments impressed us with their exceptional Thai flavors, warm hospitality, and authentic dining experiences. So, buckle up as we embark on an unforgettable journey filled with Thai flavours, right here in Singapore.
Sawadee Thai Cuisine
Sawadee Thai Cuisine, a Thai SELECT Signature restaurant nestled in Bugis, is committed to using the freshest ingredients imported from Thailand. Every dish is prepared à la minute, guaranteeing an authentic culinary adventure.
Begin your gastronomic journey with the tantalizing Betel Leaf Wrap (Miang Kham), a harmonious blend of grated coconut, lime cubes, peanuts, and more, dressed in a sticky shrimp sauce. Savor the Roast Duck Curry, where succulent duck is expertly roasted in-house and marinated for 24 hours before being cooked in a thick and creamy red curry.
For a shared feast, the Deep Fried Lemongrass Whole Sea Bass steals the show, boasting crispy fish adorned with fragrant lemongrass shreds and served with a tangy lemongrass sauce. Don’t miss the Pad Char Tiger Prawns, a creation featuring plump prawns stir-fried with fresh peppercorns and chilies, offering a symphony of flavours.
Conclude your meal with the exquisite Mao Shan Wang Durian Sticky Rice, where fragrant sticky rice, dyed with natural butterfly pea flower, is accompanied with coconut milk and sesame seeds. Sawadee Thai Cuisine guarantees an unforgettable dining experience, transporting you to the lively streets of Thailand and immersing your senses in the true essence of Thai cuisine.
Sawadee Thai Cuisine
Address: 9 Tan Quee Lan St, Singapore 188098
Phone: 6238 6833
Located in Great World City, Bangkok Jam is a Thai SELECT Signature restaurant that transports diners to the vibrant streets of Bangkok. The modern and lively ambience sets the stage for an authentic Thai dining experience.
One highlight at Bangkok Jam is the Grilled Iberico Pork Collar, featuring succulent and tender pork marinated in Thai spices and grilled to perfection. The aroma and flavors of this dish are simply irresistible. The Wok Hei Olive Fried Rice showcases the skilled stir-frying technique of Thai cuisine. Fragrant olive rice, stir-fried with vegetables and juicy prawns, delivers a satisfying umami with a hint of smoky flavour.
For plant-based options, go for the Vegan Green Curry with Plant-Based Chicken. The creamy green curry, infused with aromatic herbs and spices, pairs perfectly with tender plant-based chicken and fresh vegetables.
To end the meal, indulge in the Thai Milk Tea Souffle. This light and airy dessert, infused with the distinct flavours of Thai milk tea, is a sweet treat that delights the taste buds. The Thai milk tea sauce adds a touch of sweetness to complete the experience.
Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World #02-127, Singapore 237994
Phone: 6732 4523
Un Yang Kor Dai
Un Yang Kor Dai, a Thai SELECT Signature restaurant, is known for the cultural richness of their dishes which have earned them this prestigious recognition.
Start your meal with their Khantoke Nam Phrik appetizer, a delightful medley of Moo Ping, Thai Sausage, Egg roll, Crispy Pork Skin, Amphawa Fish, Centella Asiatica, and various vegetables. The accompanying spicy shrimp paste dipping sauce, minced meat and tomato spicy dip, and green chili dip add layers of flavour to this colorful ensemble.
Seafood enthusiasts will appreciate their Seabass Tom Yum Coconut Soup. The combination of creamy coconut milk, aromatic spices, and fresh herbs creates a harmonious balance of sweet and spicy flavours. The soup is a comforting indulgence that will leave you satisfied.
For a taste of tradition, try their Khao Soi with Grilled Chicken. This beloved Northern Thai dish features tender grilled chicken in a rich and fragrant curry broth. The creamy coconut milk, tangy lime, and chili paste create a symphony of flavors that will transport you to the heart of Thailand.
Un Yang Kor Dai is a haven for those seeking an authentic Thai dining experience. They truly bring the essence of Khao Yai to Singapore.
Experience the enchantment of Thai cuisine at Folk’s Collective, a vintage-inspired Thai SELECT Signature restaurant in Singapore’s CBD. Discover the authentic flavors of Thailand as you step into this hidden gem.
Delight your senses with their fiery Thai salads, “Yum and Tum,” including the Flower Crab Salad and Cockles Salad. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty as you savour the Flower Crab Yum—a generous plate of marinated crab tossed in a fiery savoury sauce. It’s a salad like no other!
For an indulgent treat, try the Trio Pork Platter, featuring garlic pork, pork belly, and sundried pork, served with sticky rice and duo chilli dips. Each bite is a burst of flavor. Venture further and savor the palatable Jumbo Crabmeat Yellow Curry.
Folk’s Collective isn’t just about the food—it’s a whole experience. Nestled in Telok Ayer, amidst vintage shopping spots, the restaurant’s nostalgic charm provides the perfect backdrop for a Saturday afternoon lunch. Immerse yourself in the ambience as you capture Instagram-worthy moments.
Address: 20 Cross Street #01-25/26/27 Cross Street Exchange, 048422
Phone: 6536 6739
Sabai Fine Thai on the Bay
Experience the best of Thai cuisine at Sabai Fine Thai, located at Customs House with stunning views of Marina Bay waterfront. This Thai SELECT Signature restaurant offers an extensive menu of mouth-watering dishes, accompanied by a magnificent city skyline backdrop.
Dive into the addictive Spicy Pomelo Salad, a lovely combination of tangy, sweet, and spicy notes. The addition of roasted coconut and crushed peanuts adds a satisfying crunch to this must-try dish.
The Pandan-wrapped Deep Fried Chicken is a popular favorite, with the fragrant pandan leaves infusing the tender chicken with enticing aromas while keeping it juicy and moist. These flavorful bites are as visually appealing as they are delicious.
Prepare to be enchanted by the authentic Roasted Red Duck Curry. The creamy coconut base, complemented by the sweetness of lychee and pineapple, will leave you craving for more.
The waterfront views add to the charm of the entire dining experience. With an extensive menu catering to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, Sabai Fine Thai will please all palates.
Sabai Fine Thai on the Bay
Address: 70 Collyer Quay, #01-02 Customs House, Singapore 049323
Phone: 6535 3718
The Thai SELECT certified restaurants are your gateway to an authentic Thai dining experience that will take you to the bustling streets of Bangkok and the serene landscapes of Khao Yai.
Whether you crave the bold and fiery spices of traditional Thai cuisine or prefer the delicate balance of sweet, sour, and savory flavours, these Thai SELECT Signature restaurants have something to satisfy every palate.
So, gather your loved ones, make a reservation at these Thai SELECT certified restaurants, and embark on a flavourful adventure that will transport you to the heart of Thailand.
Here’s the list of Thai SELECT Restaurants in Singapore
Thai SELECT Signature
Bangkok Jam @Great World City
Sabai Fine Thai on The Bay
Sawadee Thai Cuisine
Thai SELECT Classic
Kinnari Thai Cuisine
Thai Tantric Restaurant
Real Thai @ Changi City Point
Beerthai House Restaurant @ City Gate
Beerthai House Restaurant @Kitchener Road
Siam Kitchen @HomeTown NS Khatib
Siam Kitchen @Safra Toa Payoh
Bangkok Jam @Marina Square
Bangkok Jam @Plaza Singapura
Thai SELECT Casual
Thai’D Me Up
For more information on Thai SELECT, please visit www.thaiselect.com
This post is brought to you by Thai Trade Center, Singapore.