One Dollar Thai Boat Noodle At Bedok Point

The One Dollar Thai Boat Noodle has now arrived at Singapore, Bedok Point and has recently made splash with a man eating 37 bowls of the noodle. I was invited to the media tasting by Thai Boat Noodle.

Counter
Counter

The Thai noodle restaurant is located at the center of second level whipping up some delicious authentic Thai Boat Noodle.

Tom Yum Fried Rice
Tom Yum Fried Rice

We were served the Tom Yum Fried Rice as the first dish. The fried rice has a nice Tom Yum Flavour; hot, spicy and sourish. Pretty Shiok but I would prefer if the rice is more grainy.

Crispy Chicken Skin
Crispy Chicken Skin

Next, the Crispy Chicken Skin. It was absolutely crispy. And you must not missed out on the homemade chilli sauce made with their secret recipe. This certainly made good snack with beer.

Now, we reached the climax of the meal, the $1 Thai Boat Noodle. There are two versions, soup and dry. Each mini bowl of noodle, about a mouthful comes with a pork ball and a pork slice. The soup has a good porky flavour which the ladies seated around the table didn’t really fancy. We enjoyed the dry one. The dry version has three different type of homemade sauces with the peanuts added, provided a more flavourful note to the dish.

The other two versions of Noodle at $1.50 was the Tom Yum flavour and the Sour and Spicy flavour. As both were sourish and spicy, these captivated the heart of the ladies.

Condiments
Condiments

There are various condiments on the table too for you to add to your dishes.

Bowl Stacking
Bowl Stacking

Apparently, the way to go about eating the Thai Boat Noodle is to eat as many bowls as you can and stack the bowls like the one in the photo. And currently, they are running the Boat Noodle Eating Challenge. The winner will walk away an iPhone 6. They will be picking a diner who eats the most bowl each week for the final. Drop by for the challenge.

Thai Pandan Jelly With Coconut Milk
Thai Pandan Jelly With Coconut Milk

The last dish of the day was the Thai Pandan Jelly With Coconut Milk. I enjoyed this dish to the max. As I find it has a perfect balance of coconut, sweetness and crunch of water chestnut. One is definitely not enough.

Iced Thai Milk Tea
Iced Thai Milk Tea

The first drink served at the event was the well known Iced Thai Milk Tea. It has a subtle Thai Tea fragrance. This has the perfect sweetness level for me and a good balance of milky aroma. If it has been a little more stronger with the tea taste, it would have been perfect for me.

Iced Lemongrass Drink
Iced Lemongrass Drink

The Iced Lemongrass drink has a very mild lemongrass flavour. This is good for people who doesn’t like it strong.

Our table missed out on the last drink, Iced Rosella Tea as we weren’t served, so it was a little pity that we didn’t get to savour it. We only noticed when it was time to leave, otherwise, I would have asked for it 😛 Anyway …

Thai Fruity Yellow Bean Paste
Thai Fruity Yellow Bean Paste

We were each given a nice box of colourful Thai Fruity Yellow Bean Paste. Each were shaped into a fruit, that looks so much like the really one. I wanted to share the delicacy with my family so I decided to bring home to share.

It was certainly a night of great company with good food.

Thai Boat Noodle
799 New Changi Road #02-32/34 Bedok Point Singapore 467350

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/boatnoodlesg

Opening Hours

Daily 1100 to 2200

Getting There

By MRT: East-West line – Bedok station

By Bus:
– alight at Bedok Bus Interchange 7, 9, 16, 17, 18, 25, 26, 30, 32, 35, 38, 40, 60, 66, 69, 87, 168, 196, 197, 222, 225, 228, 229, 854

– alight at Bedok Station or Blk 27 along New Upper Changi Road 2, 9, 24, 28, 31, 35, 67, 222

Rating: 7/10

*This is a media tasting event

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Para Thai At One KM Mall, Katong, By Paradise Group

My family and I, we enjoy Thai food and the food serve by Paradise Group. So when I got to know that they have opened a Thai restaurant, I thought it was a perfect match. I went to down to check them out with my aunt and her hubby with some expectation.

Para Thai has a cosy modern Thai-looking decoration as their restaurant theme and it has lots to offer in their menu. I went “Wow”, so many food. There are salad, appertizers, meat & poultry, seafood, soup, dessert and so on … After browsing through the thick menu, we decided to go for a salad, a curry, a seafood and of course a vegetable.

Glass noodle salad with seafood
Glass noodle salad with seafood

We have Glass noodle salad with seafood as the appertizer. We didn’t really enjoy it as it was way too spicy for us, though it was tasty, sourish-sweet with a good taste of fish sauce, lots of peanut that gave the crunch and nutty flavour to the dish.

Green Curry with Chicken
Green Curry with Chicken

We have the Green Curry with Chicken. Alternative, Beef is available. Personally, I felt it was extremely disappointing as I have an awesome Green Curry from Soi 60 few days ago. It tasted way too much like Red Curry. The Green Curry flavour was kind of masked by the Red Curry flavour.

Stirred Fried Asparagus with Egg Tofu
Stirred Fried Asparagus with Egg Tofu

For the Stirred Fried Asparagus with Egg Tofu, it was pretty all right though I really felt like a home cooked dish.

Prawn with Glass noode
Prawn with Glass noode

Lastly, our Prawn with Glass Noodle. It was a tasty dish, not awesome though. I could taste the garlicky fragrance but somehow it lacked of some taste; I think it lacked of the aroma from the Chinese Parsley and it require a little more pepper.

After all the savoury dishes, I have no room for my dessert this round. The portion of the food versus the price was pretty reasonable, in my view. In general, I didn’t really enjoy the food served in Para Thai. I guess I will stick with only their Seafood and Xiao Long Bao restaurant.

 

Para Thai
11 Tanjong Katong Road #02-23 OneKM, Singapore 437157

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 1100 to 2200 (last order at 2130); Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday 1030 to 2200 (last order at 2130)

Getting There

By MRT: Circle line or East-West line – Paya Lebar station

By Bus:
– alight at or opp Tanjong Katong Complex along Paya Lebar Road 40, 43, 76, 135, 197, 853

– alight at Blk 14 Haig Road Market & Food Centre along Geylang Road 2, 7, 13, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 51, 67, 154, 155

– alight after Tanjong Katong Complex along Sims Ave 2, 7, 13, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 51, 67, 154, 155

Rating: 6.5/10

Sweet Basil, Delicious and Economical Thai Food

Sweet Basil is a small eatery shop with twenty odd seats located in The Adelphi whipping up Thai food. The shop is very much simple normal looking shop like most eatery that is located in the older mall.

Shop
Shop

They serve both set, ala carte and the economical rice style where you can choose your dishes from the available choices with your rice. The set comes with a main and a soft drink. There are three sets for selection; the green curry set, Thai fried Mee Hon and the Chicken Basil set. Among others you can also find typical Thai food like the Pineapple Fried Rice, Olive Fried Rice, Tom Yam Soup and many more.

Green Curry Set
Green Curry Set

We wanted the Green Curry and Chicken Basil Rice Set, it was a pity that the Chicken Basil Rice Set was sold out. So we have the Economical Rice Style instead and the Green Curry Set.

The Green Curry looked very diluted and it isn’t appetising looking at all. In other words, the taste was better than its look. At times, looks can be deceiving.

Ala Carte Order: Fried Chicken, Stir Fried Vegetable, Red Curry Chicken
Economical Styled Rice Order: Fried Chicken, Stir Fried Vegetable, Red Curry Chicken

The price of the Economical Styled Rice was pretty reasonable, costing us $5.80 for two meat and a vegetable. We have the Fried Chicken, Stir Fried Vegetable and Red Curry Chicken. All were yummy.

Dessert, Tapioca
Dessert, Tapioca

Our meal was ended with the Tapioca. I was surprise to see a mango looking Tapioca. The Tapioca was a little too ripe resulting in a little hard and fibrous one. And as the Tapioca was a little huge, the centre was not as tasty as the outer portion.

 

I certainly would return to try more, especially the Olive Fried Rice and Tom Yam Soup.

 

Sweet Basil
1 Coleman Street # 02-07, The Adelphi, Singapore 179803
Tel: +65 9220 7699

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/sweetbasilsgp

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday 0900 to 1530

Getting There

By MRT: North-South line or East-West line – City Hall station

By Bus:
– alight opp Penisula Plaza along North Bridge Road – 32, 51, 63, 80, 195, 851, 961
– alight at St Andrew’s Cathedral along North Bridge  Road – 61, 124, 145, 166, 174, 174e, 197
– alight opp The Adelphi along Coleman Street – 130

Rating: 7/10

Soi 60 Thai Restaurant At Roberston Quay

Since the first time I passed by Soi 60 when we walked the dog at Robertson Quay, I have wanted to try them out. I finally asked a friend to join me for dinner at Soi 60.

Interior
Interior

This Thai restaurant has very much hipster vibes and it looks very much more like a drinking bar than the usual Thai restaurant.

The menu was not as extensive as what we see in Thai restaurant. It has a more focus and specialise selection I suppose.

Starters, Betel Leaves
Starters, Betel Leaves

We started with the Betel Leaves. It has picked crab with caramelised coconut. We tried eating only the crab meat first but I find it a little to salty while my friend find it a little fishy. When it was eaten together with the Betel Leaf, somehow, the subtle betel leaf fragrance together with the crab gave a refreshing effect.

Crispy Snappers
Crispy Snappers

There were several items on the Chef Nam’s Special and we decided to try the Crispy Snapper which consist of a whole snapper with three flavour sauce. The snapper was fresh and the best part was it was de-boned. We couldn’t really taste three flavour from the sauce. It was simply a sweet and sour tomato based sauce.

Green Curry with Chicken
Green Curry with Chicken

How could we not have curry when having Thai food? We have a Green Curry with Chicken. If you prefer, you can opt for Tofu instead. It came with a Chicken Drumstick. The green curry was spicy enough with a good fragrance of spice but I find it a little too sweet, I suppose due to the additional coconut milk drizzled on the top as a garnish. I would prefer no additional coconut milk drizzled.

Dessert, Tapioca
Dessert, Tapioca

Lastly, to end our meal, as always, desserts is very much appreciated. We wanted to have both the sticky rice and the Tapioca but we were quite full by now so we ordered only the Tapioca, thinking that the sticky rice would be a little too much. When we were served the cup of dessert shown above, we were puzzled. As we were looking for our Tapioca. Though tapioca was missing, it was a refreshing delicious tasting dessert. It was made up of Lychee, pineapple diced and sago with some coconut milk.

Soi 60 serve pretty authentic delicious Thai food with a modern hipster setting. A nice restaurant to gather with some family and friends over a meal.

 

Soi 60
60 Robertson Quay, #01-04 The Quayside Singapore 238252
Tel: +65 6635 6675

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/Soi60

Opening Hours

Wednesday – Saturday 1730 to late; Sunday 1200 to 1500,  1730 to late; Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays

Getting There

By Bus: 51, 64, 123, 186 – alight at Hotel Miramar or River View Hotel along Havelock Road

By MRT: North-east line – Clarke Quay station

Rating: 7/10

The Fat Cat Bistro At Holland Village, Singapore, Serving Three Different Cuisines

My lunch today was at The Fat Cat Bistro at Holland Village, though my original plan was to lunch at the newly open Three Buns by The Potato Head folks along Keong Saik Street, that serves the most talked about in town burgers. This was due to one of our colleague was moving back to India, one of them decided to give him a last treat for lunch before he headed back to India and I was asked along. And so I agreed to the invitation. My colleague found out that our Indian colleague have never been to Holland Village while he was in Singapore for the past two years.

The Fat Cat Bistro Front
The Fat Cat Bistro Front

As we were roaming around Holland Village, we stumbled upon The Fat Cat, serving Indian, Thai and Western Cuisine and our Indian colleague chose The Fat Cat as it was serving Indian food. It was a wise choice regarding food, no regret on the food, something, not so pleasant happen though.

The Fat Cat Bistro Interior
The Fat Cat Bistro Interior

The interior of The Fat Cat Bistro is cosy though simple.

Set Lunch Menu
Set Lunch Menu

They were serving set lunch. There were two options, two courses (one starter and one main) and three courses (two starter and one main). There were a few choices for both the starter and main. The three of us opted for the two courses set lunch. As I was interested to try all the starter, I suggested that we each order one different starter. They agreed.

Mantra Chicken Wing
Mantra Chicken Wing

We ended having the Mantra Chicken, Thai Spring Roll and Mushroom Soup as starter. By the way, the Mantra Chicken comes in a pair of wings, but you are seeing only one in the photo as one dropped into my warm water (which they charging 50 cents). The water splashed all over the table and onto me. The staff was apologetic though. She reached out to the nearest piece of serviette, that was on the next table, and started wiping off the water. Instead of wiping the water away from me, she wiped towards me and the water started dripping off from the table and onto my dress. I made a noise and she was oblivious toward it. Sigh. Luckily, it was plain water and not anything like like red wine. It would have been a disaster and I would have been very upset. And next, very quickly, she removed the cup of water and then she forgotten to bring me a new cup of warm water and I have to walk to her and remind her. Another sigh.

Thai Spring Roll
Thai Spring Roll

So much so for the incident, back to the food. The Mantra Chicken was very tasty and crispy. Excellent.

Mushroom Soup
Mushroom Soup

The spring roll though delicious, especially the sauce. It was sweet and sour, spicy and briny. The but here is, it wasn’t well fried. The one that I ate the skin of the spring roll was filled with oil.

As for the Mushroom soup, very mushroomy. I mean lots of finely chopped mushrooms and flavour. It was not too creamy, more on the soupy side.

Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken

Both my two colleagues ordered the Butter Chicken with basmati rice. I tasted the butter chicken too. It was delicious too. The butter chicken was a lighter version from the one served in the usual Indian restaurant. Surprisingly, my Indian colleague loved it. I thought he would find it a little too light for his palate.

Minced Chicken with Basil & Jasmine Rice
Minced Chicken with Basil & Jasmine Rice

I ordered something different from them. I ordered the Minced Chicken with Basil & Jasmine Rice. The minced chicken has a good amount of basil flavour. The first few spoonful of minced chicken that I took, I find that the spiciness level was still pretty acceptable. The more I ate, the spiciness built up in the mouth and soon I found myself tearing. So my advice for eating this dish is to go really slow and for those who don’t have high spice tolerance, either avoid this dish or ask for less spicy.  One other reason why I like the dish was it was fried with some greens, long beans.

We were glad that our Indian colleague enjoyed the food very much. Thanks to my other colleague for the treat despite a minor incident. Oh ya, I think they didn’t waive off my warm water as a way to offer the apology. All these, in my opinion, indicate the service level they are providing.

Our verdict, great food. My additional comment, there are still rooms for improvement for their service.

 

The Fat Cat
17D Lorong Liput Singapore 277731
Tel: +65 6465 1107

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/thefatcatbistro

Opening Hours

Tuesdays – Thursdays & Sundays 1200 to 1430, 1730 to 2330;
Fridays – Saturdays 1200 to 1430, 1730 to 0030; Closed on Monday

Getting There

By MRT: Circle line – Holland Village

By Bus:
– alight at Blk 12 or at Holland Village MRT station along Holland Avenue 48, 61, 95, 106, 970
– alight at or opposite Holland Village along Holland Road 7, 61, 75, 77, 95, 165, 970

Rating: 7/10