2 munchies: Cha Thai might pride itself in using only the highest quality ingredients for its dishes, but the Thai Boat Noodles I had on my birthday last week was by far the most underwhelming I've ever eaten.

Priced at $18 a bowl, the dish features chewy rice noodles with a few slices of tender, sous vide lean pork and meatballs. However, the real letdown was the tad creamy and sweet broth that had an unusual, distinct coconut flavour. It tasted nothing like the savoury, strong-flavoured ones I had in Bangkok, or even at Golden Mile Tower.

Furthermore, the hefty price tag is really not justifiable for street food dishes like the one featured here. Mai pratabjai loey woei!