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Time For Thai πŸ™

Time For Thai πŸ™

Featuring Som Tam, LeWu Cafe, two fat men, PORN'S Sexy Thai Food (Liang Seah Street), Bangkok Jam (Jem)
Cassandra Q
Cassandra Q

I was initially a bit worried that this stew would be too sour for my liking due to the tamarind, but it wasn't the least bit tangy. In fact, it was (again) too sweet for me. This however was more palatable than the beef shin because the stew was actually really rich and well-spiced. A pity the aftertaste was sugary sweet. :(

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Fork tender beef, generous side of steamed bokchoy, but... There was way too much sugar in this for my taste. A corner of the beef was in fact chewy due to the caramelised sugar. It tasted a little like bakkwa but in the form of lor bak, which was a truly odd culinary experience for me cause I wa definitely expecting something savoury.

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Juicy chunks of pomelo, dressed in a sweet-tangy dressing and accompanied by the rich nuttiness of cashews made for a really good appetiser and palate cleanser.

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Chicken fillet battered and deep fried, served with a sweet Thai Chili dip. I found the batter really tasty! I was also quite impressed by the huge pile of chicken. Though this was the only meat dish we had (except the fish in the Tom yam), it fed the 3 of us really well. πŸ˜‹ This would make a really good finger food too! And when we were there, drinks were going at 2 for the price of 1.

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A classic done well ~ crunchy vege with the savoury pungent kick of belachan. This was one of my friends' fave dish!

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Choose between 2 serving sizes - bowl or pot. We chose to get a pot cause you can never have too much Tom yam! Our soup came bubbling in a hotpot, filled really generously with thick slices of fish, tomatoes and mushrooms. It packed a good kick but wasn't overwhelming or choking, which made it a joy to slurp up~ the flavour and tang of all the spices was also quite robust.

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Very pleased with the fluffiness of this omelette! And it wasn't at all greasy!

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I wasn't a fan of the patty, which was a mixture of shrimp paste and beef. The resulting flavour was a little strange to me (sweet due to the shrimp paste and also a little gamey because of the beef), as was the texture, which was something between bouncy Thai fish cakes and hokkien wuxiang.

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Yup, that sticker says it all. Thoroughly marinated chicken chunks are deep fried then tossed in a luxurious salted egg sauce and curry leaves. Very tasty! And in my humble opinion, this wins that salted egg pork chop from Far East. 😯 #sorrynotsorry

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Some reviews from Som Tam's early days stated that the truffle aroma was undetectable, but I LEGITLY tasted both the tangy tom yam seasoning as well as a distinct scent of truffle oil. So...Lucky me! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚ These fries also survived the long tasting and stayed crisp to the end!

Succulent chicken skewers that were flavoursome and smoky, and had a good balance of fat and lean flesh. These were essentially chicken satay, upsized! Not complaining~

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Som Tam serves a huuuuge selection of Thai-fusion dishes that are very affordable (none of the mains cost > $15), especially with those generous portions. Generally, the savoury dishes were a tad too sweet 🍬 for my liking, and lacking that πŸ’₯ burst of spice and tanginess that is so characteristic of Thai cuisine. That said, I enjoyed the chicken dishes, namely the salted egg chicken (bottom-left), grilled chicken skewers (top-middle) and garlic chicken (not featured), which were fragrant and had good strong flavours, though I must say that there was nothing distinctively Thai about them. In contrast, the exotic ice-cream flavours (green curry and Thai basil with choc chip) that accompanied the "After You" toasts were intense and are definitely worth a try if you have tired of the usual sweet and creamy lot. If you aren't too adventurous (like me πŸ˜…), have the watermelon or sticky rice ice-cream (and perhaps the Thai iced tea flavour, which I didn't get to try) which are more mellow on the tastebuds. πŸ‘… (From top to bottom, left to right: Tom Yum Koong, Gai Satay, Som Tam, Kapi Beef Burger, After You Toast, Oozy Chicken, Pasta X Chicken X Green Curry = ??)

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