Best Thai Restaurants In Singapore

Best Thai Restaurants In Singapore

There's no other cuisine quite like Thai. Simple yet robust and complex in flavour, it's not hard to fall in love with Thai food. Here are the best Thai places in Singapore that will hit the spot whenever your craving for Tom Yum/Pad Thai/Grilled Pork ensues!
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Known for its cheap and good Thai food (as they boast on their signboard), Jai Thai has become a favourite for many. Indecisive ones will be glad that they have a mixed platter of appetisers, comprising fishcakes, prawncakes, deep fried Thai spring rolls and deep fried beancurd. The Green Curry Chicken is aromatic and pleasantly lighter, so you can pair it with rice without feeling sick. Order the Steamed Tofu with Chicken Basil; the combination goes surprisingly well. If you're heading there for lunch, consider getting their set lunches that come with a main course, drink and dessert.

Soi Thai might be slightly out of the way, but if you're a sucker for Thai cuisine, you might want to travel. The dishes here provide refreshing options, apart from the usual basil minced pork. Do not miss the Beef Paneang, a dish of fork-tender beef cheeks doused in red curry sauce, which is one of their unique dishes. The minced meat omelette is a crowd pleaser as well, essentially a Thai-style Furong omelette - fluffy and packed with meat. Also go for the Thai Yellow Ginger Chicken - succulent pieces of chicken stir-fried in mild, flavourful sauce with hints of lime and ginger. They strive for consistency, so why not check out if they do?

Step into Sawadee Thai Cuisine and you will see how much emphasis they place on aesthetics. For starters, get the Betel Leaf Wrap, a Thai street food. Wrap the condiments in a betel leaf, put it your mouth, and wait for the party to begin; the flavours and textures are pretty damn amazing. The Thai Style Otah, served on a traditional clay plate, can't be more pleasing to the eyes and palate. Served with a generous amount of chicken strips, fried dried shrimp, bits of lime, chilli and onions, the Olive Rice is one of the best you can find. If you like durians, be sure to end your meal with the Durian Glutinous Rice!

Owned by the people behind Soi Thai, Siam Society is a more chic, upscale Thai restaurant with a modern twist. Get the Prawn Cake Balls, which are deep fried, crusty, bite-sized balls of minced prawn meat, paired with sweet chilli dipping sauce. The Crispy Pork Knuckle is marinated for a day in a special aromatic sauce, deep fried, massive, and not for the faint hearted. Do yourself a favour and get the Steamed Seabass in Chilli Lime. The fish is fresh and steamed to perfection, and the gravy... Sour, spicy and salty, this is one feisty fish. With its more relaxed vibe and quiet location in Jalan Riang, Siam Society makes for a nice hideout to chill and have good Thai food.

Thai Noodle House is a great place to grab a quick bite if you find yourself in the Coronation neighbourhood. Located just opposite Coronation plaza, it's a family-run restaurant that serving Thai food that always hits the spot. You can't and won't go wrong ordering the classic beef noodle soup - rich & flavourful beef broth, tender sliced beef, beef balls, fresh bean sprouts and coriander, you might find yourself slurping it all up before you even realise. As the seating capacity is limited, you might want to go early, or on weekday nights where it's less crowded.

Let's just say that Joe's has become the Burpple team's absolute favourite Thai restaurant. This humble little Thai kitchen opened by Joe and Jamie in 2006 boasts super flavorful Tom Yum soup that has just the right amount of spice and tang, and big portions of juicy, fragrant pandan chicken for extremely reasonable prices. Order your usual favourites; Joe's does almost anything really well. If you're a fan of Thai Fried Vermicelli, you won't want to miss theirs. Cool down with a glass of Thai Iced Tea, then end off with the Mango Sticky Rice. Albeit a little far at Bukit Merah, it's worth the trip!

Hidden in the dodgy Orchard Towers, Jane Thai Food dishes out quality Thai cuisine at affordable prices. Start off with Thai Fish Cakes. Dip these flat patties into Thai sweet chilli sauce; they pack a punch of flavour with strong hints of kaffir lime, red chilli and coriander. You might even find your new favourite Pad Thai here. It's tasty and loaded with beansprouts, egg, and your choice of pork, beef, chicken or seafood. Plus, they make the effort to serve your rice in the shape of a heart - pretty adorable.

Having gained popularity, it is no surprise that it will take you almost 30 minutes to get to the front of the queue during peak hours. Getting a trusty Thai fix to satisfy your craving is a lot easier, now that Nakhon has 3 outlets. The Tom Yum soup (you can choose to have the clear or thick base) here is tangy yet subtly sweet, and will kick your butt with its spiciness. If you need a drink to quell the spiciness, their Thai Iced Tea will do the trick. Most dishes are reasonably priced, with meats ranging from $6-$8 and seafood dishes priced from $10 onwards. Order a plate of rice to go with your dishes so you can mop up all that saucy goodness.

Probably the largest Thai eatery housed in Golden Mile Complex, Diandin Leluk has gained quite a following over the years. Start with the Fried Catfish Salad or maybe the Thai Chicken Feet Salad; both are really good. The Basil Minced Pork here is excellent. Get the Hotplate Omelette with Oyster alongside - it's brimming with umami, juicy and plump oysters, and obviously lots of egg. They also operate a stall opposite the restaurant that sells Thai street snacks, like skewers of grilled meats, and desserts.

Rochor Thai prides itself on not using MSG in any of their dishes and aims to serve authentic Thai food, so you may find some dishes that you haven't seen in other Thai restaurants (in Singapore). Get your appetite going with the Som Tum, a green papaya salad tossed in a zesty, spicy, savoury dressing and topped with peanuts to provide crunch. Don't miss the Salt Crusted Whole Tilapia - it doesn't look like much, but the salt crust packs in the moisture so you get soft, fresh fish that's perfectly cooked. The grilled pork collar is tender, flavourful, and goes exceedingly well with the accompanying Thai chilli dipping sauce. This is one place you can leave without feeling thirsty ;)

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