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Tried And Tested

Tried And Tested

Featuring Kim Dae Mun (Concorde Hotel), Nakhon Kitchen (Kovan), Yoogane (Bugis Junction), Bigmama Korean Food (Tiong Bahru), Jai Thai (Purvis Street), Sawadee Thai Cuisine, llaollao (Marina Square), Jane Thai Restaurant & Bar, Tanyoto Restaurant
Rachel Amelda Teo-Tan
Rachel Amelda Teo-Tan

Ok.. Finally braved the queue and tried this.. Surprisingly not bad leh.. Generous toppings and yogurt texture's not too bad.. Will consider getting it again provided there isn't a queue.. Lol..

First try.. Had always wanted to try them for the longest time ever.. Finally did so after purchasing Groupon voucher.. Soup base was 鱼汤 & 香辣汤.. Prefer the fish soup better.. Ingredients are fresh and servings are quite big.. But won't be back again tho..
Costs $105.00 without voucher for 2 pax..

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.

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.

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!

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.

This hidden gem preivously located at the basement of Concorde Hotel's food court has relocated a few floors up and expanded to accommodate the large following they have built. Do not dismiss this humble eatery, it dishes out superbly executed dishes like Kimchi Fried Rice, Bulgogi and Korean Rice Cakes. Go for the Spicy Chicken Soup Set, a fiery red soup filled with loads of ingredients and sweet potato noodles. Complete the meal by sharing a potato pancake. With nothing above $10, you won't have to worry about breaking the bank!

The food here may not be fancy, but it's clearly prepared with heart. Start off with the Suyuk Boiled Pork Belly served with vegetables and sauces, you'll be taught how to eat it 3 different ways. Also go for the Dakgalbi, spicy marinated chicken with vegetables and Korean rice cakes. Don't polish off all the dakgalbi! Leave some and request for the leftovers to be fried with rice for an additional charge, it's worth it. Because of limited seating, be sure to make reservations!

The snaking queue at this famous dakgalbi restaurant from Korea is testament to its popularity. For the uninitiated, Galbi is basically meat marinated in a ganjang-based sauce that is grilled at the table. The star here is none other than Yoogane's Chicken Galbi - spicy marinated chicken cooked with rice cakes and vegetables. Also go for the Galbi Fried Rice, that gooey mozzarella cheese fried with rice and bulgogi chicken is oh-so-satisfying. Kimchi-lovers rejoice, the salad bar is free-flow!

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