Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | 4:04 pm | 0 comments
There's a new eatery in my neighbourhood.
They sent a menu and discount coupon to our letterbox, and they serve THAI FOOD.
They even entertain takeaways, which is pretty nice.
They have a wide variety of food on their menu, spoilt for choice.
The placemats are so cute, the teacups even cuter.
Mum says they resemble the metal cups in prison omg, because that's what the TV often portrays!
GREEN PAPAYA SALAD
These were not bad, papaya were pretty crunchy, and the spiciness level is just nice. I still miss the ones in Thailand though..
CRISPY CHICKEN DRUMLETS
IN HONEY SAUCE
These looks better than they taste. I think the honey wasn't sufficient to penetrate the chicken meat, so the flavour is kinda neither here nor there.
TOM YUM SEAFOOD SOUP
My favourite dish of the night!!
The soup was flavourful, the spiciness level just right. Huge crunchy mushrooms, prawns and squid. The fish is soft, and the lemongrass flavour permeates the ingredients.
Highlight of the night.
Pretty fragrant, rice is also fluffy and thoroughly flavoured.
Worth a try.
BABY KAILAN WITH MUSHROOMS
This is fresh, crisp, not too salty, and the bright colour just whets your appetite.
THAI BASIL BEEF
Forgot about ordering this if you're thinking of eating there.
My mum can cook better minced beef.
In fact, they should state in the menu it's minced beef because if you go by common logic you would think it's sliced. Though the Thais often eat minced meat, it probably didn't occur to us that even we if ordered as a separate dish, they served it minced.
This is also way too spicy, loads of tiny sliced chilli and seeds lying for the unsuspecting you to consume it. You'll need jugs of water to put out the fire.
Overall, the taste of this dish is not very favourable.
More misses than hits.
SAUCY BRAISED TOFU WITH SEAFOOD
In itself, this is a pretty yummy dish.
Except it resembles the veggie dish above, and it's also suspiciously like the Hotplate Tou Fu in zichar stores! Minus points. Don't feel very Thai already.
SWEET & SOUR SLICED FISH
This is also, in itself a dish well-done. Fish is soft and fresh BUT nothing special and only the sweet chili sauce is reminiscent of Thailand. Plus I can buy that sweet chili in the supermarket as well.
Not special, or even remotely Thai.
If I were to visit again, I'll prolly give their Pad Thai a try, and the Seafood Tom Yum is definitely worth 2 more return visits.