Showing posts with label Cuisine ~ Thai. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cuisine ~ Thai. Show all posts

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Siam Kitchen

Siam Kitchen is a modern restaurant that served causal Thia cuisine with several branches around different parts of Singapore such as Bugis, Jurong, Suntec, Causeway point and etc. Their menu range from Appetizers(Deep Fried Chicken in Pandan Leaf, Lemongrass Chicken Wings), Salad(Green Mango Salad), Savoury Thai Soups(Tom Yum, Thick Fish Maw Crabmeat Soup) and many others including dessert such as Fresh Mango Slices with Sweet Sticky Rice.

Green Curry - Chicken (Gang Keaw Wan) is Green Curry cooked with chicken, baby eggplant and sweet basil leaves. The portions of the ingredients seems generous with a lot of Thai green eggplants but the chicken pieces seems to be a little miserable less. And we also find that the curry sauce is kind of salty too.

Other than the Green Curry we also ordered the "Clear Seafood Tom Yum Soup" which is a clear sour soup which is flavored with fresh lemon grass and kaffir lime leaf that consists of fish, squid, prawn, tofu and etc. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Lerk Thai @ Woodland Civic Centre

There are a lot of Thai Restaurants in Singapore for those who fancy hot and spicy Thai cuisine that range from budget to high-end spending. But no matter which type you are targeting for, I am each restaurant will have some of their special dish that will capture your taste bubs. Today we will be trying this Open-concept style Thai restaurant that is located on the ground of Woodland Civic Centre which is known as Lerk Thai.

The 1st appetiser to be served is this Vietnam Spring Roll which is accompany with their special "peanut dipping sauce". These spring roll are stuffed with “rice vermicelli - 米粉”, “assorted vegetables” , “cooked prawns” and etc and it is wrapped with a layer of Rice Paper wrapper. It is a very light dish which can be served as appetizer or finger food.

Next to come is this “Yam Som OPomelo Salad with Shrimps & Peanut” which is a very popular appetizer amongst the Thai Kampong Folks. I was attracted to the presentation of this appetizer where the chef used the orange peel as a “serving cup” for this dish to give it an extra critic flavour. This appetizer is rather towards a bit of salty dish due to the adding of "Fish Sauce - 魚露" and I find the adding of small onion(shallot) has actually overpower the taste of this dish.

This “clear” seafood Tom Yum Soup comes with a generous amount of assorted seafood like fish, prawn and squid together with some straw mushroom. Although the soup look clear without any chilli oil or so, but it does taste hot and spicy with a light critic fragrance which makes it absolutely refreshing. You can either have it with some steam rice or you can order this soup to be served with rice noodles.

Here comes my favourite “Deep-fried Pandan Leaf Chicken” which is a popular dish in Bangkok. The Pandan leaf is used to keep the juices of the chicken in a parcel so that you will still able to taste the tender & juicy fried chicken.

"Pad Thai - Thai Style Fried Kway Teow" is one of my favourite noodle dish on the ordering dish. I love the texture of these thin rice noodles and the combination of the side ingredients such as lime wedges, peanuts and chilli powder. This is very different compare to the usual "Char Kway Teow" that we have in Singapore which is stir-fried over very high heat with light and dark soy sauce, chilli, belachan, tamarind juice, prawns/deshelled cockles, bean sprouts and chinese sausage.

After a hearty meal, it is time for some sweet refreshments. From the list of desserts that they have in the menu, we select these "Colourful Mini Dumplings" which is cooked Tapioca dumplings served in coconut milk. But we are kind of disappointed as the dumpling is hard and not chewy and it seems rather tasteless too.

As for the "Mango Pomelo Sago", the mango cream looks dull and it seems to be lack of the mango taste which compare to those that we have tried in other restaurants. Personally, we don't find the these two dessert worth to try on, perhaps their "Mango & Glutinous Rice with Coconut Milk" is much more worth it than these two. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Taste Of Thailand @ Yishun Industrial Park

Those staying around Yishun, Sembawang or Woodlands area would most probably have heard or patronize this restaurant called "Taste of Thailand" that used to have a store at the basement food court before Giant took over the basement level. After the partial renovation of the shopping center, the stall move from the basement up to the 4th storey. Now they have shifted out of the new Sembawang Shopping Centre to a coffee shop in Yishun Industrial Park A.

This is their famous deep-fried fish with Thai chili sauce the fish which is so nicely fried. The grouper is surprisingly fresh, crispy and succulent with a tender and juicy flesh, which most places would usually use “not-so-fresh” fishes for deep frying. But you definitely won't be disappointed with this restaurant. This dish come in 3 different serving size and from $10.00 for small, $15.00 for medium and etc.

Tried Stir-fry Baby Kailan With Beef during this visit rather than the usual Stir-fry Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion. This Kailan Beef was served with a gorgeous amount of tender beef slices which is very great value for the price of S$9.00 for a medium size plate.

Instead of getting a plate of their famous pineapple fried rice, we ordered this "Stir-fry Thai-style Thin Noodles" which I personally find it nice. But if they add a bit of chopped roasted on top before serving like most of the Thai noodle dishes, it will definitely add extra points to this dish.

They have a wide range of economic dishes which is very affordable for value of money. Like what we ordered above these 3 dishes come up to be around S$28.00 with medium serving portion for 2 - 3 person. Usually these two restaurants are well packed with customers during dinner timing around 5.30pm onwards, so it's best to be early in order to get a place.

They have another branch @
Bei Sheng Seafood Restaurant 北腾泰国小食

Block 701A #01-01
Yishun Avenue 5
(Opposite Chong Pang Market POSB Branch)
Telephone : 6756 4883