Sunday, January 18, 2015

Spicy Thai - Thai Cafe


With everyone Cafe Hopping here and there, I've also come to realize that we have more and more Thai Food Joints opening up, serving Mookata and Authentic Thai Style Tze char dishes. I always have a craving for thai food every few months. Makes me miss Bangkok everytime.

Spicy Thai-Thai Cafe was founded by homegrown businessman, Ron Poh five years ago. It started with the passion of seeking real authentic Thai food. Ron was an engineer by training and owns another business in the Telecommunications Engineering industry. He has an unexplainable affinity with anything Thai, from culture to food. If you are one avid fan of Thai food, you’ll be happy that someone is doing it the real authentic way right here in the heart of Singapore; from using charcoal for soup and steamed dishes to maintain heat consistency and quality, importing tea leaves from Thailand for the signature Thai Iced Tea, different own-made dressings for different dishes, to desserts made from scratch, or even customized dishes... and this is exactly the authenticity Ron wants to bring across as the brand personality and offerings of Spicy Thai-Thai Cafe.
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If you are looking for a classic meal of Thai cuisine that delivers on taste and won’t break the bank, Spicy Thai-Thai Cafe is the right place for you. The cafe is decked out in a comfortable non-intimidating Thai decor, with ornate patterns, bouquets of flowers and ceiling fans whirling. The cafe looks out onto the lush greenery and a quaint garden. Savour authentic Thai cuisine with laid-back atmosphere, and enjoy them so much that your taste buds sing!

Spicy Thai - Thai Cafe
Blk 115 Aljunied Avenue 2
#01-32, Singapore 380115
Tel: +65 6767 8558

Iced Thai Tea($2.00) & Ice Lemongrass($1.80) is the most common drink choice for my friends and family, haha! The Thai Ice tea is so addictive with its aroma but the lemongrass can put out the fire in my mouth when I start my feast. Oh.. Dilemma!

Thai food can't do without pork, herbs, seafood and Chilli in my humble opinion! I personally take pork very seriously because if not handled well or otherwise, pork can turn into a disaster dish. But no worries at Spicy Thai, Their BBQ Pork Neck is so fragrant and tender, we could not stop going for it. It's a little sweet, a little smokey, similar to what we chinese call the charsiew.
BBQ Pork Neck $10
BBQ Chicken Wings $6 (4pcs) / $9 (6pcs)

Seafood is always a highlight at any Thai Restaurant/Eatery. Ranging From Shellfish to fresh water fish, you can have a wide range of options to choose from. Thai Cuisine also love to use basil in their cooking because it has a very special aroma which makes it really tasty. Just like the Basil Mussels, Fragrant and slightly spicy, and you can still taste the freshness of the mussels! Their Prawn Cakes were Juicy and Plump. Generous with the prawns, less flour or what not, makes my $2 per piece feel so worth it.
Basil Mussels $15
Prawn Cake $2 per pc
Deep Fried Kang Kong with Special Thai Sauce $10

I love eggs, Fried, Steamed, Half Boiled etc. Spicy Thai's Dill Pattie Omelette will definitely make heads turn with its aromatic fragrance from the use of Dill. My fellow diners were praising it and could not resist going for more! Another variation would be the Water-fry egg. I do not know how they did it but it's so yummy and I'm sure it would be great for the kids! The Crispy Sun-Dried Fish is a great contrast to the soft water-fry egg, but when you eat them together, it brings out the aroma of the sun-dried fish and makes it really pleasant to the palate.
Dill Pattie (Cha Om) Omelette $8
Water-fry Egg with Thai Style Crispy Sun-dried Fish $12

I would like to recommend the La La Bee Hoon, Full of sweetness from the Fresh Clams and the peppery kick from the white pepper used is enough to make you addicted! I can't take spicy food well but I couldn't resist going for more of this dish! The La La is more than bee hoon Lor I think, So generous!
Lala (Clams) Bee Hoon $18

While the Red Emperor Snapper was very rich and full of flavour and mouthfeel, the Thai Walking Catfish won my heart in every possible way. From the spicy lemon soup to the super tender flesh. I've never ever dared to try catfish despite see-ing it in many restaurants because I was afraid of the muddy taste of a freshwater fish, but the Catfish at Spicy Thai made me want to explore more variations of the catfish now!
Red Emperor Snapper with Chilli Garlic $Seasonal Price
Thai Walking Cat Fish with Spicy Lemon Soup $28

Thai Desserts are so simple yet so delicious. Just like the Sticky Glutinous Rice with Mango, 3 simple ingredients, 1 wonderful dessert, though I feel that the Glutinous Rice could been done better. A comforting dessert would be the Tapioca in coconut milk, warm and sweet, Mmmmm.
Sticky Glutinous Rice with Mango $6
Tapioca in Coconut Milk $3.50

Beautifully Coloured Chestnuts enclosed in a layer of potato flour to have that shiny outer layer. The Thai Red Ruby paired with some sugar syrup and Coconut milk, served Iced Cold for maximum enjoyment. Best way to chill down on a hot day in our sunny singapore would be to chow down on the Lemongrass Jelly with Aloe Vera Cubes & Calamansi served ice cold, Perfect Combination to cool you down after all the fiery exciting thai dishes.
Thai Red Ruby $3.50
Lemongrass Jelly with Aloe Vera Cubes & Calamansi $2.50

Have you started to think about your reunion dinner plans? Why not head over to Spicy Thai to have a slightly different cuisine for Reunion Dinner this year. Or maybe a reunion dinner with your friends this year. Haha, Check out Spicy Thai's New Year Offerings!

Cheers To a Happy New Year everyone and a boutiful Lunar New Year!

Spicy Thai - Thai Cafe

With Love, M