We have not eaten much Thai food we returned a 2 year stint in Thailand years ago because we never found anything that suits our palate here. However, my wife and I finally found a restaurant we don’t mind going back to. The restaurant is located in a sleepy shopping centre in Yishun and from its name, you might imagine it to be some sort of Thai food court. But, it is actually a family run Thai restaurant opened by a Singaporean and his Thai wife.
I am sure most Singaporeans will be familiar with the Yaowarat district in Bangkok. It is popularly known as the Chinatown of Bangkok and it is where you go for Thai-Chinese food. I haven't really explored the food at Yaowarat much even when I was living in Bangkok in the early 2000's. The place is a traffic nightmare and I remembered it for its numerous shark's fins restaurants!
Thai style Zi Char was quite the rage in the 90’s. I remember a particular Thai Zi Char place in Bedok where I used to frequent with my surgical registrar when I was still working at Changi General Hospital. It can best be described as Zi Char with Thai inspired flavours. In those days, authentic Thai food wasn’t as widely available and so this was our local version of Thai food.
Hui Wei Chinese-Thai Cuisine: On the Cze Char Trail
Unlike some of our other hawker dishes, Cze Char is thriving in Singapore. The reason is simple. Whereas you pay only $3 for a plate of Char Kway Teow, you can end up paying $10-$15 eating at the Cze Char, making it economically attractive. In addition, a lot of families don’t cook at home nowadays. […]
It’s amazing how time flies. It has been over 13 years since I lived in Thailand! I was there at the time when Thai food was quite the rage worldwide. I think the Thai food craze in the West has since simmered down as the the cuisine slowly gains familiarity and loses its initial mystique. […]
This stall has relocated I first wrote about Northern Thai back in Dec 2006. At the time, I had just started blogging and I featured this particular stall in Jalan Besar as it had been a favourite of mine ever since SCS Butter brought me there in 2004. I had just returned from living in […]
Two Fat Men: Most Unlikely place to find Excellent Thai Food!
The stall is closed Tom Yum Goong $6.90 nett Here’s a brief intermission before I resume my Ramen Rampage. Phew! I must admit that I found it hard to believe when Holydrummer told me how he found this bar that sold the best Thai food he has eaten since his trip to Bangkok. I have […]
With Taukwa and CactuskitFried Sotong with Crispy Garlic $8 Our favourite Thai food when we were living in Bangkok was not the typical staple that we order here whenever we visit a Thai Restaurant. One of my favourite dishes was Pad Krapau which loosely translates to fried basil leaves. Although it is called “Pad Krapau”, […]
Yellow light Thai Food: Some hard to find Thai here
With Eastcoastlife Miang Karm (Betel Nut leaf wrapped condiments) $8 Humans are creatures of habit. But habits are not bad, they are used by our brain to automate certain processes so that you don’t have to waste time and extra energy to make certain decisions. When it comes to food, we also form habits of […]
My mother would have described it as “Kee Ka La Kior”. (lit Kee Ka La sound ie noisy) And that probably sums it up for the first ieat Makan Session for 2008. Well that’s what you get when you try to cram 47 people into a small eatery which can comfortably seat 40. But hey, […]
With ieatfamily, Chinchaiguy, skinnyfoodie and cafelatte Claypot Crab Vermicilli $15 I have eaten very little Thai food in Singapore. I used to love Thai food, but I must have eaten Thai food less than five times since we came back from our 2 year stint in Bangkok. And that was like five years ago. I […]
Hooked on Heads: Hooked on everything else as well!
With ieatMama, iwatch_ueat, liverpool, PowerAunty and the PowerGang Fish Head Curry (whole) $30 Quite a few people have written to me about Hooked on Heads, but I never quite got round to it. However, last week a series of events happened that finally brought me to this restaurant. Firstly, my friend from church emailed me […]