Northen Thai: Tom Yum Soup with a Twist!

I have been eating at this stall for 2 years and I am still amazed why they have not gotten a newspaper writeup or have any mediacorp stars’ face pasted on the stallfront yet!! Time and time again, when I bring my friends here, the response has always been a resounding SHIOK!! This time round, the four new foodies all agree that this stall deserves a rating of between a 4 to a 4.5. Besides the taste, the other great thing is that the Tom Yum Fish Soup is unlike anything I have ever eaten here or in my 2 years living in Bangkok! It is not the classic Tom Yum that we know. The soup is more like a cross between Tom Yum and Tom Kha (With coconut milk). The soup is robust with the flavours of lemongrass, basil, chilli padi and Kaffir lime leaves to give it that tangy and spicy taste with just a tint of coconut to give it some body.

The other thing to die for is the crispy fried fish. For me at least, the fried fish was astounding! It has just the right balance of seasoning (and most likely MSG) to get your umami receptors happily pinging away.

Conclusion You must try this because it is not only really shiokadoo, it is the only version of it I know of anywhere in Singapore! $3 4.5/5

Northen Thai

145 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534848
Opening hours:
10:30AM to 4:30PM


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