I love Asian cuisine: Chinese, Japanese and Thai. I often have fond memories when I would go back to Saudi Arabia to visit my parents during my college summer break, after they fetched me from the airport, we always go straight to our favourite Thai restaurant. I am a fan of Thai food. So I was excited to be invited to a food tasting at Spicy Thai Thai Cafe.
Spicy Thai Thai is found a few bus stops away from Aljunied MRT. It is tricky to find the place but we finally saw the place located in the heart of Aljunied Avenue 2.
The place was really packed that night. Most of the customers prefer to eat al-fresco since most of them ordered Mookato Meat Combo that needs some charcoal grilling. We can smell the yummy juices of the food permeating the air. We were instantly hungry.
We chose to get a table inside the restaurant. The interiors were minimalistic and spacious enough for a big group.
We met with the beautiful and sexy Christina who gave us a short introduction about Spicy Thai Thai. Ron Poh, a Singaporean who loves Thai food wants to introduce to Thai food to Singaporeans that is not that the typical Bangkok-style cooking but rather the authentic Thai food found in rural areas of Thailand. He also learned the food are best kept hot in charcoal without affecting the quality of the food. Soon after, Christina started ordering food for us.
First, we ordered some drinks. We got the Ice Thai Tea “O” ($1.80) and Wheatgrass Drink ($3.50)
The tea leaves used in the Ice Tea was imported from Thailand to hold true to the authenticity of the taste. If you prefer it with milk, you will order the Ice Thai Tea ($2.00). But I prefer my tea without the milk. I love the Ice Thai Tea “O” because it is sweet and extremely refreshing. I am currently loving refreshing drinks now in my pregnancy. I was able to take a sip of the Wheatgrass drink, I was surprised that it didn’t take bitter at all. It did taste a bit grassy but it would be a drink that health-conscious people would prefer and those who doesn’t like too sweet drinks.
We started off with the Lala (Clams) Bee Hoon ($18).
This was very flavorful dish. The clams were fresh and the bee hoon was cooked right. There was a bit of sauce in this dish which makes it not too dry. This is one spicy dish, packed with a punch. Spicy lovers would love this one a lot.
Then we had the Dill Omelette ($8.00).
This dish reminds a lot of the Singaporean omelette but I know Thais also love egg in their food. So this is a nice fusion. And the dill was different touch to the common omelette we often try.
Another yellow dish came. We had the Hommok ( Thai Style Otak) ($16.00).
Photo Credit: Lunarrive
This is a very interesting food and one of my favourite. It is beautifully served in a coconut shell. It has otak (fish paste/cake) with mixture of seafood underneath drenched in coconut milk. It looks interesting and tasted interesting. And it is winning over my tastebuds with this new flavour. We initially didn’t want to have any rice but Christina said, it goes well with rice. So we had a bit of rice and yes, it tasted even better mixed with rice. I love its sweet and creamy taste.
Another favourite dish that I tried was the Deep Fried Kang Kong ($10.00).
Even vegetable-haters ( yes, I am talking about you, my hubby) would love this dish. The vegetable was crispy, it is like eating a deep fried tempura or fries and the best part is the sauce. It is a mildly-spicy curry sauce with some peanuts and bits of seafoods hidden in it. It is just absolutely wonderful! I love food with dipping sauce, you see. I could help myself get several scoops of this dish.
Then arrived the Thai Walking Catfish with Spicy Lemon Soup ($28.00).
I have tried catfish before but this fish was huge! It was tender and yummy. Here is another spicy menu for spicy lovers and the soup that comes with it has its perfect sourness that complements the spicy fish.
We had three more dishes after this. We had the BBQ Pork Neck ($10) which remind me a lot of the Singapore Char Siew meat. It comes with a dipping sauce.
We also had the BBQ Chicken Wings 4 pcs ($6.00).
I like that these chicken wings are honey-glazed. You can tell the difference. It was perfectly marinated in honey and I like that it is not greasy like most BBQ wings.
Lastly, we had the Basil Black Pepper Crab ( Seasonal Price).
It tasted like the Black Pepper Crab we know with a bit of a twist. It is spicier than other Black Pepper Crab I have tried before.
Then, we proceeded with desserts. We had four desserts: Thai Red Ruby ($3.50), Lemongrass Jelly with Aloe Vera Cubes & Calamansi ($2.50), Sticky Glutinous Rice with Mango ($6.00) and Tapioca with Coconut Milk ($3.50).
Thai Red Ruby
Lemongrass Jelly with Aloe Vera Cubes & Calamansi
Sticky Glutinous Rice with Mango
Tapioca with Coconut Milk
All the desserts are very refreshing and reminds you of summer. My favourite is the Glutinous Rice with Mango. I love the sweet Mango. I also like in the Tapioca, they didn’t scrimped on the coconut milk.
It was an enjoyable night of getting to know Thai foods more intimately. I was glad to try a different type of Thai food that doesn’t consist of sonly Pad Thai, Massaman Curry and Tom Yum Soup. Spicy Thai Thai is great place for family and friends to gather to enjoy yummy spicy Thai foods. They can also have some Mookata BBQ with some drinks.
Thank you Lunarrive for the invite and Christina & Spicy Thai Thai Cafe for the gracious welcome to your wonderful world of authentic Thai food here in Singapore.
Spicy Thai Thai Cafe
Address : Blk 115 Aljunied Avenue 2,
#01-35, Singapore 380115
Tel : +65 6747 8558
Opens Daily from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Facebook: Spicy Thai Thai Cafe
Disclaimer: This was a food tasting event invited by Lunarrive on behalf of Spicy Thai Thai Cafe. The food tasting was free. No monetary compensation is involved. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.