Thai Express, Tampines One, Singapore.
Sa-nook! in Thai means to have fun. We want all our customers to have fun. It’s a mission we want to achieve.
The above statement is copied from Thai Express’ official website.
It is an authentic Thai cuisine restaurant that has branches around South East Asia.
We are here to celebrate one of our friend’s August birthday. It is an advance celebration with her and she chose to eat Thai food. When we reached the restaurant at 1.30PM, we were greeted by the waitress and we sat near the front counter and kitchen. It is again, another kitchen view.
We ordered our food and it was served after a while. Judging by the late hour for lunch, we did not expect it will take long to serve us, however, when my Phat Thai with Seafood was served, my drink was not.
It is a famous Thai fried noodle with shrimps, squids and fried tofu. It is not spicy because they separated the chili flakes from the noodle. The noodle was cooked al-dente, well-tasted, ingredients are fresh. The portion may look little, it is just enough for normal eater.
The birthday girl ordered the Khao Phat Supparod Talay (Pineapple Fried Rice with Seafood). From the picture, I see they put raisins, squids, shrimps to fry the Pineapple Fried Rice. The usual side ingredients, cashew nuts is a must.
My another friend ordered the Woon Sen Tom Yum Pla (Glass noodle with fish in Tom Yum soup). The clear based tom yum is really authentic. I tried one sip, it is really same taste as those Thai restaurants I tried in Kuala Lumpur. Same goes to the Tom Yum Kung (Tom Yum prawn soup).
It is really a satisfying birthday lunch with my friends, although, the waiting time was a little long. Well, it is still worth to try again here for the authentic Thai cuisine.
Location: 110 Tampines Central 1, #04-09 & #05-08 Tampines1, Singapore.
Ambiance: Quiet restaurant. Not too sure about the lunch crowd as I was sitting near the front counter, I was not able to see the interior and space inside the restaurant.
Rating: 3/5. Good place to try authentic Thai food. The service is a bit slow even at late lunch hours.