Lunch & Afternoon Tea, Singapore - Lavender, Singaporean Food, Thai Food

Soi 47

Soi 47, 111 King George’s Ave, Singapore 208559.

The Soi 47, which is located at King George’s Ave nearby the Lavender MRT station, is the second branch after the successful one at Lorong 6, Toa Payoh. I was introduced to this Thai restaurant by a food blogger who shared the news about the restaurant’s second branch at King George’s Ave last month.

It opens barely for less than a month, it has a lot of patrons to this restaurant which located closely to the office buildings and HDB neighbourhood. My colleagues and I decided to try out this restaurant a day before the Raya holiday. It was pretty new and less crowded back then 🙂

One of their signature fish dishes on their menu, the steamed Seabass with Thai lime sauce. It is worth for a try as the sauce is really good and tasty. The fish was well cooked when it was served and slowly heated up by the fire to keeping the fish hot. It does make the sauce slight tastier after that but do not take too long to finish it else the fish will overcook.

I could stop having the fish and the sauce that my colleagues could not finish it ^_^

For the first time, we tried the crispy fried chicken with sweet lime sauce. The thick sauce over the crispy fried chicken maintained it juiciness inside. However, the portion is a bit small for four persons. However, if you order with some other dishes, it is just nice as you can try different dishes in small portion.

The clear Tom Yam with seafood which consists of fried fish, prawns, mussels and cuttlefish cooked with lemongrass and small chilies padi. In my opinion it is better than Beer Thai at Golden Mile Complex. We let the soup kept boiling and it is kicking, however, it is not salty. 

Usually we will order the fried kangkung with sambal, the basic one which we can get it anywhere, they do have fried kangkung with garlic. The fragrance of fried garlic made it worthy to go without sambal. You may want to balance your taste with something neutral after having the tom yam soup and the lime sauce.

For dessert, we ordered the sticky mango and a bowl of cold red ruby. Both are favourite and famous Thai desserts. It is using sliced jackfruit and water chestnut coated with red colouring tapioca flour, boiled in the hot water, combined with coconut milk, sugar syrup and ice.

Last but no least, iced Thai milk tea can go with or without. It is not too sweet style as the usual local Thai milk tea does.

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Dinner & Supper, Singapore - Lavender, Singaporean Food, Thai Food

Beer Thai House

Address: #01-94/96, 5001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Complex, Singapore 199588.

It was an impromptu dinner with a friend after my Microsoft’s talk in the city on the Saturday’s evening. It was a bit rushing for my friend to come over due to the impromptu invitation. While waiting, I decided to hang around the Golden Mile Food court, just located opposite of the Golden Mile Complex, to have a light dinner before my friend arrived. Do I sound like a big eater?

We walked around the first floor of the complex to decide which Thai restaurants to go for our dinner. We settled down at Beer Thai House which is located at the back row shoplots. It is slightly hidden but they have a lot of customers in the restaurant, seemed to be a good Thai restaurant.

We ordered the fried vegetable, a tom yam goong and a steamed fish with the Iced Thai Milk Tea. We wondered why our Thai milk tea looked differently, even before and after we mixed them. For the drink, it was well tasted, not too sweet, able to taste the original Thai milk tea.

Fried Asparagus

The food was served quite fast except for the steamed fish which took quite long, until we thought they have forgotten it and I did not take the picture of the steamed seabass fish when they served us because we were too hungry to wait further.

The fried asparagus was great, delicious, crunchy and generous in portion. With some mushrooms, small sized prawns and carrots fried together with the asparagus, served hot with spring of fried onions, it was a great appetizer for our meal while waiting for the steamed fish.

Tom Yam Goong

Besides the small sized prawns inside the tom yam goong soup, it added fish balls, mushrooms, dried chilies and plenty of the lemongrass. It made the soup having a strong taste of lemongrass which I did not like it that much and we did not finish the soup. What a waste!

Experience Sharing, Lunch & Afternoon Tea, Singapore - Bugis, Singaporean Food, Thai Food

Zenso

The recommended appetizer, the shrimp cakes come in 3 pieces, which we cut them into smaller pieces for everyone to enjoy. Served hot, smell good and go great with the sauce. 

It is a recommendation from the waiter who served us. It is well marinated with some familiar ingredients which my aunt used to use in cooking. Truly a home cooked style, simple and good for a try although it is not a fantastically great for second time.

After the long wait for the fried basil chicken rice, it was served with a beautiful sunrise fried egg on top of the white rice. The basil chicken is not spicy, tasted normal and can still be improved.

Address: 91 Bencoolen Street Sunshine Plaza, Singapore 189652.

Dinner & Supper, Non-Halal Food, Singapore - Bugis, Singaporean Food, Thai Food

Mook’s Thai Mookata BBQ

Mook’s Thai Mookata BBQ.
Address: 2 Liang Seah Street, Bugis, Singapore.

On one of the running nights with my friends in Singapore’s city area, we stopped by Bugis for our dinner, just a short walk from my friend’s house. We walked around the food street at Liang Seah Street where many of the restaurants are selling steamboat located and we decided to try the set meal of 4 person at the Mook’s Thai Mookata BBQ.

We were greeted at the main door and there was no crowd when we entered the restaurant at 9PM. We seated at the center of the restaurant so it was quite easily to reach the waiters for food ordering.

Then, the waiter showed us the menu and we decided to go with our initial plan of ordering the set meal. The waiter asked whether we have any of the ingredients of the set meal that we were not eating. It is kind of waste if we did not eat and still order it. Well, it was only me who did not take the pig liver so we did not change anything from the set meal and the guys wanted to have rice, we added two bowls of rice. We did not order drink. The waiting time to be served is reasonable, judging by the crowd when we were there.

The first picture of the food served on our table. It looks pretty reasonable portion of meats and vegetables, two bowls of rice and a jug of the soup broth. Nicely presented with the side background of my friend’s bag, SuperDry.

Let me show you the closed up picture of the meat.

The waiter told us to grease it first before start grilling our meat. It is not easy to work on it especially using the small tongs. After we managed to grease it well enough, we placed our meat on top and the clams, meatballs, crabmeats and sausages on the soup to start cooking.

Then, added the vegetable and we started eating. We have to occasionally grease the grill area as it easily turned brown and it would be harder to grill our meat later. Besides that, we have to add the soup broth constantly too. For this set meal, we can easily grill it for three or four rounds with all the basic ingredients that we ordered.

We can add the clams and prawn head to make the soup sweeter along with the cabbage. Lucky that this group of friends are omnivores, we ate everything that they served on the plates. Maybe, we were hungry back then.

Lastly, we put in the noodle and cooked it with the remaining soup broth. The soup is sweet and tasty, just a little oily because of the oil from the grilled meats. We almost finished the soup 🙂

Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Food, Thai Food

Greyhound Cafe

Greyhound Cafe Malaysia.
Address: Ansa Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It is my second visit to this cafe and restaurant which is located at the Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During my first visit, I tried their desserts with a friend and this time I tried their main courses with another three friends. It was our gathering after some three years we did not meet up because of busy with working life.

Spicy Spaghetti Thai Style
Pasta cooks in Thai style is quite normal in a Thai restaurant if they serve fusion food. I satisfied with this pasta. It is delicious and not very spicy. Using the angel hair stir-fries with meat, mushroom, cherry tomatoes, peppercorns, basil leaves and of course chilies. It is worthy to give a try on this Thai fusion pasta.

Spaghetti with Crab Meat with Prawn Cream Sauce
Having such a long name, this main course was being recommended by their waiter during our visit. My friend ordered it and no complaints about it. I think it should be delicious too because of the combination of the prawn cream sauce with crab meat.

Minced Chicken with Sweet Basil and Hot Chilies.
This is the most popular dish in Thailand whenever we visit Thailand’s street food. It cooks with minced chicken meat, serves with a sunshine (fried egg) on top of the rice. It comes with a bowl of soup too.

And lastly, we shared the chicken wings together as our snack (actually it is our appetizer but we ate it after our meals).

Buffet, Dinner & Supper, Singapore - Harbourfront, Singaporean Food, Thai Food

Mookata Charcoal Thai Steamboat

Mookata Charcoal Thai Steamboat at Vivo City, Singapore.
Address: #03-07, 1 Harbourfront Walk, VivoCity, Singapore 098585.

Friday’s night, after staying back and finishing up some works, there was a call for dinner and I did not know the location even when we took an Uber car to the place. When we reached the Vivo City drop off then I realised our dinner destination was at the west side, a place which recently quite popular by Pokemon players.

Without any ideas what we wanted to eat, we walked around to look at the information counter as well as the restaurants around the first floor. Then, we decided to try the mookata. It is my first try of mookata in Singapore. The word mookata derives from a combination of a Korean barbecue and a Chinese hot pot. In Thai language, Mu (moo) means pork meat and kata means pan or skillet. For Thai version of barbecue, they use charcoal.

For this mookata restaurant which is located at the level 3 of the Vivo City, it does not use the charcoal. It is using gas. It is just a name of the restaurant. It is sad that this restaurant is not using authentic method to serve. The selection of meats and ingredients lay on the two rows of counters and another row of counters with cooked food and desserts. We put most of our meat on top of the steamer and the rest of the ingredients into the steamboat pot. It is optional to have the steamboat, the price differences is just minimal.

There are various soup based, we chose the tomyam and chicken clear soup. We went for two rounds of meats and vegetables before we ended our dinner with desserts. On the other side of the steamboat, it is the  Overall, the dinner was just another steamboat and I do not really enjoy the fun of mookata-ing, I am not eating it authentically with charcoal.

Dinner & Supper, Non-Halal Food, Singapore - Lavender, Singaporean Food, Thai Food

Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant

Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant, Golden Mile Complex, Singapore. 
Sometimes ago, I went to search for restaurants that serve nice, authentic and reasonable price for Thai food in Golden Mile Complex after my friends suggested to meet up there. I short-listed the Nong Khai Beer House and Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant and suggested my friends to look for a table in either one of these restaurants. They selected Nong Khai instead. During my next visit to the Golden Mile Complex, I decided to try Diandin Leluk to check out their food with my cousin.

Mango Salad is one of the first dishes that we ordered. It is appetizing because of the sourness from the mango salad sauce and the green mango itself. They put a bit red chili so it is a bit spicy. If not mistaken Nong Khai’s waiter asked my friend before how spicy we wanted our mango salad last time 🙂

The green milk tea taste is just right, not too sweet and not too strong milk tea. As the ice melt, the drink maintains it tastes. Meanwhile, my cousin told me her lemongrass drink is boiled mild lemongrass water and added syrup. 😦

Next, the clear tom yam soup with seafood is served. It looks pretty good, right? It is generous with ingredients such as fish, squids, prawns and vegetables such as mushroom, tomato, red onions and lemongrass. My first sip of the tom yam soup is a little disappointed because it tastes salty. Where is the hot and sour favours?

The Pad Thai and Hot Basil Chicken Rice are served. The presentation of both food is not really appealing especially my hot basil chicken rice with a fried egg and my photo is not well taken and I am not able to share it here. The taste for both the Pad Thai and the rice are just normal and plenty of improvement is needed because I tried the hot basil chicken rice served by 7-11 in Pattaya and it tasted better than this one.

Address: #01-67/68/69, Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Rd, Singapore 199588.