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Ah Loy Thai, not for the service but definitely for the food.

The land of smiles have not only been a hot tourist location for Singaporeans but the source of one of our favourite cuisines. Thai Food. From Thai steamboat to typical Phad Thai, our fussy taste buds are in for a treat at this small Thai eatery. Situated far from the bustling Orchard Road at Shaw Towers, Ah Loy Thai still faces long queues on weekend dinner service. So what sets them apart from modernized restaurants like Thai Express and Bangkok Jam. Authenticity. Manned by true Thais(they were conversing with each other in Thai language), the dishes all carry a oomph that is similar to the food they serve in Thailand. IMG_9469Phad Thai: If there is one dish that you must order from every Thai restaurant, it is the Phad Thai dish. Like pizza to the Italians, the Phad Thai is one of the most iconic national dishes of Thailand. Flat and thin rice noodles cooked in a savoury and sweet sauce, coupled with a squeeze of lime, this is my favourite Thai dish. Ah Loy Thai uses the right amount of wok fire and seasoning, rendering an authentic-tasting Phad Thai that is much closer to the country of origin. 
IMG_9470Garlic Chicken: This was one of the dishes that were recommended by patrons. The chicken cubes are well-marinated and carries the aroma of fried garlic, whetting our appetite. 
IMG_9475Pandan Chicken: The name does not imply chicken meat coated with pandan flavouring but simply fried chicken meat wrapped in pandan leaves. The fragrance of the pandan leaf is infused to the chicken meat during the frying process, resulting in a savoury chicken dish that appeals not only to your taste buds but your nose as well.
IMG_9460Butter Calamari: One can never have enough of fried calamari. The perfect combination of the chewy squid rings on the inside with the fried batter surrounding it is just phenomenal for our palates. The batter is well-seasoned and the flavour not too overwhelming.IMG_9478If I were to continue talking about how great the food taste at Ah Loy Thai, there would be no end to it. Yet, it is naive to say that this eatery is flawless. Patrons would notice that their service is disorganized and unpredictable. Waiting time for dishes does not depend on which table orders first. It seems to me that the kitchen is lacking a system. Chefs are unaware that diners have been waiting for half an hour for their last dish. Protein arrives before the starch dishes. Waiting staff are serving the same dishes twice. Ah Loy Thai just needs to implement a new system in their kitchen, and they will be on their way to greater success.

Ah Loy Thai
Shaw Towers
#01-39/40
100 Beach Road
Singapore 189702

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 12:00 – 20:00
Sat – Sun: 13:00 – 19:00
Closed: PH

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Porn’s

IMG_5772Rumor has it that a Mediacorp artiste ventured out of acting and opened a restaurant in 2011. Yes indeed, Porn’s Sexy Thai Food is founded by none other than the Thai-Chinese actor, Pornsak Prajakwit. Since my trip to Bangkok last year, I’ve been an ardent fan of authentic Thai food, especially the green curry. So not only am I on a quest to satisfy my insatiable cravings, I wanted to find out whether Porn’s is just a popularity restaurant.
IMG_5784Lemongrass Juice: For someone who is trying lemongrass juice for the first time, I found it mildly sweet and yet refreshing. This beverage choice would sure to whet your appetite for the flavourful meal.
IMG_5800Seafood Phad Thai: What’s Thai food without Phad Thai? A common food staple in Thai cuisine, Porn’s Seafood Phad Thai might not blow minds, but it is definitely comfort for the tummy.IMG_5806Chicken Green Curry: I will never forget my first encounter with this dish. Our first night in Bangkok, adults had to settle some baggage matters and we the kids get to order in room service for dinner. I decided to give green curry a try and that first spoonful got me mesmerised. From then on, green curry became my next “phad thai”. Fortunately, the green curry at Porn’s was not disappointing at all. Instead, it is rich, smooth, creamy and full of flavour that excites my palates. In addition, the chicken and brinjal cubes have absorbed the essence of the gravy and are extremely delectable on its own. A must try I would say.
IMG_5788Pandan Chicken: Another common face you can find in the menu of a Thai Restaurant. Boneless chicken meat is marinated, rolled or wrapped in pandan leaves and then fried to a nice and golden brown colour. I didn’t have enough of this dish. The chicken meat was well-seasoned, tasty and fried to perfection.

I love how Pornsak did a word play with his name to create the name of this Thai Restaurant. With such a witty name and delicious food to hold, this restaurant does not need its celebrity status to be successful. I definitely recommend Porn’s and would return again.

Porn’s Sexy Thai Food
28 Liang Seah Street
Singapore 189049