Sunday, November 19, 2006

Taste of Thailand, Sembawang Shopping Centre

The really funny thing about the Taste of Thailand is that it tastes totally local. Lol. It's your typical cooked food business (sze char) which operates at a fast and furious pace that I found somewhat astounding. I mean, the following dishes that you're about to see below came under ten minutes after orders were taken and it was definitely packed. They must have a pretty big kitchen manned by a generous headcount of cooks that can cook en mass.

Taste of Thailand graduated from a regular store with a strong crowd in the old food court in the basement to a simply furnished restaurant by itself. I know that because I've had dinners with my family on numerous occasions in the past before it is what it is today. That says something about how successful their business has been to be able to get itself into such a large overhaul. The food is generally simple chinese dishes that are atypical of such places at a pretty reasonable price. The place is currently located at the 4th floor of Sembawang Shopping Centre. The photo off to the left is how it looked like at about 6.30pm and didn't exactly diminish at the time after we're done with dinner and left. They look like they've literally robbed the food court currently located on the same storey of most of their business. And no, they don't take reservations.

Pineapple fried rice (with a generous topping of meat floss)

Spicy egg bean curd

Belachan kang kong

Fried cuttlefish legs (a popular signature dish here for a good reason)

Sweet and sour fried sliced fish

Kung pao chicken (6" ToT

Close up on my portion of the fried rice tossed with the meat floss

As mentioned, it's atypical of plenty of sze char stores locallly. The only distinct difference is that the kung pao chicken really taste different from the regular ones that we're used to eating. The chicken is fried before stir fried with the sauce that doesn't taste as rich or delicious as the regular ones. Also, there is very little hint of spiciness in the dish. The above dinner plus another 2 bowls of white rice comes up to $35 sans lime juice at a dollar each.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

do u know where the claypot rice and bbq fish stall from the old basement food court is now ?