Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thai Express : Sa-nook Red Tom Yum Fish Soup

Fancy having some hot and spicy (yet affordable) Tom Yum?  Consider trying this Sa Nook set meal at Thai Express.  In Thai, Sa Nook means "fun" and it is a way of the Thai's life.

I am not sure how many knows that you can request for some cashew nuts (appetisers) while waiting for your food to be served, and it is free of charge.  The sugar-coated cashew nuts fried with lemongrass, curry leaves and dried chilli is rather addictive.  Fret not, it isn't spicy when though it is fried using dried chilli.  On days where the food quality is so-so, this might just be the saving grace.

The Sanook Tom Yum Fish Soup's portion was quite reasonable.  Came with a few pieces of thick fish slides and some straw mushrooms.  The soup was hot and spicy to the right level and would be a good choice especially on rainy days.  The set came with 3 small green curry chicken balls.  Frankly, I didn't taste much of a green curry and the texture wasn't as crispy as they look.  The chicken balls were probably made by mashing with some potato mash.  The sago with red-coloured attap seeds dessert was alright, if you are not a fussy dessert person. 

Strongly recommended by my colleague to try this Thai Style Sir-fried Kang Kong with fermented beans and chilli padi, it was indeed very very good.  We, Chinese, usually like food with the wok-hei fragrance.  That requires the chef to have good skills to cook the dishes in high heat and without getting charred, and this stir-fried kangkong has that!  As you can see, the dishes was cooked with a generous portion of fermented beans and lots of chilli padi.  But a word of caution too.  The dish is rated with 2 chillies, if you are not a fan of spicy food, stay clear from this! 

This dish is highly recommended, if you are at a lost of what to order at the restaurant.

Address: 68 Orchard Road, #03-24 Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839
Tel: +65-6339 5442
Operating Hour:
Daily: 11.30am to 10.30pm
Last order at 10pm

Getting there: Take MRT to Dhoby Ghaut MRT station.  Use the underpass and take the exit that is directly linked to Plaza Singapura Basement 2.  Although Dhoby Ghaut MRT is contacted by 3 different lines [(North-South Line (Red), Northeast Line (Purple) and Circle Line (Yellow)], the station is inter-connected and it is not necessary to exit to the street level to go to the mall.  Simply look for directional signs to Plaza Singapura and head towards the direction.

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