Thailand Street Food @ Paya Lebar – all the dishes work
Bangkok is named one of the best cities in the world for street food. You may have missed one of the best part of Thailand if you have never grabbed a snack from the roadside push cart, tuck in some of the best desserts from the night market or sitting on a plastic or wooden stool along the street of Bangkok enjoying the various local food, fresh fruit juices or a bowl of Thai style noodle etc. It is simply amazing to find how delicious Thai food it is.
Singaporean love of Thai food provides good incentive for the Thai eateries sprouting in this part of the island. There are some real good and authentic Thai foods around and one of the latest additions is a humble Thai style noodle stall in a Coffeeshop along Paya Lebar road.
“Thailand Street Food” specialised in Northern Thai style noodle, you can choose Thai rice noodle, Mee Kia, Glass noodle, Mee Hoon, Mee Suan and Kway Teow, the assortment of noodles can be paired with the choice of traditional TomYam or green curry for those who loves hot and spicy, or opt for the non-spicy clear soup base. Thai Street Food is manned by a Thai chef to provide you the most authentic Thai street style noodles to the diners.
Tom Yum Pork Noodle (soup) $4.5
Not made from the off-the-shelf TomYum paste, Thai Street Food uses the home made TomYum ingredients for a bowl of succulent noodle, the soup was a clear version of TomYum which is truly the authentic Thai flavour, the soup was inundated with piquant flavour, it releasing a rounded sweet, sour and spicy flavour that is not easily forgotten.
Premium mee kia was used than ordinary mee kia ensure the best texture after cooking, complemented by the toppings like pork slices, meatballs, pork liver, pork minced meat, hard-boiled egg and fried wanton skin, the iconic soup was a pleasant to the taste buds. A highly recommended dish should not be missed.
Thai Green Curry Noodle $4.5
The Thai spices and herbs went perfectly well to create a lip-smacking, aromatic green curry, we love the green curry that have a perfect balancing act adorned with lusciously homemade green curry taste, the quintessential Thai aroma was infused with fiery chili with a sweet smelling concoction but not at all cloying, it gave the taste buds tingling and a big thumb up from all of us.
Pork Noodle Non-spicy (soup) $4.0
If you are not the fan of the fervently hot Tom Yum and green curry noodles, the non-spicy broth is a good alternative choice, consist of pork slice, meatballs, pork liver, pork minced meat, hard-boiled egg and fried wanton skin, the well brewed broth was a medley of sweet and savory flavours, rice noodle was silky smooth and chewy, perfect texture infused with taste of Thai. Broth may appear thin and unsophisticated but taste was speculative.
Thai Pork Noodle (dry) $4.0
Dry version is available if you are not a fan of soupy noodle, Thai style noodle may appear “pale” which could be deceiving from a bowl of insipid noodle. Consist of pork slice, meatballs, pork liver, pork minced meat, hard-boiled egg and fried wanton skin.
The flavors here are cleaner and lighter but no less delicious, do enjoy the authentic Thai style noodle the Thai way, try to marinate the noodle with the addition of Thai spices and condiments eg. chili flake, grated peanut, sugar etc are available that perfectly enriches the gourmet experience with the myriad of flavor that please everyone.
Thai Style Chicken Wing $5.0
Deep fried chicken wing was crispy exteriorly; meat was juicy and tender though flavour could do a bit more depth for a more intense flavour.
Thai Style Mango salad $5.0
Shredded Thai green mango marinated with vinegar and fresh chili, served alongside with the roasted peanut and deep fried Ikan Bili, It was all at once mildly spiced, sweet, sour and savoury, the exotic flavours made it a coveted Thai salad that was hearty and comforting.
The important thing of Thailand Street Food is that all the dishes work, it is simple and unpretentious, the chef’s culinary skills to create a nice flavor that accentuate the ubiquitous tastes in each bowl of noodle and present in the Thai traditional rendition is highly commendable. Is it worth for a revisit? You bet.
Thailand Street Food
A: Golden 88 Cafeteria, 金88海鲜美食, Block 107, Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534829
H: 10am to 8pm daily, closed on Sunday