Singapore is home to many local and international cuisines and among them is Thai cuisine. Classic Thai staples such as tom yum, minced basil pork/chicken, steamed seabass with lime & chilli and mango sticky rice are some of the all-time favourites here. So, if you are planning to crave some Thai dishes, below are our list of Top 10 Thai Restaurants in Singapore worth checking out.
1) Super Thai by Soi Aroy
Super Thai by Soi Aroy combines the best of both worlds, offering an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary Thai cuisine. They sourced most of the ingredients from Thailand and when it comes to their menu, some of Super Thai’s signature must-tries include the Crispy Papaya Salad served with Som Tum sauce. The fresh Thai Steamed Seabass with Lime and Chilli is just as good and so is the hearty Claypot Glass Noodle with King Prawns. Depending on the dishes that you order, you can request them to adjust your preferred level of spiciness.
Let the head chef Miller Mai at Khiri indulge you with his impressive range of Thai dishes. A tasting menu, to be exact with a carefully curated multi-course cuisine focuses on satiating your taste buds. For its current menu (do note it changes throughout the year), your culinary journey begins with the wild betel leaf-wrapped bites of Miang Kham combining Rayong shrimp with homemade lemongrass reduction. Among the entrees served on the menu is the Pla Kra Pong Daeng Yang (dry-aged barramundi with grilled garlic sprout & zesty Thai green chilli). Finally, the meal ends with one of the palate-cleansing desserts — the sweet and sour Priaew Waan Sorbet (soursop sorbet with pomelo pulp & kaffir lime).
3) Siam Smith
Dining at Siam Smith wouldn’t be complete without ordering their signature Thai Beef Noodle. What they have here is the combination of a noodle of your choice (silky, egg or rice stick varieties) and robust broth from the result of an hours-long simmer with assorted spices and herbs using a family recipe. Dry versions of beef noodles are available too. They also serve tom yum soup noodles, Thai-inspired Massaman chicken curry and other familiar Thai staples, namely mango salad and red ruby coconut.
4) Tha Siam Authentic Thai Kitchen
Located at Orchard Plaza, Tha Siam Authentic Thai Kitchen’s signature Fried Chicken Wings is a must-order item. Bursting with enough flavour upon every bite, their chicken wings have earned positive responses from many satisfied customers. The chicken wings are available in small (6 pcs) and big (10 pcs) portions and served with a dipping chilli sauce. Other recommended items on the menu include Papaya Salad and Tom Yum, where the latter offers a choice of meat (pork/chicken/beef) or seafood.
5) Thai Kha
The Havelock 2 shopping mall is home to Thai Kha, a gem of a Thai restaurant specialising in authentic street foods. This includes Thai Grilled Chicken/Pork Neck served with homemade special rice powder dipping sauce. For sharing, consider ordering the Super Thai Kha — a big platter of assorted choices such as Thai chicken wings, spiced fishcakes and crispy spring rolls. If you prefer curries to go with your rice, try their Thai Red or Green Curry, both of which can be adjusted according to your spice tolerance.
6) Thai Tai 泰太
One of Thai Tai’s major selling points is its value-for-money combo sets no matter if you are dining solo or up to 4 persons. Depending on your choice, the set consists of a choice of main(s), drink(s), salad and a side. You can also order ala carte options such as the best-selling Basil Minced Chicken and Tom Yum Soup served with chicken or seafood. Finally, don’t forget to leave some room for a dessert and here, they have a choice of Jasmine Red Ruby or Organic Sticky Rice with Thai Honey Mango.
7) Nummun Thai Kitchen
Looking for a recommended Thai restaurant on Thomson Road? Here’s one for you: Nummun Thai Kitchen. They offer reasonably priced delicious Thai fare prepped and cooked by Northern Thailand chefs. In other words, you can expect authenticity in their dishes. Among the recommended choices include the Stir Fried Yellow Curry Crab, Steamed Seabass with Chili & Lime and Crab Meat Omelette. For rice and noodles, you’ll find the usual suspects from Pad Thai to Pineapple Fried Rice and Thai Basil Pork Rice with Egg.
8) Suk’s Thai Kitchen
Suk’s Thai Kitchen is all about the casual Thai dining experience, serving authentic Chiang Rai dishes using family recipes. Led by Chef Suk, you will find plenty of dishes to choose from, beginning with the starters such as Thai Fried Chicken Wings and Mama Noodles Salad with Seafood. Soup and curry lovers can look forward to options like Red Tom Yum Soup with Prawns and Panang Curry Pork. Not to be left out are the quintessential offerings such as Minced Chicken Basil and Steamed Seabass with Spicy Lime Sauce, just to name a few.
9) Sabai Fine Thai on the Bay
Sabai Fine Thai on the Bay is committed to using the finest ingredients for its array of authentic Thai cuisine. Dine in style, complete with a picturesque view of Marina Bay as a bonus. Food-wise, the menu include the likes of Tom Yum Gung, Peek Gai Sod Sai (deep-fried stuffed chicken wings) and the spicy-sour papaya salad a.k.a. Som Tum served with dried shrimps. End your meal with one of their recommended desserts, namely Kao Niew Mamuang (Sabai’s version of mango with sweetened glutinous rice) and Ice Cream Gati (homemade coconut sorbet).
10) Sawadee Thai Cuisine
Sawadee Thai Cuisine has been in the restaurant business since 2001 and still going strong even today. Their popularity comes from Sawadee’s commitment to using quality imported ingredients and labour of love in its cooking style. The menu consists of different dishes to tantalise your taste buds no matter if you prefer savoury, spicy or sweet varieties. Some of the recommended signatures include Pomelo Salad, Thai Style Fish Cakes, Tom Yum Seafood Soup and Thai Stuffed Chicken Wings. For dessert, try one of their recommendations: the premium Mao Shan Wang Durian Sticky Rice or the classic Mango Sticky Rice.
That’s not all! More Top 10s in Singapore are waiting to be discovered!