From the comforting taste of a creamy green curry to a fiery bowl of tom yam, Thai food is clearly a hit among Singaporeans. This list features everything from simple homestyle Thai meals to fine dining options. Nobody should ever be left out of a sumptuous Thai meal, after all. Here are the Top 10 Thai Restaurants in Singapore.
1) Cha Thai
When it comes to Thai meals, authenticity is key. Enter Cha Thai, which has meals designed and cooked by professional Thai chefs. Their extensive menu features items like spring rolls, lemongrass prawn salad, various curries and signature Thai dishes. Desserts also feature, because you will definitely need a dose of sweetness to end your experience there. The restaurant is on Telok Ayer Street.
2) Soi Thai Soi Nice
For a slightly different Thai experience, head on over to Alexandra Road and eat at Soi Thai Soi Nice. They are known for their Royal Thai Hotpot, which is sure to be an intense experience. Don’t worry thought, you can always wash down the heat with some sweet iced milk tea. This restaurant is headed by Chef Worawong Phairat, who has over 19 years of experience.
3) Sawadee Thai Cuisine
Having established themselves in Singapore 15 years ago, Sawadee is now a familiar name to locals. Located at TQL Suites, Sawadee invites you to relish in absolute comfort with Thai Jazz music streaming continuously and delectable dishes on the menu. Tickle your taste buds with a generous array of Thai food that range from spicy to sweet flavours.
4) Aroy Dee Thai Food
Back in 2007, Aroydee had its origins at a food court, serving affordable Thai meals to customers. Following that they opened another branch, as they were gaining popularity among locals. They’ve since won many awards for their delicious food. They have an extensive menu, with quite a lot of seafood dishes. Note that this restaurant serves pork dishes.
5) Diandin Leluk
Diandin Leluk’s story began in 1985, initially selling packed lunches from a lorry to Thai construction workers. They have certainly come a long way since, as one of Singapore’s most established Thai restaurants. Located in “Little Thailand” initially, they also have a second outlet in Geylang. It is truly authentic Thai food at its best, with a home-cooked feel. Signature dishes include the Tom Yam Seafood Soup and Pad Thai noodles.
6) Sabai Fine Thai
Sabai Fine Thai was founded in 2004, with owner Ms. Jongkolnee aspiring for Singaporeans to get a taste of genuine Thai fine dining. Their chef has cooked for Thai royalty, making her an expert in the craft. Sabai promises Singaporeans the finest Thai curries in town too. Be sure to check out their set menus as well, if you want value for money. Visit the restaurant at Customs House Singapore.
7) E-Sarn Thai Cuisine
With 5 locations currently throughout Singapore, it’s easy to conclude that E-Sarn is doing pretty well locally. It’s amazing to know that they started off as a hawker stall in Farrer Road. E-Sarn serves home-style Thai food made by native Thai chefs, trained by owner Neng herself. The meals here reflect the cuisine of Northern Thailand, so notable dishes include fiery chillies and sticky rice. Be sure to try their Larb and Gai Yang.
8) Spicy Thai – Thai Cafe
As their name suggests, this isn’t for anyone who is afraid of chillies. The food here is made authentically, meaning charcoal is used for soups, because it keeps the dish piping hot. You won’t get any ordinary Thai Iced Tea either, their tea leaves come straight from Thailand. What’s more, the food here is reasonably priced. With their inviting ambiance, you may never want to leave!
9) Nara Thai Singapore
If you would much rather munch on noodles instead of slurp on fiery Tom Yum, Nara Thai is the place to be. They are known for their Boat Noodles, and classic Thai dishes made from age-old recipes. You can opt to have your Boat Noodles soupy or dry too. Other signature dishes include the Stir-fired Soft-Shell Crab and Steamed Sea Bass, so be sure to go on an empty stomach for maximum satisfaction.
10) Jane Thai
With a presence for over 16 years in Singapore, Jane Thai certainly isn’t a new kid on the block. Their simple yet nourishing dishes have a decidedly comforting feel, it would seem that it was home-cooked. After all, sometimes the best thing in life is to have a plateful of delicious pineapple fried rice paired up with sweet Iced Milk Tea. If you can’t make it to their East Coast Road restaurant, they also deliver.
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