Archive for the ‘*Sawadee Thai Cuisine’ Category
Yay this is my other long delayed post! So instead of putting up my photo, here’s a photo of the two kiddos that happened to be with me on that day. Hehe. :)
I quite like Thai cuisine because on the whole, it is spicy. Based on my experience there, I’d say that Sawadee Thai Cuisine is seriously underrated. For a place which serves awesome traditional Thai food, it was fairly quiet and empty on a Sunday evening. Another commendable point worth mentioning is that the Thai service staff are very patient and always smiling. I don’t usually bother much about service matters but the one at Sawadee really shines.
For starters, we had the Fried Spring Rolls ($6 nett). These crispy, piping hot spring rolls were wrapped with crab meat, minced prawns and steamed bamboo shoots. Dip them into the accompanying sweet chilli sauce and they are bound to whet your appetite!
I was so ecstatic that I was finally able to satisfy my craving for Kuay Teow Phad Thai ($10 nett)! It’s like our Singaporean version of seafood kuay teow, except that the thai rendition is drier and less oily, sprinkled with fragrant peanut bits. Flavors are also more distinct, sour and spicy at the same time. Other than prawns, there were diced tuakwa, egg and bean sprouts. Thinking about it now makes my mouth water.
The Deboned & Stuffed Chicken Wings ($3 each, min order of 2 pc) are a house speciality. I was on the verge of exclaiming, “WOW!” These chicken wings are certainly not your ordinary chicken wings. They taste even better than my favorite prawn paste chicken or better known as Har Cheong Kai. I believe that the process of making these wings is a fairly complicated one because they are stuffed with minced chicken, asparagus and shiitake mushrooms. So it’s like chicken and other stuff inside a chicken wing. Complicated? Don’t care. Just eat and go to heaven.
I love fish but I prefer them steamed rather than deep fried. The Deep Fried Pomfret (market price) was served with mango sauce. Pretty normal to me.
A must order, the Tom Yum Seafood Soup ($8 nett) is clearly a clear version. Pun unintended. I often come across debate about the chilli red version and the clear one, which is authentic and which is not. Seriously, I don’t know and I don’t care. As long as it’s spicy, it’s gonna get two thumbs up from me.
I think this serves as a cheap thrill visual feast for some guys. Please don’t ask me what are those pointy things doing there. For aesthetic purposes I think. My father speculated that they are used to keep each individual Thai Style Otah ($10 nett for 7 pc) warm. You know, like to prevent the heat from escaping or something. Nice try, dad. But why are there only 3 of those pointy things? Anyway the otah is a must try dish, not for you to look at, but to eat. It’s really one very awesome otah, with minced seafood in it.
The Thai green curry ($10 nett) is very fragrant because of the basil leaves and also quite creamy. You can have the best of both worlds with chicken and prawns! Just don’t start a debate on the colors of curry ok..
If you have been following me closely, photos of sambal kang kong (both vegetarian and non vegetarian versions) seem to appear every now and then right? Haha. The Fried Spicy Kang Kong ($6 nett) is obviously nothing new to us.
I think we must be crazy dessert lovers. We ordered each of all the desserts that Sawadee has to offer! The Water Chestnut with Coconut Milk ($2.50 nett) is a cool Thai dessert! I love munching on the crunchy red rubies and diced palm jelly.
The Tapioca with Coconut Cream ($2.50 nett) had just the right amount of sweetness that did not taste artificially sweet. I would have preferred to pour the coconut cream over the tapioca pieces, rather than being ‘rationed’ a dollop of it on each of the tapioca!
Please don’t attempt to leave without eating the Mango with Glutinous Rice ($3.50 nett). This is just one incredible dessert! Since there’s rice, I think I can even have it as a meal on its own.
Definitely an all-time favorite for durian lovers, we ended our meal with a bang. The Durian with Glutinous Rice ($3 nett) was everything a durian lover like me could ever ask for.
I urge you to pay Sawadee Thai Cuisine a visit! Prices are very affordable and if you are going with a big group of friends and family members, there are larger portions of food available too! Feel free to ask the waiters for recommendations and they are more than happy to help.
Mon to Sun
11.30am – 2.30pm (Lunch)
5.30pm – 10pm (Dinner)