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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Thai Express
#03-24, Plaza Singapura
6339 5442

It's been ages since I stepped into any Thai Express outlets scattered around the island. Sis chose this place for a quick dinner since we had to catch the Ponyo movie in less than an hour.

Of course, I had to order my favourite Thai dish of all time: Yam Mamuang ($6.90++) a.k.a. mango salad! It's hard to go wrong with this simple salad. Thai Express's version was well-executed and spicy enough to set my taste buds on fire.

Since the majority of main courses comprises of either rice or noodles, I opted for a simple Phat Pak Ruam Mit ($7.90++). This was basically mixed vegetables stir fried with mushrooms. I find it average tasting and the ingredients used could have been more generous to justify the price.

Sis ordered the Thai adaptation of a classic Laotian dish: Sen Lek Neua ($10.90++) which was stick noodles with sliced beef in broth. Beef seemed to be cheaper than vegetables these days as the chef was so generous with the sliced beef that my sis couldn't finish all of them.

Do you know that Thai Express is the world's largest chain of modern thai restaurants? It has proven its success with 27 restaurants in 7 countries (Australia, China, Indonesia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Mongolia) achieved in five years. Come to think of it, I didn't see any in New Zealand even though it supposedly has one there. Nevertheless, I think the prices are quite cheap for a meal in a restaurant. Just don't come with high expectations!


5:14 PM



In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!


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