We have been craving for too much thai food lately ya?
Our friends have repeatedly raved on how fabulous the food are at Ah Loy Thai but we always seem to stray away from this eatery as we thought "It's so near us! We can just go anytime after work right?"
As such, we've postponed our visit to Ah Loy Thai soo many times and we continued travelling further and further away from that area in search for other good food.
Today, we finally stopped procrastinating and smashed that thought away. Ta-dah ~~~ We're finally here!
It is advisable to make a reservation in order to beat the lunch/dinner crowd so that you don't have to queue for long or even end up leaving the place on empty stomach. Instead of our usual phad thai and thai green curry, we decided to order something new for a change.
We had the Thai Glass Noodle Salad $4 (above) for starter.
The spicy, sweet and sour sauce was stimulating and refreshing. We didn't think it was fantastic initially but it just tasted better with each mouthful, so enjoyable that we couldn't stop ourselves from reaching out for more. The glass noodles fully absorbed the essence of the sauce and it really tingled our tastebuds. Accompanied with diced chicken cubes, prawns, squids, onions and slightly burnt peanuts which added a tinge of delectable fragrance and crunch to the dish. Definitely whet our appetite for the next dish! However, the prawns and squids were not as fresh as we would love them to be.
A & J's rating: 4/5
Fish Maw Soup ($3.80)
Please pardon our ignorance, we had no idea what fish maw soup is until this dish was presented before our eyes. As you can see, there were generous amounts of ingredients in the soup, including our most hated coriander leaves (which we slowly picked out one by one).
The fish maw soup resembled shark's fin soup. The broth was thick and good. Fish maw had texture similar to that of sea cucumber and so slippery that minimal chewing was required. Generous amounts of tender chicken slices was a plus point to this dish. If you can't afford shark's fin soup, this is definitely a much cheaper alternative!
A & J's rating: 4.25/5
Fried Glass Noodle ($5)
More glass noodle please? Haha
We wouldn't classify this as thai food simply because it tasted more like chinese style fried "dang hoon". The glass noodle was very well-seasoned and we love it best among the rest. Wet and springy, delicious~! Fried with dried shrimps, tofu, beansprouts, egg, spring onions and seafood, it was definitely better than your usual chinese fried vermicelli. But again, the seafood were a letdown.
Omphhhhh~~~ We polished off the entire plate!
A & J's rating: 4.25/5
The food at Ah Loy Thai was satisfactory and they are really affordable. Where can you get such decent thai fix at such reasonable prices without GST and service charge? The only complaint is that the squids were not fresh at all. They were hard and chewy and we ended up moving all of them aside. Total damage? $12.80 for 2 persons only! We will be back!
Ah Loy Thai
100 Beach Rd
#01-39/40 Shaw Tower
Tel: 91651543/ 93297599