Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Taste of Thailand (泰国小食) @ Yishun Industrial Park (used to be at Sembawang Shopping Centre)

In the past, there was only one air-conditioned shopping complex in the far northern side of Singapore; Sembawang Shopping Centre (SSC).

And when the Northerners (residents of Yishun, Woodlands, Sembawang) talked about food in SSC, there is no escaping this popular outlet called Taste of Thailand (泰国小食).

Alas, the change of times cannot be stopped and the old Sembawang Shopping Centre was eventually demolished.

Fortunately for its loyal customers, the owners of Taste of Thailand decided to move its operation to a coffee shop in Yishun Industrial Park, a five-minute drive from the old premise.

It was a long delayed trip for the Gang of Three but late is always better than never. :)

Tom Yam Soup
This could have been a classic tom yam soup; the optimal balance of spiciness and sourness with an endearing seafood flavour. "Could have been" as the squid meat had a damn fishy taste.

Kang Kong with Cuttlefish
Sambal belachan (fried shrimp chilli) was not spared in making this dish and although i found this to be a bit too spicy for my tongue, i totally enjoyed the crunchy cuttlefish.

Pineapple Fried Rice
A far cry from its glory days, this plate of pineapple fried rice was a great disappointment.

It was no longer served in a half sliced pineapple husk and the rice lacked the essential pineapple infusion which was not surprising given the little amount of pineapple meat i picked out.

Deep Fried Cuttlefish
Hot and fresh from the boiling oil, the cuttlefish was naturally flavoured and had a solid bite that made eating its parts so damn addictive! If only the chef can fry it with salted egg and butter....

Sweet and Sour Pork
The right word to describe the sweet and sour pork here is traditional and it was like a walk down memory lane for me as my teeth slowly bit through the still crispy crust despite the layer of savoury sauce.

Thai Deep Fried Fish Delight
Besides the pineapple fried rice, this is another customer-favourite order.

And the main protagonist is not the fish; the small bowl of chilli sauce plays an equally important role as a dressing and flavour enhancer.

The taste was still as good as i remember over ten years ago! Amusingly, my threshold for chilli products has actually increased over the years and i thought the spiciness of this three-flavour fried fish was a tad too mild now.

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Location
Block 1001, #01-1001,
Yishun Industrial Park A
(Huat Li Eating House)

Contact
6758-9121

Map
Look above.

Price
Tom Yam Soup - S$4
Kang Kong with Cuttlefish - S$6
Pineapple Fried Rice - S$5
Deep Fried Cuttlefish - S$6
Sweet and Sour Pork - S$6
Thai Deep Fried Fish Delight - S$13

No GST, No Service Charge.

Additional Information
For their extensive menu, please click the above picture.

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