I was at a loss on what to have for dinner when mom happened to have a dental appointment at Bedok Reservoir a few weeks ago. The roast duck stall that i patronised quite often had already closed for the day by then.
This shop wouldn't have created any interest from me as i remember having breakfast once in the same place and the bee hoon was so bland; i swore never to return!
Never be too quick to swear off something! The smile on the statue beckoned me to take a closer look at their menu and i thought Set A was quite reasonably priced with a main, a soup and even a dessert.
Within long, we were seated with Mom continued to deliberate over her order while i was more or less decided. Although the interior didn't deviate much from the first time i visit, it felt like an entirely different shop; somewhat along the line of one operator takes the morning slot while another takes the evening slot.
At S$1.50 a glass, this is a must-order! First and foremost, it isn't expensive and satisfies the scrooge in me. Secondly, it tasted strong of lemongrass and left a nice aroma in the mouth.
Presentation was a bit disappointing but i guess i had gone through many such cases when menu pictures don't commensurate with reality. Nevertheless, presentation doesn't even matter when the food tastes horrid.
Set A - Tom Yam Soup
This was rich, thick, sweet, sour and spicy; a combination i very much enjoyed, especially when my pores tinkled with excited as i slowly slurped it down my throat!
Set A - Pineapple Fried Rice
You would be forgiven for thinking this might likely be just a plate of fried rice and i couldn't deny that i was in your position when it was served. Let's talk about the bad part; the green peas were too hard!
Other than that small disagreement, i must say i am pretty impressed with it even though mom expressed her opinion that the taste was a tad mild. I actually like to mildness and i could still detect the wok-hei within. What surprised me more were that the rice remained moist and the pineapples cubes retained their juiciness even after the heavy frying!
Set A - Thai Tapioca
Drenched in a sugary, milky concoction, the tapioca had too hard a texture and the taste didn't result in me craving for more. I would ask if i can switch to mango sticky rice next time!
Overall satisfactory and i was in fact anticipating my next visit when i can try the other delicious looking items on the menu. I would be sharing the menu shortly!
Block 740, Bedok Reservoir Road,
#01-3143 (beside Happy Hawkers Food Court)
Lemongrass Drink - S$1.50
Set A - S$8.80
[NO GST, NO Service Charge]
Mom loved her Thai Style Noodle Soup!