Thursday, February 14, 2019

Bali Thai - Cross Between Thai and Indonesian Cuisine (Halal) @ IMM Shopping Centre [Singapore]

I am not sure if this is applicable to everyone but i always thought that Bali Thai serves Thai food. According to its website, however, it's a fusion between Thai and Indonesian cuisine! 

Anyway, i have been wanting to try it for the longest time and the opportunity came recently when i met up with two colleagues for dinner; one of whom is Muslim. Since Bali Thai is Halal-certified, i think we shouldn't brainstorm any further.

Steamed Rice - free flow rice although it's still chargeable at S$1.50 a person. Well, it's not really helpful when i am doing my best to cut down my carbohydrate intake, especially at night! 

Tahu Telur - literally fried beancurd with egg, this was said to be popular among diners in the restaurant and of course i didn't say no when my colleague suggested it. Because it is in the cooking style i love most; deep fried.

You need to pour the special sauce over to complete the dish! Served fresh from the boiling oily, this was hot, crispy and perfect for the rice! The sauce was appetising, as expected, although the taste was more than just the peanut gravy that Singaporeans are accustomed to. Weirdly, there's an interesting bak kwa spin to the taste.

Tom Yum Seafood Goong - tom yam soup is synonymous to Thai food when the cuisine started gaining popularity a few decades ago and many of us would order this soup whenever there's a larger group dining together. 

If i am alone, i wouldn't order as my palate couldn't quite take the numbing spiciness that tom yam soup is renowned for. The one here at Bali Thai featured the same numbing effect and was strongly flavoured despite its fluid consistency. Mom would definitely like it. 

Kangkong Belachan - another popular dish, this was good enough for me. I maintained a rather neutral stance when it comes to this dish even though i have had really horrid tasting ones before.

Crispy Fish with Mango Salad - I should have taken a better photo of this but i was busy chatting with my friends and didn't realize it was out of focus! Crispiness aside (which it performed spectacularly), the fish was meaty and complemented deliciously with the tantalizing mango salad and the sprinkles of nuts on top! 

Ayam Goreng Sambal Tumis - good thing, this was nicely chopped up for ease of sharing and the way for me to describe it would be its similarity to ayam penyet, except that this wasn't smashed. The sambal was hot although manageable compared to the usual ayam penyet chilli. 


2 Jurong East Street 21, 
IMM Building, #01-21, 
Singapore 609601


Steamed Rice - S$1.50 a person
Tahu Telur - S$8.80
Tom Yum Seafood Goong - S$14.80
Kangkong Belachan - S$9.00
Crispy Fish with Mango Salad - S$28.00
Ayam Goreng Sambal Tumis - S$8.00
(Subject to GST and Service Charge)

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