While researching for a Thai Food restaurant to go for a meal some weeks ago, I came across a recommendation in one of the food blog for Soi 47 Thai Food in King George’s Ave, an offshoot of the main branch in Toa Payoh.
Last Sunday, my party of six (comprising my Missus, Sis-in-Law, my eldest boy and nephews) decided to head there for lunch. We reached the restaurant around 1pm and managed to snag a table without having to wait. The place was quite crowded though – mainly families with young kids. While waiting for our food, a que actually formed waiting for table, so we were a bit lucky with our timing.
We ordered a few dishes to share among us:
First to come was the Tom Yum prawn soup which was flavorful but less spicy than some other Thai restaurants. The Assam sourness taste is quite pronounced. We had two order of the soup as one serving is good for 2-3 persons.
We also ordered a Papaya Salad and Morning Glory Thai Style – both of which were quite good. Not too spicy.
Next the Thai Green Curry -Chicken came. What strike us was the artificial looking green color when compared with Green Curry from other Thai Restaurant. Taste-wise, it was actually quite good with a strong hint of basil. There was also a generous amount of Long Beans in the dish.
Next was the Pandan Chicken and Prawn Cakes (forgot to take a photo of the Prawn Cakes) – two of the better dishes for the day. The Pandan Chicken was moist and nicely flavored; the Prawn Cake has a nice crunchy texture, not too oily and comes with flavorful prawn taste, unlike some other Thai restaurants which may dilute the prawn meat with flour.
Probably the best dish of the day was the Deep Fried Seabass with Baby Garlic; the fish was fresh and comes in a reasonably large size (big enough for 6 person to share). The deep fried Baby Garlic was also quite unusual. And the sauce which accompanied the dish also goes well with fish meat.
If you are not a garlic person, than you can opt for the more traditional Sweet & Sour Thai sauce or steam.
We also ordered 2 Mango Sticky Rice and a Thai Red Ruby dessert to share. The dessert was not as memorable. The coconut sauce for the sticky rice seems to be lacking enough Palm Sugar to give it its fragrance and sweetness.
Overall, the dishes was a mixed of hits and misses (although there were more hits than misses). Personally, I would have like the dishes to have a bit more chili heat to give its authenticity. Having a chat with the restaurant manager while leaving the place, he confirmed that the recipes have been toned down to suit the general taste of Singaporeans. For young kids and those who cannot take it too spicy, this place would be right up their alley which would account for the large number of families with young kids dining there.
Our meal for 6 person came to just under S$110, which included drinks for all. You will be hard put to find a better price-quality ratio Thai food in Singapore. Service was generally up to mark.
I would say it is not the most authentic or best tasting Thai Restaurants in Singapore but if you are in the vicinity and hankering for some Thai food, this would not be a bad choice.
Address: 111 King George’s Ave, Singapore 208559
Rating: 3.5 stars (out of 5)