Opposite Comcentre where our local Telco giant Headquarter, SingTel, is located, there is a row of shophouse concentrated with restaurants along this short stretch of Killiney Road. Almost a year apart, after we last ate along this road was at the now de-funct What’s This Korean Restaurant, this round, we tried out Suanthai Restaurant, a Thai restaurant. If I am right, this restaurant has been around at the same spot for quite some years. Looking at this sign, it seems positive since the F&B scene is very competitive in Singapore.
Ambience of Suanthai Restaurant is very much homestyle. No sort of a high standard of interior design. The Thai feel is mainly depicted by some Thai painting.
After going through the stack of menu, we noticed that they too offered the typical Thai dishes such as Green Papaya Salad, Tom Yum Soup, Fish and so on. Nothing exotic or exquisite, only crowd favourites. If you love buffet, here is one good restaurant that offer the Ala Carte Buffet with 2 spread to choose from (one standard and the other premium). We chose the value-for-money set meal comprises 6 dishes and a dessert priced at $52.90++. Though the menu stated that it is good for 2 to 3 person, in our opinion, for small eater, it is good for up to 4 diners.
First, was the not Mango Salad. There were enough of fish sauce, peanut, onions to flavour-up the dish. A pity, the Mango was tad too ripe hence, lacking of the crunchiness and sourness, instead it was soft.
Next was the diluted-looking Green Curry Chicken. We were glad that it tasted better than it looked. We could savour the spice in this gravy.
Followed by the Clear Tom Yum Soup. None of us find this outstanding. One felt it wasn’t spicy enough while another didn’t find it sour enough. As for me, I didn’t find the soup filled with enough of seafood punch. It was largely diluted and plain tasting flavour of lemongrass, kaffir leaves and galangal. I suppose the main reason was because there isn’t prawn in it since there are only fish slices in the soup.
Mixed Seafood Plate was part of the set meal. In it were Deep fried fish, flower crab, prawn and squid cum mixed vegetables. Ingredients were relatively decent and portion was considerably huge. And was a tasty savoury dish that no one complain it was too briny.
Garlicky Kai Lan was the dish that most diners voted as the best for the night.
I was too eager to end my meal with the dessert as a result I forgot a photo of the dessert. The Tapioca though soft, was a little saccharine. We tried the Red Ruby dessert too and we love it. The crunchy water chestnut that was in the red ruby was huge enough. Furthermore, it was encased in a good portion of chewy glutinous rice flour. When eaten with the coconut cream and shaved ice, it was almost perfect.
Overall, we think the food served at Suanthai Restaurant was decent, closer to home-cooked meal.
101 Killiney Road, Singapore 239544
Tel: +65 6235 4126
Daily 1130 to 1430 | 1800 to 2200
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