Stir-fried Pad Thai, spicy Tom Yum Seafood Soup, delicious Mango Sticky Rice and piquant Green Curry Chicken – the list of scrumptious Thai food is endless! Yet while some places over-commercialise Thai cuisine, some undermine the taste simply to suit the local taste buds.
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If you are on the prowl for some truly original and good quality Thai fares, these authentic Thai eateries in Singapore will definitely satisfy your Thai food fix!
1. Nakhon Kitchen
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This popular Thai place has various outlets dotted across Singapore, including Ang Mo Kio, Pasir Panjang and even Holland Village. The perpetually long snaking queues here are well justified by the authenticity of their dishes!
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Order their Thai classics such as the Pandan Leaf Chicken and Tom Yum Noodles, which even comes in three versions – clear, thick or coconut base. However, be warned that they do not scrimp on the chili, though that is exactly how Thai food should be!
Address: Blk 212 Hougang St 21, #01-341, Singapore 530212
Operating hours: Thu to Tue 12nn – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
2. Soi Thai Kitchen
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Though slightly out of the way, this Thai eatery is definitely worth making a trip to! It boasts an expansive dining area, which is perfect for large groups of family and friends.
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Serving up delicious Thai fares at extremely affordable prices, some of the must-tries include classic Thai dishes such as the Pad Thai, which comes with a generous amount of chili powder at the side. Pair your meals with the all-time favourite Thai Milk Tea to complete your truly authentic Thai dining experience!
Address: 58 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555954.
Operating hours: Mon to Fri 12nn – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm; Sat & Sun 12nn – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
3. Diandin Leluk
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Golden Mile Complex is no stranger to Thai eateries, but this particular restaurant stands out with its no-frills, authentic yet cheap Thai dishes. All the dishes here are prepared by native Thai chefs so you are definitely guaranteed the legitimacy of their dishes.
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Popular favourites include their Tom Yam Soup and Papaya Salad, not forgetting their fresh coconut drinks to top it off. The best part is that Diandin Leluk is open 24 hours so you can get your Thai food fix anytime, any day!
Address: Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Rd, #01-67/68/69, Singapore 199588
Operating hours: Daily, 24 hours
4. Siam Society
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Siam Society is undoubtedly more a chic and upscale Thai restaurant. Yet, it does not shortchange diners on the authenticity of its Thai dishes – even adding a modern twist to the local Thai recipe!
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Savour their unique Prawn Cake Balls, which comes in a deep fried ball instead of the usual round, flat and thick shape. Alternatively, indulge in their Clear Tom Yum Seafood Soup that comes with a generous portion of seafood and just the right level of spiciness!
Address: 15 Jalan Riang, Singapore 35898
Operating hours: Daily 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
5. Ah Loy Thai
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Despite being tucked away in a corner on the first level of the less-visited Shaw Towers, this highly-raved about Thai eatery is well-known amongst many for its tasty and pocket-friendly Thai fares.
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Highly recommended would be their signature best-seller – the Fried Butter Calamari that is drenched in their homemade butter and chili sauce. With numerous other mouthwatering authentic Thai dishes on their menu, it is going to be difficult resisting the temptation to order them all!
Address: Shaw Towers, 9 Tan Quee Lan Street, #01-04, Singapore 188098
Operating hours: Tue to Thu 12nn – 3pm, 4.15pm – 8.30pm; Fri – Sun 12nn – 3pm, 4.15pm – 9.30pm (Closed on Mondays)
6. Aroy Dee Thai Kitchen
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Aroy Dee literally means “delicious” in Thai and there is no other name more apt to describe the quality of their Thai fares here!
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Serving no-frills typical Thai cuisine including their signature Pad Thai and Pineapple Fried Rice, this is the place to be for those late-night Thai food cravings!
Address: Elias Building, 262 Middle Rd, Singapore 188989
Operating hours: Daily, 11.30am – 6am
7. Jai Thai
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For a quick and inexpensive Thai food fix, Jai Thai is the best place to go. Be spoiled for choice with their extensive menu with various categories such as curry, tom yum, seafood, chicken, rice, noodles and many more.
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Treat yourself to the evergreen Thai food – Green Curry Chicken or the Seafood Tom Yum Soup with glass noodles. However, the best scenario would be to gather a large group of friends to savour the affordable and authentic Thai dishes all at one go!
Address: An Chuan Building, #01-01, 27 Purvis St, Singapore 188604
Operating hours: Daily 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Forget about travelling all the way to Thailand. These Thai eateries will make you feel as if you are dining right in the heart of the busy streets of Thailand itself!
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