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Food Review – Sawadee Thai Cuisine @ Tan Quee Lan Street (Bugis)

Thai food is one of my favorite cuisine thus I was elated when Derrick invited me to join him, Ian and Nicole for a food tasting at Sawadee Thai Cuisine. Located at Tan Quee Lan Street, it can be easily accessed via the MRT and within 2 minutes walk from Bugis station exit D.

Betel Leaf Wrap ($12/ $18) 

This is the first time I had this interesting dish. According to the lady boss, this is a dish of acquired taste. The dish is served with condiments such as dried prawns, peanuts, garlic, prawn sauce…etc. You can mix and match any of the condiments and have them together with the betel leaf.

Green Mango Salad ($10/ $15)

The mango salad here is rather unique with a mixture of 2 types of mangoes, giving you a mixed texture/taste of sweetness from fully riped mangoes and sour crunchiness from the green mangoes.

Thai Rice Crackers Dip ($9/$14)

This is another dish that I have not tried before. My only experience with Thai rice crackers are the ones with pork floss which I bought from Lin Zhen Xiang 林真香 in Bangkok Chinatown.

This rice cracker is served with minced chicken dip which is cooked with coconut milk that gives it a rich creamy taste. Personally, it gets a bit overwhelming for me after a few mouthful.
Crab Spring Roll ($10/ $15)

IMO deep fried food seldom go wrong and I like the crispiness of the spring roll skin. The dish could be better with a higher ratio of crab meat.

Tom Yum Soup ($10/ $15)

This is one of my all time favourite dish! The spiciness and sourness of the soup is indeed a great appetiser to start a meal.

Thai Style Otah ($15)

Beside having a rather unique presentation of serving in a traditional Thai clayware, the fish paste is well seasoned with thai spice and herbs.

Olive Rice ($13/ $18)

The olive rice is flavourful and the dried shrimps give it that extra oomph. Definitely a must order staple dish!

Hearty Duck Curry ($15/ $22)

The addition of lychee and pineapple to the red curry gives a unique balance of sweetness to this spicy savory dish.

Stir Fried Fish Maw with Beansprouts ($12/ $18)

I must say this is definitely the highlight of the night! The fish maw is first cooked in a chicken broth and stir fried with egg and beansprouts. The end product is a plate of puffy flavorful fish maw and I was totally blown away!

Thai Stuffed Chicken Wings ($10/ $15)

The mid-joint of the chicken wings are deboned and stuffed with chicken mushroom filling. It is well seasoned and totally welcoming for lazy people like me.

Mango Glutinous Rice ($6)
What is life without desserts? The mango is sweet and juicy with a beautiful presentation, it is indeed a good way to end the night.
Although there are some hits and misses, the food quality here is considered better than average. The service staff are warm and helpful, which makes it a pleasant dinning experience. With the price tagged easy on the pocket, I am definitely going back to Sawadee Thai again!
Sawadee Thai
9 Tan Quee Lan Street, #01-01, Singapore 188098
Opening hours: 11am to 2.30pm for lunch
                          6pm to 10.30pm for dinner

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