The Place If you are a fan of cheap Thai food such as Kovan’s Nakhon Kitchen, then Wang Thai Kitchen in Toa Payoh is not to be missed. This humble eatery is located Lorong 4, at the void deck of Blk 92 in Toa Payoh. As with many authentic Thai eateries I have patronised previously, it does not look different from the regular coffeeshops in Singapore.
The seats are quite limited with a handful of tables indoors and a few tables outdoors. I like how simple the place is set up, which gives it a more homely feel.
The Food The menu is a fusion of Thai and Chinese food and it seems very home cooked style to me. There are various versions of Pork, Chicken and Fish, as well as the usual all time Thai food favourites such as Tom Yum soups and Phad Thai. For the meat, we decided to go for the Pandan Leaves Chicken ($5) and the Fried Chicken with Garlic ($5), which is ideal for 2-3 pax. I think that both of these dishes are average, which got me slightly disappointed. The chicken is a little too dry, which makes the taste less flavourful. I declare that the best Panda Leaves Chicken is still the ones from Nakhon Kitchen.
I like the Sweet and Sour sliced Fish ($12) though, especially the sweet and sour sauce which goes extremely well with the tasty fresh fish.
We chose to have the Tom Yum Soup with Thai Mushrooms ($5) which is a tad too spicy, even though we requested for it to be less spicy. The tom yum soup is tasty and clear, if you have a high threshold for spiciness.
The Thai style Kang Kong ($5) is an underrated dish. The taste is distinctly different from the usual Chinese style Kang Kong, as the sauce is much sweeter which gives this veggie dish a whole new taste.
For desserts, it is a sin not to order the Mango with sticky rice ($5). The cold mango mango complimented well with the warm sticky rice, which I think the size of the serving is just right as well.
Rants There are some hits and misses here, tables are limited as well. The good thing is that it is still not a very widely publicised place, which is quite a surprise to me.
Will I return again? I have always been a fan of Thai food, especially the authentic home style ones. Given that the prices are so reasonable here with no GST or service charge, I am definitely keen to try the other dishes such as the Phad Thai on my next visit!
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3/5
Overall Experience: 3/5
Wang Thai Kitchen
Blk 92 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh
Tel: +65 9181 9236