The Place We are always on the lookout for hidden gems, and one restaurant which we have no regrets trying is Noodle Thai Thai Kitchen at Beach Road. If I were to walk past it, I probably wouldn’t have paid much attention as it looks like an ordinary Thai eatery with a very simple outlook and interior. Beauty is only skin deep. I learned from the staff that the restaurant has only been opened for slightly more than a year, run by a husband and wife team. I spoke to Keith, the owner of Noodle Thai Thai Kitchen, who also shared with us that his wife is Thai and their dishes take influence from Northern Thai, Bangkok, other parts of Thailand with some of their original creations as well. For a start, all is promising.
There’s another Noodle Thai Thai Kitchen branch at Zhongshan Mall in Balestier, although this branch only offer a smaller range of selections.
The Food The menu is extensive to say the least, with the usual popular Thai dishes like Phad Thai and Tom Yum soup. We decided to skip the dishes we can usually find elsewhere and go for the ones which are more unique to Noodle Thai Thai. The best part? There is no GST and service charge.
For a start, you can’t go wrong with the intense Thai Milk Tea (S$3.30).
To our meal proper, I was determined to try the Signature Lala Jade Noodle (S$12.90), characterised by the green noodle picture I spotted on the menu. The green colouring comes from spinach and along with basil, the flavour is slightly spicy but very satisfying. The Lala (clams) is drenched with spicy sauce and taste delicious. This dish is a must order.
When I was in Chiangmai, the most memorable dish for me is Khao Soi hence my excitement when I spotted it on the wall of the restaurant. It is uncommon to find this dish in Thai restaurants in Singapore, hence this Northern Chiangmai Khao Soi (S$7.90) is definitely a must try dish. Crispy noodles are added to the normal yellow noodles here, prepared in the unique yellow curry sauce for this dish which also comes with a drumstick. We tried preparing Khai Soi during our stay at Four Seasons Resort Chiangmai before during a cooking class and our understanding is that most of the ingredients required to prepare the yellow curry is unique to Chiangmai.
For dishes to share, the Signature Dry Pork (S$10) was recommended by the boss and we have no regrets trying it. Contrary to its name, the texture is not at all dry as the pork still retains some juiciness. It reminds me of our local version of sweet and sour pork but this dish is much better.
Another dish I tried is the Crispy Kang-Kung (S$10.90), a sinful and oily version of a familiar vegetable yet delicious.
Rants The ambience is really nothing to shout about if you are looking for a fancy space. In fact, the air-conditioning is not that strong for the indoor seats but we were too engrossed in our food to be too bothered by it.
Will I Return Again? I love good and unpretentious food which is value for money. I was telling the Ranter that this is easily one of the best Thai restaurant I have eaten in Singapore. The dishes are not what I will typically find elsewhere, and it impressed us at the end of our meal. I went back again within one week for the Khao Soi Noodle.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 3/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Noodle Thai Thai Kitchen – Beach Road
327 Beach Road
Tel: +65 6909 0759
Monday to Friday: 11am to 3pm; 4.30pm to 10.30pm
Saturday to Sunday: 12pm to 10.30pm
Ranted by The Ranter