I heard about the good and very affordable food from Jai Thai from a few bloggers and have been wanting to try it for quite some time. I finally did, a full two months plus after trying to find time amidst my busy schedule, but it was worth the wait I guess. While the food is not exactly "wow-impressive" and may not eclipse that of my favourite Ah Loy Thai, the dishes do have a home-cooked feel surrounding them which I quite like. It's also "no pork, no lard" here at Jai Thai.
Fried Tang Hoon
The family was having ala carte dishes with steamed rice, but I thought we could order a main to share as well. The Fried Tang Hoon was quite delicious despite the lack of ingredients, and had an adequate amount of sweetness to it.
Fried Kai Lan with Salted Fish
There wasn't any sambal kangkong, so we'd make do with this. Fresh greens stir-fried with oyster sauce. It's alright.
Beef Green Curry
I thought this was the best dish of the night. The Beef Green Curry tasted very authentic with the slight hint of spiciness but also with the sweetness characteristic of a green curry. This has given me reason to return again and to try the more Thai-based dishes like phad thai and tom yum soup.
My sisters' favourite, deep-fried chicken chunks wrapped in pandan leaves for the little added aroma and flavour. The chicken pieces here are slightly bigger than those that you may find elsewhere.
Fried Chicken with Cashew Nut
Blame my sister for being so boring by ordering yet another chicken dish. It's quite sweet and I ended up liking this much more than her because of the crispy chicken pieces.
Deep Fried Fish with Sweet and Sour Sauce
Nothing much to this dish, the flavour of the fish was overwhelmed by the batter and the sweet sauce.
Fried Prawn with Pepper and Garlic
Not the biggest of portions but at least the prawns were sizeable. Not too bad.
Seemingly slow service with only two waiters on a Friday night. The place was packed and families tend to laze around their tables and pretending not to see the long queue outside. As such, reservations are a must. I must add that the waiters, while attending to you, are pretty friendly and polite.
$4 for the fried tang hoon
$4 for the fried kai lan with salted fish
$5 for the beef green curry
$7 for the pandan chicken (five pieces)
$5 for the fried chicken with cashew nut
$6 for the deep fried fish with sweet and sour sauce
7 Clover Way (Jln Pemimpin)
Relatively near Bishan Junction 8 and MRT.
No pork, no lard.
Pictures taken with the Canon EOS 500D.