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Jai Thai Restaurant

24 May 2010


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.

Pandan Chicken


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.

Service
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.

Price
$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

Place
7 Clover Way (Jln Pemimpin)
Relatively near Bishan Junction 8 and MRT.

Additional Comment
No pork, no lard.

Pictures taken with the Canon EOS 500D.

6 Foodie Comments:

Xinli said...

I like this Thai restaurant, my family used to dine here when they had a branch in Thomson Plaza, the sets are very cheap and decent and the service was great.

June 2, 2010 at 7:59 PM
*Harris said...

very affordable and pretty alright :)

June 5, 2010 at 2:57 PM
theladychel said...

I live in the Clover estate which has a branch of Jai Thai. It's right down the road, so sometimes we go there on Sat nights for a convenient and good dinner! Next time you could try the fried fish with spicy thai sauce [not sure what the exact name is]. We also like the chicken with basil and fried beef with garlic. But my favourite has to be the phad thai!

-Rachel [from the Dean's office!]

June 17, 2010 at 4:59 PM
*Harris said...

RACHEL! HELLO!

Nice to see you here, how have you been? Hope you're doing good!

Yes, I'm sure I wld return to Jai Thai soon for the homely Thai fare. Will take your advice and eat the phad thai next time heh.

Hope to see you sometime Rachel :)

P/S: MY DSLR is actually called Rachel haha!

June 18, 2010 at 12:30 AM
Alex said...

They have another newly open branch in 205 East Coast Road , do visit them when you are around East Coast Area.

August 24, 2010 at 12:23 PM
*Harris said...

Whoops, I live closer to Bishan than to East Coast, but well, if I'm in the area, why not :)

August 24, 2010 at 9:43 PM

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