The distinctive taste of the food we sampled at Cha Thai last Friday night lingered in my taste buds. As I am typing this blog entry, I can't help but drool all over again. I have to warn you ahead that as you scroll down and look at my resized but unedited food photographs (thank God for DSLR's), you may feel a sudden surge of hunger pang so hurry up, go grab something to eat before you continue reading.
As I always disclose, I am no connoisseur when it comes to food. I do wish at times that I have the gift of tongue which most professional food bloggers have. They never fail to make me drool not just by their lickable hashtagged foodporn but by how they intricately describe in food expert lingo each item on the menu that they tried.
As a lifestyle-slash-mommy blogger here, I completely rely on my quite-easy-to-please taste buds to come up with a food related feature so please bear with my blabbering a.k.a lame food descriptions and concentrate on my drool-worthy photos. I won't dig into details about the food's taste, texture and so on but I am going to rate the food according to my own liking, and some, my kids' and the hubby's preference.
The food spread laid on our table that night were way too generous and glorious. Luckily, I was wearing something stretchable. Yes you guessed it right, I was well prepared to indulge! Haha. But let me tell you this. I am not exaggerating when I say all the food we had the pleasure devouring spelled D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S, but if you ask me which ones are my favourites, here's my top 10 list:
1) GREEN MANGO SALAD
I have to warn you though that its spiciness level is 4 out of 5, 5 being the spiciest. If you cannot tolerate spicy food, you may skip this. Having said that, my spicy food tolerance is not that high too but I was able to have 2 spoonfuls of it. All thanks to my dad who familiarized my taste buds with spicy chili since young. I'd recommend that you start your meal with this as it guarantees to whet your huge appetite.
3) Thai Curry Soft Shell Crab
4) Crispy Prawn Cake
5) Creamy Crab Roll
I have a hunch my teenager and I would fight to polish the whole serving of this in 60 seconds! Okay, that was pure exaggeration but you get the drift. (Insert tongue licking emoticon here.)
6) Premium Giant Tiger Prawns Claypot Glass Noodles
|#iPhoneOnly because the ones I took from my big camera turned out crappy|
7) Tom Yum Vegetarian Dumplings
8) Saute Eggplant with Basil
9) Charcoal Toast
10) Mountain Milo
Here are the other dishes we tried which were equally delicious but did not make it to my Top 10 list:
Lemongrass Prawn Salad
Garlic Chicken with Bird's Chili
Crab Roe Paste with Crispy/Fresh Vegetable
Green and Red Ruby
Sweet Corn Herbal Jelly, Melon Sago, Summer Potato
If you are willing to pay more for quality Thai food and unforgettable gastronomic experience, I highly recommend Cha Thai which is conveniently located right across Telok Ayer MRT Station exit B. Their food's price tag were brought about by great quality ingredients and seafood that are sourced locally from kelong for freshness. Meat is sous vide to achieve tenderness, dips, curries, pastes, sauces, gravy, milk teas, refreshing drinks, and all are made from scratch. Moreover, their portions are really HUGE, it's meant to be shared with family and friends.
About Cha Thai's founder and Chief Chef:
Leah's strong culinary passion got her admitted to schools in France and Thailand, which explaines why she is able to marry the best of East and West, adapting the West's technology while keeping to the East's traditions, to bring Thai food to another level.
The bubbly founder had no qualms about sharing the real definition of 'authentic'. "Historically, authentic Thai food was really just cooking with palm or coconut sugar and coconut milk, and this was dated few hundreds years ago, the true blue authentic Thai food.
Times have changed and food evolved, if we continue to cook Thai food this way, no one will want to eat Thai food . Therefore, the Thais have to change with times, fine tune their cooking methods to suit the modern palate", shared Leah.
"The quality of Cha Thai's food is the result of premium quality ingredients along with traditional (not authentic) recipes cooked with modern techniques, to bring out another dimension in the taste of Thai, so our customers experience the best of Fine Thai Food", Leah continued.
80 Telok Ayer Street
#01-01 Far East Square
Call +65 6636 3696
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