21 Aug 2011 • 68 reviews • 9 followers
A recent green curry craving led me to Absolute Thai at Marina Bay Link Mall, a modern restaurant which serves modest Thai fare.
We had Stir Fried Beancurd with Hot Basil Leaves ($9)
, munchy beancurd cubes spiced up by a hearty serving of chilli, garlic and basil leaves.Stir Fried Kailan with Salted Fish ($9),
my all-time cze char favourite greens were showered with a very alluring salted fish smell. Friend and I ended up fighting for this dish down to the very last bit of 'giam her'.
After a long wait came the highlight of the meal, Green Curry Chicken ($12)
, also known as Gang Keow Wan. The green curry here did serve up my expectations - with a potent blend of coconut milk, curry paste, herbs and other spices root to Thai cuisine, this vibrantly savoury dish sure packed a punch. Needless to say, the chicken was superb tender too. One plate of rice is never enough to sop up every intricate drop of the flavourful gravy.
Service however wasn't quite up to the mark, in my opinions, given the restaurant's location and classy décor. We had a waiter who twice tried to clear my bowl of apparently unfinished curry, while others oblivious about filling water despite several requests. So keep an open mind when you are there.
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