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Absolute Thai Restaurant (Marina Bay Link Mall)

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Absolute Thai Restaurant, located in Marina Bay Link Mall and specializes in Thai Cuisine.

Daily: 11:30 - 21:30

+65 66342371
$25 based on 14 submissions
After Work (5 votes), Dinner (5 votes), Lunch (5 votes)
yveyanxi

Food is good, but the service was too slow

We spent a fair bit of time waiting, in the queue to be ushered in, for the service staff to take our orders, and mainly for the food. We started queueing at about 1.05 pm and our first dish only came at 1.45 pm so it was quite a bit of rush for us to finish our meal in time. Nonetheless, the Stir-fried Kangkong with Shrimp Paste and Claypot Egg Beancurd with Prawns & Crabmeat were really delicious. I will return just for the latter. Hope their service speed will improve by then.

Read full review here:
http://yveyanxi.blogspot.sg/2014/09/absolute-thai-marina-bay-link-mall.html

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08 Sep 2014 • 25 reviews • 0 follower

Food is good, but the service was too slow

We spent a fair bit of time waiting, in the queue to be ushered in, for the service staff to take our orders, and mainly for the food. We started queueing at about 1.05 pm and our first dish only came at 1.45 pm so it was quite a bit of rush for us to finish our meal in time. Nonetheless, the Stir-fried Kangkong with Shrimp Paste and Claypot Egg Beancurd with Prawns & Crabmeat were really delicious. I will return just for the latter. Hope their service speed will improve by then.

Read full review here:
http://yveyanxi.blogspot.sg/2014/09/absolute-thai-marina-bay-link-mall.html
Pork Ribs
02 Nov 2011 • 7 reviews • 0 follower

Only if you are in the vicinity

We were walking around MFC and chanced upon Absolute Thai. It is a real maze at the MFC area. Absolute Thai is located on the same row as Ding Tai Fung and Ichiban Boshi.

There was a short line outside the restaurant but then we realised it was more because there was no dedicated person in charge of seating. There were empty seats at lunch time but customers were left standing in line. The waiters doubled up to take orders, clear tables and also to seat customers. '

We were seated at a table for 4 even when we were 2 and there was seating for 2. Pity the poor folks who had to wait. Service was slow after we were seated. We waited some time before any one came to take our orders. The food came fairly quickly though. It is all about speed at lunch!

If you are looking for something "Absolutely Thai" (think spice and everything nice) then I would say that the food was at best - ordinary zi char. We ordered the fried chicken. It was nice but really ordinary and somewhat small. The stir fried beef was overdone and very chewy. The ribs were ok. We also had a tofu dish. We really couldnt tell the difference between the dishes - save for the chicken, everything tasted about the same - of oyster sauce and a tad salty. We did not order drinks. We did not order dessert (was planning to but since the meal was lacklustre, we gave it a miss). Even then, the bill came up to $50 for 2 of us.

Could have done better at Paradise Inn round the corner?

Verdict - Ordinary cooking. Could have gotten more for less. Definitely CMI if you are looking for a proper Thai fix.

p/s MFC seems to lack good food. Everything here seems very average and overpriced for ordinary food.

 

 

 

 

 

mango sticky rice
17 Oct 2011 • 408 reviews • 13 followers

Red and green

I was hit with a sudden craving for thai curry and since it's convenient for K to meet in MBLM we decided to have dinner at Absolute Thai.

We got seats immediately even though it's a Friday evening, and I zoomed in on a salad, two curries and a dessert to finish off.

The papaya salad ($11) arrived shortly. Served with fresh and dried prawns, tomatoes, peanuts, long bean, lettuce and carrot in a spicy-tangy-saltish dressing, it's very appetizing, undoubtedly setting the tone of things to come.

The red curry chicken ($12) came with eggplant, long bean and pineapple in a rich gravy that's only mildly spicy. Accented with sourness and sweetness from the pineapple, this delectable mix of flavors was more interesting compared to the green version.

We simply couldn't skip the green curry chicken ($12) and were glad it turned out well. Basically the same ingredients with eggplant and long bean but the gravy was spicier with a heavier coconut fragrance.

Both curries were utterly moreish with steamed rice ($1 each).

The mango sticky rice ($6.90) was somewhat an anti-climax. The glutinous rice was served warm with coconut milk and mango slices but both were very bland.

It's an enjoyable dinner, except for the lacklustre dessert, and the restaurant was peaceful and cozy. The zing was easy on the palate, good for when I wish to remain cool yet want to tuck into some comforting, tasty thai nosh.

Service was polite and efficient with an offer to top up our water.

Stir Fried Beancurd with Hot Basil Leaves ($9)
21 Aug 2011 • 68 reviews • 9 followers

Thai fare at a far less crowded mall.

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.

For more photos, feel free to drop by Amasou Umasou :)

 

05 Aug 2011 • 68 reviews • 7 followers

Authentic Thai Restaurant

The setting in the restaurant in there is classy and not over done.

Nice for dates if you ask me.

As for the food, well... I kinda liked it but somehow... I find it slightly different from the ones I've had in Thailand. It's prob "localized" in some manner...

Anyway, I've tried the pork shoulder with kuay tiao and it was quite nice.

The soup was a little sweet for my liking though...

*I though the condiments like chilli flakes, sugar etc should be on the table for the customers?

As for the finger food... we ordered the platter... well... basically... nothing spectacular if you ask me.... but the mango salad was pretty nice today.

*Sour...

Some of the folks I was with had mixed reviews of this place...

e.g. Tom Yum Soup, some liked it... some didn't. *I didn't try it.

However, most liked the Phad Thai.

Value... IMHO... it was a little over priced. Why? Personally... for a place like this... I'd expect better service...

I guess it was the waitress who served my table today... she was more like a waitress working in a Chinese restaurant during lunch hour... trying to do everything chop chop and spilling a little soup or drink here and there. Trying to squeeze in to pass the plate of food to someone sitting in the opposite side rather than moving over to pass them the food and in the course of doing that... a corner of their uniform touches your plate of food....

*If you know what I mean....

I mean... come on... if that's the service a restaurant if providing... then it should be graded and priced @ "that" range.

However, still... having said that... on the overall... the food was decent.