Hungry Turtle •
22 Nov 2012 • 87 reviews • 4 followers
4 of us went there for dinner as there is a Muslim among us and this place is Halal certified.
Upon arrival, we found that they have no record of my reservation despite me calling up beforehand to confirm. The saving grace was there were sufficient empty tables. As they do not serve water, we ordered drinks (about $4 each). Mango juice was ok. The sparkling dracula was syrup with water but looked good. A friend had hot lemongrass tea and it was ok. Iced lemon tea was average.
We ordered a steamed fish in lemongrass and it was decently fresh and well executed. The beef rendang was tender but there sauce was not the most aromatic I have had. Thai fish cake was good but the chilli sauce was so so. Sambal kang kong was quite average. Tom yam soup was fiery hot and quite generous with ingredients. Pineapple rice was nicely fragrant but I thought the Pad Thai was a bit bland.
We ordered 2 dessert items to share. The tapioca in syrup was quite decent and serving was generous and was enough to share. However the mango with sticky rice was a let down. The mango chosen was very sour (should be kept for the Thai Mango salad) and the sticky rice was mushy.
Service was just ok. Orders were taken correctly and the food served nicely but nobody bothered to help remove the empty plates. The price was not cheap for this kind of food so perhaps more attentive service and perhaps free flowing ice water is justified. Ambience was not bad though allowing some relaxing conversation.