Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 23:00
Closed: Sun & PH
Folks Collective serves delicious Thai cuisine.
Although the dishes weren't exactly remarkable or fantastic, I really love how the meal strikingly resembles one we have at home with our families, especially since I have not had a proper home-cooked meal for the three months while I was away. It was the simplicity these dishes exhibit that differentiated them from all the rest. The Caramelized Tapioca we were recommended by the waiting staff to get was also mind-blowingly good. The syrup-glazed tapioca was exquisitely sweet (but not too much), and when drizzled with salted coconut cream, it was simply heavenly.
Full review with pictures:
My husband and I always crave for Thai food from time to time. We ventured into this place under the recommendation of my younger brother. We ordered based on the list of must-try food. We had Pad Thai Gong and Roasted Duck & Lychee Red Curry.
My husband preferred the Pad Thai Gong. Although it was also good enough for me, I think it could be better with more "wokhei".
But the Roasted Duck & Lychee Red Curry was another thing. It was creamy, sweet, tangy, salty, spicy all at the same time at the right amount. I absolutely love it. Inside you can find the chewy light-salty roasted duck meat (i love duck skin), cherry tomatoes, pineapple bits (i wish it could be chunk) and 3 big lychee. I also wish the dish could be bigger portion. It came in piping hot, but because it was wet, cold and air-conditioned, the dish turned cold too soon for me. By the way, my husband didn't like it. He thinks the duck taste funny and the coconut cream will do his cholesterol level in.
We ended our evening with another recommended one - Ice Cream Kati to share. We both love this. In my opinion, this place is Thai food cater for Caucasians. Given the look of this restaurant and it's location, we had expected the food to be pricey and portion small. But, we weren't disappointed with the food quality. Great ambience, great food, and yes, horrible service....sadly.
Food is average. Thai express is much better but a lot of people go there for the happy hour. Been there multiple times because my friends like the happy hour but no matter how many times I've been there, the service experience is terrible.
Waitresses have a hard time with taking the orders sometimes and average wait for drinks is 20-30 mins, perhaps longer if they are crowded and 30-45mins for food, even sides.
Waiteesses get snappy with you if you ask about your order more than 3 times. If they were more efficient
1. Firstly, 3 orders (pad thai, pad see eiw, chicken salad) were served really slowly. We had to remind them twice.
2. My "chicken salad" has no vegetables. Oh yeah, if chili is a vegetable, but it's not a common salad ingredient is it? It was so spicy that even I, who can tolerate spicy Indian or Malay food, cannot take it.
3. The only good thing is we got our water really fast. Yeah, because I needed it to soothe my throat.
Overall, please don't order their salad! Everything else tastes nice, especially the chicken drumsticks.