31 Jul 2013
It's hard to find a place that does good, authentic Thai food in Singapore, so we're glad that we came across this gem of a place down by the Marina Bay waterfront. Sabai serves up a wide variety of Thai cuisine that unapologetically retains its Thai roots (read: spiciness) - this is good thing. The plush surroundings of the restaurant add to the ambience of the place. The exquisite Thai artefacts lining the walls are great to look at, and contrast nicely against the crisp, corporate decor. People seem to prefer the Ngee Ann City outlet (maybe because of convenience) but we just love the the relaxed atmosphere here out by the waterfront, and their extensive menu which caters to both vegeterians and non-vegeterians alike.
We started off our meal with a variety of starters - the Tawd Mun Kaopote (8 pieces for $15.50) is a great starter for veggie lovers. The crispy, deep-fried sweet corn cakes are delightful, especially when paired with the sweet chilli sauce for that little spicy tanginess.
The Tawd Mun Gung (4 pieces for $18.50) were great as well. The succulent prawn meat was expertly shaped in little patties and deep-fried to a crispy finish on the outside, yet with a juicy interior. This went great with the sweet chilli sauce as well.
Next, we had the Satay Gai (6 sticks for $18.00), grilled chicken satay served with a side of peanut sauce. This isn't your ordinary satay though. The juicy chicken was grilled to a sufficiently charred standard and did we mention that it was a huge kebab as well?
Of course, we had our favourite starter, the Yam Mamuang ($17.50), a green mango salad with prawns, chicken, roasted coconut, grounded peanuts and sweet sauce. This dish came with the extremely spicy chilli padi which added a searing kick to the dish that we loved.... Read on at http://urbanjourney.com/food-and-drink/sabai-fine-thai-customs-house-singapore-605