5Michelle Tan •
24 Nov 2015
I have been to Tamarind Hill a few times. First time was to evaluate its potential for an event and decided to try its food. After which was to attend an event and eventually to try its Sunday Brunch.
I have lived in Thailand for about 3 years ( North and Central Thailand) and I can claim to know Thai food pretty well. Whilst I have tried the Golden mile types of authentic Thai food. I do prefer the fine Thai dining and that is what Tamarind Hill is about. I must admit I do get annoyed about how secretive they are about publishing its menu in the website. I mean it is quite unheard of for most restaurants not to feature their menu, unless its the Andre concept of cooking what is fresh. However I do not understand why Tamarind Hill does not have a menu online, how secretive does a typical Thai Tom Yum Soup or Tom Kha Kai needs to be? The reason why a menu online is sometimes important is that sometimes we have dietary restrictions like no seafood etc or child friendly non spicy food and having a menu helps me to decide whether I need to bring this particular person/child there or not. However, I urge you not to be discouraged by this. The food is very good. Consistency of quality authentic Thai dishes never fail to please. Flavours are fresh and even layered gorgeously in some dishes. However do call as they are very popular with events and the entire place might be booked out. Sunday Brunch is really value for money with ala carte menu buffet style. They even have a variety of rice such as brown rice, kaffir lime rice etc ( I love their pineapple rice! Best I had in Singapore). The fried fish with sweet and sour sauce was impressive as many deep fried fish are usually too dry but Tamarind Hill's is light, cripsy and moist!! Every meat dish was succulent and tender! I also appreciated that they did not serve the popular Mango sticky rice dessert because the mangoes were sour. That shows how particular the restaurant is about each dish taste rather than just churning it out. I want to go back there as I am writing this review now and I most certainly will.