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Taste of Thailand

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Located at Yishun Industrial Food Centre, Taste of Thailand specializes in Thai dishes. The Chef Recommendations include Fish, Cuttlefish, Pineapple Rice and Tom Yam Soup.

Daily: 11:00 - 14:00

Daily: 17:00 - 21:30

+65 67589121
$12 based on 94 submissions
Dinner (14 votes), Children/Family (13 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (12 votes)
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Taste of Thailand, not necessarily authentic but at least a taste of it.

Another one of the few places that I’ve been eating since young, this place sure has its history. From its original location at pre-renovated Sembawang Shopping Centre, it has moved to its current spot at the industrial estate nearby. First and foremost, one should not jump at the notion of getting authentic Thai food at this restaurant. The speciality dishes are influenced by the culture but the others are your typical Zi Char fare. But what sets this restaurant apart from your next door Zi Char stall are the quality of the food and the price. 5 girls, 5 dishes + 1 soup for less than 50 bucks. Good food does not necessarily come with a high cost.

Please visit http://whattoeatah.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/taste-of-thailand-not-necessarily-authentic-but-at-least-a-taste-of-it/ for the complete review and uploaded photos.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • pineapple rice5 votes
  • Tom Yam soup4 votes
  • fried fish3 votes
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13 Jul 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

wth??? THIS you call thai food"?? Ba jing jing@!

Oh gosh, are the palates of the folks who eat at this place so poor that they actually dare call the food here Thai?? In no way do any of the dishes here bear any semblance to the cuisine that is so rich and colourful in flavours and presentation. This is local zhi zhar with some Thai names to their dishes to put it mildly. What a waste of time queuing up for nothing.
01 Dec 2012 • 37 reviews • 0 follower

Taste of Thailand, not necessarily authentic but at least a taste of it.

Another one of the few places that I’ve been eating since young, this place sure has its history. From its original location at pre-renovated Sembawang Shopping Centre, it has moved to its current spot at the industrial estate nearby. First and foremost, one should not jump at the notion of getting authentic Thai food at this restaurant. The speciality dishes are influenced by the culture but the others are your typical Zi Char fare. But what sets this restaurant apart from your next door Zi Char stall are the quality of the food and the price. 5 girls, 5 dishes + 1 soup for less than 50 bucks. Good food does not necessarily come with a high cost.

Please visit http://whattoeatah.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/taste-of-thailand-not-necessarily-authentic-but-at-least-a-taste-of-it/ for the complete review and uploaded photos.
01 May 2012 • 240 reviews • 1 follower

Value for Money Zi Char

Affordable decent zi char - http://phuachiuyen.wordpress.com/2010/12/26/taste-of-thailand-1001-yishun-industrial-park-a/

It's noisy if you dine in because it's usually full house on weekends. Very popular location for small and big family dinners.

I've tried a variety of the food and yes, they're all tasty! Typical zi char style, but made very affordable. It's considered cheap compared to coffee shops zi char.

They usually serve the food very fast too. Lots of staff around, so you'll be able to catch their attention easily when you want to foot the bill!

 

10 Feb 2012 • 64 reviews • 41 followers

Affordable Thai cuisine

For pictures, visit Taste Of Thailand – Chong Pang

No reservations can be made on weekends. Thankfully, my parents and I arrived 45 minutes prior to the agreed meeting time, thus we took a queue number on behalf of my aunt and walked around the neighborhood. At 6.30pm, my aunts arrived and our orders were taken outside the restaurant before we were ushered to our table- Their policy being “No Order, No Table.” Their service can be quite intimidating. The waitresses are not the most courteous bunch.

There is indoor and outdoor seating, we chose the former with air conditioning.

Once seated, food started coming out almost immediately, plate after plate, I felt like we were rushed into eating. One of my aunt hasn’t even arrived! Our initial plan was to secure a table in the restaurant and wait for my aunt but guess we had to start eating lest the food turns cold. Luckily she arrived shortly after.

There were 10 of us, thus we ordered the Large portion for each dish.

Deep fried Cuttlefish – tasty & nicely crisp! not the most tender cuttlefish I’ve had but this is acceptable.

Pineapple rice – a little dry for my liking but its a personal preference. :) texture aside, the floss topping tasted decent. I’d prefer more ingredients though. (not sure about the authenticity of thai pineapple rice)

Fried Tang Hoon – Again, a little dry for my liking but it’s a personal preference. Taste-wise, yummy.

Deep Fried Fish – We ordered 2 servings, definitely one of the highlights of the evening. Everyone seemed to love it! Perfectly fried with a crispy coating without drying out the flesh of the fish.

Hot Plate Tofu – With a slight hint of spice! One of my favorite dishes! Not because its anything spectacular but because I love this dish in general. I can get it at any Chinese zi char stall though. I don’t see the relation with thai food! maybe the spice… idk! I’m not complaining because its yummy. We ordered a second serving because it just wasn’t enough! :)

Steamed Cod Fish with Soya Sauce – We ordered 2 servings as well because I took a lot of it :P Again, I don’t see the relation to Thai food but the cod is soooo perfectly tender! No frills, simple cooking. I loved it not because they did an extraordinary rendition, but because I love cod fish in general. But at least they didn’t screw it up! :)

We ordered a large portion of Tom Yum Soup as well, plentiful ingredients inside- sliced fish, squids, prawns. It’s not too spicy, just enough to tinkle the taste buds! It’s tasty but I’m not sure if i can call it exceptionally good.

We ordered a fish maw thick soup as well but mysteriously I didn’t get it on my camera. Probably too busy indulging! I loved it though! Soups are my weakness, and this is one pretty good soup!

After dinner, needless to say we were prompted to make our departure due to the crowd waiting outside the restaurant.

To sum it up, I wasn’t super impressed but I wouldn’t mind going back. Simple fare, tasty and affordable is how I’ll describe this restaurant.

05 Nov 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower

Poor service, bad food

Poor service. Quality of food is bad. Do not recommend. Only dish nice is the fish. The rest is mediocre, you can get food with the same quality from any other coffee shop.

Conclusion is do not waste your time and money. It may be good in the past. But that's in the past.