This is my third visit to Spicy Thai-Thai Café so far and one of my visits was on my own as I wanted to bring my family to try the food here. On my third visit here recently, I heard that they have included new food items in their menu based on good customers’ feedback and reviews.
Most of the new dishes we tried that day have fish maw in it which is one of my favourite ingredients for its unique taste and texture. The price of fish maw is also not cheap as it is a luxury ingredient used in Chinese cuisine.
Spicy Thai-Thai Café is not your typical air-conditioned café, I would say it is more like a non air-con Thai eatery place located in Aljunied HDB estate (not near the MRT), which specialises in North-Eastern Thai cuisine.
I noticed that most of the patrons would eat Mookata (Traditional Thai BBQ) outdoors and personally, I would also prefer to sit outdoors which is more breezy and cool.
Despite its location, the place is always packed with regulars on the 3 weekday evenings I was there. The owner of Spicy Thai-Thai Café is very passionate about Thai cuisine and often makes many regular trips to Thailand for inspiration and sourcing of authentic ingredients and spices. You really have to try the Thai Ice Tea ($2.50) here as Spicy Thai-Thai Café uses tea leaves imported from Thailand and then add in their own home-made pandan syrup into the drink.
Lala Beehoon | $18
The bee hoon was peppery and silky smooth which complements the fresh, sweet clams. Although my stomach is weak and I cannot take spicy stuff well, I relished the spicy Lala Bee Hoon which never fails to deliver that fiery “kick” to my taste buds.
Hommok (Thai Style Otak) | $18
This is not your typical otak-otak (grilled fish cake made of fish meat, spices and tapioca flour). This is Thai otak-otak made without flour and cooked with prawns, squids and coconut flesh encased in a coconut husk. So special and definitely a favourite dish of mine!
Deep-Fried Kang Kong with Special Thai Sauce | $10
Stir-fry Fish Maw, Crab Meat & Bean Sprouts | $18
I thought this was a dish of fried noodles when it arrived and was very happy to know that it was Stir-fry Fish Maw instead because this means lesser carbohydrate intake for me which I have been trying to cut down.
Fish Maw Crab Meat Abalone Soup in Coconut | $28
This is another dish served in coconut husk. Although the soup was tasty, nutritious and full of expensive ingredients, the strong coconut flavour left a bad taste in my mouth which I feel do not complement the various ingredients in this dish at all.
Deep Fried Sea Bass with Mango Salad (Seasonal price)
Thai Style Curry Crab (Seasonal price)
Instead of the usual Chilli crabs, Black Pepper crabs and Salted Egg Yolk crabs that are commonly found in Chinese restaurants, I found this Curry crab dish quite special and cannot wait to finish up the delicious Thai curry on the plate.
BBQ Japanese Squid with Roe (Seasonal price)
Tom Yum Seafood Fried Rice | Single person portion at $6 each
Stir-Fry Basil Minced Chicken & Long Beans | $10
The Stir-fry Basil Minced Chicken dish here is really spicy and has a strong, aromatic Thai basil flavour. Spicy Thai-Thai Café does not believe in stinging on their fresh Thai basil herbs so that patrons can enjoy an authentic Thai dish.
BBQ Pork Belly | $18
Although I think their ala-carte dishes were rather on point, I would not say the same for their desserts, especially the Red Ruby. I could not taste the crunchy water chestnuts in the Red Ruby at all and it is full of tapioca flour. Roy did warn me beforehand when I wanted to order Red Ruby and I much regretted my decision.
It is important to constantly reinvent itself with new creations as the F&B scene in Singapore is highly competitive with good and affordable food that can easily be found everywhere. So in this aspect, I think Spicy Thai-Thai Café has done well but would only need to ensure that the quality of the food remains consistent to stay competitive. 🙂
Spicy Thai – Thai Cafe
Blk 115 Aljunied Avenue 2
Tel: +65 67478558
Opening Hours: Daily from 11 am – 12 am
No monetary compensation was received for this review and all opinions expressed were my own.