Just as I was lamenting to the hubby about the lack of good Thai food in Singapore, Shirley (Little Miss Bento) asked me along for an invited food tasting to this newly established Thai noodle bar – Khun Mee Thai.
Imagine how happy I could be! Thanks Shirley!
Khun Mee Thai is a casual dining Thai noodle bar, serving high quality authentic Thai-Chinese street food. They use fresh ingredients sourced directly from Thailand (yay to bringing the best of Bangkok street food to Singapore! :))
Khun Aum, the founder and managing director of Khun Mee Thai, develops each item on the menu based on Singaporean taste preferences, yet weaved in the authencity and uniqueness of Thai food.
Most of the Thai restaurants in Singapore seems to focus their dishes on the Tom Yum soup or Green Curry, while here at Khun Mee Thai, is a refreshing change!
The focus of the menu seems to be on their egg noodles – which is surprisingly very good – complemented with other signature dishes.
I was quite happy actually – because during part of my honeymoon in Bangkok last year, we didn’t have time (and space in our tum tums haha) to try out their famous boat noodles. So yes, I was eager to find out the difference between Thai wanton noodles and Singapore wanton noodles.
The Garden Roll looks like our local popiah in soft rice paper wrappers! Vegetables, Thai sausages, peanuts and spices are rolled together in the rice wrappers, and served with a special chilli sauce.
This makes for a healthy snack before dinner. And I love the prominent peanut taste in this roll!
This dish comes from Khun Aum’s grandmother’s traditional recipe. The pork leg is marinated for at least 2 hours, and braised for 4 – 6 hours until tender.
There is a smooth sweet taste that balances up the savoury taste here. The meat is really fork tender, and I like the taste of the five spice sauce – reminds me of a certain food from childhood! This is a must-order.
This salad is slightly different from the salad we could eat elsewhere. There is a mix of different tastes and texture in this plate – tangy, spicy and slightly warm. Again, I love the peanuts here 🙂
The Thai sausage is mixed with glass noodles, Thai celery, carrot and cucumber strips, sliced onions, shallots and mint; crushed chilli and pan-roasted peanuts, tossed in a zesty chilli and lime dressing.
We got to know that this is a popular bar snack in Bangkok. This dish is actually deep-fried battered chicken cartileges.
I haven’t really eaten chicken cartileges before, so I find it a little weird. But I super love the seasoning of the batter! This is an appetizer that really goes well with beer.
The egg noodle is available in both Dry and Soup versions, complete with an optional choice of toppings: lava egg and/or crabmeat.
What’s special about this egg noodle is that we add condiments on our own! The lightly flavoured noodle tastes really good after adding in sugar, fish sauce, chilli powder and green chilli.
And don’t underestimate this bowl of plain looking soup! The naturally sweet and flavourful soup is made by simmering large pork bones with white radish, coriander root and pepper for 6 – 8 hours. I like that nice peppery taste to the soup, which after tasting, you’ll be sure to know that this is a richer broth than the usual wanton soup.
This dish has a spicy kick to its broth. The egg noodles goes well with the tom yum soup. You can be sure that you’ll get authentic tom yum soup here!
We find that the milk version of the tom yum brings a dash of sweetness more than the clear one. So beginners in spicy food probably can accept the milk base soup better.
Egg noodles with fragrant, sweet green curry. I love green curries! Because of that smooth sweetness in the curry 😉 While this bowl of noodles bring a mild taste to our taste buds, the slight spiciness builds up over time.
This fried rice with shrimp paste is served with a bowl of Thai sweet pork stew, accompanied by crispy dried shrimps, green mango, omelette strips, Chinese sausage, sliced cucumbers, shallots and chilli padi.
I find this dish quite unique – you simply toss and mix all the ingredients to get a contrast of tastes and flavours on your palate. The sauce from the sweet pork stew makes the fried rice not as dry as well.
And now… Dessert time! I can’t quite tell which is my favourite, from the 2 dessert that we have tried – they are both good!
You will find juicy, ripe and sweet mango served with fresh Pandan-infused glutinous rice, topped with coconut cream.
I love mangoes, but I hardly eat this dessert, because I don’t really like the salty taste from the coconut cream. BUT! Somehow, the mango sticky rice from Khun Mee Thai changed my thoughts! I super love their glutinous rice, so much that I cannot stop nibbling on them, even though I was really full from the tasting.
The glutinous rice is slightly sweet, soft and moist, with this really fragrant pandan taste. You got to taste to know it yourself!
Similar to the mango sticky rice, this dessert is a must-order for the sweet tooth! I don’t enjoy eating durians due to its distinct smell (either you love or dislike it right hehe). But I also find myself unable to stop digging in to the smooth and sweet coconut cream paste.
This would be sweeter than the mango sticky rice. I would probably share it with a partner, to have a sweet ending after a full dinner. Heh!
To be honest, I returned to Khun Mee Thai some time after the food tasting session, with hubby and family.
All of us enjoyed the dinner, including the super picky hubby. Since he gave the thumbs up, I think Khun Mee Thai’s thai food is really of standard, and I foresee us to be dropping by frequently, since we live so near to Bedok Point 🙂
Oh… And I also happen to see another blogger dining there on the same day – Khun Mee Thai must be doing something right (and great) to have us return again!
Must Order: Lemongrass Drink, Ba Mee Kiao, Ba Mee Tom Yum, Kha Moo, Khao Clook Ga-Pi, Khao Neow Mamuang, Khao Neow Tu-Rean.
Thanks to Khun Mee Thai, I am giving away 2 dining vouchers ($5 voucher with min $25 spending). To win the voucher, simply leave a comment below: Which is the dish that you would like to order the most.
Giveaway will end on 31 Jul 2014, 11:59pm. Winners will be contacted via email (please leave your email address); voucher will be mailed out via normal postage.
Khun Mee Thai Noodle Bar
Address: 799 New Upper Changi Road #02-32/34 Bedok Point S467351
Tel: 6445 9932
Mon – Thu 11.30am – 9.30pm
Fri – Sat 11.30am – 10.00pm
Sun 11.30am – 9.30pm
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