555 Villa Thai @ Cosford Road – Thai food and air planes? What is the relationship?
Are we crazy? Thai food again? Four weekends in a row! Can change to something else or not? As usual, I lost the battle…..somehow we were on the way to 555 Villa Thai.
555 Villa Thai at night555 Villa Thai is located at a secluded part of Singapore, a place where the birds not even want to be there for nesting and laying eggs(鸟不下蛋的地方). But ulu places like this can be rewarding for something else, how about the feeling of tuck away next to the airport runway? Hearing the roar of jet engines propelling and enjoy the giant planes taking off right in front of your dining table?
555 Villa Thai is right here for the purpose – enjoy a sumptuous meal in a non-air-conditioned outdoor environment and a good view of our Changi Airport. Don’t worry about the weather; it has retractable and permanent tent keep you protected from the rain and shine.
The prominent pinky house is the kitchen serving the large dining area, setup is tried to imitate a Thai eatery setup, the Tuk Tuk Taxi, lightings, signboards…… good enough to con you into believing that you are in the land of smiles.
555 Villa Thai even has a mini stage for live band performance with groups singing Thai, English and Mandarin songs nightly, setting the mood for a relaxing dinner under the canvass of the night.
Besides the typical Thai A la Carte food, Mookata is another popular selling item here, most of the tables seem to have ordered the iconic UFO charcoal grill but we decided to go for the A la carte menu.
Tom Yum Soup ($16)
555 Villa Thai impressed us with this dish by serving the soup in a mini steamboat with red hot charcoal to keep it warm throughout our meal, this is the most importance part how you can enjoy a truly delicious Tom Yam soup, the best Tom Yum has to be flavourful with seafood and spices that has a good balance of spicy, sour and… piping HOT! Try to have a sip of cold Tom Yum…oh gosh…. and you will fully appreciate the hot soup here.
We have the prawn Tom Yum and the red spicy soup was packed with the zealous of Thai spices and heightened the flavour of a typical Tom Yum soup with good balance on the spiciness and sourness. (3.8/5.0)
Deep Fried Garlic Pork ($10)
Cubes and slices of pork was fried with chopped garlic for a basket of aroma filled pork, how about a glass of cold beer to go with it? Hmm….good idea…(4.0/5.0)
Spicy Kang Kong ($10)
The Kang Kong may looked pale with only slices of fresh red chili among the green, however, the flavour was there with hints of belacan to perk up the overall flavour, Kang Kong was nicely cooked and a good dish that we like. (3.5/5.0)
Stir-fried Seasonal Greens ($10)
Another well executed veggies with the needed crunchiness and flavour. (3.8/5.0)
Thai Omelette ($8)
My two teens will never give this dish amiss in every of the visit to a Thai food eatery, it has to be one of the must order dishes for them else you could experience the Hong Kong type of protest at the dining table.
Come back to the eggy thing, neither the omelette was fluffy nor tasty enough to please the palates. You can give it amiss for something better. (but….you think I can convince my two teens?) (2.5/5.0)
Stir-fried Crystal Noodle ($11)
Thai vermicelli was cooked with seafood, each strain of the noodle was permeated with seafood sweetness with a perfect texture, one of our favourites of the night. (4.0/5.0)
Olive Rice ($11)
Black olive rice topped with plenty of pork floss, so much of the pork floss that you could mistake it as a plate of pork floss rice instead of black olive rice. The black olive flavour was way too mild and any olive flavour could well be masked by the pork floss. (2.5/5.0)
555 Villa Thai is a great place to go for a relaxing meal, the location can be out of reach for many, however, the reasonably good food and the opportunities of enjoying some moment of tranquillity (ok.. except the roaring of the jet engines when taking off) in this part of the world that worth some efforts to pay a visit here. Yes..Yes…555 Villa Thai remains open crossed midnight, a good spot for a late night hangout.
GST and Service charge are applicable
A: 30 Cosford Road, Singapore 499550
H: Sun-Thurs 5pm to 1am, Fri & Sat 5pm to 2am
T: 9771 5210