Nagara Thai – warrant the revisits
Thai eatery house operating from the HDB shop house concept has spread like wild fire and now can be found in many corners around the HDB estates. Most of the foods are reasonably good with wallet friendly price and that helped to explain the sprouting of the many similar set up.
My family is typically a Thai food diehard fan, we are more than welcome the trend, we had Thai food last weekend and now ventured for another Thai eatery again, two weekends in a row eating Thai food and feeling cloying? Not at all, it is pure satisfaction.
Thai Egg Salad ($6.0)
Usually only two fried eggs are served but you get three eggs here! The tangy of the sauce blended well with the salad and a good appetizer to start with. (3.0/5.0)
Tom Yam Nam Sai ($6.5) prawn
Not easy to strike a balance of spiciness, sourness and savoury for a good clear Iconic Thai soup but Nagara Thai somehow able to deliver a satisfying bowl of Tom Yam with a perfect touch. The soup was inundated with piquant flavour and releasing a rounded tastes that not easily forgotten.
The only let-down were the overcooked prawns but it is definitely one of top recommendations here. (4.0/5.0)
Stir Fried Kang Kong Thai Style ($6.0)
The fried Kang Kong was crunchy in texture and heavily touched with the piquant sauce and a tad of spiciness from the chili padi, it embellished a bold flavor into the dish and helped to enliven the overall taste. (3.5/5.0)
Deep Fried Chicken with Garlic ($6.0)
The deep fried chicken was way overdone that produced a plate of hard and dry fried chicken, there was missing garlicky flavour which is crucial to the success of this dish, overall a disappointment dish of the day. (2.0/5.0)
Tom Yam Fried Rice ($6.0)
Fried with seafood, lemongrass, lime leaf, eggs and Tom Yam paste, we expect a spicy fried rice dish but what delivered was a mild Tom Yam flavoured sweet fried rice, Yes, it tasted sweet and the weird fried rice could be subjective to the individual taste buds but our love for a truly spicy, Tom Yam rich infused fried rice was definitively not answered here. (2.5/5.0)
Phad Thai Tang Hoon ($6.0)
Fried with seafood and eggs, it is the simplicity that speaks the volumes, the wok hei may not too distinct but the quintessential aroma was both compelling and relishing. This is another good recommendation here. (4.0/5.0)
Thai Style Fried Maggie Mee ($6.0)
Nagara Thai somehow likes to season the noodles and rice with “sweetness”, the sweet-tasted fried Maggie mee may be the signature here but could be cloying with its sweet seasoning taste instead of our preferred savoury flavoured noodle, it was somehow kind of lack of character in our opinion. (2.0/5.0)
It is a strange practice that many Thai eateries somehow never like to list the Thai Omelette on their official menu but definitely make available when you request for it, why is that so?? Some form of Taboo?
The omelette was flavourful but appeared pan fried so not as fluffy as other deep fried Thai omelette we had tried, in the way it was less oil-logged and healthier compared to deep frying in a big pot of oil. (3.0/5.0)
Red Ruby ($3.0)
The red ruby was served with jackfruits and doused with coconut milk, ordinary dessert and nothing to shout about for this sweet concoction . (2.5/5.0)
Mango Sticky Rice ($5.0)
The sticky rice has the right sweetness but texture was less ideal, the rice was too firm and lacked of the preferred softness. Luckily, the Mango was juicy and sweet that helped to make up some of the shortcoming. (2.3/5.0)
Thai Homemade Ice Milk Tea / Green Tea ($3.0)
Ordinary milk tea and green tea. (2.5/5.0)
Honestly, we can’t be too picky about Nagara Thai, some dishes may not live up to the expectation, but the wallet friendly price and reasonable food quality in general with no GST and service charge offered by this Thai eatery shop are still good enough to warrant many rounds of future visits.
No GST & Service Charge
– Blk 529, Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-237, Singapore 560529
– 177 Toa Payoh Central #01-110, Singapore 310177
H: 12pm to 3pm, 5.30pm to 9.45pm
T: 6256 8522