Thailand Street Food Restaurant @ Yishun Junction 9 – Good food at affordable price
Revisit in Oct 2019 – Please refer the add on appendix at the end of the page of our review
There are abundant of Thai eateries around but good and affordable one are hard to come by. Thailand Street Food is perhaps one of the fews fit well into this honorable claim.
Junction 9 is a relatively new neighborhood shopping mall in the Yishun area, surrounded by the residential and nearby commercial estate. Thailand Street Food restaurant is located on the ground floor of the mall, the interior design is simple but neat, they do have both the indoor air-conditioned and outdoor non-air-conditioned dining area.
Thailand Street Food restaurant used to run a food stall selling authentic Thai street food at the Tai Seng area, and the business is now expanded to a full fledged Thai restaurant offering traditional Thai cuisine at this new location.
We love Thai food enthralled by its profusion of exotic flavours and fragrance, good one could really make you salivating all the times.
Yam Khai Dao (Fried Egg Salad) $6
Deceptively simple salad dish but truly a master class to deliver the right flavour, the crispy edged of egg white has a perfect marriage with its sweet sour dressing and the bite of the fresh herbs, chili and green. A case of remarkable food made with the most basic of ingredients. perfectly embodies the invigorating in the mouth
Unfortunately the dish is only available off peak hour due to time consuming preparation process. It is perhaps the most coveted Thai salad and so pleasant to eat that make you want more. (4.5/5)
Thai Stir Fried Kang Kong $6
Fried Kang Kong may be one of the most basic and common veggy dish from any of the Thai restaurant, however, too few able to deliver it right with the perfect crunchiness of veggies with a subtle and bold flavour, we are just too happy to find out Thailand Street Food restaurant execute the dish with a great flavour and texture, so good that we went for a repeat order. (4.7/5)
Available in both Spicy and non spicy.
Thai Stir Fried Long Bean with sambal $8
The stir fried long bean with Sambal is not intimidating at all with its sweet smelling concoction, you can choose the long bean to go with Pork, chicken or seafood. The dish was flavourful and the long bean keeps to the Thai traditional style with its light stir to retain its crunchniess. (3.5/5)
Pandan Chicken (4 pieces) $6
The chicken is moist, tender, infused with refreshing pandan and light spice aroma, a little longer marinating time or perk up the spices to allow the flavour better permeating deeper into the meat will perfect this typical Thai dish. (3.0/5)
TomYam Fried rice $6/$8
You can choose the fried rice to go with prawn, chicken or seafood, my son’s eyes were wild open when he has the first spoonful of the fried rice, we have to agree the Tom Yam fried rice is very well done with its delicately fragrant aromatic charred flavour and lovely Tom Yam seasoning. Texture of rice was grainy and smooth, another highly recommended dish here. (4.0/5)
Just smell the whiff of the eggy aroma from the omelette could make you drooling, somehow, chef from Thailand Street Food Restaurant is undoubtedly the master of this simple but demanding dish, the omelette has the perfect fluffiness and flavour to make it one of the top notch dish here. Highly recommended. (4.6/5)
Choice of Prawn, chicken or pork available
Tom Yam Soup $5 / $8
There is no clear Tom Yam soup available so we can only opt for the red version, the seemingly fiercely iconic Thai spicy soup was surprisingly mild and tame on the taste buds, however, it has not compromised with the flavour at all, the soup was
inundated with piquant flavour with the right emphasis on the use of spices to deliver a powerful aromas and lasting finishing on the tongue and gets those taste buds tingling. Definitely worth the recommendation. (4.0/5)
Choice of Prawn, chicken or pork available
Grilled Pork neck $7
Thailand Street Food Restaurant is more gentle with its seasoning and relied on the sweet, sour and spicy house made dipping sauce to perk up the flavour, the pork neck may be juicy and tender but we will more incline to have the grilled pork neck comes with bits of crispy and charred edges to lift the overall flavour. (2.8/5)
Thai grilled pork on a skewer $6
Thai grilled pork skewers are slightly to the sweet rendition but full of flavour, the meat was tender with its sinfully high fat content. (3.3/5)
Thai Glass Noodle Stir Fried with vegetable $6 / $8
The needed ingredients were present, fresh cuttlefish, prawn, spring onion, onion, chilli etc, however, the glass noodle was a little too bland in taste underwhelming with its seasoning ingredients. It can be another great dish if more work can be done to lift up the flavour. (2.5/5)
Mango sticky Rice $5
Flavour of the rice may be acceptable but texture of the sticky rice was hard and missing the softness of the good sticky rice. Mango was fresh and firm in texture. (2.2/5)
Red Ruby $3
You can definitely enjoy the crunchiness of the chestnut wrapped in the lovely red tapioca jelly that swimming in a bowl of the coconut milk and ice, a refreshing touch to the meal.
We had been to many Thai eateries around the island and few have made it a memorable one with both the quality and price, this little gems in Yishun has somehow leave us with an impact, Thailand Street Food restaurant may be small and new but the important thing is that most of the dishes here work and work well, the very reasonable and affordable price with no GST and Service Charge provides another reason that warrant many future visits.
Revisit in Oct 2019 – add on appendix
Salted egg squid $12
You can cook seafood with processed salted egg yolk powder for convenient but prepared to settle for a shoddy taste, good chefs uses real salted egg yolks to crank up a dish and that was what Thailand Street Food Restaurant delivered on this well received dish. Fresh cuttlefish and the umami egg yolks with curry leaf in combination produced the needed exotic flavours and fragrance, make it the most coveted dish of the day. (4.0/5.0)
Braised Pork Knuckle ($10/$18)
The pork knuckle is another new dish we tried here, the pork knuckle has a good proportion of fat and lean meat, meat was stunningly fork- tender, the seasoning was light and not heavy-handed with dark sauce and spices, it’s simple but scrumptious with a little bit tame and yet still totally Thai. (4.0/5.0)
#No GST and service charge
A: 18 Yishun Ave 9, #01-03, Singapore 768897
H: Daily 11am–3pm, 5–10pm
T: 9699 5959