Eating is Singaporeans' passion and here at ASOS, we feature the food that are worth the calories and distance. We enjoy all kinds of cuisine from western to hawker fare to Indonesia to desserts - who can resist them? You may be in for a treat once in a while when the foodie is in the mood to share her special recipe for baked goods. Food feeds the soul and we believe good food should be enjoyed by everyone from all walks of life.
Whenever I feel like having comfort food when I'm at Cityhall/Dhoby/Bugis area, Jai Thai restaurant will immediately be my top choice. For $6.80+ a set with main course plus drink plus a small dessert, I would say it's one of the most affordable Thai food in town area.
Tom yam (clear soup) glass noodles
Don't be deceived by the clear, innocent-looking clear soup. The spiciness kicked in after a few spoonfuls but the spice and zest is just right! I still wonder how the Thais make clear tom yum soup without the chili paste. Hmm, shall explore it one day.
I love love love Jai Thai's beef noodles. The beef broth is sweet, flavourful and not too salty - perfect with the glass noodles. And the beef is oh-so-tender that doesn't give you a toothache which really leaves me wanting more and more!
Deep-fried sample platter (fried beancurd, fish cakes and spring rolls), $7
Due to the chilly weather, we decided to order this sinful plate of goodness to keep warm (excuses, I know). Everything here were fried to perfection, fresh and crisp. But nothing that will blow your mind lah.
The only thing I don't really like is the non-thai servers in the restaurant. The way they talk and answer your questions just make me feel like they couldn't be bothered to retain customers. However, for the price and just-right portions of the food, it's definitely a place I'll go again and again. Just hope that they will up their service level.
Jai Thai 27 Purvis Street #01-01 An Chuan Building Singapore 188604 Jai Thai website
(It's opposite National Library, walk towards the alley when you spot Maybank)