Thai Village Restaurant which used to be at Kallang Leisure Park has moved to their new premises at Indoor Stadium. The restaurant has taken over the previous location of Mushroom Pot and Le Bistrot. I actually like Thai Village Restaurant's new location at Indoor Stadium. I find it more exclusive with the carpark just right in front of the restaurant. I would like to take this opportunity to correct many like me that thinks that Thai Village is only about shark's fin. Like me I did not not know that Thai Village actually offers Thai-Teochew cuisine in the menu
Started in 1991, Thai Village Restaurant has steadily established itself overseas with restaurants in China, Indonesia and Vietnam. Currently it is left with 3 restaurants in Singapore. Popular for the Shark's Fin Soup back then, business has been affected with global trend to stop eating this delicacy. I am not totally supporting it neither am I against it. For me everything has it's equivalence point, everything has to be balanced. So it is not about stopping totally but finding a sustainable solution.
Baked Crabs with Vermicelli 4/5
It seems like the Baked Crabs with Vermicelli ($36/$54/$72) is another popular dish at Thai Village Restaurant. When I posted the picture on instagram, I have followers commenting that they missed having this dish. Cooked and served using the same pan, the flavours were well absorbed by the vermicelli. No wonder this delicious dish is well received by many. A tip for patrons. The green chilli sauce surprisingly goes very well with the vermicelli.
Baked Thai Style Cod Fish 4.5/5
A must try at Thai Village has to be the Baked Thai Style Cod Fish ($30/$45/$60). Cooked with ginger, garlic, spring onion and even pork to lift the flavours, the fatty cod fish with its buttery taste is further accentuated to a new level of enjoyment.
Abalone Rice 4/5
Seafood Fried Rice 4/5
For more carbo intake, the Seafood Fried Rice ($16/$24/$32) will delight one with its fragrant grainy rice that comes with prawns, crab meat and crab roe.
Braised Duck Web 4.5/5
I specially requested the Braised Duck Web ($20) since Thai Village claims it is a Thai-Teochew cuisine restaurant. It turned out this is the dish that we enjoyed most. Sucking the skin and collagen off the bones, this is one bonelicious dish.
Wagyu Beef and Mushroom
To cater for a wider audience, like many other Chinese restaurants nowadays, Thai Village also started to offer premium beef on their menu. The Wagyu Beef was cooked to perfection, tender and flavourful. A good alternate to the usual stir fried black pepper or spring onion beef.
Mango Pudding 4/5
Moving on to the dessert, the Mango Pudding ($4) is the real stuff. Blended and allow to set using fresh mango, this is served with condensed milk at the side if you like additional sweetness to it.
Double Boiled Hashima 4/5
Sea Coconut with Longan 3.5/5
Both the Double Boiled Hashima ($12) and Sea Coconut with Longan ($4) are two refreshing desserts that are perfect for the hot weather and after a chinese meal to wash down all the greasiness, cleansing the palate.
Yam Paste with Ginko Nuts 4.5/5
Yam Paste ($5 per bowl) is classic in Teochew cuisine and yes it is available on Thai Village's menu. This is one of the best yam paste I have tried. It may not be as smooth but I like the fact that each mouthful is packed with the distinctively yam flavour. Add a bit of coconut milk to full enjoy this classic Teochew dish.
To be frank, all these years I did not know that Thai Village Restaurant is a Thai-Teochew cuisine restaurant until my recent visit. The restaurant is not just about the shark's fin. The extensive menu offers an delectable selection of dishes that were all very well executed, at least for those that I tried during my visit. I was convinced by the culinary skill and quality of the kitchen that I have already planned for my next return.
Singapore Indoor Stadium
2 Stadium Walk
Tel: +65 64402292
Nearest MRT: Stadium (CC Line)
Daily: 1130am - 230pm, 6pm - 10pm
1) Alight at Stadium MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk towards carpark E. Continue walking to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]