(Photo taken with Canon IXUS 120IS )
"Jai" means "Heart" in Thai. Jai Thai Restaurant offers the Heart of Thai Cooking for good and excellent value. Jai Thai Restaurant is reowned as having the "Most Value for Money Thai Restaurant in Singapore" with the slogan "Wallet Friendly Authentic Thai Cuisine". Currently Jai Thai has 3 outlets in Singapore at Clover Way, Purvis Street and East Coast Road.
Jai Thai is opened by Ms Suchana back in 1999 to continue his dad, Mr Swang 40 years of cooking experienc. Mr Swang used to open a small restaurant in Bangkok which was given much publicity over the years. Mr Swang retired in 1997 and so was his restaurant.
Tom Yum Seafood Clear Soup 4.5/5
In general, the food at Jai Thai comes in 3 different portion of Small, Medium and Large cost around $5, $7 and $10 respectively. The pricing itself is already eye catching. What about the food?
The Tom Yum Seafood Soup ($7) indeed was very authentic and spicy. It definitely one of the best I had outside Thailand. Quantity was also not sacrificed with cheap price. Look at the amouth of seafood swimming in the bowl of soup.
Green Curry Chicken 4.2/5
The bowl of Green Curry Chicken ($5) came with nice tender chicken fillet slices. The thick and creamy gravy also had a nice balance of sweetness and spiciness that went well with the rice.
Olive Rice 4.2/5
The Olive Rice ($4) was fluffy and fragrant. I thought it was different from others as the dish was served with walnuts, shredded carrot and shredded mango. It definitely gave the dish a few more dimension in flavours and textures. By the way, I forgot to take a photo of the dish when it was served. This was the leftover after we took our portion.
Fried Kang Kong 4.2/5
The Fried Kang Kong ($5) is a simple but yet tasty with a nice crunchy texture.
Steamed Tofu with Chicken Basil 4.5/5
If I am eating alone at a Thai restaurant, I would likely to order to Chicken/Pork Basil with rice. At Jai Thia, if you are craving for it, they have the Steamed Tofu with Chicken Basil ($6). It was a contrast combination that gel together very well.
Jai Thai Restaurant
205 East Coast Road
Nearest MRT: Dakota (CC Line)
Daily: 11am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm
1) Alight at Dakota MRT station. Take exit A. Walk to bus stop at Blk 99 Old Airport Road (Stop ID 81181). Take Bus 10 or 32. Alight 7 stops later. Walk to 112 Katong. Journey time about 15 minute