Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sweet Salty Spicy @ The Rail Mall


Sweet Salty Spicy belongs to the same owner of Cafe Epicurious at The Rail Mall that serves delish Thai cuisine. Both restaurants are located adjacent to each other and you exactly can sit on either restaurants and order from both menu.

Tasting Platter 4.2/5

We started the lunch with a Tasting Platter ($26). Interestingly on Sweet Salty Spicy menu there is a street hawker food section and the tasting platter allows one to have a choice of 4 street hawker food. We have a selection of Crispy soft shell crab with chilli jam and lemongrass dressing ($13), 'Miang' of prawns and pomelo on betel leaves with a palm tamarind dressing and crispy garlic ($3.50), Crispy rice cakes with a warm chicken and prawn chilli dip ($10) and Traditional prawn and vegetable rice rolls with a sweet tamarind dressing & crispy garlic ($6). The perfect platter to taste the local fare of Thailand.


My favourite of the tasting platter was the 'Miang' of prawns and pomelo on betel leaves with a palm tamarind dressing. This a very unique street hawker food that I have never tried before. It was full of flavours and textures. Even the betel leaves were grown locally at the back of the kitchen.

Greem Mango Salad 4.2/5

The Green Mango Salad ($9/$14) is a must order starter for me whenever I visit a Thai restaurant. At Sweet Salty Spicy, the green mango salad even comes with crispy salmon topped with cashew nuts and chilli lime dressing. The salad if not done properly can be too spicy or sourly but the green mango salad here is beautifully balanced.

Phat Thai 4.5/5

Being to Thailand numerous time, I still have not come across a restaurant that wok up a plate of authentic Phat Thai. Eventually I stopped ordering the dish outside Thailand. I have to take back my words after I tried the Phat Thai ($12) at Sweet Salty Spicy. The stir fried Thai rice noodles with chicken, peanuts and bean shoot blown me away. No wonder Maureen insisted that I must try their it.

Hot and Sour Soup 4/5

The Hot and Sour Soup ($12) came with big fresh prawns, straw mushrooms and aromatics. We like the spiciness of the soup but the soup could be a bit more sour.

Deep Fried Silken Tofu 4/5

The Deep Fried Silken Tofu ($18) was indeed smooth and silky in texture. I actually felt that the fresh crab and minced pork filling was not really necessary. The tofu itself was already delish.

Curry Triplets 4.2/5

Like the street hawker food if you can't decide which curry dish to try, you can go for the Curry Triplets ($18/$24) which includes jasmine rice. We have the Roast Duck Red Curry with seedless grapes and fried shallots ($10/$14), Green Curry Baby Snapper with apple eggplants and holy basil ($10/$14) and Jungle Curry Scallops and Prawns with long green beans and sweet Thai basil ($12/$17). I could not decide which curry was my favourite because they were all as good with their own characteristic.

Black Sticky Rice 4/5

Wrapping up lunch with the Black Sticky Rice ($7) with caramelised coconut flakes and coconut cream. Love the caramelised coconut flakes giving it a new dimension in texture and enjoyment.

Thank you Sweet Salty Spicy for the invitation.

Sweet Salty Spicy
The Rail Mall
392/394 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 678046
Tel: +65 68772544
Nearest MRT: Chua Cho Kang (NS Line), Bukit Batok (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 1130am - 230pm, 5pm - 10pm
Sat-Sun: 9am - 4pm, 5pm - 10pm

1) Alight at Chuoa Cho Kang MRT station. Walk to Chua Cho Kang Bus Interchange. Take bus no. 67. Alight 13 stops later. Walk about 170 metre to destination . Journey time about 22 minutes.

2) Alight at Bukit Batok MRT station. Walk to bus stop opposite Blk 628 (Stop ID 43411). Take bus no. 178. Alight 8 stops later. Cross the road and walk about 160 metre to destination. Journey time about 18 minutes.

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