Friday, June 12, 2009

Ah Loy Thai with Hall 8 Tigers

One week ago, I joined a dinner with Hall 8 Tigers at Ah Loy Thai at Shaw Tower.

There are a few reasons of having this dinner:
- Some of them just or going to finish their industrial attachment programme. 22-weeks long working programme wo, sure need to free ourselves and celebrate, right?
- Wy Leong said the food here are quite nice and affordable
- The last reason…shhhhhh...tell you later :)

Dun chooi me, I'm on the way larrr...

Ah Loy Thai...not Yap Ah Loy...

Reached there around 6.40pm and met with some Tigers, as others are still working or on the way coming over to here. So, while waiting and blowing water, why not start up our dinner with some appetizers? Around 7pm, the crowds gradually appeared.

Recommended by the boss of the restaurant…

Tom Yam Koong – full with seafood: squids, prawns, mushrooms, this is one of my favorites of the night. The soup is thick and SOUR. Sour enough that I like very much. Very shiok! It would be better if the soup to be a little bit spicier. But Sukkwan said it’s spicy…hemm different people have different taste standard.

Pandan Leaf Chicken – as shown on the huge backdrop of the shop entrance, looks delicious and in fact, it’s delicious! Wrapped with pandan leaves, the chicken meat was juicy and tender. With these two dishes, I can easily finish my bowl of rice.

For health-conscious people (like me…sort of la), some part of the meats might be charred a bit, but as Chin Chean said: “it’s the essence a…”

Finished first round, continued blow water and wait for others to come…

Chin Chean: "Water is good for health." (actually is lime juice, or pronounced as kam-quat, if not wrong).

15 minutes…
Sukkwan with her S$5.00 outfit...aiseh, forgotten that we need your shirt to wipe the table. lol...kidding :)

…30 minutes…

……people started lining up wait to be called for seats……but other Tigers still haven’t reached, what to do?

Proceeded with second round of dinner: Main Dish!

Not enough with the ‘appetizers’, we further ordered 2 more plates of Pandan Chicken and one more bowl of Tom Yam Koong plus plates of dishes.

Finally, the rest of the Tigers appeared. Then good lor, can open rice jor… but, the customers were so many that we still need to wait further for the dishes to come. Yup, long waiting time so it is advisable that you arrive there earlier to avoid the crowds and to prevent your favorite dishes to be “out of stock”!
After waiting patiently, here comes the second round of the night…

Sweet and Sour Thai Style Beancurd - You see chilis on top, but not so spicy in fact. Nice to eat together with rice.

Phad Thai – This is the Thai-style Kuey Tiow, much more like Singapore’s Fried Hokkien Mee. Another recommended dish I should say. Sorry the noodles were so shy that they made use of the little plate of lime and peanuts to hide themselves. To know more about them, visit Ah Loy Thai la!

Curry Fish Head – Quite a large portion, not as sour as Tom Yam Koong. The fish portion was pretty generous and most importantly, it was FRESH. If the fish is not fresh, how to make a good bowl of curry fish head?

Pineapple Fried Rice – Another nice dish with generous portion of seafood. Fragrant! Tonight is really a seafood dinner bazaar!

We also ordered a plate of kangkung (water spinach) and another plate of fried fish. The kangkung is quite fresh, a simple home-made like meal. The fried fish I didn’t try much so can’t make much comment on it.

Eh, three of you eat la, still take see Wy Leong... non-stop ah.

Finished second round, here’s the third reason on why we want to eat at Ah Loy Thai! If you familiar with the place in Shaw Tower, perhaps you would know why…

…tell you in the next post!

Ah Loy Thai
Level 1, #01-39/40, Shaw Tower
Beach Road, Singapore
Mon - Sat 12pm - 8:30pm
Public Holiday, Sunday and Mth-end Sat off

Between Suntec City Mall and Bugis, Shaw Tower is situated just opposite the famous place for Si Chuan Extremely Spicy Steamboat (四川重庆麻辣火锅). Walk in via the right side entrance (beside the tower’s car park entrance), go straight up and you shall get it. There’s only one Thai food restaurant in the tower so it could say quite easy to find it.

The price, with N plates of dishes that we’ve ordered, everyone of us just forked out S$10 plus. Reasonable priced with good food.


Siew Hong said...

The most important member of Hall 8 Tigers wasn't there leh

大飞<--->Daifeijay said...

Haih...but he will represent the Tigers to explore HK further wo...

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