Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bangkok Jam: Quick Fix for Thai Craving

While Thai food may not be as popular as Japanese or Korean cuisine on our island, there is still no lack of it with the many Thai-themed eateries around. As chains like Thai Express and Siam Kitchen have been dominating the scene for a good long while, its good to have Bangkok Jam as a breath of fresh air for diners.

I might be wrong, but I think the outlet at Wheelock Place was the first, with new ones sprouting up at Plaza Singapura and Marina Square. With quirky street-like design in bistro setting, tables filled up rather quickly on a weekend evening.

Strawberry Lychee ($6.50)

Something cooling to start, but tasted too artificial for my liking. Next.

Tom Yum Seafood ($7.90)

Spice level packed quite a punch for this one, though I'm not exactly a fan of soups that make me sweat this much.

Soft Shell Crab in Yellow Curry ($15.50), Sambal Kang Kong ($9.00)

Served hot and crispy, the meaty fellow was good on its own and made even better with a mild curry sauce which somehow tasted like the Twisties snack's curry flavour, in a good way that is.

No surprises for the greens, pretty good "wok-hei" though.

Phad Thai ($11.50)

The very staple of Thai stir-fry, the rendition here was pretty decent with the rice noodles being chewy and slightly sticky and had flavours well absorbed within.

Total bill for two was $59.30 after taxes. A tad expensive when you realize that all you had were thai hawker fare, but pretty much comparable to other Singapore Thai eateries of similar quality and setting. A pleasant choice to have when the craving comes.

Bangkok Jam
501 Orchard Road
Wheelock Place, #02-04/05
238880 Singapore
Tel: 6836 0989

Taken with HTC Sensation


Anonymous said...

I think both Siam Kitchen and Bangkok Jam are one and the same.. but I could be wrong.

First outlet should be Great World City.

Daniel said...

Hi! Ah if you are talking about the parent company, then yes they are all under Creative Eateries. But menu-wise the two are quite different no?

Oh so that's the first outlet? Noted!