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.
501 Orchard Road
Wheelock Place, #02-04/05
Tel: 6836 0989
Taken with HTC Sensation