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Soi 11 Thai Bistro Bar: Best Thai in Siglap?


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Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Traveling Foodie Extraordinaire

Soi 11 Thai Bistro Bar: Review of some of the best Thai on East Coast

Soi 11 Thai Bistro Bar at Siglap is the newest Thai culinary hotspot in East Coast Singapore, promising a delightful fusion of flavors, charming ambience, and a Thai food experience you won’t soon forget. It is great food, authentic to the max, and sends me spinning back to dining on beaches in Thailand with toes in sand whilst watching the work go by. I have not met the Chef yet, but have seen the lovely lady. Much kudos, your food is truly wonderful.

They’ll give you the option to have it normal spicy (AKA Thai-style) or toned down. The former all the way for me and my family, back to those authentic memories of Thailand trips.

As you settle into your seat, get ready to embark on a culinary journey that traces the rich variety of Thai cuisine. They have four pages to the menu, 2 non-veg, and 2 veg. I like that balance, and I have to say the veggie options look bonkers good. So, yes, the crew at Soi 11 Thai Bistro Bar has nailed it on the food and cocktails frontage. Great job.

soi 11 thai bistro and bar siglap tom kah gai

Tom Kha Gai @ $26++

My go-to-compare dish for Thai restaurants. Easily enough for two here. It’s truly superb hitting all the notes: sweet from the coconut, spicy from the chillis, sour from the limes, and salty from the fish sauce. 

My only moans would be: I’d like it a little spicier, and more sour. Plus where’s the straw mushrooms? I love those in a Tom Kha Gai.

soi 11 thai bistro and bar siglap spicy beef with basil

Spicy Thai Basil Beef @ $14.90++

Another classic and family favorite from Phuket days on the beach. This had us transported back there and some. It’s a beauty. Up there on the spice scale too. Phew. Rich and umami flavors with this bad boy. 

soi 11 thai bistro and bar siglap laab gai

Larb Gai @ $15.90++

They have Gai (chicken) and Moo (pork) versions of this classic Thai salad. And their version is a belter. Perfectly sour, spicy, salty, and pops of toasted rice and mint. Stunner.

soi 11 thai bistro and bar siglap coconut margherita

Coconut Margarita @ $22 ++

This is sublime. Sweet, sour, and a beautiful punch of the tequila. It’s also great for calming down burning mouths from spicy food. Cracking cocktail!!!

Soi 11 Thai Bistro Bar Menu

Conclusions of Soi 11 Thai Bistro Bar

Did you know that Thai cuisine originated in the ancient Sukhothai kingdom, where a melting pot of culinary traditions blended together to create a unique and diverse palette of flavors? From the influence of Chinese immigrants who brought ginger and garlic to Indian traders who introduced coriander and turmeric, Thai cuisine has evolved into a vibrant tapestry of ingredients and techniques.

At Soi 11 Thai Bistro Bar Siglap, each dish is carefully crafted to showcase the authentic flavors of Thailand. From classics like Tom Yum soup, a tantalizing blend of spiciness and sourness, to innovative creations that will surprise and delight your taste buds, to my classic favorites; Pad Thai, Laab Gai, Tom Kha Gai, Basil Beef, and so on. They’re all here, and they are superb in flavor explosions. Soi 11 Thai Bistro Bar HITS you with sweet, sour, salty, and spicy – pure Thai!!!

I have to give an honest and balanced review, now to call out two negatives of Soi 11 Thai Bistro Bar at Siglap:

  1. If you take your kids and have multiple soft drinks and mocktails, you’ll also have a bill you won’t soon forget. I just don’t get how a small Siglap restaurant can charge the likes of $18++ for a basic Shirley Temple. This is not the 6* Capella on Sentosa guys, this is East Coast and Siglap. My kids will NOT be ordering mocktails again.
  2. I also don’t see the bar concept. I was there last night and even heard customers walk in, and walk away stating: “This is a restaurant, not a bar.” I just don’t see that you’d select here to pop in for a quick beer, wine, and maybe some table snacks. It’s a shame because the cocktails, for example, are wonderful. If you literally do a side-by-side comparison to Jags Bistro Bar, their neighbors, you’ll surely get what I mean. 

Soi 11 Thai Bistro Bar, is new for Siglap and the East Coast in 2023

Soi 11 Thai Bistro Bar is brand new. Like potentially only opening its doors today for the first time. I have met the owners at our local hawker, 936 Siglap Food House, but that is about it. This weekend I noticed the addition of the sign, as they also focus on the interior which is looking so nice in comparison to the previous joint. Welcome to the neighbourhood, and the Siglap Hood, Soi 11 Thai Bistro Bar.

I can’t yet share a Soi 11 Thai Bistro Bar menu, or food review as I believe it is only opening as of the time of making this post.

Soi 11 Thai Bistro Bar Siglap Exterior

Clearly, we can see the new sign is up and Chang Thai Beer will be available now as East Coast Road Beer... I love Chang, so very happy with that.

Chang Beer Soi 11 thai bistro bar restaurant siglap

Tom Yum Soup aka Tom Yum Goong (Thai Level Spicy)

Soi 11 Tom Yum Soup (Thai Level Spicy)

Glass Noodle Salad (Thai Level Spicy)

Soi 11 Glass Noodle Salad (Thai Level Spicy)

Thai Green Chicken Curry (Medium Spice Level)

Soi 11 Chicken Green Curry

What's the address of Soi 11 Thai Bistro Bar at Siglap?

924 East Coast Road, Singapore.

Right next door to Jag’s Gastro Pub, very close to our second home of Siglap 936 Food House, near to NTUC Fairprice, opposite The Winery Gourmet Bar Siglap, and neighbours with our newly announced today: Merry-Go-Round Wine and Whisky Bar.

What are the contact detail for Soi 11 Thai Bistro Bar in Siglap?

Telephone: +65 8523 9494

What are the opening hours of Soi 11 Thai Bistro Bar in Siglap?

Monday11 am–11 pm
Tuesday11 am–11 pm
Wednesday11 am–11 pm
Thursday11 am–11 pm
Friday11 am–11 pm
Saturday11 am–11 pm
Sunday11 am–11 pm

The origins of Thai cuisine...

Thai food is well known for its strong flavors and distinctive fusion of sweet, salty, sour, and spicy sensations. But where did this elaborate culinary heritage originate? To learn more, let’s explore through the development of Thai cuisine.

The ancient Sukhothai kingdom, which ruled over what is now central Thailand from the 13th to the 14th century, is where Thai cuisine first gained popularity. A variety of ethnicities and ethnic groups, including Chinese, Indian, and Malay, brought their culinary traditions to the area at that time.

Rice, a longtime mainstay in the area, is one of the essential components of Thai cuisine. Rice became the main ingredient in many traditional Thai recipes, including khao pad (fried rice) and khao soi (a fiery noodle soup prepared with coconut milk). Early Thai farmers discovered how to grow rice in the lush river valleys.

Many of the herbs, spices, and additional ingredients used in Thai cuisine today were brought over time by traders and merchants who came to the area from other areas of Asia. For instance, Chinese immigrants contributed ginger and garlic to Thailand, while Indian traders brought coriander, cumin, and turmeric.

Buddhism, which encourages vegetarianism and the use of organic ingredients, had a significant impact on Thai cuisine as well. Thus, fresh herbs and vegetables like basil, lemongrass, and chilies are the foundation of many Thai cuisines.

Tom yum, a spicy and sour soup cooked with shrimp or chicken, lemongrass, and lime juice, is one of the most well-known Thai foods. This meal has gained popularity all over the world and is thought to have been created in the 19th century, under the reign of King Rama V.

With the addition of new ingredients and cooking methods in the 20th century, Thai cuisine continued to expand and adapt. For instance, stir-frying and grilling techniques were adopted from Chinese cuisine, while the usage of coconut milk in curries and soups increased.

Thai food is now renowned throughout the world for its unique combination of sweet, spicy, and sour qualities as well as its robust flavors and fresh ingredients. Thai cuisine is a journey for the taste buds, whether you’re eating a traditional dish like pad Thai or trying something new like som tum (a spicy papaya salad).

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