Spicy Thai – Thai Cafe 7 years later…

Spicy Thai – Thai Cafe 7 years later…

Remember my blog of 7 years ago? CLICK HERE FOR A REMINDER. This was our first time trying this place. Well, today wifey was talking about the next holidays and mentioned Thailand. That mention of Thailand got my food juices flowing and I went back to the blog to remind me and see if the place is still open. It’s still open, just at a really cool new location as below. Aljunied was their old address where they had created a restaurant from a number of hawker stalls. Now they have done the same, just down Bedok. Let’s have a look @ Spicy Thai – Thai Cafe 7 years later…

Come and see them at the new gaff at 218 Bedok North Street 1 #01-01 – 460218

Call them @ 6747 8558. It is more like a hawker food court so no booking, just rock up. We’ll be coming back for dinner ASAP, as we all agreed we want to see this place rocking at night. We have both Mum’s with us soon, so there’s an idea. Dinner with Mum and Miz. I like that idea. Spicy Thai – Thai Cafe 7 years later… was as I remembered it back in 2013. It was just the most incredible lunch and will now become a family revisit favourite, that’s for certain. We must try their Mookata next time.

If you need your Thai food fix, look no further. This was just wonderful and so very reasonable.  For example, a  decent Mud Crab at No Sign Board is going to set you back about $100. It was $35 here. Mary and Ollie said the crab was exceptional, super fresh and amazingly flavourful. Wifey is a great seafood critic, so this praise is major for this place. See more below re that dish.

Let’s hear from them though before we begin. On a sign on one of the walls; “Spicy Thai – Thai Cafe sprouted from the passion of taking Thai food seriously. Blending our culinary instincts and unexplainable affinity with anything Thai, our team is constantly working hard to offer the finest Thai dishes right here, in the heart of Singapore. We have a wide repertoire of dishes, from authentic to fusion, to meet various palates. While we value authenticity in Thai food, we also love creating fusion dishes so you enjoy a melange of tradition and contemporary and have your taste buds sing!”

It’s never over until the fat lady sings. But believe me, this fat beardy foodie bloke’s taste buds were singing out loud way before her and way louder than her!!!

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First to arrive today and last to leave. We were literally there for 3 hours. A lovely family foodie afternoon. Love the new place. Open, airy, busy people travelling and walking around us. A lovely cold beer or two and an amazing graze. Love this place.

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Following the theme of the previous location, they have taken over a whole food court/coffee shop space and made it the restaurant. Genius. All seating is outside but undercover and is super airy. GENIUS!

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They even brought the baths with them. No water available for the logo of the restaurant. Ta-Da! Bath ponds with water lilies. Again, just GENIUS!!!

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The King of Thailand in a shrine, something you see on pretty much every corner when visiting the beautiful country itself.

Spicy Thai - Thai Cafe 7 years later...

I remember these. The 4 chilli dipping sauces, all home-made and equally superb. Top left is a rather zesty one with lemongrass, bottom left is a vinegar & fish sauce, top right is a more traditional Singaporean style chilli sauce, and bottom right is a savoury herby dippy sauce. Suffice to say they would all burn your cat a new bum if you fed any of these to it. I am loving our 2nd visit here already. Bring on the food mon Capatain.

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Sat here in mini-Thailand I looked across the street to view what is 100% Singapore. A local HDB, clearly on washing day.

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The food from this tiny little kitchen was incredible today. Great work Chef and staff – it was exceptional, be proud.. Thank you so much.

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Apart from the roar of wok stoves, they cooked in silence. Watching them perform the cooking line dance in perfect harmony. Back to that 6th sense of knowing where your kitchen colleagues always are and at what stage of the cooking they are. It’s poetry in motion.

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The charcoal station. I do believe that could be wifey’s choice of BBQ Squids. If only you could scratch and sniff this picture. WOW!!!

We perused the menu and ordered large. We’re going for it. Full-on flavour explosions, textures galore, some favourites we remembered from last time 7 years ago and a few surprising ones to boot. One rather interesting menu item @ Spicy Thai – Thai Cafe 7 years later… whcih we neither remembered or ordered but needs a mention;

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Yes, indeed my friends. This is their famous Chill Lady Boy Crab. Maybe next time…

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Had to try this one. One of their fusion dishes I suppose. Actually we ordered the Thai Green Curry Spaghetti but ended up with Thai Chicken & Basil Spaghetti. Hey Ho – still bloody good. Crazy concept but all great bed-fellows.

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Holy crap would you ever thunk it in a Thai restaurant. Mushroom Tempura. Holy crap this was like the best chips on the planet. Jude even said that they were the best chips, in between chewing and crunching, and he doesn’t even like mushrooms haha. I am going to come and work over lunch here one day next week, and grab these and a cold beer. WOW, so bloody good!

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Stop the bus. This is a must-order. The BBQ pork neck. A simple listing on the menu, but man or man is this good. It’s super BBQ with smoky char and a special sauce. Dip in those chilli sauces for pork heaven folks. A stunner of a dish. Holy shit!!!

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Wifey and Ollie then drift off into heaven. This is the very squid you saw on the charcoal a mere 5 minutes ago when I was snapping the kitchen. Here it now is plated. Wifey said it was yummy and tender and very good squid.

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This was one of those ‘surprises’. Deep-fried Kang Kong. OMG, I could consider becoming vegetarian. This was light, crispy and so not oily. It was vegetable chips. Another beer please garcon cos his best bedfellow buddy just got served. This is one dish to come back for. I have never seen this on a menu before. Absolutely stellar, and of course it can be jazzed with a wee dip in sauces #1-4. Heavenly.

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Sublime Olive rice. With crushed peanuts. Damned fine! I also had their minced pork omelette which I did not snap, but that was cracking. How they get smokey flavour is beyond me. Quality.

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One of the best crabs ever. Mary said the meat was so very fresh. I noticed they kept the crabs in water in a tank, not the hessian bags like at the hawker. She said there was so very much meat in the crabs, not all shell like you get at some restaurants for 3 times as much cost. This was Thai Basil Crab. Come on it is one beautiful dish, isn’t it? Wifey just added that it was very fresh and fat. I said enough about me sweetheart, how was the crab? Translated from what she just in Tagalog – it was dense in flesh, good for sucking on… Jesus!!!

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Happy Wife, happy life. My beautiful girl enjoying her Crab head fat. Yucks! She LOVES it though, so this really was a crab that just kept on giving. She even said it was her #1 crab dish in Singapore. WOW!!! Well done Spicy Thai – Thai Cafe

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Yeah, as I said, we ordered LARGE. Whats a spread. What a smorgasbord of stunning flavourful food. Great work guys!

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Last one up was the deep-fried pork knuckle. Very nice with the Chinese 5-Spice overtones.

So happy we went back to experience Spicy Thai – Thai Cafe 7 years later… We had such a cracking lunch and will absolutely be going back for more, more, more very soon. Two visiting Mum’s will be getting the benefit of this food soon. Watch this blog for that as we might even have a Lady Boy for dinner. Now that will be a 1st for us all haha. It was just a super lunch. Such quality. Such flavour and textures to boot. I would get yourself down here ASAP and have a foodie blast. Next up perhaps we go Mookata BBQ too – ENJOY!!!

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