You would almost think that family and I had planned Obaachan’s trip? HaHa. Of course, we did. We have re-visited a few restaurants recently that we have not been to for an age. And this is one of them. Remember the family blog from a week or so ago? In unison, the family agreed that she would love it here. So here we came. And with the added benefit of CNY coming fast, we had heaps of Lou Hei celebrations exploding all around us. This is Spicy Thai Thai Cafe w Obaachan & Lo Hei.
Last time we came here we did lunch. We sat for nearly four hours grazing, chatting and watching the World go by. We did that mostly alone as it really was not busy at all this day. But today for dinner, holy shit what a difference. It was JAMMED folks. And I got it completely wrong in the previous blog, as yes you can book as many of the tables were reserved for HUGE family meals and celebrations. I have never seen so much ‘bring your own wine‘ as tonight haha. It was a FANTASTIC dinner. So much was happening all around. Obaachan has never been in January before so has never seen CNY in Singapore. What a cracker Spicy Thai Thai Cafe w Obaachan & Lo Hei dinner was – and yes we changed the menu a little and the food was again – EXCEPTIONAL!!!
Before we start on the food, let’s slip into Daddy-Pedia; Lo Hei is known as Prosperity Toss (I’ve had a few of those in my time). It’s basically a Cantonese-style raw fish salad that has shredded vegetables of varying colours (7), loads of sauces and condiments and peanuts and crackers and the like.
I thought this was Centuries old, but no, it was ‘invented’ in something like 1960 amongst the ethnic Chinese communities in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and maritime South-East Asia. I can’t wait for Melacca next weekend. Bring it on.
There are two competing claims to the modern ‘recipe & theatre’ for the celebration;
1: A Malaysian Chef named Loke Ching Fatt in Seremban, Malaysia in the 1940s; and
2: 1960s by Chefs Lau Yoke Pui, Tham Yui Kai, Sin Leong and Hooi Kok Wai, together known as the “Four Heavenly Kings” in Singapore.
I’ll someone else answer that question. Let’s have a look at our food, shall we? We had our favourites as you will see from the family snap, but also quite a few newbies to the table. So let’s focus there.
Obaachan turned to me and said something along the lines of; “I can’t think. I am not speaking. I just want more crab!”
I like that, I like that a lot… Well done Spicy Thai Thai Cafe!!! Thank you!!!
Spicy Thai Thai Cafe w Obaachan & Lo Hei was just a wonderful close to the day. A day that was a really special one on the beach to start. Home for a break and then off again. Amy and Obaachan left us from here for a girl’s sleepover at Obcachan’s hotel. The remaining Kennett-crew jumped a taxi and departed back to Siglap. This is one rocking food joint in rocking Bedok folks. If you like to sit and share amazing food, chat, drink and be merry whilst having other family activity all around you, then look no further. This is your joint on East Coast. So reasonable too on the $. And a first for me when ordering a bucket of beers for Obaachan, Wifey and I to have little shot glasses, not tankards. I love that quirk. We’ll be back soon Spicy Thai Thai Cafe. Love your work guys. Get here, you will not be disappointed – ENJOY!!!