The Best Thai Restaurants in Singapore

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Singapore has quite a bustling Thai cuisine culture. While Thai cuisine shares some similarities with Singapore’s local food, it also boasts its own unique cultural experiences. The minimalist mix of spices and ingredients culminates in a signature aroma that has delighted many. In Singapore, you get the chance to try some delectable Thai dishes at great restaurants that promise to satisfy your curiosity and stomach.
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Jim Thompson

Bringing fine dining within the Thai culinary space has seen Jim Thompson become increasingly popular in Singapore. The key for Jim Thompson is not just serving delectable delicacies, but to make the environment a part of the whole experience, accentuating the sensory vibes. You are immediately treated to Eastern decor awash in vibrant trappings. Together with the emphasis on traditional preparation of food and time-honoured hospitality, Jim Thompson is a popular spot in Singapore to taste Thai flavours.

Nakhon Kitchen

Thai cuisine can be daunting for anyone, even the seasoned aficionado, but Nakhon Kitchen has consistently been hitting the right notes in its seasoned dishes that you will be hard-pressed to go wrong with any of its selections. Have fun with dish after dish and experiment with mixing the differing curries and salads onto your plate of rice. It’s possible you won’t be able to stop feasting while at this inexpensive and modest outlet.

Jai Thai

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One thing to note is that Thai food generally prefers simplicity over complexity, allowing a burst of flavours with the disparate choice of ingredients. Jai Thai is particularly renowned for this. Of note is the manner in which the food is made affordable and accessible to everyone. Doing all of this without compromising quality has made Jai Thai a good stop for those craving a Thai delicacy that won’t cost too much.

First Thai

With food that immediately entrances you with its fragrant aroma, First Thai is not to be missed when you are in Singapore. The quality of the standards in preparation is tightly maintained while the friendly staff is more than willing to guide you while you make your choices. First Thai has shown it’s capable of adeptly blending ingredients. This perfectly allows anyone stopping by to taste some unforgettable Thai food.

Korat Thai Cafe

As one of the more well-kept secrets housed in the infamous Orchard Towers building, Korat Thai has been dishing out some great Thai dishes on its own terms. The food is definitely not for the fearful as they don’t slack off when laying out the flavours, making every bite a mouth-watering experience worth all your time and money. For one of the more exuberant Thai encounters, Korat Thai has you covered and with change to spare.

Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant

A 24/7 establishment that has been a favourite of nocturnal locals for the longest time, Dian Leluk Thai Restaurant is housed inside the famous Brutalist-inspired Golden Mile Complex, which coincidentally is also a popular hangout spot for the Thai population in Singapore. The dishes that roll off its kitchens are a sight for sore eyes, immediately soothing your hunger pangs with rich creamy curries and mouth-watering meat dishes that are generally filled with exotic flavours. The large servings and overall environment just make this a cool hangout spot without any pretension, except for the food.

Took Lae Dee

Traditional Pad Thai

Took Lae Dee is a famed eatery to check out if you want to get a taste of the street hawker-style food right out of Bangkok. You will get the famous classics from Pad Thai to Pad Krapow and all are cheap and good, which coincidentally is what Took Lae Dee translates to in English. The meals are generously served and without any dereliction in quality, to the extent that some ingredients are brought in directly from Thailand.

Sabai Fine Thai on the Bay

The key point to note when finding a Thai restaurant is authenticity. Sabai Fine Thai on the Bay has made this its number one priority by carefully selecting its ingredients and condiments as well as the staff. Chef Samlee, who overseas the curry section, is renowned for having been the chef for Thai royalty and is adept at fine-tuning her concoctions to perfection and to any guest’s absolute delight.

Tamarind Hill

Tamarind Hill is housed in a classic colonial house providing a dining experience that is all about the experience as much as the food. The decor is consistent with pre-independence styles and all the furnishings have been restored to artfully mimic the old-world charm. Within it, you get some of the most delectable Thai culinary delights you can imagine. The same exceptional attention to the finery has also been brought to the food and drinks with tasteful class making your experience literally dream-like.

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