Skip to main content

Ah Loy Thai: Thai Food in Singapore

Aside from Japanese, another popular type of Asian cuisine here is Thai.  In fact, there are tons of restaurants serving good, quality Thai fare here.  Although I have to admit, it isn't the type of meal I'd usually crave (not much of a fan of spicy food), I do, however, make a few exceptions.

We used to live near Anchorpoint Shopping Centre, a popular outlet mall here in the Lion City (read my full post about them in this here link).  Now aside from the shopping, we'd visit this place often because of a stall at the basement food court selling great, tasty Thai dishes (their pineapple rice is the best!.)  We, however, moved to a new place and now live far away from there that a spur-of-the-moment visit isn't possible anymore.

So when the husband suggested we try Ah Loy Thai, a Thai restaurant located in a mall near our new place, I just couldn't resist the lure of having pineapple rice again.

Ah Loy Thai at Tampines mall

So what exactly can a person like me, who doesn't really like spicy fare, eat at a Thai restaurant?

For starters, how about a plate of Thai pandan chicken (S$10.00/Php330.00)?

Thai panda chicken

It's basically fried chicken wrapped in pandan (screwpine) leaves.  Using the leaf is supposed to infuse the meat with its sweet and fragrant aroma, similar to what it does to rice.  This version is tender and savory.  Coupled with either their sweet and spicy or honey-infused (and slightly salty) sauce, makes it a perfect appetizer (eaten as is) or with a cup of white fluffy rice.

But we didn't come to dine at a Thai restaurant just to order a boring cup of plain white rice.  We just had to have pineapple fried rice (S$7.00/Php231.00) in remembrance of the good old days.

Pineapple fried rice

Pineapple fried rice is just like any old uhmm... fried rice.  Except raisins and pineapple chunks are added into the mix, giving this savory dish a sweet and crunchy twist.

This dish was what I'd usually order in the last Thai place we frequently visited so I'd never pass up ordering a plateful here at Ah Loy Thai.  Unfortunately, their version is a little too salty for my taste.   I still prefer the old place's recipe.

Almost everyone has that childhood favorite drink that you get to enjoy only during leisurely weekend family dinners or special occasions.  Our's isn't any different.  Others might have those expensive sparkling juices, but for our family, it's simply black grass jelly drink (with vanilla flavor extract). 

Unfortunately, it's been quite a while since we indulged in this drink that when I saw Ah Loy Thai had one on the menu, I just couldn't resist having a glass.

Thai grass jelly

Thai grass jelly drink (S$2.50/Php82.50) is a simple mixture of water, palm sugar (or any type of simple sugar you prefer), a little flavor extract (like vanilla or banana), and some grass jelly cut into small cubes.  It's almost similar to our own sago't gulaman concoctions but without the tapioca balls plus the jelly is a little bitter when eaten.

The good thing about this drink is that it's only slightly sweet and has an interesting texture.  Good to the last drop.

Ah Loy Thai's a good enough place to start for those wishing to appreciating Thai food better.  They serve good, quality food at more affordable prices as compared to other similar restaurants.

*S$1 = Php33


Ah Loy Thai 
#B1-K17 Tampines Mall
4 Tampines Central
Singapore 529510
T     +65 9165 1543

Planning to visit?  Drop by my "Getting Around Singapore" post (click here) for more details on how to get around the Lion City.


  1. Now I miss Thai food. It's been a while since I went to a Thai resto here.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

PH | Bang's Tony & Jackey Beauty Salon's Aqua Volume Rebond

I've always had ruly, unmanageable hair for as long as I can remember, hence the introduction of rebonding services here in PH is a blessing.  I've been having my hair rebonded or relaxed once a year since 2002.  It's an expense that I make sure is always included in the yearly luxury budget.

Whereas before I used to have my hair rebonded at a David's Salon (since they always deliver consistently great results), I had to stop and look to other establishments when they eventually jacked up their prices (what used to cost me Php3,000 is now priced at Php5,000 to Php6,000, depending on the branch!).  Too much for my already hurting wallet.  Hence, the need to try other salons.  I've been happy with the results, so far.

The one thing though. that always gets me though is how lifeless and limp my hair tends to look when newly treated.  It's always the case wherever I have my tresses done.  It will look it's best at least a month or 2 after treatment.  It was onl…

Style for Less: Ballerina Flats (Tory Burch vs Kamiseta)

Have you ever noticed how fashionable high-end items just keep on being reinvented by some other brand.  Well after having my eyes checked for fear of seeing doubles (normal daw sabi ni Doc), I decided to scour through the malls in search of fashion doppelgangers.

THE SPLURGE: Tory Burch's Reva ballerina flats (USD195 or around Php9,000)

When well-known American fashion designer Tory Burch released her line of Reva ballerina flats, it was an instant hit.  Known for its incredibly comfortable material and structure with a nicely padded sole and an elasticized heel, these babies made a killing and everyone wanted one. 

How to Apply for a Philippine Postal ID Card

I've said it once and I'll say it again, woe to the newly married woman who has, for years, have gotten so used to her surname only to find that a single (wedding) day, will change this familiarity forever.

I have to admit, it was not easy for me to adapt to a new surname, due mainly for professional reasons.  Throughout my profession career, I have been known by my maiden name and to have to inform all my contacts of the change was, well, too tiresome.  And so I decided to go the hypenated route and I eventually ended up with 2 surnames.  Such was the compromise!  =)