Friday, 8 April 2016

Mia's Review: Spicy Thai Thai Cafe Revisited [Food Tasting]

Time flies, and it has been more than 1 year since my previous visit to Spicy Thai Thai Cafe (read my previous review HERE to find out how to locate the restaurant). 

There hasn't been any changes to the outlook of the restaurant, but the menu surely has! Other than having the (my) 'old time favourites' of the Lala Beehoon & Hommok (Thai-style Otak), we were introduced to quite a table of food that's new on the menu!

And first up, the carbs!

Tom Yum Seafood Fried Rice - $6 (single pax portion)

I was pleasantly surprised to realise that the bits of greens were actually chopped long beans and not frozen peas. The tom yum flavour wasn't that strong, so if you're a fan of fried rice but doesn't really know how to appreciate a good 'acutely sour and spicy' tom yum flavour, this should be a safe choice for you. However, do not expect your fried rice to come as a heart shape on your plate. Heh! 

Stir-fry Fish Maw, Crab Meat & Beansprouts - $18
Well, we all kept calling it Pad Thai, but apparently it's not what it's called on the menu. 

It tasted exactly like how a Pad Thai would have tasted, minus the usual spiciness, and with pieces of fish maw and crab meat inside. I couldn't remember the distinctive taste of crab, because I really had just a mouthful, but the fish maw added a lot of bite and texture to the dish. 

Stir-fry Basil, Minced Chicken & Long Beans - $10

Flavourful with a spicy (after) kick. I highly recommend that you eat this with rice (plain rice, even better!) for its flavour is really quite strong with so much basil and chopped chili bits tossed into the minced chicken and chopped long beans. Having the chicken minced also makes it perfect choice of dish to top on your plain rice, so yup. But do tread carefully if you're not a fan of spicy food. The spiciness hits you after you've done chewing and swallowing. 

BBQ Pork Belly - $18

In my previous review (link above) , I've mentioned about their yummy BBQ pork collar and now they've added belly to their menu, which tasted just as good (like charsiu) and a whole lot more tender!

BBQ Japanese Squid with Roe - Seasonal Pricing

Well, that's one huge squid! HAHAHA.
We've got two separate plates of them and one was significantly more tender than the other. Nevertheless, the squid were still relatively well done and not overcooked till the point of tasting like tasteless rubber. The BBQ cooking method also gave it a fragrant roasted taste. Although I felt that this would be so much better if it just had a little bit more of a salty taste, I can still see myself having a plate of this along with a pitcher of ice cold beer. HEH!

The squid roe, however, is a big no-no from me. Definitely an acquired taste, it tasted extremely fishy (not the very pleasant kind) and with a very gritty texture. 

Deep Fried Sea Bass with Mango Salad - Seasonal Pricing

I know, from this angle, even if I were to tell you it's chicken fillet, you'll probably believe it too. 

There, this is better, isn't it? 
Well, you can't go wrong with a deep fried fish, can you? The fish was fresh and sweet, the skin coated in a thin layer of batter and fried till crisp and golden brown. 

Thai Style Curry Crab - Seasonal Pricing

Not a fan of crabs (I always get bloated from eating crabs), I didn't really try this out except for a tiny tiny bite of the flesh and found that the crab was pretty fresh. As for the gravy, I can't comment much for I didn't get to taste it. 

And here comes and much anticipated dish of the night!

Fish Maw Crab Meat Abalone Soup in Coconut - $28

This is like a mini Buddha Jump Over the Wall, Thai style. 

2 mini abalone, fish maw, crab meat, golden mushroom and slices of coconut flesh cooked in flavourful savoury thicken broth, served in a coconut shell. So shiok!
You can hardly taste or smell the distinctive 'coconut taste' in this dish at all, even though there's really quite a generous amount of coconut flesh found in the broth. Instead, it added on to the overall sweetness of the dish. 

And surprise surprise, this is my favourite dish of the night.

Deep Fried Kang Kong with Special Thai Sauce - $10

Who knows that fried Kang Kong will taste so good! You don't even need the dip, just munching on these amazingly crispy, slightly salty vegetables will give your tummy and tastebuds a great feeling of satisfaction. I could have easily finished the entire pan of that, no joke. 

Spicy Thai Thai Cafe is located at
115 Aljunied Avenue 2, #01-35
Singapore 380115

For more information, visit their website HERE

Till then,
Mia Foo


  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  2. interesting padthai...i hv nvr tasted one with crab meat..

  3. Thanks for sharing dear, the food looks amazing!

  4. Thanks for sharing!! This made me supper hungry the food looks delicious.

    Leslie xoxo

  5. i love how the tom yum rice came out in a heart shape! its different

  6. look and read your blog, makes my mouth so watering.
    and now im getting hungry looking at your bbq squid :3

  7. Ewhhh yuck.. Sorry i wonder how i eat abalone :s
    Anw the rice looks so stuffed xD
    The squid looks tempting tho! XD

  8. That heart shaped rice and squid though, looks absolutely mouthwatering! I never tried abalone soup ... Feeling kinda curious to take it😋

    much love... GreenStory

  9. All the dishes look yummy. Specially deep fried sea bass and mango salad.


  • DoFasting

  • foodpanda Curator's Network