After a long day at work, my friend and I decided to settle for a simple dinner at Jurong Point. As she has a craving for Thai food, hence we ended up at Thai Express. Luckily there wasn't a queue for tonight, so we managed to find a table for 2 easily.
This Thai Express outlet was located in the basement of Jurong Point 2, where people can literally see and stare at you from above floors while you dine as all the restaurants located along that row doesn't have any "roof".
As I have a slight craving for green curry and crayfish, I ordered their green curry noodle with crayfish. Their green curry is my all-time favourite and I would never fail to order on each of my visits.
Here's the photo of my Green Curry Noodle with Crayfish:
When my Green Curry noodle with crayfish was served, I felt the food presentation could be further improved as you can only see the crayfish and if we only judge the food based on its appearance, in my own opinion, this dish certainly doesn't counts as attractive. But I am definitely impressed when I had my first taste of the green curry. The Green Curry broth was certainly thick and aromatic. It tasted great, but albeit a little too salty, which we didn't really like. The mee tasted normal while the potato tasted mediocre. The potato cubes were hard, tasteless and I think it would have been better if they had boiled longer and make it softer. As for the crayfish, it tasted normal. All in all, the only saving factor would be the yummy green curry as the rest of the items for this dish tasted mediocre.
Here's the photo of her Tom Yum Seafood noodle:
Similar to the Green Curry, the Tom Yum Seafood noodle tasted a little too salty too. For the first taste, the Tom Yum tasted good but on subsequent tastes, the effects wore off and I felt the taste became normal and stagnating. As for the potato cubes, as usual they were hard and tasteless, hence she totally didn't eat the potato cubes at all. Seafood portion wasn't a lot too. There were only a handful mixture of small prawn, squid but we think it was slightly too little.
Here's the photo of our first side dish: Otah ($8.90)
For the price of $8.90, the otah certainly seems pricey upon first impression. But as we bite into the otah meat, we were surprised to find that it consist of pure fish meat that is soft and tender and tasted good. Also, there were a few prawns scattered in the otah too. I ordered the otah out of curiosity. Although it tasted good, but if you ask me, I won't re-order on my next visit as there's nothing special about the otah, for the $8.90 price that was charged for that 1 piece of otah. If I top up an additional $2, I could have gotten a bowl of noodle at around $10+.
Here's the photo of our second side dish: Fried Pancake
I would say this Fried Pancake tasted good but other than that, I also won't re-order on my next visit as there's no compelling reason for me to eat it again. The sweet chilli sauce that accompanied the Fried Pancake was nice.
Here's another angle taken of the Fried Pancake, showing what the pancake itself contains.
Before I forgot, the waitress served us a mini starter complimentary dish, with the following photo:
We were pleased with the service level of the waitresses as they were very prompt when we waved for one of them to take our orders. Also, they were very friendly and polite during the order-taking. However one thing they could have improve on is the refilling of our glass of ice-water. Although they walked past us a few times, they didn't help us to refill our ice-water until I signaled for them to do so.
Our orders are:
1) Green curry Crayfish Laksa = $14.90
2) Red Tom Yum Seafood Laksa = $9.90
3) Thai Seafood Otah = $7.90
4) Crispy Pancake = $7.90
Total = $47.80 (includes 10% Service Charge + 7% GST)
I think the total cost of our meal is still reasonable, given the serving of our food portions are reasonable and both the broth of the Green Curry and Tom Yum were very yummy! However our dining experience could have further improved if they make both the Green Curry and Tom Yum less salty. Would I re-visit this Thai Express outlet again? Yes I would but I would definitely want to try out their other dishes on my next visit.
Date of Visit: 2012-10-23