My friends and I wanted to try this Thai Food place along coronation road the other day, but unfortunately, it was closed ): We begin walking towards Island Creamery which was further down the road but chanced upon this Thai food place which serves western food as well. The aroma that was wafting out of the eatery beckoned us towards it like a bear to honey. The friendly lady owner waved us in with a menu, very prepared to serve us! Upon knowledge that we were students, she quickly presented us with the student menu where dishes were a few dollars cheaper than the normal price.
The eatery has 2 levels, the top floor is a tiny space which can sit roughly 15-20 people while the bottom level housed a much bigger space. As we were complaining about the scorching heat, the owner informed us that the top level has air-conditioning! Yay! The tiny space was quite dark (hence the bad lighting of the photo) but pictures of Thailand was plastered on the walls which created an unnatural "Thai environment".
The food came fairly quickly after we placed our orders. I must say I was a little skeptical about the taste of the food as the food came almost instantly.
I ordered the Seafood Phad Thai ($6.50)
and I must say I'm truly impressed! The noodles are cooked to a perfect texture. They aren't mushy and too soft but a perfect consistency that gives just the right amount of resistance when bitten into.The chef uses just the right amount of tamarind, fish sauce, and other spices to flavor the phad thai. I did not add the lime as I prefer the original taste of the noodles and I particularly did not like sour foods. The sauce was not too sweet nor spicy (chilli flakes were provided to add a stronger spicy flavour!). The dish also had a generous amount of bean sprouts, squid, peanuts and tofu. A miss for me was that the prawn was not the crunchy type that I like. However, the overall taste of the dish was really excellent!
All in all, the place is extremely easy to locate (right behind a bus stop before coronation plaza, next to a bicycle shop) and the food is really awesome! It is right to say that the phrase "never judge a book by its cover" is highly applicable to this eatery. I will definitely want to go back to try the other dishes!
Note: There was no GST and service charge!
Do note that customers need to pay first before eating.
Spending per head: Approximately $6Other Ratings: