If you were to ask me about my favorite food, it has to be either Thai or Japanese. When it comes to Thai food, many people associate them with the cheap Thai street food that we can get along the streets of Thailand. Cha Thai is here to debunk this myth.
“The quality of Cha Thai’s food is the result of premium quality ingredients, along with traditional (not authentic) recipes cooked with modern techniques, to bring out another dimension in the taste of Thai, so our customers experience the best of Fine Thai Food” Leah – Owner, Cha Thai
You may wonder why the hefty price tag here? This is due to the difference in the quality of the meat and many other ingredients involved, and the cooking techniques and time taken with these techniques.
At Cha Thai, their meat are sous vide before cooking, that involves lots of time and effort to ensure that the meat is tender. All their gravy, sauces, pastes, drinks, etc. are made from scratch. They use only Thai ingredients/condiments.
Crispy Prawn Cake $15 –
Tiger prawns are used for these prawn cakes as well as in all their prawn dishes. This is their way of pampering their guest… with the finest ingredients. These crispy prawn cakes doesn’t taste like the typical types you get from the market which taste more of flour and fish. One piece is simply not enough for me. Dip them into the plum sauce and enjoy every bite.
Creamy Crab Roll $15-
I loved this delicious dip for my spring rolls. I could just eat the dip with a bowl of rice by itself. Flavorful and full of crab meat, this is one good appetizer to order while waiting for your mains to arrive.
Lemongrass Prawn Salad $28-
This is a super pampering dish with minced pork all over my prawns. I thought it was interesting to combine them and I enjoyed chomping down these Tiger Prawns. Those who love savory seafood have to go for this!
Signature Tiger Prawn ‘Panang’ Curry $28-
I loved how they combine the lychees in this not so spicy Panang curry. There were lots of coconut so yes, it made me felt guilty but the lychees brought some sweetness to this curry dish.
Saute Kai Lan with Roasted Pork $16-
Kai Lan is one of my favorite vegetable of all times especially when paired with roasted pork. Thank you for making it just the way I like it crunchy and delicious.
Boat Noodles $18-
While the noodles had a nice and chewy texture, the meat and meatball had been marinated with 15 types of herbs so it is very subjective to the taste buds. Some would love this, while others like me, probably doesn’t know how to appreciate this so go ahead and give it a try before you decide.
Pineapple Red Curry (with pork loin) $18-
It seems like Cha Thai is clever to incorporate fruits into your diet in an unusual way. Other than pampering you with Tiger prawns, you get to chomp on some fruits from your curry.
Garlic Pork with Bird’s Chili $18-
I tried to take a bite into the Bird’s chili and yes, these are super spicy so be warned. The chili did not affect the taste of the pork so go ahead and dig into the pork, it is not as spicy as it seemed.
Smoothies $4.50 | Cold Drinks $2.90| Hot Drinks $2.50
Don’t worry if you are feeling the heat from the bird’s chili, go ahead and grab some drinks. We tried the black tea and green tea since they were highly recommended.
Look! Its a smiling prawn!
Pad Thai $22-
Here comes another of my favorite dish, equivalent to the Singapore’s Char Kway Teow. The Pad Thai had generous servings of tiger prawns, peanut, shrimps, beansprouts and fried bean curd on them.
Premium Giant Tiger Prawns Claypot Glass Noodles $159 / Tiger Prawns Claypot Glass Noodles $55 (for 4 pax)-
The giant tiger prawn used in this dish is about 35-40cm, that explains the hefty price tag. Go ahead, let loose and indulge yourself once in a while. The serving is quite huge so you can share it with a few friends. I love the tiger prawns and the glass noodles which soaked up the gravy so well. Chomp on the garlic too, they are so fragrant and they are great for health.
Red Ruby $8 | Summer Potato (sweet potato) $8 | Sweet Corn Herbal Jelly $8-
Emerald Jade (green ruby) $8-
Tropical Paradise (mango sticky rice with ice-cream) $12-
All the desserts were mostly coconut based and they are nice. This particular one was amazing! It was my favorite dessert of all five. I find the combination of the cold coconut ice-cream on top and hot mango sticky rice below it a very nice fit. Despite having tried so many dishes, I still felt like I could have more of this.
Overall this makes a great place for a nice meal if your wallets allow, otherwise grab a few more friends to share the bill. Nice, pleasant ambience with fabulous Thai Food, for the Tiger prawn dishes, you should at least try one of them while you are there.
80 Telok Ayer Street
#01-01 Singapore 048466
(Far East Square)
For more details and information, do check out:
Disclaimer: This article is made possible because of the food tasting invitation extended by Christina and Cha Thai. Thank you so much for having me.