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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Rochor Thai


I am back from Bangkok and I had left part of me there....  But I know there's a place in Singapore that probably can comfort our cravings - Rochor Thai.

Interior of this little restaurant is kept simple with vintage wooden furnitures.  The walls are decorated with pictures from Thailand with nostalgia feel all over.
They have a little corner selling thai condiments if you like to whip up thai dishes at home too!

Thai Ice Milk Tea S$3.50
The first item served were these chills which we really need in our crazy warm weather.  The orange color of the thai tea was so bright that it looked almost like carrot juice.

The bitterness of the tea was diffused with natural sweetness of milk.  MUST TRY!
 It's really unique and according to founder of Rochor Thai, Mr Joel Ong, they had bought this special tea leaf from Thailand and it's brand is a trade secret sssssssssssssssshhh..........

Scrolling down, I will be introducing to you guys authentic thai dishes which you may find from the central province in Thailand, especially in cafes or restaurants in Krung Thep.

Som Tum Kai Kem - Papaya Salad with salted duck egg S$8.80.
It's always mango salad whenever we eat thai food, so this was a refreshing change!  Shredded papaya, carrot, some long beans, crunchy peanuts and dried shrimps were tossed with saliva inducing tamarind sauce.  Personally, I love everything and anything with salted egg =P~~  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Po Taek Talay - Clear Tom Yum Seafood Soup S$8.80(S)/S$15.80(L)
Besides the usual taste of spicy and sour, there's a warm sensation at each sip as holy basil was added.

Kor Moo Yang - Grilled Pork Collar S$12.80
MUST MUST MUST ORDER!   It's one of the best pork dish I had ever eaten so far!  Pork was pan-seared to seal the juices in meat before grilling.  Flavourful meat was incredibly tender, soooo delicious that I ate it without the sauce.  Now I am drooling over my own blog post....

Gaeng Som Pla - Orange Curry Poached Red Snapper S$26.80
(Order 1 day in advance)
Usually deep fried snake head fish is use for this dish, but we had poached red snapper instead due to availability of the fish.  Fresh red snapper is lightly poached in orange curry, served with acacia omelette and assorted veg.  The combination was something new to us and it tasted as good as it looked, LOVE IT!

It's our first time trying this delightful dish and I believe for many of you, it's the first time seeing this dish too!  Not surprising, as this is not a street food.  Gaeng Som Pla is normally served in bigger restaurants in Thailand.  MUST TRY!

Pad Pong Curry Prawns S$18.80(S)/S$26.80(L)
Thai pad pong curry sauteed with eggs and absolutely fresh big prawns.  It's as iconic to Thailand as chilli crab is to Singapore.

Pla Meuk Pad Kai Kem - Salted Egg Squid S$14.80/S$22.80(L)
Instead of cutting the squid in rings (which was faster), chef of Rochor Thai display precise knife skills with flower cut squid coasted with salted egg sauce.  It was a visual feast to us.

Pak Boong Fai Daeng - Wok Fried Morning Glory S$7.80(S)/S$11.80(L)
Classic thai favourite with fermented bean paste and chillies.  As simple and as common this dish may seemed, it takes experience and skills to ensure the veg is not over or under cook (I always over cooked mine and they turn dull green, almost yellow >.<).  The leafs were soften while the stalks were still crunchy, making this plate of green very appealing and appetising, really tasty.  MUST ORDER!

Khao Niew Ma Muang - Mango Sticky Rice S$7.80
There's always stomach space for thai desserts.  Coconut milk was pre-mixed into the sticky rice, moulded in heart-shape to melt your heart.  Not forgetting fresh yellow thai mango which never falls out of love.

Tab Tim Grob - Red Rubies S$4.80
Another familiar thai dessert, water chestnut cubes coated with thin tapioca starch, served with coconut milk.

The water chestnut were cut in bigger cubes so that there's a crunch and kick in every bite.  The twist was that the salt was added into the coconut milk, so Red Ruby here is very different from what you had at other places.

NO MSG is used in Rochor Thai's kitchen as the culinary team of Rochor Thai took pride in their cooking. Even all sauces and pastes are prepared from the scratch with fresh ingredients.
Pic with Rochor Thai's founder Mr Joel Ong.  I could feel his passion for thai food as he spoke to us about the dishes ^.^

Another group pic with Elrica (on the left).
 We had enjoyed the sumptuous thai dishes very much and gotten valuable knowledge from Mr Joel Ong as well.

Giving you another good reason to visit Rochor Thai....  They are having LADIES NITE on every Wednesday!!
One and only LADIES NIGHT for Thai food in Singapore!

(min 4 ladies to dine, valid from 23 July 2014 till 31 Oct 2014)

Terms and condition-
* Dine in from 6pm - 10pm
* Strictly no males allowed to be seated at the same table (lolxx......)
* No splitting of bill
* Reservation required.  Quote "Ladies Night".  Dial 6440 3270

Good food with great discount!  Seriously, 50% discount you know!! What are you waiting for!
Rochor Thai welcomes you!

Rochor Thai
340 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427592
Mon - Thurs: 11.30am - 2.30pm, 5.45pm - 9.45pm
Fri - Sat: 11.30am - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 12am
Sun/PH : 11.30am - 12am

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