Soi Thai Soi Nice is a Thai restaurant that took over the space formerly occupied by the Atmosphere Bistro Bar in the Alexandra Central Mall (next to the Ikea store). Except for the change in name and cuisine, the new restaurant appears to have retained the layout of the restaurant. Which is a good thing both for comfort and for environmental reasons as the place had been well furnished with cushy chairs and nice furniture. Attracted by the enticing weekday set lunch menu, we decided to try out this new Thai restaurant in Alexandra Central mall.
Soi Thai Soi Nice Restaurant menu
The Soi Thai Soi Nice Thai Restaurant set lunch menu makes available six different main courses at a price of $8.80 each. The set lunch comes with a salad and a soft drink. All the set meal options look interesting and we decided on Tom Yum Talay Lat Kao (seafood tom yum soup with rice and fried egg) and Woon Sen Tom Yum Talay (seafood tom yum vermicelli soup).
Here are pictures of the Soi Thai Soi Nice Thai Restaurant set lunch menu as well as some pages from their regular menu. Another interesting meal to try at this restaurant is the Royal Thai Hot Pot which costs $38.80 for two persons.
The restaurant was not very busy. There were about four other parties having lunch that day. The Thai salad and soft drinks were promptly served to us after we placed our orders. The slightly tart Thai salad was simple and refreshing.
The presentation of the dishes were quite beautiful. We appreciate them even more when we think about the $8.80 price that is not much more than what we are charged at shopping mall food courts these days. Here, in almost palatial surroundings we did not have to deal with oily tables, chopsticks and plastic bowls or face criticism for ungracious behaviour for using our tissue paper packs.
The vermicelli soup was a bowl full of ingredients – the prawns, squid, mushroom covered the surface of the soup. The rice vermicelli nicely soaked up the soup which was a mild form of tom yum. Just spicy enough but not too hot to taste the other flavours. This is a light lunch. Those who are really hungry may want to consider the rice dishes instead.
The tom yum with rice had the same mild tom yum soup. The main difference was the lower quantity of seafood items in the soup. But still a nice soup and rice combo.
Overall lunch at Soi Thai Soi Nice was a pleasant experience. Both set lunch options we chose that day were quite light. But the taste, service and atmosphere of the restaurant was good.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Soi Thai Soi Nice
321 Alexandra Road
#02-01 @ Alexandra Central (Next to Ikea)
Tel: +65 6250 4863