Real Thai is tucked away in a corner of the basement of Raffles City. It is a fast food restaurant offering a good range of Thai fare from Pad Thai and Boat Noodles to Mango Sticky Rice and Durian Samosa. Real Thai Raffles City has its roots in a company that has been exporting Thai ingredients for many years so it is not surprising that it should know the best ingredients that will deliver the authentic taste of Thai delicacies.
The casual Thai restaurant has a large counter typically seen is fast food restaurants. The dining space is not big but has tables that are reasonably well spaced out.
Real Thai Raffles City has an a la carte menu but the set meals offers good value. It allows you to customize your set by choosing a base of noodles, rice or roti, a curry and a drink. The Customised Set Meal is only $9.80, which is inclusive of GST. There is no service charge
We had two sets – rice noodles with chicken tom yum and lemongrass juice; and bee hoon with beef massaman curry and mango juice. The sets were served in simple wooden trays and came with some potato chips.
The tangy chicken tom yum soup was noy too spicy. It was flavourful and really got the taste buds excited. The Thai rice noodles were boiled so that it was soft and tender but not sticky.
Massaman curry is said to have been introduced to Thailand by Persian merchants and became an integral part of the Thai Muslim cuisine. Spices such as cinnamon, cloves, star anise and cumin go into the preparation of the curry. Real Thai’s massaman curry did not disappoint. It was a rich and sumptuous curry that was very fragrant. It should be very nice with steamed rice or bread but we enjoyed it with bee hoon too.
Real Thai Raffles City has a Grab & Go Section. You can also buy chilli sauce and curry pastes to cook up a good Thai meal at home.
Real Thai shows that good affordable Thai food can be found in a nice comfortable restaurant right in the middle of the city. The staff at Real Thai Raffles City was courteous and helpful. The prices are very reasonable and the food was as good as the homestyle Thai food typically found in small Thai eateries.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Real Thai Raffles City
252 North Bridge Road
#B1-44F Raffles City Shopping Centre
Tel: +65 62502065
Sat & Sun: 11.30am-9pm
Nearby MRT Stations: City Hall, Bras Basah, Esplanade
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