ChaTraMue (ชาตรามือ) is famous for its cha yen, the classic Thai milk tea. Its beverages menu now includes Coffee, Chocolate and Lava series. You can also get hot Thai food at ChaTraMue Flagship Store in Paya Lebar Quarter.
ChaTraMue Flagship Store in PLQ
Cha Tra Mue (Number One Brand Thai Tea) in Bangkok started importing red tea to make Thai Milk Tea and Thai Black Tea served with ice in 1945. Today, ChaTraMue has outlets all over Thailand as well as in countries like Brunie, Cambodia, China, Malaysia and South Korea. ChaTraMue flagship store in Singapore opened in 2020.
Located on the ground level of Paya Lebar Quarter Mall, ChaTraMue faces the PLQ Plaza. The shop looks like a typical fast food restaurant. There are shelves displaying retail tea and coffee products. All the seats for dine-in customers are outside the shop unit in the naturally ventilated PLQ Plaza.
Menu of ChaTraMue
Iced Thai Milk Tea is the signature item of ChaTruMue. You can now specify the level of sweetness and hot Thai milk tea is also available. The beverage menu has been expanded to include a variety of teas, coffee and chocolate. ChaTruMue has also introduced soft serves and brown sugar lava tea series.
In mid 2021, ChaTraMue Singapore introduced its food menu. Freshly cooked hot Thai food at ChaTraMue includes Tom Yum Goong, Tom Yum Fried Rice, Thai Fish Cake and Green Curry Chicken.
Hot Thai Food at ChaTraMue in PLQ
We wanted to try the hot Thai Food at ChaTraMue and ordered Green Curry Chicken ($8.90) and Basil Chicken ($8.90). ChaTruMue at PLQ operates a fast food restaurant self-service system. You order and pay at the counter and collect your items when your number is flashed on the digital display. The wait for the food is about 10 to 15 minutes.
The food are packed for takeaway whether you are dining-in or taking away. Both the Green Curry Chicken and Basil Chicken came with steamed rice and fried egg. The rice and egg were packed in the top level of the 2 tier container.
ChaTraMue’s coconut milk-based green curry had a good balance; it was spicy, but not too spicy, and had a pleasing sweetness. The curry had a nice aroma and was loaded with flavours. It went very well with the steamed white rice.
Thai basil chicken is a popular Thai street food dish. ChaTraMue’s version did not disappoint. The stir-fry dish had a good meaty texture. The basil gave the dish a robust flavour but was not overpowering. With steamed rice and a fried egg, it was a good one dish meal.
Authentic Thai Food at ChaTraMue
It is a pity that there is no dine-in seating in the air-conditioned shop space and that diners have to eat out of takeaway containers. Admittedly, the containers are nice and the al fresco (but sheltered) dining area can be very pleasant, especially in the evening. Tableware aside, the food at ChaTraMue Flagship Store in Paya Lebar Quarter will not disappoint. It is authentic Thai street food – simple and palatable at affordable prices. ChaTraMue’s food is a great takeaway option.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
10 Paya Lebar Road, #01-38 Paya Lebar Quarter
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 10 pm
Sat & Sun : 10 am – 10 pm
Nearby MRT Staion: Paya Lebar Interchange
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