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A blend of Thai and Indonesian food at Bali Thai

Monday, May 01, 2017

I met a friend for lunch on a weekend afternoon at Bali Thai, Ngee Ann City. When I entered the restaurant, it gave me a nice cosy feeling with spacious walkway. If you read the name - Bali Thai, it means that the restaurant offers both Indonesian and Thai dishes. It was like enjoying the best of both worlds. With a quick glance at the menu, I have already ordered too much food for two. But it was definitely worth it.

The Tahu Telur or fried egg with tofu was one of my favourite Indonesian dishes. The beancurd were freshly cut into cubes and deep fried with egg. The dish came with a sweet peanut sauce that you may either drizzle over the tahu telur or dip a piece of the beancurd cubes into the sauce. Priced at $8.50, the beancurd with egg is definitely worth ordering. (Food rating: 4/4)

Stir Fry Kang Kong, priced at $9, was perfectly cooked. The kang kong vegetables were crunchy despite frying in the hot wok. The sambal or chilli paste was fragrant and the portion was just nice. This is one of my favourite dishes at Bali Thai. (Food rating: 4/5)

Basil Leaves Chicken Lettuce Wrap, priced at $9.50, was the first time we ordered at Basil Leaves Chicken. Similar to a wrap, we placed two tablespoons of Basil Leaves Chicken onto the lettuce leaves and wrapped it like an envelope, before eating. The basil leaves chicken was delicious with nice basil leaves fragrance. (Food rating: 4/5)

Peek Gai Sod Sai or Boneless Chicken Wing Stuffed with Minced Meat was unforgettable. Priced at $3.50 per piece, the chicken wings were moist and tender in the inside and crispy on the outside. The marinade was sweet and tasted the best with the Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce. (Food rating: 4/5)

Guy Tang (Chiang Mai Grilled Chicken), priced at $10.80, was beautifully grilled. The lightly charred chicken was moist. Despite the charred chicken, the meat remains tender and moist. (Food rating: 4.5)

The Beef Rendang, priced at $12.80, is beef cubes in thick spicy dry coconut gravy. They were absolutely delicious and unforgettable. It reminded me of my grandmother's cooking. The beef cubes were tender and melted into our mouths. The coconut gravy were aromatic and best eaten with steamed white rice. (Food rating: 5/5)


Address: Ngee Ann City, 391A Orchard Road #05-29 Singapore 238873
Rating: 4/5
Price: $
Recommended dishes: Beef Redang, Basil Leave Chicken Lettuce Wrap, Tahu Telur.
Ambience: A widely spaced restaurant with attentive service staff.

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