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“Terrific thai”
Review of Thai Affair

Thai Affair
Ranked #1,468 of 11,867 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Thai
Neighbourhood: The Quays
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Neighbourhood: The Quays
Reviewed 13 December 2013

The area around the Singapore river is a tourist trap, with numerous over-priced and under-performing dining options. You could pay inflated prices to sit by the river at Clark Quay or Boat Quay and eat forgettable food. We chose, instead, to retreat into the (pleasantly air-conditioned) basement food hall of a shopping mall and eat extremely well-priced, utterly delicious thai food, served with friendly hospitality. Everything we ordered was wonderful. Nothing was too spicy for our western palates. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank Perpetual_Student_NZ
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

UOB cards currently having a 15% off promotion on minimum $20 spend which is great as they already do not charge GST nor service tax usually! The service was good - our female server took the utensils etc. to our table. Tissues provided and bird's eye chillies. You can order at the counter or at the table.
The food was fresh, not overly oily, nicely spiced to suit most palates and authentic. Only wish my papaya (Som Tum) salad had its peanuts ground instead of whole and some bean sprouts for better balance.
The servings of rice (Fried Green Curry Rice) were BIG - enough for 2 women to share. Soup serving size was good for two with generous servings of meat and mushrooms - recommend you get a bowl of rice for SGD1 to accompany. If you don't specify you want pork, they will give you chicken for the soup.
Try the Lemongrass Drink if you like lemongrass - it is strong and goes down well when the ice has melted. Clear and refreshing.
Dessert SGD5, mains SGD7-8, appetizers SGD6-8 and drinks SGD2-3, if I recall correctly. I'd go back again. Look for it at the centre of the basement food court in Clarke Quay's Central Mall, near the cake in a jar shop. Access directly to the basement via the MRT.
I wish more people visited this reasonably priced and comfortable little gem.

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Thank designfood
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

I ate here one night as it was in the basement of the mall next to my hotel. I had a sore throat and the lemongrass chicken soup was great. I also had the pad thai which was also good except for the hot chili they sprinkeled on the top which I would have skipped. This was freshly made authentic food. The owner was very nice and the service good. The prices were reasonable. They also had alot of vegetarian options available.

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Thank StarGazer55555
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Papaya salad is a definite must. It taste exactly like how one will order in Bangkok or Phuket. The curry was fragrant. Minced chicken with basil a must try. The friendly service is another big plus.

1  Thank Schmiemann
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Thai Affair is located in the basement market/food court of the The Central mall opposite the Swissotel Merchant Court. Since we were staying at this hotel for 5 days , this became our regular dinner place becace of the owner's enthusiasm in accomodating our Indian vegetarian group.

Over 3-4 visits we tried most of the starters and curries and found them all excellent. The taste is similar to a good thai restaurant in New York or London, with very fresh ingredients . We could make out the disting flavors of each curry .

The owners ( Alex and his family) were very warm and friendly . When we first walked across this place , we were just browsing and had no intention of eating there . We asked some standard questions about veggy options and were surprised when Alex offer to perpare any of the curries to our specification . We got into a chat about ingredients, techniques , how they dont use bottled curry paste and enjoing the food and hospitality so much that we ate there almost daily.

I would strongly recommend Thai Affair if you like good , inexpensive thai food served in an clean ( the palce is very new) unpretentious and friendly setting.

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