Ah loy thai

S April 19, 2012
 
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Gets me coming back for more
(Updated: October 28, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
Ambience 
 
4.0
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4.5
I rarely come by restaurants that keeps me going back to try more dishes so you how much i enjoyed the food here.

Pineapple Fried Rice: Very flavourful, it has a good amount of juicy shrimps and raisins. it's not the usual pineapple rice with a very distinct yellow. The portion is big, could be shared between 2 person.

Tom Yum Soup: Shiok. It's very spicy but addictive! I love the Tom Yum Soup with Fish.

Phad Thai: It's different from the ones i had previously which were spicy. I still prefer the fried rice!

Thai Pandan Chicken: 4 huge chunks of chicken wrapped indivually in pandan leaves, tender & well marinated. However, it's better to stop at 1.

Mango Chicken: Slices of fried crispy chicken drizzled with sweet & spicy sauce, can serve 2 -3 persons.

If you're going in a pair, can order the rice/phad thai with a bowl of tom yum soup and a dish of mango chicken to share it's more than enough to fill your stomach!

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Average Spent Per Person:
17
Branch Location:
Tampines
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Authentic & Delicious Thai Food
(Updated: September 23, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
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4.5
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3.0
Service 
 
3.5
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4.0
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4.0
Ah Loy Thai has great and affordable Thai food. Personally, I feel that the food is authentic, and it’s definitely one of my go-to places for Thai food.

The food I had was great. My favourite dish was possibly the butter calamari. It might sound terribly unhealthy, but trust me it’s worth every calorie. The calamari is fragrant, tasty and crunchy. The steamed fish with glass noodles is also a great choice, and the fish is cooked well, and has just the right amount of spice.

However, do make a reservation, even on a weekday night as the place gets really crowded during dinner time, and they close pretty early.

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MW
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Authentic but with small portion sizes
Overall Score 
 
3.0
It's cheaper than a typical restaurant, but pricier than a typical eatery.
Despite located at a corner of Shaw Tower, it boasts of long queues and long waits during dinner times.
It serves authentic Thai food. Each time I access the authenticity of Thai food, I must sample their Mango Saladi and Pineapple Fried Rice.

Mango Salad: It is unmistakably satisfying. Spicy and sour, just the way I like it.

Pineapple Fried Rice: It would be good if they could add pork floss and roasted cashew nuts as toppings. What is interesting is, they separate lemon juice and nuts for you to pour to our satisfaction. Not enough? Ask for another serving!

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
Best Part:
Mango Salad, Phad Thai and Pineapple Fried Rice
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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My favourite Thai restaurant
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4.5
I am an Ah Loy Thai fan through and through, ever since my friend had the good sense to introduce me to a — and I quote — “super good Thai place”.

Shaw Towers is a short walk from Bugis, so location wise it is still pretty accessible. The place can get SUPER crowded at dinnertime, so don’t ever try going down with an empty stomach or without patience. If I’m not wrong, they don’t take any reservations after 6pm. So anytime before that, remember to make one because nobody likes to wait!

The glass noodles are superb, and the best I’ve ever tried in my entire life. I am particular about bean sprouts, so I make it a point to request for my special order. However, during one of my visits during dinnertime, they said they couldn’t. Ah well. The Thai tom yum is also delectable, and good for 2. I think sharing among a group of 4 will result in you feeling bummed out about the empty pot, because it is simply not enough.

The fried calamaris are not too bad, but as I’m not a fan of calamari I usually skip this unless my friends order it.

All in all, Ah Loy Thai remains my favourite Thai restaurant in Singapore.
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Awesome thai delicacies
Overall Score 
 
4.5
Ah Loy Thai is one of the must visit restaurant if you are fan of Thai cuisines. It is definitely one of the best Thai restaurant in Singapore. Although it is not as popular as Thai Express, which has a dozen franchises throughout Singapore, it can definitely beat the dishes at Thai Express anytime.

Located in Shaw Tower in Bugis, it is a 15 minute walk from the station, diagonally across the road from the National Library. The building looks a little run down and can do with a little upgrading, but it houses some really good food finds!

Some of the must tries at include the buttered calamari rings (the best calamari ever!!!), the pineapple fried rice and the mango crispy chicken. The buttered calamari rings will make you swoon, my friends and I always order double portions because it is just so good! The tom yam soup can be a little spicy, so if you cannot take spicy food, it's better to forgo it. The ice-lemon tea there is horrid though, so I'd advise you to pick out something safer, like a can of cola.

The service at Ah Loy Thai is pretty bad though. There was once we accidentally ordered an extra dish instead of an extra plate of rice like we wanted, but we realised it a little too late and the person simply refused to change it for us because the food was already being prepared by the chef. We ended up having two portions of beef which wasn't all that nice either.

All in all, Ah Loy Thai is really good, but yet does not have another outlet elsewhere, so it is a common sight to find a long queue outside during dinner time. Also, the place is pretty cramp so there is a limited capacity they can house at one go. If you are a big group and would like to visit the place in the night, it would be smart to make a reservation first!

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Must try thai restaurant!
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
2.5
Service 
 
2.5
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Being the food connoisseur I am and that too an ardent fan of Thai food, I always go in search of good Thai eateries with my friends. A place I’d like to introduce to you today is ‘Ah Loy Thai’. Tucked in the heart of Bugis, in the premises of Shaw Towers, the eatery is by far serves the best Thai food for its affordable price range when you compare with Thai Express for an example. My favourite, must-have dishes for every Thai meal would be Tom yam (seafood) soup, Pandan chicken, Sambal kangkong. To finish my meal off with Mango Sticky Rice would be a blessing. Though, I seldom get to enjoy my Mango sticky rice when I’m here as it’s often sold out by the time I order, the Tom yam soup never fails to disappoint. I can assure you your hearty meal would cost you less than $20. However, the one thing that could be improved would be to have longer operating hours. At present, they open from 12-8pm (Mon-Thurs) and 1-7pm (Fri). They are closed on Sundays and public holidays. What a pity! But nonetheless, do pop by ‘Ah Loy Thai’ when you’re craving some spicy food. You’ll never be disappointed. It’s best to have a late lunch here so that you’d have all the luxury of time and hopefully the Mango Sticky Rice won’t be sold out too.

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
Best Part:
Tom yam soup, Mango sticky rice
Branch Location:
Shaw Towers
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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