Ah loy thai

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Decent but overrated
(Updated: May 28, 2014)
Overall Score 
 
3.0
Don't get me wrong, Ah Loy Thai do sell authentic Thai food at affordable rates, and it's great for casual dining. But I've been hearing so much raves about Ah Loy Thai that it left me a little disappointed when I tried them. It's probably the expectations.

I remember being satisfied with their Pad Thai and butter calamari. The other dishes were decent and well, you could say authentic. But they weren't exactly mindblowing. Their Tom Yam is mediocre, and the green curry's alright. In general their food is really pretty decent but I wasn't overwhelmed with joy. I also love spicy food but the food at Ah Loy Thai isn't that spicy which left me disappointed as well.

In short, the food there is great but I wouldn't call it the best Thai place in Singapore. Be prepared for long queues in the weekends, and when dining there, save some space for dessert at Tom's Palette just opposite the shop!

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Average at best.
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Food / Beverage 
 
3.0
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3.0
Service 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Score 
 
3.0
Thai Green Curry, Pineapple Fried Rice and of course, the must-have Tom Yum Soup. These are what I ordered when I visited Ah Loy Thai, and I guess it's safe to say that they were average.

The Pineapple Fried Rice I ordered was not even yellow and had zero pineapple flavour, which left me feeling slightly cheated. The Thai Green Curry fared slightly better, because it was not too thick and was actually quite pleasant to sip when hot. then came the test of any true Thai eatery, the Tom Yum soup. As I mentioned earlier, it was average. there's nothing to rant or rave about the Tom Yum soup.

I would visit Ah Loy Thai again to see if they've improved on their culinary skills.
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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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15
Best Part:
Mango Salad, Phad Thai and Pineapple Fried Rice
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