Ah loy thai

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Most authentic Thai food in Singapore
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
5.0
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4.0
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3.5
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4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.5
Ah Loy Thai serves one of the most authentic Thai dishes in Singapore. Having been to Thailand many times and trying their local dishes in Thailand really spoiled my tastebuds. This is because when I came back to Singapore, I thought I was unable to find such good and authentic Thai food anymore. Thankfully, my partner brought me to Ah Loy Thai at Shaw Tower.

We ordered a Phat Thai, Pineapple Fried Rice, Green Curry and Wrapped Pandan Chicken. It is indeed too much food for two. But I just had to try them all. The Phat Thai is just like the one I have tried in Thailand! I was overjoyed as I have been craving for this for the longest time! Their pineapple rice however, was a let down as it was a tad too oily. However, the green curry savaged it all. The fragrant curry, served with generous amounts of chicken took my breath away the first time i tried it. It was my favorite dish that day.

I would definitely be back for more Thai food as there are many things on the menu that I have not gotten a chance to try. However, to avoid the dinner crowd and long queues, it is advisable to visit Ah Loy Thai during non -peak hours.

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Gets me coming back for more
(Updated: October 28, 2012)
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4.5
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4.5
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4.0
Overall Score 
 
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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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
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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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