Having spent a considerable time in the UK and Europe this year, I came to the realisation that the one thing I truly missed during my time abroad was spices. Although we did enjoy Asian cuisine in the UK and Europe, the taste and flavours somehow didn’t quite match up to what we were accustomed to back home. Consequently, upon our return to Singapore, the first meal that crossed my mind was Thai food. We craved that extra oomph and kick that would ignite our palates with excitement and a bit of heat, haha!
One of our preferred choices for Thai cuisine is Nakhon Kitchen, a place I’ve mentioned on a few occasions before. However, when Sanook Kitchen opened a branch near us at Waterway Point, we decided to give it a try since we hadn’t dined at Sanook Kitchen before, despite coming across the restaurant at various other locations.
Sanook Kitchen boasts many outlets across Singapore, making it convenient for you to find the one closest to your location.
Sanook Kitchen Locations
- #B1-134 Suntec City Mall
- #B2-08 Woods Square (Woodlands)
- #B1-01 Northpoint City North Wing (Yishun)
- #01-17 Parkway Parade
- #B2-26 Funan
- 16 Lor Mambong (Holland V)
- #B2-44 Bedok Mall
- #B3-19 ION Orchard
- #01-12 Heartland Mall (Kovan)
- #01-16/K8 Kallang Wave Mall
- #01-17 Zhongshan Mall
- #01-15/16 Sengkang Grand Mall
- #01-104/105 Thomson Plaza
- #03-28/29 PLQ Mall
- #B2-23C VivoCity
- #02-65/66/67 Square 2 (Novena)
Their outlet at Waterway Point commenced its operations around March this year, making it a relatively recent addition to the mall’s dining scene. I appreciate its decor and ambience, which strike a balance between trendy and inviting, exuding a warm and cosy atmosphere. The presence of Thai pop music in the background adds to the overall experience.
During our visit, we were seated at a table positioned right in front of the bustling kitchen, allowing us to witness the chefs in action. Quite fun to see them dish out Thai food, plate by plate.
Overall, I must say that, considering it’s a Thai restaurant situated in a mall, the prices are generally reasonable in comparison to other mall restaurants or trendy cafes. Given the diverse array of dishes on the menu, I would recommend visiting with a group of family or friends. This way, you can order a variety of dishes to share and experience a broader selection of the restaurant’s offerings.
To place an order, simply scan the QR code provided.
Mango Salad $5.90
Some Thai restaurants present their mango salad with a rather ‘wet’ texture, resulting in soft and soggy mango strips. I appreciated that, in this case, the green mango was sliced into thicker strips, offering a tender, crunchy texture. The flavours were well-balanced, making it a very refreshing appetiser to stimulate the appetite.
Homemade Prawn Cakes $11.90
Lightly breaded and deep-fried to a crispy exterior while retaining juiciness inside, these prawn cakes were delightful. They exuded the natural sweetness of prawns with a satisfying crunch. A definite must-order.
Deep-fried Stuffed Chicken Wings $5.90
The chicken wings were crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. However, they leaned slightly towards the salty side. It seemed like the wings were stuffed with fish paste.
Deep-fried Tofu with Thai Chilli Sauce $3.90
Fried tofu rarely disappoints, especially when paired with sweet chilli sauce. This dish featured nicely fried tofu with a light crisp on the skin, while the inside remained moist and soft.
Clear Tom Yum Seafood Soup $7.90
The seafood in the soup was well-cooked, but it leaned slightly towards the salty side with a bitter aftertaste. Strangely, the more I consumed the soup, the more pronounced the bitterness became.
Green Curry Chicken $9.90
The green curry was very thick and creamy, infused with fragrant coconut milk. The chicken pieces were tender, and the inclusion of long beans and brinjal added to the overall appeal. Perfect when paired with white rice.
Red Ruby $4.50
To conclude the meal, the Red Ruby dessert is a must-try. While it may not be the best I’ve had, it was still satisfying with its rich, thick, and creamy texture. The water chestnut bits provided a delightful crunch, and the preserved jackfruit slices added an extra layer of texture. It was a refreshing end without being overly heavy.
The food was served promptly, and the prices were relatively wallet-friendly. While the taste wasn’t exceptional, it was above average and pretty authentic. Considering the prices paid, the meal offered great value for money. We would certainly return when craving Thai food. 😉
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