Update: Restaurant is now closed.
Sawadee Ka! Thai cuisine has always been my all time favourite food because I love the flavours of sweet, sour and spicy that are always so well balanced in all of its dishes. And I like that seafood such as prawns and squids are also commonly used in Thai cuisine so you can imagine how happy I am to have found this affordable Thai dining option.
Sukhothai Kitchen started out as a zi char stall at a coffee shop but has now upgraded to a casual “no frills” family restaurant in the heartland of Ang Mo Kio. This restaurant is located at the void deck of a HDB flat in the middle of a bustling neighbourhood town centre. And even though the husband and I were here on a Saturday noon, there wasn’t much of a lunch crowd.
A good variety of rice and noodle dishes. Was difficult to make our choices because everything looked wholesome.
The service staff was quick to come to our table to take our orders without us having to gesture for attention. Very polite lady with all smiles.
And here’s what we got for drinks. The Milk Tea had a very distinctive flavour (from star anise if I wasn’t wrong) and was a little sweet for my liking so it wasn’t quite my cup of tea. I’d prefer the Milk Tea from Thai Express instead. The Lemongrass Drink on the other hand was refreshing with a strong aromatic taste of lemongrass and not overly sweet. A perfectly thirst quenching drink on a hot day. I’m sure this would aid in digestion too. Must try!
This had my both thumbs up. The freshest and sweetest prawn cakes I’d ever tried. Hot and crispy exterior with crunchy prawns inside. The prawn filling was coarsely minced so we could still taste bits of prawn flesh in it that really gave it texture. The outside was lightly coated in breadcrumbs before frying and wasn’t heavy or overly greasy at all. Dip them in the sweet chilli sauce provided. Heaven!
Clear tom yum soup that didn’t look deadly but it was packed with spice to the max. And the more we drank, we more we felt the spiciness acting up on our tongues but it was a tolerable, pleasant type of heat as we both love spicy food. Small portion might be too tiny for some but it came with a generous helping of fresh prawns, squids and straw mushrooms.
I love anything with garlic so I decided to give this dish a try. While the fried garlic bits were nicely fried to crisp, I wished the pork slices would be more crispy too. Somehow the tender pork were under seasoned and just didn’t do justice to the dish. Had to dip the pork in sweet chilli sauce to make it more flavoursome.
Very well balanced phad thai with sweetness from the sauce, sourness from the lime and spiciness from the dried chilli flakes. Everything just worked together in this one dish. The different textures of the crispy beansprouts, crunchy prawns and coarsely ground peanuts, chewiness of the rice noodles and tenderness of the squids are plus points. It was something that I could eat a lot of.
This was an awesome plate of fried rice as every rice grain was evenly coated in the turmeric colouring, simply flavoursome and wasn’t soggy or sticky. There were raisins, pineapple cubes, chinese sausage, prawns, cashew nuts and meat floss so every mouthful was filled with different textures and flavours.
Overall, the execution of dishes is quite remarkable. Robust flavours and without the grease. I can’t wait to return again to try out other dishes on the menu. Price-wise, this entire meal didn’t delve beyond $30 (no GST or service charge) which was really affordable. Great tasting dishes, impeccable service. Highly recommended!
Blk 408 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10
Tel: 9366 3112
11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 9.30pm (Mon-Fri)
12.00pm to 3.30pm, 4.30pm to 10.00pm (Sat-Sun)