[ BaliThai ]
It's been some time since I last visited Bali Thai restaurant so decided to meet my gal friend for lunch at Bali Thai Seletar Mall.
This branch space was very big and spacious, can easily cater 100 customers. Whole restaurant was also nicely furnished with displays related to taste of Thailand.
We skipped the lunch sets and ordered ala carte dishes instead.
(1) Minced Chicken Stuffed Wings $3.50each
- These wings were crispy on the outside, the chicken meat inside were firm. A pity the taste was too bland otherwise it will be a great appetizer to start with. Take with the Thai sweet chilli dip provided, it'll help.
(2) Glass Noodles with Seafood Green Curry $11.80
- When the food was served, the appearance itself already turned me off. Initially I thought the glass noodles will be swimming in a pool of curry but it turned out to be the drier version. Coconut content was too heavy, too gelat to finish the whole portion. And this pitiful "seafood" version has none other than 3 tiny prawns with lots of uncooked eggplant slices. I only finished 1/4 plate.
(3) Phad Thai with Grilled Chicken $10.80
- Phad Thai flares a lot better than the previous dish. The grilled chicken thigh was well marinated. Meat was flavourful, texture was tender and not oily. Noodles were nicely done too. Texture was right for me, not too dry and they didn't clump together too.
Verdict: Food standards of Bali Thai seems to deteriorate over the years. I remember it wasn't this bad the last time I visited, or was it only this outlet? Manager on duty did came over to ask me why I left most of the glass noodles untouched, but after my explanation, her reactive was just a word of "orh". This type of service really has to improve. With only a few tables occupied during lunch hours in such a spacious restaurant, it's really unsightly. Hopefully the next time I drop by, there will be surprises.
The Seletar Mall
33 Sengkang West Ave
10am to 10pm