Quality Thai Food.
These words kept pouring out from the wife while we were at Kinnari Thai. If
you are looking for quality Thai food at an inexpensive price, Kinnari Thai @
Joo Chiat will be the place to go.
We had always wanted to try this restaurant but were apprehensive about the
cost. Housed in a row of black and white shophouses, the restaurant takes up 2
units on this stretch of shophouses that houses an eccentric mix of diners and
food massagers. From the outside, it has the appearance of an upmarket
|Interior@ Kinnari Thai|
Stepped inside, and the vibes changed from upmarket to casual chic. Clad in
green hues with wooden tables and chair, this gives a laid-back vibe. If you
are coming for the weekend, make a reservation or come early. Although it is
bigger than most restaurants on this stretch of the road, it reaches full
capacity by 7 pm.
|Menu @ Kinnari Thai|
A quick glance at the menu, and we knew that this would be the right
place to eat for our budget. Prices are priced reasonable. A service charge of
10% is not added to the price, but GST is already included.
Here’s what we had for the evening
Prawn Cake ($8)
|Prawan Cake @ Kinnari Thai|
Two chunky prawn cakes to start off the meal. They were huge and crispy,
perfect with the sweet chilli that comes along with it.
Panang Curry with chicken ($15)
|Panang Curry @ Kinnari Thai|
This is like rendang but less thick. We decided to try this rather than the
usual green curry. While the Panang Curry was addictive, the meat portion was
Kor Moo Yang – Thai Grilled Pork Collar ( $15)
|Kor Moo Yang @ Kinnari Thai|
This has to be one of the better-grilled pork collars we tried. The cooked and
fatty meat was perfectly balanced. We wanted to try the pork belly, but it ran
out for the evening. The Thai grilled pork collar was more than a decent
Grilled Chicken Thigh ($10)
|Grilled Chicken Thigh @ Kinnari Thai|
The chicken thigh was much bigger than we thought,t as it comes with a
drumstick and thigh. The skin was crispy, and the meat was tender and not
Mango Sticky Rice ($10)
|Mango Sticky Rice @ Kinnari Thai|
Joo Chiat Road needs a more decent dessert place. It is good that the
restaurant serves up dessert too. This Mango Sticky Rice is a must-try for the
excellent sticky rise.
Lemon Grass Drink ($3.5)
|LemonGrass @ Kinnari Thai|
Our favourite Thai drink to go with all these delicious food!
The food here is exquisite. We could tell the difference in quality in terms
of taste and texture.
Given the price and delectable food, seeing a full house so early in the
evening is no surprise. If you are in Joo Chiat for Thai food, this is the
place to go.