Looking for a decent Thai meal?
Since our visit to Little Vietnam at Grandlink Plaza, we had always planned to
This time around, we decided to try out Soi 72.
Similar to Little Vietnam, there is an indoor and outdoor space. The
restaurant is about half the size of the neighbour, and it could be better to
be seated outdoors by Geylang river. The vibe outdoors would be similar to a
Thai Bristo outdoors.
|Soi 72 Indoor|
We had indoor seats for the evening as we had arrived around seven on a
Saturday evening, as the outdoor spaces were filled. They do have spaces
indoors for seating about 20.
|Thai Food Matters|
The indoor has seating for about 20 pax. One of the wall has a scene of Thai
nightlife and the other side has photos of past guests. While it is cozy, it
is a tad chilly due to the wind from the portable aircon. We would have
preferred outdoor seating. Do come early if you want outdoor seating.
We decided to order items that we do not usually order for Thai meals. So that
means no Green Curry or Pineapple Rice. Instead, these are what we had for the
evening. Ordering is done via QR code
Crispy Pork Belly
|Soi 72 Crispy Pork Belly|
moist and tender. In terms of portion, it is quite generous two. Comes with
a dipping sauce to enhance the taste.
Panang Curry Chicken
|Panang Curry Chicken|
Instead of the usual Green Curry, we decided to try Panang Curry Chicken
instead. Panang curry is usually made up of ingredients like dried
chiller peppers, ginger, lemongrass, kaffir lime zest and more. It is
milder than red or green curry and thicker in texture. Overall, it was
not too bad as an alternative to Green Curry.
Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup)
|Tom Kha Gai|
Another dish that we tried for the first time. While the portions are
big, it was not a memorable dish. Maybe the dish was not to our palate
due to the coconut flavouring.
Normally when you order Sotong, the toughest part is chewing it. This
BBQ Soting, it exceeded our expectations. Not only was it cooked crispy,
but it was also tender and easy to chew. It is also flavourful at every
bite. This is our favourite dish for the evening.
Thai Tapioca Dessert with Coconut Milk
|Thai Tapioca Dessert|
Contrary to the earlier Coconut dish, this dessert was much better. Once
again, the portions are decent.
Thai Milk Tea
|Thai Milk Tea|
If you order a drink, get Thai milk tea or Lemongrass. We always order
either one to complete a Thai meal.
Dinner for 2 with drinks and desserts cost us about $60+. It is not the
cheapest Thai food around and is a tad pricey compared to the
neighbours. Nonetheless, portions are generous and filling.
It will be more worth it if you sit outdoors as the al fresco vibes
would be more enjoyable.