Tucked away in the realms of Bedok Estate, Nakhon Kitchen is a hidden gem for
those seeking an authentic Thai culinary experience.
Nakhon Kitchen is located at Blk 136, a row of low-rise HDB blocks. Nestled in
between rows of shops, it would not be hard to spot with the crowd.
As we stepped through the entrance, the unassuming simplicity of the place
caught our attention. With an open seating arrangement that extends both
indoors and outdoors, featuring wooden chairs and tables and adorned with Thai
food photos on the wall, the decor exudes a charming, kopitiam-like
The chatter of Thai from the serving crew gives a hint of what’s to
come-Authentic Thai Food!
Our mission for the evening was clear: we were here to satisfy our craving for
spicy Thai cuisine, and Nakhon Kitchen did not disappoint.
Pandan Chicken $6
Our starter was the Pandan Chicken. Each bite of the tender chicken was
enhanced when dipped in the sweet chilli sauce provided, adding that extra
layer of spice and flavour. The portion was decent, and we have no complaints,
given the price point.
Thai KangKong $6
Next up was the Thai Kangkong with chilli, a simple yet satisfying dish. It
was well cooked with a hint of lime in the dish.
Sotong Lime $18
One of the standout dishes of the evening was the Sotong Lime. If you have a
penchant for sourness, this dish is an absolute must-try. The tangy broth was
a revelation, stealing the spotlight even from the renowned Tom Yum Soup. The
song was tender and soaked up the flavours of the broth beautifully, making
each spoonful a refreshing burst of citrusy delight. It may be a little
pricey, but the taste and portion make up for it.
Spicy Pork Belly $10
For those who crave the fiery side of Thai cuisine, the Spicy Pork Belly did
not disappoint. While the portion of pork belly was relatively small, it more
than made up for it in terms of spiciness. The heat was on point, giving a
fiery kick that was both exhilarating and mouthwatering.
Tom Yum Soup $6
Speaking of Tom Yum Soup, we couldn’t resist ordering a bowl. We opted for the
clear version with seafood, and it meets expectations. Despite its
wallet-friendly price, the serving was generous, laden with an assortment of
seafood that included prawns and squid. The unmistakable Tom Yum flavour is
obvious with every bite.
Our overall experience at Nakhon Kitchen was surprisingly decent. With five
delectable dishes totalling slightly over $50, the value for money was
undeniable. The flavours were authentically Thai, rivalling more renowned Thai
restaurants but at a more budget-friendly price point.
It’s worth noting that Nakhon Kitchen offers a wide range of dishes, including
non-spicy options, ensuring there’s something for every palate. There are also
off-menu dishes which would be specific to this outlet.
Nakhon Kitchen is a true gem for lovers of authentic Thai cuisine. From the
charming kopitiam-like ambience to the mouthwatering dishes that pack a
spicy punch, it’s a culinary trip well worth taking. With affordable prices
and a menu that caters to various tastes, we are looking forward to
returning for more delightful Thai flavours.
There are 3 Nakhon Outlets in Singapore. There is also another Thai
resturant 2 shops away serving similar food, so do note to not pop in the