Where spice is definitely a way of life

Good Thai eats are easier to come by these days, but that doesn’t mean that all the Thai restaurants in Singapore offer promising and authentic Southeast Asian cuisine. Here, we list the top eateries around, where you’ll be able to enjoy flavourful and fragrant Thai delights. Somehow, we find that the best spots are always located in grimey areas, so just bear that in mind when you visit these places.
 

Aroy Dee Thai Kitchen
 

Don’t judge this Thai eatery by its Microsoft WordArt-type signboard and displays, as Aroy Dee Thai Kitchen that’s located at Bencoolen Street (and also a food court on Foch Road) serves some seriously satisfying meals. They’re actually rather big on seafood, so feel free to order crab, shellfish, prawn and squid, stir-fried to perfection.  
 

Baan Ying Singapore
 

Using only the freshest of ingredients, Thailand-hailing Baan Ying arrived in sunny Singapore mid-2018, and has been delighting us ever since. This upscale family restaurant serves a hearty range of Thai cuisine classics, like the Khao Pad Nam Prik Noom (homemade green chilli fried rice) and Baan Ying Omelette Rice, a velvety-smooth fried egg omelette which you can personalise.
 

Bangkok Jam
 

One might not expect a chain restaurant like Bangkok Jam to serve delectable, urban Thai eats on par with the others, but it sure does. Inspired by the Land of Smiles, order the Moo Ping and Plahmuk Phad Kai Kem; the former are tender pork skewers, while the latter is a stir-fried squid in a rich, salted egg sauce.
 

BeerThai House Restaurant - Golden Mile Complex
 

At Singapore’s very own Little Thailand, Thai food options are aplenty. But what makes BeerThai a standout among all the other dining locales at Golden Mile Complex (and Towers) is that it’s very accommodating to its patrons. That means they’re always ready to help tweak dishes to suit your taste buds, or even your diet if you’re a vegetarian or vegan. Plus, you can find some of the best Pad Thais here.
 

Kra Pow Thai Restaurant
 

Kra Pow Thai Restaurant isn’t the most well-known eatery on this list, but it has certainly left a lasting impression on locals, with quite a number of us taking to socials to express their love for the restaurant. The Squid Tentacle Fritters is apparently one of their best dishes, and so is the thick and creamy Thai Massaman Curry Beef.
 

Nakhon Kitchen
 


 
What’s not to love about this Thai eatery chain? Other than serving comforting Thai eats, they've got a total of seven different outlets located mostly within the heartlands of Singapore, which makes them very accessible. Nakhon even introduces additional menus every now and then, so you can try new dishes when they do. 
 

Na Na Original Thai Food
 

When you have some late-night cravings for Thai food, head to Na Na Original Thai Food at Golden Mile Complex, as this joint is actually open 24 hours (its other outlets in the heartlands are not). Find lesser-known Thai mains and appetisers like Spicy Mackerel Fried Rice, Chicken Feet Salad and E-Sarn Pork Ribs Soup.
 

Nangfa Thai Kitchen


Well-known as Nakhon Kitchen’s direct rival, Nangfa Thai Kitchen is located at Bedok, just a short distance from the bustling interchange. Here, choose the fragrant pandan chicken, deep-fried stuffed wings and refreshing mango salad.
 

Noodle Cafe - Thai Boat Noodle


Since the closure of Gu Thai Noodle Cafe at PoMo, this cafe has become our go-to spot for Thai boat noodles. Yes, the soupy noodles do go as low as $1.90 per bowl, although you should order the larger portions, as you'll definitely want to slurp down more of the noodles once you’ve had a taste of it.
 

Soi Thai Kitchen
 

Another popular Thai eatery chain is Soi Thai Kitchen, with outlets in locations such as Serangoon Way, Tampines and Jurong West. Here, try the Yellow Curry Seafood, Grilled Pork Neck and Beef Panang. The last one’s slightly spicy, so be sure to order some Thai Iced Tea to douse the fire in your mouth.

 

Thai Tantric Restaurant


This restaurant is quite worth the shady (and unsafe) travels to Orchard Towers. Find life-changing pineapple fried rice, Thai-style shrimp dumplings and some deep-fried chicken skin, sure to satisfy your cravings for hearty Thai food. All dishes come at an indecently reasonable price.