Ah Loy Thai
Finally made a visit here at Ah Loy Thai after hearing about it a few years back! Located within Shaw Towers at Beach Road, Ah Loy Thai really is a hidden gem that everyone should discover. Despite not having a posh ambiance, this simple Thai eatery do serves affordable and authentic Thai cuisine. It’s the beauty of such eatery that makes me go back for more.
Before some food, lets meet the three musketeers. Friendship est. since 2002!
It’s one of the rare occasion that I failed to order Green Curry and Tom Yam in a Thai eatery. As much as not being a fan of squid, this was actually one of the rare occasion that I initiated to order the Butter Calamari ($8.9). It was the BEST decision ever!
Just have a look at that spoonful of goodness! Although I’ve tried many other different styles of Butter Squid/Calamari such as the one at Thai Pan, but this really was my favourite. The golden buttery gravy was sweet with a tiny tinge of spicyness blended perfectly with crispy calamari rings.
You may not believe it, but I actually finished the remaining amount of gravy together with my rice, pandan chicken. I basically drizzle and dipped everything with this gravy. It was “out-of-this-world” to that extent. I’m even salivating while composing this post (Illustration purpose).
Other classic dishes were Pandan Chicken ($10), Pineapple Fried Rice ($7.50), Kang Kong Belacan ($6) and the Thai Ice Milk Tea ($2.4).
Crispy, pandan fragrance and flavorful seasoning, even the leaves can be eaten (I did eat small portion of it).
Decent plate of Pineapple Fried rice.
Another benchmark dish of mine, Basil Leave Pork with Kailan. Ah Loy Thai passed this dish with flying colours. Nice basil flavour with good-tasting (not those blunt) spiciness.
Kang Kong Belacan with a good kick of spiciness and mild wok hei flavour. Thumbs Up!
The last rarely ordered dish was Glass Noodle. Basically it was Pad Thai but with glass noodle instead of rice noodle. Decent dish.
I will definitely come back again and again, especially for the magical Butter Calamari!
Food and Friends
Address:Ah Loy Thai Restaurant
100 Beach Road
#01-39/40 Shaw Tower Singapore
Tel: +65 9165 1543