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Nakhon Kitchen has gained a reputation for serving good, authentic Thai food at reasonable prices. It is not unusual to see a queue forming outside the shop during dinner time. So does it live up to the hype?
We perused the menu while waiting in line. It is divided into several categories: appetisers ($4-12), salad ($5-10), soup ($6), curry ($6-8), seafood ($10-22), chicken ($6), beef ($8), pork ($6), vegetable ($6), rice ($6-8), noodle ($4-6), and dessert ($3-5). A comprehensive menu with choices for everyone.
We went with the classic dishes so that we can have a fair comparison with the other Thai restaurants that we have been to before.
The Yellow Curry Chicken ($8) was a refreshing change from the usual Green Curry ($8), but we still preferred the latter. My partner had the Thai Style Fried Kway Teow ($4) previously, and it left an impression on her. This time, we went for Nakhon’s Phad Thai Noodles ($5) which was not bad but not remarkable.
he clear Tom Yam Soup ($6) was kick-ass hot, so they will please those who like spicy food. The Stir-Fried Mince Pork with Basil ($6) was also very good. If you are trying to find the best Thai Pork with Basil, you must try it here.
All in all, Nakhon Kitchen offers good Thai food at very decent prices. But I don’t understand its popularity as there are also many good Thai eateries in Singapore – such as Aroy Dee, Ah Loy Thai, First Thai, Jai Thai, and Nana Thai – which serves equally good Thai food at similar price point.
While I like Nakhon Kitchen, I probably would not queue up half an hour for it. What do you think? Is Nakhon one of the best Thai restaurants in Singapore?
136 Bedok North Avenue 3 #01-166
Tel: +65 6245 5548
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
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