Let me share with you the dishes that we were able to try during our 6 course dinner last night:
Our dinner began with a very familiar appetizer called Miang Kam. I was so happy to be able to try this again as I enjoyed this tremendously in Thai Bistro in Manila. However, I was spoiled back home as the Miang Kam was already topped with the fillings and all I had to do was to roll it up and to eat it in one go. Here, it's a deconstructed version where the ingredients are laid out in front of you and it's really up to you how you want your Miang Kam to go. Want it more sour? Add more lime! Want it spicy, load up on the chili. It was still delicious nonetheless and a lot of fun mixing and matching the fillings.
Following the delicious rice crackers, we had a trio of more appetizers -- Yam Som O, Lab Gai and Yam Woon Sen.
The Lab Gai is minced chicken with ground rice and mint leaf. They have also incorporated chopped red chili into it making it really fiery hot. Wrapped in cucumber, I really like how the cucumber leaves a refreshing and soothing after taste.
Lastly, the Yam Woon Sen is spicy glass noodles (think -- sotanghon) with poached prawns. I really like this a lot but I couldn't finish it because it was once again too spicy for me.
What's meal without dessert. I remember back in 2008 when Pan and I went to Bangkok for a quick vacation, we spent every single meal having Pad Thai, Thai Iced Tea and some Ta-koh. It was only when I got back to Manila that I realized that I missed out on one thing -- the Sticky Rice with Mango. Drat! Of all things, how can I forget that? I'm glad though that Thai Bistro opened last year and I was finally able to try the famous dessert. I liked it! After all, what's not to love? Sticky rice which reminds me of our native suman and sweet mangoes all covered with creamy coconut sauce.
The other dessert that we had was the Kluay Thod Nga Khao which is deep-fried banan fritter with sesame seed. Between this or the Khao Niew Mamuang (Sticky Rice with Mango), I have to admit that I prefer the former.
We partied that evening by having some Tom Yum Mojitos to go with our delicious Thai dinner. Guess what, I love this citrusy mojito with a mean spicy kick.
Spicy Thai Buffet Rates: (all dinner)
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday : S$72++
Friday and Saturday : S$78++
Tuesday and Thursday: S$92++
Kid's rate: S$36++
Check out the Spicy Thai Festival at The Line in Shangri-la Hotel, Orange Grove Road, Singapore. Call them at +65 6213-4275.