First Thai at Purvis Street has been around for a few years, so it’s not surprising that the Thai eatery is perpetually crowded during meal times.
After a quick glance at the menu, we ordered a few items to share. The Tom Yum Seafood (S$7), a classic Thai dish, came first. Hot and spicy, it was the perfect dish to start off our Thai feast.
Following the Tom Yum seafood soup, we had Olive rice (S$8), Fried Prawn Cake (S$3/pc), Basil Leaves Fried with Pork/Chicken (S$8), and Phad Thai (S$8). Even though nothing in particular stood out, we had a pretty satisfying dinner.
While First Thai Restaurant has garnered many supporters over the years, we prefer Jai Thai – just down the road at 27 Purvis Street – which has equally good, if not better Thai food at slightly cheaper prices.
First Thai Restaurant
23 Purvis Street
Tel: +65 6339 3123
Daily: 12-3pm, 6-10pm
Nearest Station: City Hall