Singapore is home to a multitude of international cuisines and one we always find ourselves craving for from time to time is Thai cuisine.
Thai food is unmistakable; it is vibrant, dynamic and full-flavoured from the use of rich spices to portray a combination of spicy, sour, sweet and salty notes. In Singapore, we are blessed to have a huge number of Thai dining establishments that cater to any kind of budget you have—whether you are looking for no-frills eateries or classy restaurants.
Whenever you are craving for some good Thai food, refer to our guide to 24 Thai Restaurants In Singapore To Visit At Least Once.
When Thai food is mentioned, the typical green curry, pineapple fried rice, phad Thai and even Thai milk tea would immediately spring to mind. One more classic Thai dish would be Thai boat noodles, a dish that has been served since 1942.
Though many Thai eateries and restaurants now serve the dish in hearty, one-bowl meal sizes, the dish’s historical identity partially stems from the fact that they are served in small bowls which can easily be finished in a couple of mouthfuls, and are typically served at low prices.
Of course, we wouldn’t be able to get boat noodles that cost just S$0.30 in Singapore as we would find in Bangkok, but that doesn’t mean that our foodie nation doesn’t have any cheap Thai boat noodle options. Here we have sussed out a list of 6 places in Singapore that serve Thai boat noodles with prices from just S$0.60 per bowl!
The Original Boat Noodle at Changi City Point is a new restaurant everyone needs to know about.
As with most Thai dishes, their food features a punchy marriage of herbs, spices and aromatics, as well as the iconic 4 tastes—sweet, salty, spicy and sour—resulting in a plethora of dishes encompassing complex flavours reminiscent of the hearty street foods of Bangkok.
Starting out humbly along the back alleys of Bangkok, the restaurant, as well as its menu, has grown exponentially since its first outlet opened in Malaysia in 2014 and with it, fuelled many people’s interest toward the dish as well as Thai street fare in general.
Their boat noodle selection is limited to two classic flavours but, make no mistake that by the end of your meal, you’ll probably be shocked by the number of bowls you have towering over your table.
Golden Mile Complex or otherwise known fondly as “Little Thailand” to the locals and Thais living in Singapore is a mall that is always bustling with activity throughout the day.
While most people would know the place for its pubs and drinking places, there are also many humble eateries and hidden restaurants inside that cater for the lunch crowd during midday too.
Whether you are craving for traditional Pad Thai, creamy Green Curry or simply want to fill your hungry stomach with aromatic beef boat noodles, you will surely be able to find them all at Golden Mile Complex.
Here is our Golden Mile Complex Food Guide, featuring 11 Thai eateries that you must dine at.