|THAI EXPRESS at the Paragon Mall Basement Food Court|
Recently, we had lunch at the always packed chain restaurant, Thai Express. It's cheap and cheerful and perfect for a quick meal. On that day, we had the prawn Pad Thai, crispy soft-shell crab, dark-soy fried tofu, sweet sour chicken and seafood fried rice. There is also a selection of cold drinks - Thai iced tea and lime juice to help put out the fire from the spicy dishes.
Another day, another food court. This time, we went to the basement of the newest modern mall on the busy corner of Orchard and Scotts roads, the ION Orchard. I had a very good lunch there once before at the basement Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin, which specializes in all-things tonkatsu. As the boys didn't feel like having tonkatsu, we ended up at the first little food court restaurant we saw, the Luk Yu Teahouse, another chain restaurant which serves dim sum. We had the usual - char siu pao (pork buns), siu mai (pork dim sum), har gao (shrimp dumplings), crispy prawns and a plateful of noodles topped with spicy ground pork. The food was freshly-made, good and cheap. So, the next time we're in Singapore, we'll try another mall food court and see what new dishes we can try.
|LUK YU TEAHOUSE at the iON Mall Basement Food Court|