Opportunity knocks only once. Similarly said, the best things in this buffet only come ONCE.
This buffet would have scored more points with me, if only, all the good things in the menu could come more than once. So if you are aiming for Tom Yam Soup with prawns, Stuffed Chicken Wing, Chicken Satay, and Deep Fried Squid, take your time to savour because you are not going to get a second chance. Unless you can convince your friend to give up their entitlement.
Oh, that reminds me of the Pandan Chicken. Oily it may be, but the tender and flavourful meat bursts out of the burnt and fragrant leave which will leave a satisfying smile. My table of friends went “HUH? That’s all?” when announced that ONE miserable chicken was all they could have.
The Satay is also a must-try because the taste is rather unique, with a more peanuty Indonesia feel than Thai. The marinade somewhat reminds me of those at the Rice Table. But anyway, you will probably tick all those with an * on the menu.
Other than the star selection, the rest of the dishes I would say is pretty much average. You know, the mass prepared taste.
My favourite dish is surprising the Pomelo Salad, somewhat mediocre and unappetizing in its outlook, but a bite of it will make you crave for more. Made from fresh Thai pomelo, the sauce is of a combination of fish sauce, lime juice and chilli sauce makes the appetizer very refreshing. The salty dried shrimps sprinkled all around add an addictive crunch.
This Standard Buffet at $18.90++ for dinner is quite a budget find, especially when you are near Somerset area. So if you are with one big gang of friends or need a venue for that class outing, this could be it. Also, it can fulfil Thai cravings since Bangkok is quite risky to go now.
Suanthai Restaurant, 101 Killiney Road Tel: +65 6235 4126
Opening Hours: Mon–Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm; Sat–Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm