Thai Express – Revamped Menu with Thai Street Favourites

Thai Express – Revamped Menu with Thai Street Favourites
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Thai Express may not offer the most authentic Thai cuisine, but it is the definitely the most successful chain locally with 24 branches, and somehow has become a default choice for many when they have Thai food cravings.

I am so relieved that Thai Express has moved beyond the usual Tom Yum Goong, Pad Thai and Green Curry because Thai food is so much more than that. With a revamped menu with over 130 items, they have chosen to go more street – with a variety from different regions, and more obscure parts of Thailand.

Some of the new favourites include the popular street snack – Khoa Tang Naa Tang, rice crackers served with special creamy chicken and shrimp sauce ($7.90); Gai Op Pattaya Thai-style roasted chicken thigh ($9.90); Pueak Himmapan fried taro with cashew nut ($9.30), super spicy Kraphoa Gai Kai Yeow Maa stir-fried minced chicken with Thai basil and century egg ($9.30); and a very different sweet-spicy Kway Teow Sukhothai ($11.30).

To my surprise, somebody finally brought in Complicated Noodles, at least that’s how Thailand’s Greyhound Café (Bangkok) calls it. Thai Express’s version is named a more forgettable Kway Teow Lui Suan, a DIY minced chicken and dry kway teow salad dish ($9.30). (DIY really means Do It Yourself, don’t think too much).

There is nothing too complicated about this dish, but it will probably get your hands quite messy. (Must wash before eating!) So the ingredients are served on a wooden board, with stacks of square noodle sheets, lettuce, and a bowl of spicy minced chicken.

The trick is about how you can wrap everything up – lettuce, kway teow, a teaspoon of meat and spicy dressings in that sequence – all elegantly and effortlessly. And stuff the entire clutter in your mouth in graceful fashion. Practice makes perfect, and you never know eating can be this fun.

The Kway Teow Sukhothai ($11.30) departs from the familiar taste of any noodles. This stick noodle with minced chicken and prawn swimming in chilli oil soup topped with crushed peanut, is hot, sour, salty and sweet at the same time.

The element of sweetness is stronger than usual, tasting somewhat like a diluted minestrone soup, and all on the table agreed it is both strange and memorable.

One of the most popular dessert I call ‘Big Brother’, but is actually named ‘Ta Kor’ ($6.80) is a half-and-half Thai fragrant pandan jelly with coconut custard. Forget about the calories for the time being, and indulge in a sweet happy ending.

[Giveaway Ended] Thai Express Vouchers Giveaway!
Thai Express will be giving away 5 sets of $20 vouchers to 5 Blessed DanielFoodDiary.com readers to enjoy its new menu.

All you need to do is to
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Step 2: SHARE this post on Facebook or RETWEET on twitter
Step 3: COMMENT below to name your favourite new Thai Express dish.
(Do include your email add)
Results will be announced 25th Feb (Mon).

Thai Express
Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #03-24, Singapore 238839 (Dhoby Ghaut MRT), Tel: +65 6339 5422
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm

Other Branches: Bishan Junction 8, Bugis+, Bukit Panjang Plaza, Changi Terminal 3, CityLink, Clementi Mall, Esplanade, Holland Village, JCube, Jurong Point, Kallang Leisure Park, Kovan Heartland Mall, North Point, Paragon, Parkway Parade, Plaza Singapura, Raffles City, Siglap Springvale, Sun Plaza, United Square, Tampines One, Tiong Bahru Plaza, West Coast Plaza, VivoCity

Other Thai Restaurant Entries
Soi 60 (Robertson Quay)
Sawadee Thai Cuisine (Bugis)
Chang Thai 151 (Bishan)
Soi 55 (Golden Shoe)
Café Pal (Middle Road)

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Comments

  1. lovesss the pad thai there.

  2. My favourite new Thai Express dish would be Khoa Tang Naa Tang, rice crackers served with special creamy chicken and shrimp sauce! yummy!

  3. Khoa Tang Naa Tang

  4. I'm always mistaken for a Thai, even by the Thai… so I should eat Thai… Love Pad Thai, Hot Roy, and everything Thai.

  5. Ta Kor!

  6. Kway Teow Sukhothai

  7. My favourite new Thai Express Dish is Gai Op Pattaya Thai-style roasted chicken thigh.
    Simply yummy !

  8. Hi Daniel, thanks for organising this giveaway. The new menu from ThaiExpress certainly looks awesome and your pictures just makes me crave for some sweet and spicy Thai Food now.

    Well, I guess my new favourite ThaiExpress dish has got to be the Kway Teow Sukhothai!

  9. Kway Teow Lui Suan!

  10. My favourite new Thai Express Dish is Gai Op Pattaya Thai-style roasted chicken thigh.
    Simply yummy!

  11. oooh I didn’t get to try the complicated noodles at the greyhound in Bangkok previously so it’s my second chance to try it now at Thai Express! :)

  12. Chang Meow Ling : February 19, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I fav dish has to be the Kway Teow Sukhothai! Yummy yummy!

  13. YUMMY!

  14. It shall be the Kway Teow Sukhothai cause i love my noodles ^_^

  15. Khoa Tang Naa Tang

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  16. I want to be blessed! I love Thai Food (hehe mus b a Thai in previous life).
    Anyway my favourite would be e popular street snack – Khoa Tang Naa Tang, rice crackers served with special creamy chicken and shrimp sauce..Although I love alot of e others dishes.. However this street snack is my all time favourite, yet not easily found in Singapore! Yum to e max..

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  17. I want to be blessed! I love Thai Food (hehe mus b a Thai in previous life).
    Anyway my favourite would be e popular street snack – Khoa Tang Naa Tang, rice crackers served with special creamy chicken and shrimp sauce..Although I love alot of e others dishes.. However this street snack is my all time favourite, yet not easily found in Singapore! Yum to e max..

    Email : [email protected]

  18. Ta Kor

  19. love the Kway Teow Sukhothai! I’m a noodle person!

  20. Kway Teow Sukhothai would be my choice! How can anyone resist noodles? :)

  21. Ta Kor

  22. Liked & Shared! Tar Kor!

  23. Liked & Shared! I’d like to try out Tar Kor!

  24. Hmm so many yummies I love.. I guess my choice would still be The Kway Teow Sukhothai, like u say.. no matter hw they change.. its still the familiar taste I like.. LOL

  25. Hmm so many yummies I love.. I guess my choice would still be The Kway Teow Sukhothai, like u say.. no matter hw they change.. its still the familiar taste I like.. LOL

  26. Chan Chong Wah : February 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Khoa Tang Naa Tang, rice crackers served with special creamy chicken and shrimp sauce

  27. Ta Kor’ :)

  28. It has to be Khoa Tang Naa Tang! (:

  29. I <3 Thai food. I would love to try the Kway Teow Sukhothai.

  30. My fav dish is Khoa Tang

  31. Khoa Tang Naa Tang

  32. My favourite is the Kway Teow Sukhothai! It looks so yummy and delicious! With Thai Express, I can satisfy my Thai food cravings every week!

  33. Kway Teow Sukhothai

  34. The Kway Teow Sukhothai :) It looks really tasty!

  35. It has to be Stir-fried minced chicken with Thai basil and century egg!

  36. Gai Op Pattaya Thai-style roasted chicken thigh !

  37. Kway Teow Sukhothai, look really good !

  38. Cindy Angelique Chia : February 20, 2013 at 11:23 am
  39. I would love to try the Kway Teow Sukhothai. Looks yummy.

  40. Kway Teow Sukhothai.

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  41. Yay to Thai Express! Staying in Yishun, I always visit the branch at Northpoint for dinner w friends! Really excited to try out the new dishes!

    If I have to pick one out of so many delish new dishes, it would have to be the Kraphoa Gai Kai Yeow Maa! Spicy. Minced chicken. Century egg. ALL MY FAV IN ONE COMBO, HOW TO NOT LOVE IT?

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  42. super spicy Kraphoa Gai Kai Yeow Maa

  43. Pueak Himmapan fried taro with cashew nut

  44. Pueak Himmapan fried taro with cashew nut.

  45. Kway Teow Sukhothai

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  47. My favourite is the Kway Teow Sukhothai!

  48. Jacqueline Tay : February 22, 2013 at 7:10 am
  49. I love their Tom Yum Hor Fun!!

  50. Kway Teow Sukhothai :)

  51. Yeong Beng Tan : February 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm
  52. My favorite is Khoa Tang Naa Tang.

  53. Khoa Tang Naa Tang

  54. favourite would be Khoa Tang Naa Tang.

  55. My favourite is Kway Teow Sukhothai.

  56. My FRAV dish will be Kway Teow Sukhothai :)

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