Dink Dink Thai Street Café – Featuring Thai Tom Yum Noodles And Thai Milk Tea, At Royal Square Novena
“Did they forget to add any sauces to the noodles?” My friend asked as we looked at the bowl of noodles – high scores for presentation, the reverse for the taste.
It may remind people of Tuk Tuk Cha & Love Mee, which focuses on Thai style noodles and beverages, and serves toast by the way.
By the way, there are quite a number of Thai eateries in the surrounding area – Tuk Tuk Cha a walk away, Baan Ying upstairs, Rochor Thai opposite, and A-Roy Thai Restaurant at Novena Square. There could be more.
The Thai cafe serves up Tom Yum Noodles ($5.80), Tom Yum Goong Noodles ($12.80) – that’s with seafood, and Classic Thai Noodles ($5.80).
The dining experience didn’t start off that well due to a not-too-initiative ordering machine (which froze at times), and I ended up having to go back to pen and paper at the cashier.
The Classic Thai Noodles ($5.80) came with options of thin egg noodles, mee pok and Thai stick noodles, added with slices of fish cake, pork ball, fish ball and crispy wanton skin.
At first I thought they forgot to add in the sauces, which happened to be not-uncommon for new establishments.
But the reply was, ”It is meant to be like that. There are condiments at the side you can add in.”
Okay. I see.
I think I have eaten enough Thai street food (especially noodles), and think that they still need something in there. May it be a trickle of fragrant pork lard oil and fish sauce, to bring out the aroma and street food essence for the noodles.
The Tom Yum Noodles ($5.80, add Lava Egg for additional $1.80) was the saving grace, which still could have more ‘oomph’ and robustness in the soup. The base was slightly to the sweet side, not too spicy at all.
I was also perplexed that the Thai Iced Tea ($3.80) “had to come with jelly”. Hopefully there was miscommunication, because I can imagine many potential customers loving theirs plain. Otherwise, a good drink that was not too milky or diluted.
Dink Dink Thai Street Café
Royal Square Novena 103 Irrawaddy Road #01-08 Singapore 329566
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 9:00pm