Monday, April 27, 2015

A date over more-than-a-dollar

With weekend dates getting more pricy with the increase of almost every other thing, it seemed like a must try when my ears got news of the $1 Thai boat noodles. The bf and I, being avid lovers decided to give it a try.

It was fully packed on a Saturday night even when we reached at about 9PM.

Apart from the signature $1 boat noodles which draws most of the crowd to this little restaurant, they also have other dishes up for orders. We opted for the Mango salad which is approx $7 and tasted pretty good.

Loved the blend of the condiments for the salad sauce.

Thai ice tea which we found to be pretty diluted.

The original boat noodles ( ~$1) which swung to the sweet side and wasn't particularly to my liking.

The dried noodles ($1/$1.50) featured peanuts and pork ball, which was slightly better, but I just don't really fancy the idea of having my noodles being too sweet. It seemed to be a really simplified and budget version of Phad Thai.

Sliced pork, which turned out to be boiled pork done the shabu shabu way. Pretty simple and bland on its own, but it tasted quite awesome with the fish sauce and chilli blend which you can help yourself to near the front of the restaurant.

This was pretty much our order apart from the mango salad as our main aim was only to try the flavours.

Haboured the highest hopes on the Tom Yum boat noodles ($1.50) but it seemed to be nothing more than just the tom yam powder mixture, largely similar to those instant noodles packets.

It is almost one spoonful of kuey teow and condiments costing $1-$1.50.
If you multiply it by 3 for a food court price, it is pretty pricey for the little portion!

It's an interesting concept but we were not bought over by it. They do have their own share of fans as we spot tables (of 4) with stacked up bowls of what it seems to be over 30 bowls.

A little note, please do not come here if you are starving as there is a long queue even when we reached about 9PM on a saturday. It also took about 20mins or more for the boat noodles to be served. Perhaps it is a tactic to make you more hungry so you will order more?(:

Thai Boat Noodle
799 New Upper Changi Road, 
Bedok Point #02-32/34 
Singapore 467351 (Bedok MRT)
Tel: +65 64459932
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm Daily, 
Last Order 9:15pm