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Ah Loy Thai (Shaw Towers) (2nd Post)

This is my second post on Ah Loy Thai which is located in Shaw Towers. The first post can be found here.

As you may have noticed in this menu, prices have increased. Hence, there was a need to cover the prices.

Long queue (right of picture)

Visited Ah Loy Thai  on a saturday for dinner. It was around 6pm and yet there was already a long queue that stretched down the stairs to where the male toilet is. Notice the white long sleeve shirt man whose image is not clear and back is facing us? Well he is the guy who ensures that patrons queue up and assign them to the tables. So you will not want to offend him.

More seating spaces

Ah Loy Thai has expanded and taken a unit next to it to cater to the crowd. As a result, their seating capacity has increased around 100%! But my concern will is that the owners increased the seating capacity without increasing kitchen size. How will it cope with serving customers their food and not result in an increase in waiting time? As mentioned in my first post, the waiting time for food was around 40minutes.


While we were queuing up, we were given a pencil and this slip of paper with all the dishes and prices. We waited close to 20 minutes and had lots of time to decide what to eat.

At last, we had a place to sit. All the way at the back at a cozy corner. Having decided what to order, I went to the cashier and made the payment for my orders with the slip of paper before going to my seat. It will be a 45 minutes wait, that was what the cashier told me.

Thai Pandan Chicken $9.00

Luckily for us, we waited just around 30 minutes. The first dish that was served was the Thai Pandan Chicken. The Pandan Chicken wrapped in pandan leaves was tender, juicy, tasty and well-marinated. The pandan leaves seems to have helped trap and ensure that all the moisture and flavours did not eascape. In addition, pandan flavours were present in the chicken. The chicken were cooked till it was slightly charred. Shiok, delicious! The only down side was, it was oily. Well, for delicious food its worth it.

Thai Fried Keoteow (Phad Thai) $5.90

Having tried the Phad Thai previously, I ordered it again. Phad Thai is the thailand version of fried kway teow. It is fried with prawns, toufu, fried egg and bean sprouts. Accompanied with grinned peanut and lime. The dish was fragrance and tasty! Certainty better than most places.

Tom Yum Seafood $6.90

Over the past 1 year, I have drank several different versions  of Tom Yum Soup. (can look at the tag ‘+ Tom Yam Soup‘ for the other posts). Ah Loy Thai’s Tom Yum Soup looks fiery red with the chilli oil on top. It came with prawns, mushrooms (straw and oyster) and squids. It is a spicy yet sour soup that was balanced nicely such that despite the spiciness (numbing your tongue/sweating), you would find yourself going for more servings. We ordered a bowl of rice to accompany the soup.

Overall, despite the wait time, the food is too good to forgo. After this visit, the must try items are Thai Pandan Chicken and Phad Thai. Come to think of it the Tom Yum Soup is also another star. Give it a try. But do come early if you are planning a dinner as Ah Loy Thai closes at 815pm on weekdays and 715 on weekends.

After your meal, you can hop over to Tom’s Palette just opposite Ah Loy Thai for ice cream.

Ah Loy Thai (Shaw Towers)
100 Beach Road
Tel: 91651543
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 12pm to 8:15pm
Sat: 1pm to 7:15pm

                                 Closed on Sundays

Roma’s Deli (2nd visit)

Another visit to Roma’s Deli. The previous post can be found here. This place serves good vegetarian food. Went during a weekday lunch time. With a small capacity, it best to go early.

Set Lunch Menu

Their set lunch menu from 12pm to 3pm. Decided to order the Baked Mushroom Pasta $6.90. It comes with a piece of garlic bread, soup and baked mushroom pasta.

Garlic Bread

Cream of Mushroom

Liked the soup as I am a crazy fan of mushroom. This time the soup is more starchy/thicker. But I still like it as much.

Baked Mushroom Pasta

Careful, the side of the container holding the pasta is hot! Pasta was well cooked, it was soft unlike some other places which are under cook. The mushroom add on to the flavour. However, this dish is quite unhealthy as too much oil has been added. After eating, you will notice what is left below is a layer of oil. I do not think I am likely to order baked stuff from here again.

Overall for for $6.90, I must say that its worth it. Some restaurants are charging $4to $6 for just soup, whereas here, the set of garlic bread, soup and pasta is so value for money. And your warm water gets constantly refilled! Good service, I hope the standard can be maintained!

Roma’s Deli
100 Beach Road
#01-23 Shaw Towers
Tel: +65 6293 4585
Opening Hours
Daily: 11.30am – 9pm

Ah Loy Thai (Shaw Towers)

Had heard so much about this place for its Thai food. At last I get to try it.It was crowded on a weekday lunch time. Luckily, had no problem finding a place. The bottleneck was waiting for food. Waited 35-40 minutes for the food.

Green Curry (Soup) $6.00

The Green Curry was good. It was not overwhelmed in the taste department with coconut. It was not very spicy and the spices complemented with the coconut. Inside, there are slices of fish balls and chunks of chicken. Fish ball was average. The chicken was soft and tender. A bit disappointed with the lack of ingredients. But this soup was shiokolicious.

Tom Yam Soup $5.50

Not a clear picture. This is so much more value for money compared to Green Curry. Its cheaper than Green Curry and yet its ingredients was much much more. Ingredients include around 3 prawns and generous servings of mushrooms and squids. It is slightly more spicy than the green curry. It had a good balance between the spiciness and sourness.

Rice $0.60

These soups are best accompanied by rice of course. Wished that more portion of rice was given.

Too hungry to take a picture of Phad Thai. I would recommend this dish. Its actually kway teow fried with seafood, fried egg and bean sprouts. It comes along with grinned peanut and lime for you to add to further enhance the taste.

As for the drinks, they were a disappointment. The drinks were just too sweet. The food was good, price was reasonable. However, drinks and waiting time was a disappointment. But I would say the food is definitely worth the wait.

Ah Loy Thai (Shaw Towers)
100 Beach Road
Tel: 91651543
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 12pm to 8:15pm
                                  Sat: 1pm to 7:15pm

                                 Closed on Sundays