Rasa-rasa Thai seafood
Blk 2A Woodlands Centre Rd
#01-118 Singapore 731002
Goodtrust Eating House
Blk 2A Woodlands Centre Rd
#01-162 Singapore 731002(24 hours service)
Enak Rasa Thai Seafood Restaurant LLP
(not sure whether they had received the HALAL cert yet)
BLK 136, Bedok Reservoir Road,Rd
#01-1429 Singapore 470136
Last year, I came here for its popular crab bee hoon and tom yam. The taste of the tomyam is the closest to its authentic original in Thailand.
And so after, a year, they have another branch at Bedok. Take a look at their website. There are menus for each of the eateries too!
Someone wanted to give me a treat. And so I brought the whole gang along! (heheh!)
Sad to say the crab beehoon and the tomyam that I love were different from what I used to have. The crab bee hoon with its fresh crabby sweetish taste and not-so-much beehoon has been replaced with old boring crab with very little fresh crab taste and the beehoon is overwhelming for 1 person, seriously. The tom yam this time is extremely sourish and the taste is like “rojak” too overpowering. I cannot describe it but it failed to impress me and the “tomyam fans”. Perhaps, a change of cook/s?
The service is not that good. Perhaps too many people. The crowd can be crazy during weekends.Almost fullhouse. But still, waiter/s can make a judgement call. They dont served side dishes without the rice right? We had to wait a good 10-15mins for it. Not forgetting the first dish arrived 30mins after we ordered. The staff look so flustered. Those customers who came late get their orders served early, those who came early had to wait. Some orders went to the wrong table. Hmm…
Yeah, I did informed the staff but they kept wheezing me by, that I dont think they heard me though I had to repeat myself…
Anyway, the verdict:
Let’s start with the not so ok dishes first:
1)sting ray are thick and fried first before actually add dollops of sambal (I thought it was served bbq like others do) on a hot plate that isnt sizzling at all.
2) The buttered prawns were so “jerlak” with its very thick tasteless batter and some sort of creamy powder (don’ t tell me that is Parmesan cheese…err..double jerlak/muak)
3)The buttered sotong (ditto) but taste slightly better than above
4) Tomyam too sourish and spicy and saltish ,overpowering ..I can even smell some curry leaves like “rojak”…
5) Though the la-la tasted fine, half of it were unopened and when we did somehow manage to do open some, it is uncooked. Hmm…
Ok, I think that is enough…
1) I love the steamed fish thai style! Fresh siakap fish (Seabass) and sourish spicy gravy but it came too late almost at the end of the dinner .
3)The vegetables like kailan (and beef) and kangkung were fresh and nice.
4) I like the cooked Lalas but half were uncooked.
5)The cuttlefish was ok.
6)The chilli crab was nice!The gravy is semi-thick and sweet.
7)I like their servings . I ordered small and it looked medium, some look large to me.
The bill please…or should I start washing the plates?
Well, now I know how the seafood would taste here (I always wonder)..and I can close my chapter on this eatery. Perhaps, it will perform better during off-peak season….perhaps..
Read about my previous post here:
P.s: I was actually contemplating of going to my favourite Chai chee seafood as usual or try something different. Well…a lesson learnt. Stick to ur basic comfy favourite food when u are contemplating/was2.