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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Lunch at Mediterranean Thai Restaurant @ Paya Lebar Square

60 Paya Lebar Road #02-13 / 14 Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051
Tel: 6341 6924

It was time for group lunch with some of the sweetest people I know; they gathered up within short notice, and we decided to head for Mediterranean Thai Restaurant, which also ironically serves Western cuisine such as pasta, as well as Viet dishes - so I would think of it as a fusion restaurant.

There were 8 of us, so we ordered some dishes to share. One of the starters was the Vietnamese Spring Rolls or Rice Paper Rolls, filled with crabmeat in lieu of shrimps, and vegetables, carrots, radish etc. It was quite tasty, especially when dipped into the chilli sauce on the side.

Next, the Thai Mango Salad - slivers of thinly-cut raw mango cooked in a delicious spicy gravy, complementing its sour flavor deliciously, definitely a good starter to "open up" the gastric.

We also had the Clear Tomyum Soup, served in a hotpot so it was kept piping hot. The soup was spicy and resplendent of tomyum's tarty hints. Accumulated flavours from the mushrooms and seafood made this soup dish extremely good.

Deep-fried battered Ipomoea Aquatica (or better known as "kangkong") was served after that. It's a light, crispy dish that that teeth finds delightful but tastebuds find bland. Worry not - the dip on the side does wonder at flavours-enhancement.

Following that, we had Deep Fried Spring Rolls, crispy on the outside with a lovely interior filled with minced pork meat. This dish was sumptuous on its own even without the dips.

Curry Chicken with good-textured gravy (not too thick or watery) made up the next dish, strong taste and aroma of curry, as well as tender pieces of chicken meat. It was one of the favorite dishes among us that day.

The final savoury dish we had was the Fried Glass Noodles - one of those dishes that looks deceptively plain but surprises the palate with its tasty-ness.  There were vegetables, tomatoes, beansprouts, egg and a little chicken meat amongst this fried dish, forming mouthfuls of delicacy for the eaters.

Dessert time was up. We had the Red Ruby - cubes of sweetened sugared cubes with coconut milk, a cold and refreshing finale to a heavier-flavoured meal.

Finally, Mango Sticky Rice dessert - very tiny portion of glutinous rice beneath the fresh juicy mangoes, adding some bites to the soft, sweet fruits slathered with coconut milk.

Overall, it was a hearty and satisfying meal. Eight of us spent around SGD$112.00, making this meal utterly affordable.

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