Thai boat noodles have been gaining popularity all over the world in recent years. It is almost as iconic as the ever-popular tom yum and green curry many people associate with Thailand. Queues for it are insanely long in Bangkok, Thailand, but we are thankful that we no longer have to travel there just to savour it with many establishments now selling it here in Singapore.
Over the years, eateries selling this iconic Thai noodle dish have been sprouting up all over Singapore, with a new one—Tiew Mai Thai Boat Noodles—opening its doors at the new condominium in Hougang called The Midtown Residences.
Serving up hearty bowls of Thai Boat noodles that come in various flavours, this is one place you should definitely check out to get your fix of this Thai favourite.
The interior resembles that of Thai restaurant, from the simple wooden decor right down to the whiff of burning incense that fills the eatery. The layout here is pretty straightforward, downstairs is where you place your order and the second level is for dining.
During non-peak hours, it is also a good place to do work as there are several charging ports along the walls.
The menu comes in the form of an order sheet which diners are able to customise their Thai boat noodles as they please.
The menu consists of three types of soup bases (Pork/Beef/Tom Yum) with a variety of noodles for you to choose from. You can choose to have your noodles in two sizes – small or large. The small one resembling that of the iconic serving size in Bangkok (that literally takes 2 to 3 mouthfuls to finish) and a large one that is more appropriate for a full meal.
In addition to your main, you may choose from a wide variety of add-ons, sides and even desserts to cap off your meal.
We went for two large bowls of beef noodles, one with Thin Noodle (S$6) and the other with Glass Noodle (S$6).
The Beef Thai Boat Noodles here comes with generous helpings of beef slices and beef balls. It is everything you could ever want in a hearty bowl of noodles. The meaty aroma of the broth is enough to get you salivating.
The broth for the Beef Thai Boat Noodles was a little bit lighter with a subtle hint of beefiness. The use of fresh herb like basil really lifted the dish and added a nice freshness. The beef slices itself were incredibly tender and flavourful too and we liked that the slices were thick.
Each table comes with a variety of condiments such as sugar, crushed peanuts, fish sauce and chilli flakes for diners to further pimp up their Thai boat noodles. You can also enjoy free-flow bean sprouts and basil leaves at the condiment counter should you wish to amp up the textural and flavour experience.
The Thai Milk Tea (S$2.80) is every bit as good as the ones you would find on the streets of Thailand. So incredibly creamy and decadent and brimming with the iconic fragrance of Thai tea. We also really enjoyed the Thai Pink Milk (S$2.80) which tasted somewhat like a strawberry milk’s sweeter cousin. These were no doubt the best accompaniments to our bowls of Thai boat noodles.
Tiew Mai Thai Boat Noodles
1187 Upper Serangoon Road
The Midtown Residences
Tel: +65 6238 0184
Nearest Station: Hougang