Yaowarat Thai Kway Chap is a fairly new Thai establishment located in Kovan that is the first of its kind in Singapore.
The eatery is home to plenty of amazing street-style Thai cuisine—from boat noodles to their hearty Thai-style wanton mee, but at the top of their offerings remain their signature Thai-style kway chap. This humble joint is definitely worth a visit should you find yourself craving authentic Thai street food. In fact, the joint is run passionate foodies, who, through their food ventures in Bangkok, was inspired to eventually bring the unique dish to Singapore and sporting the name ‘Yaowarat’, which also happens to be the name of Bangkok’s ‘Chinatown’.
Yaowarat Thai Kway Chap is the first of its kind in Singapore—this fairly new eatery opened in the last week of May 2018 and it has since seen overwhelming responses as evinced by the snaking long queues outside the stall. Seeing how this new eatery is always packed, we knew we had to give this a try!
They serve only one type of Thai Kway Chap which, needless to say, is their signature dish. For S$5, you get a bowl of comforting goodness featuring deep-fried pork belly slices, beef slices, Thai fish sausages and offals together with their unique, rolled-up kway.
Unlike the dark soy sauce broth we usually get in our local kway chap, Yaowarat’s version is clearer and more on the peppery side. Light yet extremely flavourful, the soup reminded us of a Bak Kut Teh broth. Delicious as it is, we must say that the star of the show would be the rolled up kway—each piece was silky smooth and had a satisfying mouthfeel to it.
Besides the Signature Thai Kway Chap, we also got the Deep-fried Pork Belly (S$6/8/10) as an accompaniment to our meal. After all, what is Thai food without crispy pork belly?
We were beyond delighted to hear the loud crunch upon taking our first bites. The skin was thick and crispy without being too oily, just the way we like our crispy pork belly to be. While there really isn’t much to nitpick about this dish, we would have preferred if it the meat was less dry.
What caught us by surprise were the Thai Mid Wings (S$6/8/10), which is another recommended dish. The mid wings may seem underwhelming upon first look, but you will find tender chicken meat beneath the well-marinated crispy skin.
For S$6, we got 11 pieces of Thai mid wings which is perfect for sharing between 2 to 3 people.
Other side dishes that you can look forward to include the Thai Fish Sausage (S$6/8), Thai Stir-Fried Cabbage in Fish Sauce (S$5) and Kailan with Crispy Pork (S$8).
They also serve classic Thai-style beverages, soft drinks as well as fresh coconuts (S$4.50) if you are looking for something to quench your thirst.
Yaowarat Thai Kway Chap
945 Upper Serangoon Road
Tel: +65 8822 5637
Tue to Sun: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Kovan