Since it opened in February earlier this year, this humble looking Thai eatery located under a HDB block in Toa Payoh has been gaining reputation as one of the best places to get affordable and quality Thai food in one of the tastiest heartland central in Singapore.
We made a trip down one weekday afternoon and sampled some of the hearty and authentic dishes for ourselves. Here’s what we recommend!
1. Deep Fry Egg Plant with Minced Pork
The most mellow of our recommendations, this brinjal dish hits the right spot for writer, a self-proclaimed die-hard aubergine fan (especially when cooked with the right amount of sambal sauce). This iteration, with its tender minced meat, and well-marinated eggplant, did not disappoint. The eggplant is smooth and flavoured to just the right amount of saltiness. We were told that the kitchen enforces a strict no MSG policy.
2. Tom Yam Soup (Clear Style) with Seafood
With a deep seated personal love for the Land of Smiles, owner Mr Ang takes pride in ensuring optimal taste of each and every dish on the menu. The Clear Tom Yam Seafood is our personal favourite. It packs a punch from the very first mouth, and jolts you right awake with its slightly alarming yet irresistibly endearing sweet-sour-spicy combination. Being fresh, the ingredients come together to elevate the appetising nature of the Tom Yam, providing for an all-rounded dish from the soup to the liao. Aroy mak (Thai for very delicious)!
3. Deep Fried Seabass with Special Thai Chilli Sauce
With our tastebuds fully awakened from the prior dishes, we approach the final dish of our robust meal, the intimidating-looking Deep Fried Seabass drizzled overzealously with a special homemade Thai Chilli Sauce, which might just be the highlight of our entire meal. The outer skin is fried to a very palatable crunch, while the meat inside manages to remain soft and tender.
Apart from these three dishes, Soo 47 is also famous for their fishes, home made breaded prawn cakes, as well as chicken wings. The next time you’re in TPY and find yourself craving some good old Thai food, you know where to look.
47 Lor 6 Toa Payoh
12am – 2.30pm
5.30pm – 10pm