Tabemono 6: Thai food @ Shinjuku

We had not intended to eat Thai food but we came across two restaurants who seemed to be doing very good business during lunch hour and we decided to try one of them. The first thing I noticed was the size of the noodles in the Pad Thai. They were finer than the usual thin noodles. In fact the size was closer to fat bee hoon size than the thin rice noodles we usually have in Singapore.

Basil Chicken rice


Pad Thai with the much thinner rice noodles.


Both orders came with a small side dish.

The meal was surprisingly good and the food actually tasted better than the Thai food we normally get in Singapore. And no, I did not take a picture of the restaurant front. This was in the side lanes of Shinjuku.

Red, White and Blue: Yankee noodles

I was craving for some Asian food to take away when I came across this franchise. I ordered the Pad Thai and my craving for Asian food was satisfied. This little franchise serves decent noodles and the noodles are authentic enough considering that they serve many different types of noodles, not all Asian. It was good enough to satisfy my cravings but not as authentic as what you would get in a Thai restaurant, and understandbly so. Portion wise, it was huge!

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Noodles and Company may be located via here.

Down Under: Cheap and good Thai food

Happy New Year, everyone! May you all have a wonderful, healthy and prosperous year ahead! I did have something special to eat on New Year Eve but the post on that will come much later in the month, after this series ends, so stay tuned!

There are some really cheap and good food places in Sydney and this Thai food place is one of them. The lunch special here was $6.50 per dish and the portions were very hearty. Good for those on a budget, looking for Thai food. Many students come here to eat. There are other Thai places in the vicinity where their lunch specials were going for $6.90.

Thai La Ong, 89-91 King St, Newtown. Tel: (02) 9550 5866.

Fried pork with vegetables and rice

Pad Thai — fried thin and flat rice noodles with vegetables, tofu and meat, sprinkled with crushed peanuts