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Thai Goldmine Kitchen, Kitchener Road


Fans of Thai food rejoice, for you’ll have yet another authentic Thai eatery to get your padthai craving fixed. From humble beginnings three years ago at Harbourfront’s Tuckshop, Thai Goldmine Kitchen has expanded their sawadee to having their very own shophouse at Kitchener Road. 

Screenshot from Thai Goldmine Kitchen’s Facebook. Do check out their Facebook page for the latest promotions.

The location at Kitchener Road means it’s an easy walk from Farrer Park MRT station, an area where good Thai food is hard to come by. If you’re driving however, parking is incredibly hard to find. Your best bet would be City Square Mall.

Garlic Pork.

Loved the fried garlic bits atop the chunky pork slices. I could snack on this all day long and not get jelat.

Thai Spicy Long Beans with Pork.

This was a little surprising for me. I had expected the pork to be minced, but yet it came in juicy bite sized pieces. The dish itself was flavorful but it wasn’t as spicy as I hoped it would be.

Thai Green Curry Chicken. Ah, I should have scooped the ingredients up for a better picture. 

I was very impressed with this green curry. Having tried a lot of Thai green curries from various Thai restaurants, Thai Goldmine Kitchen’s green curry really stood out for me. It’s not your usual milky and starchy green curry; the aroma and texture of this green curry is superb. Plus, they were really generous with the ingredients (mainly chicken, woots!).

Prawn Omelette.

This dish was done well. The omelette was fluffy and the prawns were fresh. Usually, such Thai omelettes would be dripping with oil but this was not too bad.

Seafood Tomyam Soup (Clear).

It could be me, but I generally prefer red tomyam soup to the clear ones. Red tomyam soups have that creamy yet sweet taste that clear soups lack. For this particular tomyam soup, I thought it could be spicier. I also didn’t like that they included crabsticks because I feel that cooking soups with crabsticks is something I can do at home, so I expect something better at restaurants. 

Thai Goldmine Kitchen is a good alternative to the famous Nakhon where snaky queues form even before the eatery opens for dinner. So why wait when you can have something else that’s just as authentic, delicious and affordable elsewhere? 

147 Kitchener Road, S(208524)

Daily: 11am to 9pm

+65 6909 2020

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Face to Face Noodle House, City Square Mall


City Square is your typical heartland mall which tries to be a notch higher than the others. With Din Tai Feng and Astons on the menu, eateries here can get quite competitive in terms of selection and pricing. 

Chanced upon Face to Face Noodle House one evening and decided to give it a try since the vibe looked quite promising.

You have to order at the cashier before finding a seat. Yay to no service charge!

House Specialty Pan Mee ($8.90).

Erm… I think Qiu Lian ban mian is nicer. Actually normal hawker ban mian is comparable leh, and way cheaper.

Traditional Sarawak Noodles ($10.90 with a drink and side dish).

Upgrade your noodles to a set meal for a nominal fee to get a drink and a mini side dish. I say mini because, well, spot my two wontons!

The noodles itself were ordinary. Not particularly tasty and actually rather dry, but at least the chilli didn’t disappoint. It probably saved this whole dish. 

For the price, I would say that Face to Face Noodle House is not worth wasting your money and calories for.

180 Kitchener Road, City Square Mall, #02-23/24, S(208539)

+65 65090182

Daily 11am to 10pm

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