22-Sep-2009 Press Release

posted Nov 27, 2009, 10:15 AM by Joseph, Wuu Jiann Wu   [ updated Nov 27, 2009, 10:20 AM ]

 

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  MAI THAI

A showcase of the traditional yet vibrant flavours of Thailand

Singapore, 22 September 2009 – Nestled in the idyllic setting of Chip Bee Gardens, Mai Thai is the latest addition to this established dining enclave. This unassuming restaurant prides itself in serving up authentic Thai food, prepared by a team of three native chefs.

 Opened by Thai owner Ms Jessuda, who also runs The CaffeBar at Parkway Parade, Mai Thai offers an extensive menu encompassing perennial favourites that run the gamut from street cuisine to premium restaurant fare. All dishes are prepared from scratch, including the ubiquitous curry pastes and spice herb mixtures.

FLAVOURS FROM THE LAND OF SMILES

 For starters, tuck into popular snacks such as Tod Mun Goong ($9.50), juicy deep-fried prawn patty paired with tangy plum sauce, Thai-style Pork Satay ($8.50) and even the simple classic treat of fluffy Kai Jeow ($7.50), Thai-style fried eggs.

 An unusual item from the salad menu is the Bean Sheet Salad ($13.50), featuring chewy bean sheet curls which are made with mung beans, tossed with minced chicken, prawns, cuttlefish and assorted vegetables in a piquant chilli lime dressing.

 Popularised by the street food dish of Thai beef noodles, Gao Lao ($7.50 for single serving) is a robust beef broth redolent of spices such as coriander and cinnamon and infused with the meaty flavours of beef shank.

 One of Mai Thai’s speciality curries is Paneang Gai ($12.50), a mild, stir-fry red curry enriched with blended cashew nuts which lends a characteristic nutty taste. This curry is also perfectly suited with Australian beef shank ($15.50).

 A delicate dish that requires much finesse to execute, Goong Fu ($16.50), is a prawn floss salad that is made with cooked fresh prawns that are finely minced and expertly deep fried to achieve a light crumble. Paired with an appetising mango salad, this dish is perfect complemented with steamed jasmine rice.

 Another highly recommended seafood item is Ho Mok Ma Prao Onn ($16.50), a selection of pristine seafood such as fish slices, squid and prawns cooked in a light red curry sauce and flavoured with the sweet juice of young coconuts.

 Mai Thai also presents an assortment of rice and noodle dishes, such as Khao Pad Poo ($9.50) – crabmeat fried rice, Pad See Eew ($9.50), stir-fried kway tiao with baby kai-lan and choice of beef chicken or pork as well as Kway Tiao Nuea Nam ($9.50), Thai flat rice noodles with beef tendon, beef balls and bean sprouts, suitable for quick lunches and takeaways.

 All desserts are homemade by Mai Thai’s dessert chef and include Ta Ko ($5.50) – water chestnut with corn set in coconut milk, Mango sticky rice ($7.50) and Tub Tim Krob ($6.50), water chestnut ‘rubies’ served with crushed ice and coconut milk.

 Guests can also enjoy a piping hot pot of mint and lemongrass tea to end their meal on a refreshing note.

INTERIOR

Furnished in an understated classic Thai style, Mai Thai is decked out in muted earthy hues and decorated with ornamental statuettes and paintings. The breezy outdoor dining area is perfect for a relaxing evening meal.

 *NOTE: Selected Mai Thai food and interior pictures are available via email upon request.

 For more information or assistance, please contact:

Sixth Sense Communications & PR Consultancy

Loh Hsian Ming                                                           Veronica Zuzarte

T: 6423 0096                                                               T: 6423 0096

M: 9435 9171                                                              M: 9367 5666

E: hsianming@sixthsense.com.sg                             E: veronica@sixthsense.com.sg

 

FACT SHEET – MAI THAI

Open                                       11-Jul-2009

Address                                   Blk 44, Jalan Merah Saga, #01-58, Chip Bee Gardens,

Singapore 278116

Tel                                           6474 3108

Fax                                          6474 3100      

Size                                         1,000 sq ft

Seating                                    48 – indoors

                                                34 – outdoors

Operating hours                      lunch  11:00am –   2:30pm

dinner   6:30pm – 10:30pm

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