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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Bangkok Jam @ Plaza Singapura, Singapore

Yet another venture by CreativEATeries, Bangkok Jam serves a wide array of contemporary dishes  in a modern bistro-styled restaurant, completed with interesting props, such as wires and cables, road signs scribbled in Thai and even a signal head of a traffic light. 

Their dishes are inspired from none other than Thailand (otherwise known as the "city of angels") itself, combining the usage of Thai classic spices and herbs with a Western twist, take for example the unique creation of Prawn Spaghetti with Coconut Base and of course not leaving out Thailand's famous street food, like Deep Fried Spring Rolls and their speciality - Fried Chicken Wing marinated with fish sauce.

Bangkok Jam's signature Beef Noodle Soup (S$13.50), or known as sen lek neua has the right aroma in its thick, flavoured broth, served with beef balls and slices of tender, succulent beef, which proved to be a great hit for beef lovers like myself.

Okay, before that we had a plate of Thai Fish Cakes (S$9.50) for appetisers, which the waitress kindly recommended to us. Flavour-wise, it is nice, but nothing much to rave about. The thing is, S$9.50 for five standard fish cakes, which divides to S$2.23 for one piece, including service and GST. Isn't that like a bit.. overpriced?

Spaghetti tom kha goong, or Prawns with Spaghetti served with a base sauce made of coconut (S$11.90) is an interesting fusion of Western pasta and Thai ingredients, like cilantro, coconut and lemongrass. The result was soft and light, yet surprisingly pleasing to the palate. Portion-wise, it was a tad disappointing, but I won't blame it much for the price given.

In a nutshell, Bangkok Jam serves decent Thai food, nothing extraordinary but surprisingly overpriced. Prior to the visit, I've heard quite a number of negative comments complaining about the poor service and small portions. I begged to differ for the former, service was nothing less than satisfactory, whereas for the latter, it was unfortunately true (notably for curry dishes). 

Hence, if you want better and more affordable Thai food, head to Siam Express or Thai Express instead. You probably won't be twice as disappointed.

Bangkok Jam

Tel: 6341 9188

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri: 1130 - 1500, 1800 - 2200
Sat & Sun: 1130 - 2200

68 Orchard Road
Plaza Singapura