Now that Adee works in the same building as Jal, he's joined in our monthly lunch meet-ups. Adee was a fellow classmate of ours back in VJC, and like Jal, is now a father of a precocious 5 (or is it 4?) year-old boy. It's still difficult to picture him as a father though (Methinks his wife, also a fellow classmate of ours, has got to be the disciplinarian of the 2 coz he's one of the most playful, rubber-faced guys I know). Next to Jal, he's the funniest and wittiest guy in my class. Even though Jal is away in the USA and thus, unable to join us, Adee and I still met up for lunch anyway.
We took to Adee's suggestion of A-Roy Thai at Funan, just beside his office. This place is perpetually filled during lunch time. It's easy to see why. The eatery serves up value-for-money Thai-Chinese food that's familiar and comforting.
You'd think I'll be sick of Thai food, after having been in Bangkok for a week and indulging non-stop in Thai cuisine. But, noooooo, I love Thai food. I can have it everyday and not get sick of it! YUMS.
The robust Beef Noodle Soup ($6.90) was generously filled with tender beef chunks, and crunchy beansprouts to cut through the heady, full-flavoured broth.
I liked the deceptively clear Tom Yum Seafood ($13.90 for small), spicy to the hilt and loaded with fresh squid rings, sweet huge prawns, fish slices and mushrooms.
109 North Bridge Road
#04-06 Funan DigitaLife Mall
Tel: 6338 3880
Open daily except Saturdays from 11.30am to 2.45pm for lunch, 6pm to 10pm for dinner
Saturdays from 11.30am to 10pm