Jai Thai, Clover Way

We brought my brothers to Jai Thai for our monthly dinner meet-up. Apparently, they'd no idea this place even existed, even though they live in the nearby Upper Thomson vicinity. I suppose it's really because Clover Way/Jln Pemimpin is quite ulu-fied, being in an industrial/residential area and all.

We arrived early (at the geriatric timing of 6 sharp, no less!) at the no-frills Thai establishment, in order to avoid the dinner rush and score a parking lot. We ordered small portions of everything, so we could sample more dishes on their wide-ranging menu.We did notice, though, despite the extensive menu, that they don't serve pork.

The Deep Fried Fish with Chilli Sauce ($18), a whole seabass, was fresh enough, with a liberal dose of the stickily sweet and piquant Thai sweet chilli sauce. What's great about this is that you don't expect a fish dish this cheap to be this fresh. A most surprisingly pleasant, and value-for-money dish that you'd do well to order.

The Prawn Cakes ($2 each), served piping hot straight off the fryer, were juicy on the inside, crisp on the outside. Great stuff, but if you're anything like me, you'd have a bit of trouble picking out all the parsley bits.

The Fried Cabbage with Oyster Sauce ($5) was simple, homestyled fare, and amazingly cheap.

Ditto for the Fried Kailan Oyster Sauce ($5).

The Green Curry Chicken ($5) was a robust concoction of succulent meaty chunks drenched in a creamy and spicy curry.

The Fried Chicken with Basil Leaf ($5) was a potent dish, with tender chicken and a peppery, richly spicy sauce.

The Fried Chicken with Pepper & Garlic ($5) was a mellow, subtly spiced dish accented with pepper and fragrant garlic. Too bad there were little tiny coriander bits laced in this. I had the most trouble digging them out!

The Pad Thai ($5) was well-fried. Moist without being too sticky, and evenly coated with the lightly sweet seasoning.

Jai Thai Restaurant
7 Clover Way
Tel: 6258 0228
Open Mondays to Saturdays from 11am to 3pm for lunch; daily from 6pm to 9pm for dinner
Website: www.jai-thai.com


Anonymous said...

This place is good. The parking is not.


Bern said...

That's why u've gotta be there real early!

We went to dabao from there after Mr J's thingy and had to wait more than half an hour for our food!

Food Esteem - Passion and Satisfaction said...


i went to the purvis branch, and left Jai Thai with a filling stomach and smiling face :) not exactly very awesome, but for such cheap prices, the food is definitely kinda way above it should be priced :)

Bern said...

the clover way one is better than the purvis street one. if you're in the upp thomson area, u shd try the jln pemimpin outlet and compare. :)

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