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I requested Thai food on my first day in the Singapore office and the team took me to First Thai. I’ve wanted to go back ever since and we finally rounded up the ol’ gang to enjoy some for dinner last Friday.
Just past the famous Raffles Hotel tucked away on a side street is First Thai. Unless you’re special they don’t take reservations so come early (for lunch or for dinner, ps they’re closed in between). The prices are reasonable and the food is super good. Super good enough for Thai folks to enjoy. Try not to read this post while you’re hungry.
You’ve been warned.
We actually started with the papaya salad but it burnt my tongue off and I forgot to take a picture. What’s above is olive rice. Never heard of it? Me either. It’s very flavorful and probably made with an olive paste. It’s light and the grains separate easily. I love olives and I love rice. Together there is harmony.
We had our first dinner in Chiang Mai at the hotel. We were pretty tired from our sprint through Bangkok Airport and had arrived in Chiang Mai just as night fell making the area around our hotel less appealing to venture out into (yah, we’re scared of the dark). We had a lovely dinner served by the nicest, sweetest hotel staff in the history of hotel staffs.
So that you can best enjoy your meal they’ll set out a fan, a citronella-type candle near your feet, and will lend you some natural mosquito repellant spray. The menu has both Thai and Western dishes. We jumped on all the Thai food and started with some spicy tofu and eggplant for the vegetarian.
Julia and I had work this weekend so we made sure to not burn the midnight oil on Friday. Instead, we (Julia, Jlin, and I) headed out at 5:30pm to catch some sun and grab an early dinner.
We strategically placed ourself on Castro (the one in MV not SF) for easy access to frozen yogurt after dinner. It didn’t take too much thinking before ending up at Amarin Thai. I’ve been to Amarin before but have yet to post about it.
There’s another Krungthai of the same chain in San Jose near Valley Fair but I most often frequent the one in Mountain View due to it’s proximity to my old ‘hood. This was a Friday night dinner to catch up on life and other details with Lizzie.
We stuck to our usuals and started with papaya salad. I can never get the seasoning right on this one. It’s always too spicy or not spicy enough it. Good thing the papaya itself is always plenty good. Their version has a few slices of tomato, a wedge of cabbage, a few shredded carrots, a sprinkling of crushed peanuts and fish sauce.