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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.
Yah, that’s right we ate at the hotel two nights in a row in Chiang Mai. What can I say? We were too lazy and chicken to venture too far from the hotel. We were also beat from all the monkeying around in the jungle and decided that turning in early would be ideal. If it makes you feel better we sorta kinda walked through the Night Market.
Can we take a moment and just give props to the awesomeness of my picture taking skills right now. These were taken on Jlin’s camera as I was too lazy to go upstairs to grab mine. Veggie egg rolls freshly fried served with a sweet and spicy sauce. They look like little nubbins.
I’m not usually a fan of Palo Alto but my favorite nail place, Kim’s Nails, is right off of University. In preparation for my impending trip I made a visit to Kim’s and ended up spending most of the day in PA. For dinner I found myself with Lizzie at a new Thai place cornily (is that word?) named, Thaiphoon.
We started off with grapefruit salad which had a whopping 4 slices of grapefruit on it. It had lots of jicama, ground peanuts, carrots, red cabbage, and some cilantro. It was similar in taste to papaya salad but without the spice and lacking on the salt also. It was fresh tasting but I probably would not order it again.