If you are around the Bukit Timah / Jalan Jurong Kechil area, and if you are thinking of really decent and cheap Thai food, you would probably want to head to the upper floor of Bukit Timah Food Centre.
Why we ate here tonight was because the lady boss appeared on TV again. A few nights ago, as I walked into the main door of our home this conversation took place:
Sis: Her name is Mrs Chon-Chom.
Me: Huh? Who’s that?
Sis: The Tasty Thai Hut lady lah. We always wondered what’s her name. Now we know. She was on TV earlier.
Me: Orrr OK. (Yes, me and my usual “uh-huh”, “ok”, “ya” answers haha)
Mrs Chon-Chom is usually a ‘one lady show’. But sometimes you do see (I presume is) Mr Chon-Chom there. He happened to be helping out today.
My usual grub here: Chicken with Basil Leaves and Rice. $4.
I like it because it is ‘wet’. (the chicken and greens has gravy and it will seep into the rice. You can see the mark left by the gravy on this plate)
By the way, it’s spicy too. Don’t let the ‘clear’ looking dish fool you. (Their Tom Yam is clear looking and is even more potent!)
Sis had the “Phad Thai” $4.
While she was eating, she continued her story a few nights before. Sis said that on TV, it was mentioned that the noodles and some other stuff she used are all from Thailand.
By the way, this is what we notice and also confirmed by some ‘aunties’ we know. When someone in front of you orders Phad Thai, don’t order it, order something else. If you do, Mrs Chon-Chom will combine the order and cook it together then splits it to two or three orders. Her ‘agak-ration’ (agak – estimation in Hokkien) has been proven to be not that good, you always get a smaller plate. 😉
The other very popular dish is the green curry. But it was sold out when we arrived.
Personally, I don’t like the Pineapple rice here. Try other things!
Tasty Thai Hut
Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre
116 Upper Bukit Timah Road