This Thai Restaurant in Singapore is located in the Ion Mall and found alongside the posh shops of the mall. Started as a family business, it soon found success in Thailand and was soon started in Singapore as well. The chef Apsara is known for her cooking skills and served food that epitomized the restaurant’s name; fresh and good (soht and baay). The entrance to this Thai Restaurant in Singapore is at the fourth floor of the mall, but you still need to go a few more flights of stairs to reach the actual entrance. So we set climbing to pass our judgment on this restaurant that served Thai food in Singapore.
The First Impression: This Thai Restaurant in Singapore overlooked the Orchard road strip. The setting was simple and a fusion between contemporary designs and traditional Thai touches. We arrived at 2:30 when the last order is normally taken, but we were warmly welcomed in and offered a table. At first sight, we were a bit weary as to what to expect since there was just one couple still seated at the restaurant.
Décor and Ambience: With tall ceilings, large windows offering a view of the streets below, the soft gold and earth tones, the warm orange chairs, the dark tiled floors all led to the aura of the décor. Simplistic and stylish without being too over bearing, this Thai restaurant in Singapore offered a casual smart dining option. The loud and upbeat Thai music playing added a contemporary touch to the place.
The Food: On being seated we were offered some dried banana chips to munch on while we decided on our order. I started with the patay; a stir fry with noodles and shrimp. My dining partner opted for the green chicken curry plus we also had a plate of vegetables in oyster sauce to share.
The patay was just average, but then again, it was the first time I had ever tried that dish, so I had nothing to compare it to. The chicken curry on the other hand, was delicious; bursting with flavor and spice, it was aromatic and very well cooked. The vegetables in oyster sauce was extremely mouthwatering and something we would opt for again if we visit this Thai restaurant in Singapore again. One disappointment though, the menu option for curry was quite limited for a Thai restaurant, as it offered just four curries.
The restaurant also offered a few red and white wines from around the world priced from $80 Singapore dollars onwards. They also offered six different champagne and sparkling wines and four different dessert wines
The Calculated Impression: The ambience at the restaurant was one where we could relax and enjoy the food and service. The food at this Thai restaurant in Singapore was delectable and served well. The service was attentive without being over-bearing. We left suitably impressed by the restaurant. Our rating for Soht and Baay in Singapore is Bombastic.
What I liked: The delicious food and the simple ambience and décor of this Thai restaurant in Singapore.
What I didn’t like: The limited menu option and the “a bit too loud” music
Address and Telephone Number SOHT & BAAY ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn