September 4, 2013

My experience at Rochor Thai (Joo Chiat)

Awhile ago, I was invited for a food tasting session at Rochor Thai! I'm really into Thai food these days and it's really trendy recently because almost all of us are trying out different cultures of food! It's amazing that I've found Rochor Thai that served really nice and authehtic thai cuisine. Once again, Rochor Thai is located at the streets of Joo Chait/Katong/Siglap. Wah, seriously Katong area has got to be one of the few places which has all the heavenly good makan places! Eventually, I was enthused and can't wait to try their Tom Yam Soup! (Been craving for it after so long hahaha) 


Entrance Of Rochor Thai 


Here's a plus point, they don't charge gst, service charge & most importantly they deliver msg-free dishes which is much more healthier for us! :D

Kanom Jeen Sao Nam 



To start the ball rolling, the first dish was an appitizer called Kanom Jeen Sao Nam which is also famously known as cold noodles consisting of mixed sauces which brings out different elements of flavours such as sweetness, spiciness, sourness & saltiness. Btw the noodles was "chu mi fen" also known as vermicelli (the one you have for fish soup all the time).To me, it's not bad for a starter dish and definitely able to satisfy your cravings. Overall, it was great and I love the combination of the difference sauces which brings out a gradient texture and it feels so refreshing cos I've never tried a dish that brings out multiple flavours!

 Pad Thai (Talay)

I used to thought Pad Thai was spelt as "Phat Thai" hahahaha! Anyways back to the topic, every Thai Restaurant I visit, I will always order their Pat Thai regardless on what you order cos I don't treat this dish as a main dish! It's more like a side dish to me. The serving of this dish can be shared among 2-3 people. (Maybe you could order and share with your friends). Among all the pad thais i've tried at many other places, this is one of the best (not being biased lol) but I love the texture of the noodles because it's not very dry (compared to other places) Although I'm not really sure if it's meant to be dry but this dish suits my likings. The texture of the dish was just right filled with rich ingredients and served with generous amount of ingredients and major plus points for the dressing of the dish! Looks appetizing eh?!

Pad Kee Mao Goong (Stir-fried Thai Drunken Style Prawns)

This has got to be one of my favourite dishes compared to the other dishes! Each prawn is marinated with their thai chili sauce and basil sauce enhancing the dish to the next level! Even for a non-spicy eater like me can get hooked onto this dish! (Despite being lazy to peel prawns!) Really like this dish a lot and I will recommend my friends to order this! The level of spiciness was around 7.5/10? The sweetness of the dish sure made me addicted to eating it non-stop!! Hahaha! Yums! Though they said it was drunken style prawns it sure didn't made me drunk :P

Po Taek (Clear Spicy Sour Soup aka Clear Tom Yam Soup)

Tom Yum Talay (Hot and Spicy seafood with Thai Herbs)


There were two types of Tom Yam soup served and this was the clear one, the restaurant manager warned me that I shouldn't judge the clear one to easily before I try the red one. It was indeed true that the clear one was spicier than the red soup base. *perspiring while eating eat* The soup broth of the soup was cooked with oly basil and kaffir lime leaves. Definitely had an unbelievable taste of spiciness! It was around a 8.5/10 for me! The large portion can be served among 5-6 people and the soup is filled with generous amount of prawns, mushroom and vegetables.

Salt Baked Whole Tilapia 

If you like salted fish, this has got to be in your order list! Though it was my least favourite, I really like how it's perfectly fried with the crispy texture! The meat was soft and tender and tasted slightly salty to me. Though it has a uplifting taste towards you, I recommend you to eat it together with rice! 

Kor Moo Yang (Seared Pork Collar served with Aromatic Dried Chilli)

Next up we have the pork collar! Hehe! This has got to be one of my favourites too because it's non-spicy! I really like how the meat is cooked into very soft and tender and goes well with the chili sauce given. Each bite would actually make you want to go for another thus, it's definitely a perfect side to add to your mains! The amount they given was a decent and I would order this upon my next visit here!

Gaeng Phet Pla Krapong Daeng (Dry Red Curry with Red Snapper Fillets)

With the combination of sweetness and spiciness the dish has raised the standards and made a good impression! I love the texture of the dish because it's so tender and juicy. The colour just want to make you drool on your computer right (don't bluff hahaha). The taste of the dish sure left a deeper impression towards me. It was just simply deletable and satisfying thus you need to order this too because the taste was just long-lasting! *Thumbs Up*

Red Ruby Dessert

Incase if you never heard of red ruby, those red colour cubes are actually chestnut! Served with coconut milk! (Making it slightly pinkish) Mhmm! One of my favourite Thai desserts and glad Rochor Thai serves them here! Just didn't like the fact that all the red ruby were stuck together and I had to separate them one by one! Overall, I think that this desssert can be improved!

Mango Sticky Rice

How nice of the head chef that saved the last and sweetest mango for us! I personally have tired many mango sticky rices at many places and most places their rice are always served cold. But at Rochor Thai, their rice are served warm and also topped with their sesame seeds. Something usual is they did not top the dish with coconut sauce! (Still prefer though) but it was so mouth-watering and I don't mind going for a second serving (not concerned about calories lol).


Address: 
340 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427592  
Email: rochorthai@modasflame.com.sg 
Operating Hours: 
11.30AM-10.00PM 
Last Order: 9.45PM
Closed on Mondays 



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