Opened in 2017, Singh Thai in the Adelaide CBD specialises in offering a wide range of delicious Thai cuisine. The owner of the restaurant, Phunsuk is notable for being in the chef industry since the age of fifteen. He had worked at many popular restaurants in Thailand and Australia prior to opening Singh Thai.
Their Gai-Yang (Grilled Chicken) had a distinctive flavour from the turmeric it was marinated in. A small salad of grated carrot was served alongside the chicken to complement its spiced flavour. The dipping sauce accompanying the chicken had quite a unique flavour - a delectable smoky flavour and a hint of sourness from what was similar to tamarind.
We liked that the pork in their Num-tok-mua-yang (Grilled Pork Salad) was juicy with a good amount of heat from the Num-Jim sauce it was dressed in. The salad that formed a key part of the dish was notable for the inclusion of mint, which gave it a refreshing taste. The mint also provided a bit of relief from the spiciness of the Num-Jim Sauce.
Num-tok-mua-yang (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
A dish that is a familiar sight at Thai restaurants, the chicken in Singh Thai's Red Curry was cooked just right and the vegetables still had a bite to them. The curry gravy helped to lift the flavour of the ingredients and was of a spiciness that should be suitable for most tastes. If you prefer, the curry can be prepared with beef or prawn instead of chicken.
Red Chicken Curry (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
While we thought that their Pepper Beef was lacking in pepper flavour, the beef slices were still of a good size and not too tough. The dish had a good quantity of vegetables; the slightly sweet taste of the capsicum was a good partner to the beef.
Pepper Beef (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
In addition to their main menu, Singh Thai offers a selection of their dishes at a reduced price during lunchtime. All the dishes offered in their lunch menu come with rice, making them a complete meal by themselves. The restaurant's close location to the Rundle Mall shopping district makes it a convenient lunch stop for both shoppers and workers in Adelaide's CBD.