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New Lotus Thai @ 145 Jalan Besar

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Thai food has a soft spot in my stomach and armed with a curious palette, I am ever game to check out Thai food joint as long as it is authentic (which is always a gamble). New Lotus Thai at Jalan Besar strikes a outstanding pose along the stretch by being the only Thai food joint amidst the chaos.


At 530pm we were definitely the day's earliest diners and I am not complaining but that still meant we paid our dues waiting for our food.


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Chicken Wings ($9.80)


So fingerlicking crispy good, I scored myself a sorethroat wolfing three of these down piping hot. Better than prawn paste chicken especially with a skin so yummy. Can't you take your eyes off that beautifully carved carrot rose? Top marks for effort mesays.


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Tom Yum Seafood Fried Rice ($8.80)


To be fair, I really was not pining my hopes high on Tomyum fried rice - like kimchi fried rice, it usually becomes kimchi stirred in with rice and fried. Lo and behold, I was given a ticket into their wonderland of beautiful flavours. Mouthwatering spicy with just the right savoury punches and those prawns were so fresh!


All for $8.80, before I scream so cheap, this is such great value too!


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Green Curry Chicken ($9.80)


Thick and fragrant green curry studded with enough green brinjals, I was stuffed from this dish alone. I'm not sure about the rest but this was lemak enough and I do prefer my green curry with more brinjals than they usually give!


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Stir Fried Baby Kailan ($8.80) is my must eat for any Thai meal, perhaps my Bangkok travels have taught me well - after all the spicy dishes, vegetables become the most comforting course and the best choice is to have it non spicy.




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Steamed Seabass with Lemon ($28) turned out so tasty, we scraped it clean to the bone. Lemon and chilli padi was a marriage meant to be, somewhat tangy, spicy, savoury and aroi mak mak.






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Mango Sticky Rice ($5.80)


I just had to because it was Thai food, nothing fabulous though.




Whew, what a treat at New Lotus Thai. I love it when I stumbled upon a gem and this was one of those realizations.






New Lotus Thai Restaurant
145 Jalan Besar

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