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Genuine Thai road meals like crispy crab omelette & hen noodles in AMK Hub

It’s not each day that you simply come throughout a nonconformist Thai meals institution that dares to face out from the gang. Introducing ZAAP Thai Noodles, an genuine Thai hawker stall that put down its roots on the NTUC Foodfare foodcourt in Ang Mo Kio Hub.

ZAAP Thai Noodles - stallfront

Run by native Thai of us, the choices you get right here should not your typical Thai meals decisions that you simply’re accustomed to at different mainstream locations. Lastly… a breath of contemporary air!

ZAAP Thai Noodles - thai staff cooking

Because the saying goes, “When in Rome, do because the Romans do”. You’ll nonetheless discover some acquainted choices on the stall like Bee hoon, Mee Kia and Tang Hoon, which cater extra to our native style buds. 

For decisions of noodles, you’ll get Thai favourites like Mama Noodle (prompt noodle model from Bangkok) and sen lek (folded rice noodles).

ZAAP Thai Noodles - condiment section

Towering bowls have been stacked upfront and inside the stall, and cabinets of Thai lok lok skewers have been displayed in full circle.

Condiments like crushed peanuts, chilli flakes, sugar and inexperienced chillies are there so that you can assist yourselves to— all dishes listed here are non-spicy and chillies are served individually. Total, I bought rustic and homey vibes from this place

What I attempted at ZAAP Thai Noodles

Previous to my go to right here, I’d watched a couple of YouTube movies on Michelin-starred Jay Fai and her well-known crab omelette in Bangkok. So think about my pleasure after I noticed one thing much like that on the menu!

ZAAP Thai Noodles - crispy crab omelette

There have been two sorts of crab omelette on the menu. The Thai Type Crab Omelette with Rice (S$9.80) and Crab Meat Thai Crispy Omelette Rice (S$12.80). I ordered the latter because it bore a better resemblance r to the famed abroad model.

The golden brown egg had overrated most likely because of the intense warmth of the frying oil, which was the catalyst of its creation. It seemed like a golden pillowy ball, topped with chunks of crab meat, a bathe of crispy garlic bits, and was served with a plate of plain rice.

ZAAP Thai Noodles - closeup of crabmeat

I used to be rewarded with the pure sweetness overflowing from the flesh of the crab meat as my enamel sank via them.

Upon utilizing my cutlery to pry open the omelette, I may hear the satisfying sounds of that beautiful crispiness permeating the air, taking priority over the music being performed on the foodcourt.

ZAAP Thai Noodles - opening the egg

ZAAP Thai Noodles - dipping the sauce

The omelette was extremely crispy and ethereal, and possessed an fragrant charred flavour. It jogged my memory of the perimeters of a well-fried chinese language omelette, normally present in zi char locations, besides the entire omelette tasted this manner!

The magic started after I dipped it within the particular sauce that got here with it. Bitter, barely spicy and refreshing, it gave the crab omelette a special dimension of flavours and textures.

ZAAP Thai Noodles - chicken noodle

The following dish I attempted was the Drumstick with Rooster Ball Noodle (Dry) at S$6.80. I selected Mama noodles, and it was served with three hen balls, one hen drumstick, bitter gourd, daikon, half a boiled egg, beansprouts, pork lard and garnished with fried garlic and kin chye (chinese language celery).

ZAAP Thai Noodles - bitter gourd and daikon

The daikon and bitter gourd have been large, and contributed in taking part in completely different roles on this bowl of goodness. The daikon was juicy and cooked completely, whereas the bitter gourd wasn’t overly tart.

Upon doing a little analysis, I learnt that these two components are widespread condiments used for noodles in Thailand.

ZAAP Thai Noodles - chicken drumstick

The hen drumstick was hugeee! It was braised in a soya sauce concoction, which modified the general color of the meat. It wasn’t probably the most tender drumstick I’ve had, however not less than it was fairly flavourful.

The Mama noodles have been cooked to perfection, and the marginally uncooked bean sprouts added some crunch.

ZAAP Thai Noodles - closeup of balls and porklard

The hen balls have been nice however nothing spectacular. The one factor that actually affected me have been the pork lard bits, which have been barely soggy and failed to present that yummy umami-ness to the dish.

ZAAP Thai Noodles - noodle broth

The broth was barely candy and the notes of star anise have been outstanding. Strive including a few of it to your noodles and provides it a superb combine— it would shock you!

I ended issues off at ZAAP Thai Noodles with the Yum Mooyoo (S$9.80), which was a salad of Thai seasoned sausage.

ZAAP Thai Noodles - sausage salad

It got here with slices of sausage that seemed extra to me like meatloaf, pink onion slices, contemporary tomato quarters, a wedge of lime, kin chye, chilli flakes and chilli padi slices (most likely added in after I opted for the spicy rendition).

ZAAP Thai Noodles - squuezing of lime

The components have been doused in an uplifting citrus dressing which elevated my senses. I gave the lime wedge a squeeze to launch its tangy essence which took its sourness up a notch.

The Thai sausages tasted precisely just like the breakfast ham that I normally have in sandwiches. This dish felt like a celebration in my mouth after I ate every part suddenly.

ZAAP Thai Noodles - sausage upclose

“Pat pat pat…” I wiped the beads of sweat that had shaped on my brow as I loved the salad. The warmth coming from the chilli padi and flakes took a very sluggish stroll on my style buds earlier than my mind registered that it was really fairly spicy!

Last Ideas

ZAAP Thai Noodles - entire overview

Those that miss the style of Thai fare which is offered on the streets of Thailand, will certainly benefit from the authenticity of the dishes served right here.

I’ll undoubtedly return for the sinful however yummy crispy crab omelette, regardless of understanding it could not do wonders for my upcoming well being screening. Hah!

Until the following time, ZAAP Thai Noodles!

Anticipated harm: S$5.80 – S$22.60 per pax

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Worth: $ $

Our Ranking: 4.5 / 5

ZAAP Thai Noodles

53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Ang Mo Kio Hub, Stage 3 Stall 8 , Singapore 569933


Our Ranking 4.5/5

ZAAP Thai Noodles

53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Ang Mo Kio Hub, Stage 3 Stall 8 , Singapore 569933

Phone: +65 9091 7000

Working Hours: 11am – 9pm (Every day)



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