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We tried Singapore’s worst-rated Thai stall

I started a mission in October 2022: to search out the lowest-rated stalls in Singapore and determine in the event that they deserved the poor grades. My first journey was a 50-50, with Bedok Western Meals kinda, sorta redeeming itself. Subsequent on my record was Thai Dynasty Delicacies at Serangoon NEX Mall which, regardless of the alluring identify, is at present rated a disappointing 2.4 stars.

thai dynasty - storefront

As I write, 10 out of the 22 evaluations give it simply 1 star. The complaints are lots, starting from allegations of non-authentic components to tremendous oily meals to an apparently devilishly impolite auntie on the counter. A few of the photos have been worse! 

I stared at them, aghast that I’d be placing myself by means of the ordeal of tasting the unappetising dishes. However that’s the job, women and gents, and somebody’s gotta do it. Onward to NEX!

What I attempted at Thai Dynasty Delicacies

thai dynasty - 3 dishes on table

Ache should be shared so I made it a mid-week lunch date with our social media guru, Rachel who had additionally accompanied me to the Bedok Western Meals tasting. Fortunate her!

thai dynasty - food court

Thai Dynasty Delicacies is situated inside Meals Junction on the 4th flooring of NEX Mall. There was a small line earlier than us, in all probability made up of people that don’t learn Google Critiques. The woman who took our order had a severe face however she was simply nonchalant, nothing just like the dragon I had examine.

thai dynasty - pineapple fried rice

Our first order was the Pineapple Fried Rice with Seafood (S$7.50). It appeared very boring when it arrived, only a pile of yellow rice partly lined in pork floss. Poking about, all we might uncover for ‘seafood’ have been simply 2 prawns and a couple of squid rings underneath the dusting of floss. Disappointing. There have been bits of egg and a few raisins, too.

thai dynasty - prawn in pineapple rice

Rachel and I stared at one another as we poked out clumps of rice from the pile. Placing them apart, we did the style check.

Too candy. This dish didn’t have any trace of pineapple in it and all of the sweetness was from the raisins, which have a extra intense saccharine character in comparison with the citrus-balanced pineapple. With all the opposite flavours drowned out by it, each mouthful was an ordeal.

thai dynasty - tom yum soup

I gave up on the Pineapple Fried Rice after 3 spoons and hoped for respite within the Tom Yum Soup (Thick) with Rice and Rooster (S$6.50).

Now, there was some respite however not how I had assumed. Let me begin off by saying that the Tom Yum Soup with Rooster served at Thai Dynasty Delicacies is… umm… distinctive.

thai dynasty - tom yum ingredients

Using coconut milk was simply manner an excessive amount of. My tom yum soup additionally had an overload of cabbage in it. As others have famous in their very own evaluations, cabbage appears to be an uncommon addition within the first place. The hen was simply tasteless boiled chunks thrown in virtually as an afterthought— there was truly extra cabbage within the bowl than hen! 

That mentioned, we loved the soup! It was like pot luck, with the unexpectedly good style countering the frustration of not receiving what we had ordered. What a shock that it was our fave. Hah!

thai dynasty - basil pork

thai dynasty - close up of basil pork

The Basil Pork (S$10) was the saltiest of the three dishes we tried at Thai Dynasty Delicacies. One other shortcoming was the quantity of oil that was used— seeing that a lot oil floating within the gravy was a downer. Nevertheless, the tender pork bits went effectively with the crunchy greens and the proportion of meat to greens was supreme.

Remaining ideas

Simply because it was with Bedok Western Meals, my expertise at Thai Dynasty Delicacies was higher than the evaluations would counsel. The meals right here is middling and the service, whereas not heart-warming, was not particularly horrible.

I believe that it is because individuals are extra more likely to write a overview if they’ve a unfavourable expertise. While you really feel that you’ve been given a foul deal or spoken rudely to, the inclination is to vent through a web based overview.

However, it could in all probability be extra useful to talk or write to administration. No, not ‘Karen’-style however relatively to supply constructive criticism to the people who find themselves greatest positioned to implement a change. That was what we did at Bedok Western Meals and the uncle was very appreciative.

We additionally gave our suggestions to Thai Dynasty Delicacies and hope that they may take our recommendations on board within the constructive spirit that it was given. In the meantime, I’d charge it at the very least a 3 as an alternative of the two.4 it’s at present on.

Anticipated injury: S$6.50 – S$12 per pax

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Worth: $

Our Ranking: 3 / 5

Thai Dynasty Delicacies

23 Serangoon Central, NEX, #04-36/37 , Singapore 556083


Our Ranking 3/5

Thai Dynasty Delicacies

23 Serangoon Central, NEX, #04-36/37 , Singapore 556083

Working Hours: 11am – 10pm (Each day)



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