42 Club Street
Tel: (+65) 6221 1180
A yellow and black awning displaying the restaurant name Sa Yum is all there is to declare the presence of this authentic Thai restaurant and bar on Club Street. We were taken by surprise by the food’s authenticity cooked by two Thai chefs. First up, a spicy Papaya Salad ($13) full of garlic, spice, fresh beans and tomatoes with a depth of flavour from the pungent dried shrimp. Red Curry Roast Duck ($17) is a generous portion of creamy red curry hiding slices of tender roast duck, mounds of fresh vegetables and Thai basil plus sweet bites of pineapple and lychee – one of the best curries we have had in Singapore in a while! The menu has a section for bar bites from Grilled Pork Skewers ($15 for 5) with a tangy spicy Nam Jim sauce served with home made pickled vegetables to Thai Fish Cakes ($10) and the quirky yet addictive Tom Yum Fries ($8) to go with your all day One-For-One drinks. Happy hour all day everyday? Hello! That’s 2 Heinekens for $14, 2 glasses of Shiraz for $14 plus buckets of beer at $40 for 6! If you work nearby, note their lunch deals: Chicken Pad Thai ($9.90) or Thai Basil Chicken with Egg and Rice for $9.90 and they are on delivery apps too. Mai pen rai (you’re welcome).