I love the rustic and nostalgic charm along Joo Chiat road.
They are proud to claim non-MSG dishes here.
I always love hot and sour clear tom yum soup bursting with citrusy notes from the chopped kaffir lime leaves and bites of cili padi bits hidden within the soup.
Start your meal with this soup to get the appetite going.
The sweet crust outside the pork collar went well with the dip.
The smoky grilled fish filled with lemongrass aroma was delicious.
Tender flaky flesh underneath the grilled skin (this picture shows the other side of the fish where skin was taken off).
If you could not take the heat, take to this milder and gentler version of what I call tomato soup – Asian style.
It was much sweeter and very suitable for kids, still, it was a flavourful seafood soup.
I was lucky to pick a somewhat tender beef chunk, the meat soaked up the thin yet tasty sweet-ish curry sauce.
It could go very well with a bowl of steamed Jasmine rice.
I really liked the rather crunchy Thai round brinjal halves in this hot green curry dish.
I wish the curry dish could be lesser in coconut milk and heavier in the green spice mix.
I love anything meat fillet, no mess in deboning.
And fish fillet stir-fry in any style is my favourite when it comes to Asian dishes.
The fresh flaky fish fillet was lightly battered and took on the sweet and spicy tom yum paste well.
Yes, good to see deveined and bouncy prawns.
The shell was lightly pre-fried before stir-fried to be coated with some sweet and sour chilli based sauce – the shell absorbed the sauce well, they were was crunchy and addictive.
Admidst the stronghold of Vietnamese restaurant along this stretch, Rochor Thai is a good welcome to add to the long stretch of Joo Chiat road.
I also spotted a good few specialty sweet shops on this humble road – for your dessert plan that is.
Address: 340 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427592
Daily: 11.30am – 10:00pm; Closed every Monday.