09 Dec '15, 4pm

Cha Thai @ Telok Ayer Street

Cha Thai @ Telok Ayer Street

Often it’s when you talk to people that you know about your own biases. For example Leah, the bubbly owner of Cha Thai , shows me the prices on her menu, and then states exactly what I was thinking, that these prices are a little dizzying for Thai food. Singaporeans, she explains, have been influenced by the prevalence of street food into thinking of all Thai food as being cheaply priced. Well, I’m guilty as charged. In my feeble defence, I might have noted that Cha Thai’s decor doesn’t exactly scream fain daining - which I mean as a compliment; with its blond wood tables and lighting that allows you to actually see your food, it’s a relaxing spot, the sort of place you go to for dinner with friends. The food, however - while also simple, casual, relaxed and other such words - is also food with real quality. Leah starts off with a little talk on the regional variations in ...

Full article: http://www.sgfoodonfoot.com/2015/12/cha-thai-telok-ayer-s...

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