One of the perks of staying at Hougang is that good hawkers and eateries are just a stone throw away at Kovan area. We have always drove past this Thai eatery right round the corner between Hougang Street 21 and Ave 1 which is always packed during dinner hours. We finally got down to park and give it a try at around 9.30pm after our property viewing.
Although the kitchen was already closed, the staff were really nice to extend it and take in our orders. As it was pretty late into the evening, we just ordered simple Phad Thai and Tom Yam Soup to share.
They were pretty fast with the Phad Thai Noodles ($5.00). Following how Phad Thai is usually served in Thailand, condiments such as chili pepper and lime are made readily available on the side. It is usually the simplest dish that requires the highest level of skills to really impress and wow its patrons. The Phad Thai was done really well. I love the noodles texture and it offered 2 strong flavours – spicy & sweet in harmonious balance.
Tom Yam Soup With Chicken – Thick Base ($6.00) did not disappoint. Stern warning to people who do not take spicy food, this is not the sweet sour manageable kind. The Tom Yam Soup served at Nakhon was intense even for me – might be punishment for ordering so late. 😛
But I respect the strong flavour and it would go perfectly well with rice. Sadly no rice was ordered as I am practising low carb intake for dinners. There were lots of spices in the soup but you can’t really eat them. It would be better if more portions of ‘edible’ ingredients such as chicken & mushrooms can be made available.
Based on the 2 dishes I have tried, this is probably the best Thai food in Singapore’s North Eastern Region. I seriously regretted not getting the mango sticky rice dessert. Will definitely be back again with more folks to sample their other dishes.
Here are the full details of the eatery:
Nakhon Kitchen (Hougang)
Blk 212 Hougang Street 21 #01-341 Singapore 530212
Operating Hours: 12pm – 3pm & 5.30pm – 10pm daily
Tel: 6286 8785
Fax: 6286 8741
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