Thai Express – Revamped Menu with Thai Street Favourites

   

Thai Express may not offer the most authentic Thai cuisine, but it is the definitely the most successful chain locally with 24 branches, and somehow has become a default choice for many when they have Thai food cravings.

I am so relieved that Thai Express has moved beyond the usual Tom Yum Goong, Pad Thai and Green Curry because Thai food is so much more than that. With a revamped menu with over 130 items, they have chosen to go more street – with a variety from different regions, and more obscure parts of Thailand.

Some of the new favourites include the popular street snack – Khoa Tang Naa Tang, rice crackers served with special creamy chicken and shrimp sauce ($7.90); Gai Op Pattaya Thai-style roasted chicken thigh ($9.90); Pueak Himmapan fried taro with cashew nut ($9.30), super spicy Kraphoa Gai Kai Yeow Maa stir-fried minced chicken with Thai basil and century egg ($9.30); and a very different sweet-spicy Kway Teow Sukhothai ($11.30).

To my surprise, somebody finally brought in Complicated Noodles, at least that’s how Thailand’s Greyhound Café (Bangkok) calls it. Thai Express’s version is named a more forgettable Kway Teow Lui Suan, a DIY minced chicken and dry kway teow salad dish ($9.30). (DIY really means Do It Yourself, don’t think too much).

There is nothing too complicated about this dish, but it will probably get your hands quite messy. (Must wash before eating!) So the ingredients are served on a wooden board, with stacks of square noodle sheets, lettuce, and a bowl of spicy minced chicken.

The trick is about how you can wrap everything up – lettuce, kway teow, a teaspoon of meat and spicy dressings in that sequence – all elegantly and effortlessly. And stuff the entire clutter in your mouth in graceful fashion. Practice makes perfect, and you never know eating can be this fun.

The Kway Teow Sukhothai ($11.30) departs from the familiar taste of any noodles. This stick noodle with minced chicken and prawn swimming in chilli oil soup topped with crushed peanut, is hot, sour, salty and sweet at the same time.

The element of sweetness is stronger than usual, tasting somewhat like a diluted minestrone soup, and all on the table agreed it is both strange and memorable.

One of the most popular dessert I call ‘Big Brother’, but is actually named ‘Ta Kor’ ($6.80) is a half-and-half Thai fragrant pandan jelly with coconut custard. Forget about the calories for the time being, and indulge in a sweet happy ending.

[Giveaway Ended] Thai Express Vouchers Giveaway!
Thai Express will be giving away 5 sets of $20 vouchers to 5 Blessed DanielFoodDiary.com readers to enjoy its new menu.

All you need to do is to
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Results will be announced 25th Feb (Mon).

Thai Express
Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #03-24, Singapore 238839 (Dhoby Ghaut MRT), Tel: +65 6339 5422
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm

Other Branches: Bishan Junction 8, Bugis+, Bukit Panjang Plaza, Changi Terminal 3, CityLink, Clementi Mall, Esplanade, Holland Village, JCube, Jurong Point, Kallang Leisure Park, Kovan Heartland Mall, North Point, Paragon, Parkway Parade, Plaza Singapura, Raffles City, Siglap Springvale, Sun Plaza, United Square, Tampines One, Tiong Bahru Plaza, West Coast Plaza, VivoCity

Other Thai Restaurant Entries
Soi 60 (Robertson Quay)
Sawadee Thai Cuisine (Bugis)
Chang Thai 151 (Bishan)
Soi 55 (Golden Shoe)
Café Pal (Middle Road)

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81 Responses to “Thai Express – Revamped Menu with Thai Street Favourites”

  1. February 19, 2013 at 2:16 am #

    lovesss the pad thai there.

  2. Deborah
    February 19, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    My favourite new Thai Express dish would be Khoa Tang Naa Tang, rice crackers served with special creamy chicken and shrimp sauce! yummy!

  3. Jane Lee
    February 19, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Khoa Tang Naa Tang

  4. Ken Ho
    February 19, 2013 at 2:20 am #

    I'm always mistaken for a Thai, even by the Thai… so I should eat Thai… Love Pad Thai, Hot Roy, and everything Thai.

  5. Tan Bao Ren
    February 19, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Ta Kor!

  6. Alexial
    February 19, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Kway Teow Sukhothai

  7. Juliet Teo
    February 19, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    My favourite new Thai Express Dish is Gai Op Pattaya Thai-style roasted chicken thigh.
    Simply yummy !

  8. February 19, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    Hi Daniel, thanks for organising this giveaway. The new menu from ThaiExpress certainly looks awesome and your pictures just makes me crave for some sweet and spicy Thai Food now.

    Well, I guess my new favourite ThaiExpress dish has got to be the Kway Teow Sukhothai!

  9. Indra Gen :)
    February 19, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    Kway Teow Lui Suan!

  10. February 19, 2013 at 2:30 am #

    My favourite new Thai Express Dish is Gai Op Pattaya Thai-style roasted chicken thigh.
    Simply yummy!

  11. February 19, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    oooh I didn’t get to try the complicated noodles at the greyhound in Bangkok previously so it’s my second chance to try it now at Thai Express! :)

  12. Chang Meow Ling
    February 19, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    I fav dish has to be the Kway Teow Sukhothai! Yummy yummy!

  13. February 19, 2013 at 2:35 am #

    love the Kway Teow Sukhothai! I'm a noodle person!

    r31t0@live.com

  14. February 19, 2013 at 2:36 am #

    YUMMY!

  15. February 19, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    Favourite new Thai Express dish: Khoa Tang Naa Tang ! Would love to try this ! ^^
    Thank you for this Giveaway!! I love eating at Thai Express! ♥
    Email: michelle-lsy@hotmail.com

  16. Winston Teo
    February 19, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    My fav is Khoa Tang Naa Tang.

    Email : teo8843@yahoo.com

  17. June Lee
    February 19, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    It shall be the Kway Teow Sukhothai cause i love my noodles ^_^

  18. Ensel Chua Ng
    February 19, 2013 at 3:01 am #

    Can't wait to try the super spicy Kraphoa Gai Kai Yeow Maa stir-fried minced chicken with Thai basil and century egg.. the normal minced chicken with basil has always been my fave!

    ensel_chua@yahoo.com

  19. Cherry
    February 19, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    Khoa Tang Naa Tang

    Twitter cherry9095

  20. KW Woon
    February 19, 2013 at 3:24 am #

    I want to be blessed! I love Thai Food (hehe mus b a Thai in previous life).
    Anyway my favourite would be e popular street snack – Khoa Tang Naa Tang, rice crackers served with special creamy chicken and shrimp sauce..Although I love alot of e others dishes.. However this street snack is my all time favourite, yet not easily found in Singapore! Yum to e max..

    Email : prectitude@hotmail.com

  21. February 19, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    I want to be blessed! I love Thai Food (hehe mus b a Thai in previous life).
    Anyway my favourite would be e popular street snack – Khoa Tang Naa Tang, rice crackers served with special creamy chicken and shrimp sauce..Although I love alot of e others dishes.. However this street snack is my all time favourite, yet not easily found in Singapore! Yum to e max..

    Email : prectitude@hotmail.com

  22. Tan Janette
    February 19, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    Ta Kor

  23. February 19, 2013 at 3:52 am #

    my new favourite dish has got to be the Kway Teow Lui Suan I find the concept of it so interesting! and it looks divine! cant wait to try it soon!

    editionveyron@gmail.com

  24. wesley
    February 19, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    love the Kway Teow Sukhothai! I’m a noodle person!

  25. Grace
    February 19, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Kway Teow Sukhothai would be my choice! How can anyone resist noodles? :)

  26. Charlotte Ng
    February 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Ta Kor

  27. Veralynn Tan
    February 19, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Liked & Shared! Tar Kor!

  28. February 19, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    Can’t get enough of Rice Crackers in their Khoa Tang Naa Tang street snack!

    Email: Juneunicorn@hotmail.com

  29. Jacky Choi
    February 19, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    Liked & Shared! I’d like to try out Tar Kor!

  30. February 19, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    Hmm so many yummies I love.. I guess my choice would still be The Kway Teow Sukhothai, like u say.. no matter hw they change.. its still the familiar taste I like.. LOL

  31. February 19, 2013 at 4:55 am #

    Hmm so many yummies I love.. I guess my choice would still be The Kway Teow Sukhothai, like u say.. no matter hw they change.. its still the familiar taste I like.. LOL

  32. Chan Chong Wah
    February 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    Khoa Tang Naa Tang, rice crackers served with special creamy chicken and shrimp sauce

  33. YC
    February 19, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    Ta Kor’ :)

  34. Annabel
    February 19, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    It has to be Khoa Tang Naa Tang! (:

  35. Sasha Ng
    February 19, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    I <3 Thai food. I would love to try the Kway Teow Sukhothai.

  36. Rosemarry
    February 19, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    My fav dish is Khoa Tang

  37. Bridget Peh
    February 19, 2013 at 6:35 am #

    I have to confess the Kway Teow Sukhothai looks tantalising…
    bridgetpeh@yahoo.com

  38. February 19, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    My new favourite dish is popular street snack – Khoa Tang Naa Tang..yummy yummy!
    Email: samnlk@hotmail.com

  39. eddy khoo
    February 19, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    Khoa Tang Naa Tang

  40. Eu Zhi Ang
    February 19, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

    My favourite is the Kway Teow Sukhothai! It looks so yummy and delicious! With Thai Express, I can satisfy my Thai food cravings every week!

  41. Jenny Soo
    February 19, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Kway Teow Sukhothai

  42. Wena Ho
    February 19, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    The Kway Teow Sukhothai :) It looks really tasty!

  43. Wen Hao
    February 19, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    It has to be Stir-fried minced chicken with Thai basil and century egg!

  44. Tan Li Charng
    February 19, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    Gai Op Pattaya Thai-style roasted chicken thigh !

  45. KS Chen
    February 20, 2013 at 1:02 am #

    Love the Khoa Tang Naa Tang, yummy!

    email: chenkahshan@gmail.com

  46. Hong Jingting
    February 20, 2013 at 2:57 am #

    Kway Teow Sukhothai, look really good !

  47. Kristy Cheong
    February 19, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    khoa tang naa tang!
    Kristy7878@gmail.com

  48. Scott Tan
    February 20, 2013 at 1:01 am #

    Brother! I love your posts and Thai Express! My favorite dish is Big brother because it looks super omnomcious and reminds me of you, brother! Cant wait for you to select me and let me try this.

    *BROFIST*

    Email : Scottjh.93@gmail.com.

  49. Cindy Angelique Chia
    February 20, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    my favorite pad thai!!

    cindyc29@yahoo.com

  50. Andrew Chua
    February 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    I would love to try the Kway Teow Sukhothai. Looks yummy.

  51. Missy Grace L
    February 20, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    Kway Teow Sukhothai.

    glwc88 @ hotmail.com.

  52. Tricia Tan
    February 20, 2013 at 6:46 am #

    Yay to Thai Express! Staying in Yishun, I always visit the branch at Northpoint for dinner w friends! Really excited to try out the new dishes!

    If I have to pick one out of so many delish new dishes, it would have to be the Kraphoa Gai Kai Yeow Maa! Spicy. Minced chicken. Century egg. ALL MY FAV IN ONE COMBO, HOW TO NOT LOVE IT?

    ttlx@hotmail.com 😀

  53. February 20, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    oh dear, i’m seriously spoilt for choice!
    I’d looooooooooove to try the new Ta Kor from Thai Express because it looks sinfully inviting and screams “Indulge in me NOW” !
    *drools*

    email: jesslynfong@gmail.com

  54. February 20, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    Gai Op Pattaya Thai-style roasted chicken thigh.
    chquek@hotmail.sg

  55. Mickheal Lee
    February 20, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    super spicy Kraphoa Gai Kai Yeow Maa

  56. Elisabeth
    February 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    My favourite new Thai Express dish is The Kway Teow Sukhothai. Looks yummy!! <3
    My e-mail: elshoward@hotmail.com :)

  57. Bebe Lee
    February 20, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    Pueak Himmapan fried taro with cashew nut

  58. February 20, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    Pueak Himmapan fried taro with cashew nut.

  59. Jason
    February 20, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    Kway Teow Sukhothai

  60. February 21, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    The Kway Teow Sukhothai seems pretty interesting! Would be trying it soon!

    Cornflict@hotmail.com

  61. Michelle Ang
    February 22, 2013 at 2:02 am #

    My favourite is the Kway Teow Sukhothai!

  62. Ong Bong Hock
    February 22, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    The Kway Teow Sukhothai

    tonyong88@gmail.com

  63. Tay Lucy
    February 22, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    I would love to try the Gai Op Pattaya Thai-style roasted chicken thigh.

    lucytay88@gmail.com

  64. Jacqueline Tay
    February 22, 2013 at 7:10 am #

    My fav : Complicated Noodles! And I have the Greyhound's version in Bangkok! & can't wait to try the Singapore's style of that meal! 😀

    (twittered!)&(facebooked)

    Email : jacquelinetay@hotmail.com.

  65. Xinran
    February 22, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    I love their Tom Yum Hor Fun!!

  66. Jen
    February 23, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    Kway Teow Sukhothai :)

  67. Yeong Beng Tan
    February 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    Khoa Tang Naa Tang

    email: ybeng_tan@yahoo.com.sg

  68. February 23, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    My favorite is Khoa Tang Naa Tang.

  69. Chin Ming
    February 23, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    Khoa Tang Naa Tang

  70. February 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    Kway Teow Lui Suan.

    cindy_tanss@yahoo.com

  71. Ben Koh
    February 24, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    favourite would be Khoa Tang Naa Tang.

  72. February 24, 2013 at 4:54 am #

    The Kway Teow Sukhothai is my favorite.

    lisa_tangy@yahoo.com.sg

  73. February 24, 2013 at 7:42 am #

    Khoa Tang Naa Tang looks yummy to me.

    tang_f_k@yahoo.com.sg

  74. February 24, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Kway Teow Lui Suan.

    tanfc@yahoo.com.sg

  75. February 24, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    My favourite new Thai Express Dish is Khoa Tang Naa Tang.

    kassandra_tan@yahoo.com

  76. Pei Chwen
    February 25, 2013 at 12:22 am #

    My favourite is Kway Teow Sukhothai.

  77. menMen Ang
    February 25, 2013 at 12:54 am #

    My FRAV dish will be Kway Teow Sukhothai :)

  78. February 25, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    Gai Op Pattaya Thai-style roasted chicken thigh.
    teresa_tangyl@yahoo.com.sg

  79. February 26, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    I haven't tried thai express bf! hope the new menu is nice! I love thai food:)

    jasmineyhy@hotmail.com

  80. admin
    February 27, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    Congrats to Wen Hao, Melvin Lim, Jiayu Chelza, Jacqueline Tay, Dallas Goh, you have each won for yourself $20 Thai Express vouchers. Please email to DanielFoodDiary@gmail.com with your name and address. Delicious day ahead!

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