“Cap on cap?”
This is what I grossly misheard the cashier say as I paid for my order at Jai Thai. Later, I found out she was actually saying “Khaawp khun kha” which basically means thank you. I guess that makes more sense rather than my initial thought of her commenting on my hair style (which looks like a cap, perhaps?) Besides the point, let’s put a pin on that for now and get into what really matters – the menu.
For as long as I can remember, there was a time when Jai Thai was seemingly the only place to get Thai food on the island. Recently, their competitors have been catching up but Jai Thai seems to be doing okay and is keeping its footing just fine. They have a lot of the traditional Thai dishes such as the Tom Yan (wife’s favourite) and the Phat Thai (my favourite), deep fried spring rolls, Gai Yang chicken, curries, and salads. Speaking of salads, I should mention that they have a whole section dedicated to vegetarians so jackpot for those on a strict weight watching program (It’s about time I mention something other than meat). For desserts they have a few options such as a Khanom Charn (a sort of jelly cake) which I feel was just okay.
Rather than any of that, my climactic moment came when I saw their glorious delicious selection of imported beer! (So, sue me, I like beer!) Obviously, they have the Thai favourites such as the Singha and Chang, but also have Singapore’s Tiger and Indonesia’s Bintang. Oh, how I wish I could just sit there all day and sample them all one by one… thrice over.
Bottomline, despite all those other Thai restaurant options out there, I still consider Jai Thai the go-to place for awesome Thai food. Good menu, clean atmosphere, and fast service. What more could you ask for? I recommend for families, social gatherings, and believe it or not, date night. For date night, I recommend the other branch located in Chatan as it has a spectacular view of the ferris wheel. Jai Thai has 2 branches on island: one is located in the Rycom food court which is what is showcased here, and the other is at Chatan with the view. Whichever you choose, no worries as food will be spectacular just the same. If you get the chance, make sure to greet the staff with a little “Khaawp khun khap” as well. I bet it’ll just make their day!
Location Name: Jai Thai
Google Map Location Link: https://goo.gl/maps/gQdjFTuSAhMeBf8d8
They accept yen, creditcards, and electric payments
Opening Hours: 10:00am-9:30pm (Daily)