Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Jane Thai at Orchard Towers

I was supposed to publish this blog post last year but I forgot all about it oops! Before my memory starts to fail me and before it rots away in the endless drafts idling at my dashboard, here it is!

I am always on a lookout for affordable and good thai food because I LOVE THAI FOOD! If you know of any hidden gems selling yummy thai food, do let me know! So the sis introduced me to Jane Thai which is located at level 4 of Orchard Towers. I usually patronize Thai Tantric (recommended by the BF) but sis said Jane Thai was pretty good so I decided to try it out.

It was quite quiet when we were there on a late weekday evening and there were a couple of Thais dining here as well. I think this is more popular with the Thais instead of Thai Tantric where more locals and young adults seem to frequent. The service at Jane Thai was extremely slow though. Despite the place not being crowded, we waited for more than 20 minutes for our food to be served.

Thai Iced Milk Tea $3.50 - the essential beverage for a thai meal.
Jane Thai's rendition tasted quite sweet and the distinct thai flavour found in Thai milk tea was not quite  there. The colour was unlike the typical orange present in Thai milk tea too. At $3.50, this is not worth getting.

Prawn Spring Roll (6 pc) $6
The spring rolls had a crispy exterior which was not oily but the insides revealed a mushy mix of minced prawns which did not taste very pleasant. 

Chicken Wings (3 pc) $6
The batter was deep-fried to golden and it was crispy. The batter was also flavourful but the chicken wings were too oily for my liking. I actually prefer Thai Tantric's version of (skinny) wings as they are very convenient to eat with utensils. 

Tom Yum Clear Soup $12
We had the seafood variation. This has got to be the spiciest Tom yum soup I had ever drank. There were heaps of chopped chili padi in it and we had to scoop some up because the soup was extremely spicy. I felt like my throat was burning after every sip of that fiery hot stuff. I have to admit that the burning sensation had some kick in it even though it started to get torturous and painful after a while. I'd like to think that they had accidentally spammed lots of chili padi in it, making the soup extremely spicy because it doesn't really make sense that the soup was way above what I could tolerate since I really love spicy food and can tolerate them well.

Spicy Tom Yum Fried Rice $5
The rice was moist and the taste was slightly acidic and slightly spicy. I actually like this even though I do not fancy carbs. Worth the try!

The effects of the ultra spicy tom yum soup - Red eyes, flushed cheeks and...

swollen lips.

It was rather bad and I started tearing too ;_;

Overall, there were more misses than hits. Perhaps I had ordered the wrong dishes... I'd recommend you to try out Thai Tantric first if you can't decide between Jane Thai and Thai Tantric.

Jane Thai
#04-30, Orchard Towers, 400 Orchard Road

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