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Soi 47 King George's Avenue Review : Authentic Thai Food at affordable Price!


Authentic Thai food at a Thai price!

We had been stationed in the Katong vicinity for our weekly food escapade for the longest time. Last weekend, we decided to explore the rest of Singapore.

The assignment was straightforward. We wanted a place that is not so 'modern', preferably in an older setting in terms of decor and reasonable price. Add Thai to the list because that is what the missus craved for that evening.

Soi 47

A search on Google bought us to Soi 47 Thai Food. There are a couple of outlets, but we specifically target the one at King George's Ave due to the eccentric location. It is located on the ground floor of an industrial block steps away from Jalan Besar Stadium. For parking, there is an open carpark just next to the building.

You will notice this restaurant when you reach King George's Ave. It will be easy to spot with a large, black sign that screams Thai Food. The first impression was good. The place was crowded but exuded a relaxing vibe that made you feel you were in Bangkok's hustle and bustle. There was a queue of 3 groups in front of us, but we were seated in less than 30 mins of waiting. Turnover is quite efficient at this place.

The interior was simple enough. The tables were not fixated, so they could be adjusted according to the group size. This is probably why the turnover was so efficient. Based on our experience, the food was served fast, and a meal there would take less than an hour for turnover.

We did some research before we came. Most reviews lauded pocket-friendly dishes that are affordable and authentic. In addition, most dishes' prices are less than $10, so it is a good option for value seekers. 

The Food

The place and ambience met our expectations. But would the food be the same?

Prawn Cake ($8.50)

Soi 47 Prawn Cake

To start off the experience, we ordered the Prawn Cake. The three prawn cakes were huge. It was springy and flavourful and best eaten when it was warm. However, we did have a minor gripe. This was supposed to be the starter dish, but it only came near the end of the meal. Guess good things need to wait. 

Green Curry Chicken ($6.50)

It is almost standard to have green curry chicken when we head out for Thai food. It was no exception when we visited Soi 47. One thing that struck us was how green the curry was. This dish was minty and, for the price, definitely worth it with the more than generous serving. 

Drumstick ( $6.80)

When we ordered this fried drumstick, we were expecting drumsticks. Instead, what we had were drummettes. While in terms of size, it is a tad disappointing, the flavour remains. Not the best of the evening but a good amount of drumettes for the price.

Pork Collar ($6.80)

The fried pork collar was surprisingly crispy and tender. But, again, for the price, we just could not fault it.

Omelette Seafood ($6.5)

For 2 people, 3 main courses would be more than enough. However, when we spotted every other table ordering an omelette, we could not resist. The omelette was fluffy and served with Towgay underneath. Pair it with green curry for the extra oomph!

Steam Seabass with Thai Lime ($19.80)

We returned for seconds and got this dish on our second visit. This is added to the must-eat list. 
The seabass is fresh and flavourful. For $19.80, it is worth every buck!

Thai food is all about spices. Most dishes we ordered come with Thai chilli. There are other kinds of chilli that you can take on your own there.

Tapioca ($4)

We wanted sticky rice for dessert, but it ran out. ISo in the end, we settled for tapioca. Generous portion but a tad too sweet. 

With a handful of outlets, it is apparent that Soi47 Thai Food has been doing well. There is no service at this outlet, making the meal much more affordable. Our 6 dishes (excluding the seabass) and 2 drinks cost less than $50. Compared to a Thai restaurant in Katong, this is half of what one pays.

Add the authentic flavour and old-school charm, and this is the best value restaurant we have visited for our #hungrywackyeats escapade. It may not be the tastiest, but the price and ambience make up for it.

Prices are correct as of 15 July 2022

Ranking Disclaimer
The views on this post are based on personal experiences and opinions. The ranking is based on 5 stars. Rankings are based on personal experience and may not reflect the same as what others may have experienced.TWD is not liable for any experiences by the reader at the establishment. #notsponsored

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