Thanying Restaurant, Singapore

There must be many new and good Thai restaurants in Singapore now but I'm loyal to Amara Hotel's award-winning Thanying Restaurant, which serves excellent Thai food. I try to eat at Thanying whenever I'm in Singapore but have not done so the last few visits. I especially loved their tomyam soup, which to me was the mother of all tomyams. I remember the time I was there with my colleagues K and CL and it became a dare for us to sip each spoonful of the fiery soup. It was torturous, even painful but also thrilling as the soup burnt its way down my throat. The other thing I wanted to eat again was their buffet dessert, which only costs S$8/RM18/US$5 as long as you eat a main course. Considering the prices and small portions of the main dishes, it's good to be careful with your orders here.

Seafood tomyam.

I was disappointed. It wasn't so hot or special anymore

Claypot glass noodles with king prawns

A sign of authenticity to us --slices of belly/bacon at the bottom. This looks like a simple dish but I've never quite gotten it right at home. Love it.

Fried kangkong with fermented soy beans.

I could eat this with a whole plate of plain rice.

Spicy pork ribs.

Although the ribs were tasty, there was hardly any meat on them. Waste of $.

Thai red beef curry

Very delicious with plain rice.
Buffet dessert.

I love Thanying's dessert buffet! Each piece of jelly and cake is delicately decorated, the fruits and jellies carved, and there are so many varieties to choose from. I must say the Thais, of all people, make the most pretty and colorful desserts. And some of the yummiest too.