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Sa Yum, Club Street

Worth a try.

A Friday evening dinner at Sa Yum seemed too quiet for the busy street outside. You wonder if the food is nice. Perhaps people are more willing to indulge in their cold fizzy beer than a bowl of warm tom yam soup?

Look for the bright yellow Sa Yum sign!

Tom Yam Soup with Chicken ($12. You can choose the prawn option for $15).

Being a tom yam soup fanatic, it’s always the first thing I order at any Thai restaurant. I have very high expectations for tom yam soups. I rate the standard of a Thai eatery by how delicious it’s tom yam soup is, because it’s like eating chicken rice from Boon Tong Kee. If you can’t even get it right, then what are you here for?!

Sa Yum’s tom yam soup was delicious. The sweet, spicy, and sour were perfectly balanced. Their serving portion was rather generous too. I expected to see just a few pieces of meat but no, Sa Yum makes sure it’s reasonable for you.

It doesn’t come with rice (erm the rice costs $2, seriously…?) but I was rather pleased with the soup that I finished the entire bowl without the need for rice. 

Pineapple Fried Rice with Chicken ($12. You can choose the prawn option for $15).

This was disappointing. They already prepared the fried rice beforehand, presumably they produced it in a large quantity and set it aside for the dinner crowd. It was warm, but not straight from the wok piping hot and fragrant. Very obvious that it was not freshly prepared. Really disappointing. Well I guess I would recommend skipping this dish when you’re there.



If you look at the prices carefully you’ll see that it’s actually quite pricy (really? samosas for $10? rice for $2? mango sticky rice for $10?) but if you’re ordering to share, the price might not be that expensive per pax after all. 

42 Club Street, S(069420)

Open daily from 11am to 12am, closed on Sundays

+65 6221 1180

Website here

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