87 Just Thai

It was by coincidence that I ate lunch here at 87 Just Thai. I was meeting a friend for lunch and we intended to have Taiwanese food for lunch along the same stretch of shophouses but unfortunately, the Taiwanese cafe was closed

We considered our options and decided to settle for Thai food as it seemed really popular with the office crowd. The shop was not very big and had limited tables available so we quickly grabbed an outdoor table before all tables were snapped up

We ordered a few dishes for sharing and the first dish was the stir-fried Kang Kong Thai style. For SGD 7, I found the serving smaller than most restaurants. The vegetable was fried perfectly and there was still a nice crunch when you bite into it. The sauce was very light as you can taste the garlic soy and tinge of spiciness from the cut red chilli

The next dish was the stir-fried minced pork with hot basil leaves at SGD 8. The serving was also meagre in my opinion. I have definitely eaten a similar rice set elsewhere with more pork than this a la carte order. Apart from the serving size, the flavours are authentic and the dish quite spicy but perfect with a bowl of rice

Tom Yam soup is a dish you definitely need to order at a Thai restaurant and we ordered the red tom yam soup at SGD 8. For once, I found the serving of the soup matched the price tag as the soup was packed with seafood and ingredients and could fill up at least 4 smaller bowls so we had at least 2 bowls between the 2 of us. The soup was more creamy than most tom yam soup and would have been perfect for me if the sour taste was stronger

Last but not least, we had the clay pot tang hoon with prawns which is reasonably priced at SGD 14 for the serving. The clay pot noodles came with 4 huge prawns and plenty of bean vermicelli. The prawns were very fresh and juicy while the vermicelli absorbed all the sauces thoroughly to give a fragrant and umami flavour. The vermicelli was soft and bursting with flavours. This was easily the best dish during lunch

Overall, most of the dishes were pretty authentic in taste although some dishes missed a few notes to be perfect. Some dishes however are priced quite high for the serving size

Address: 87 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118510

Operating hours: 11.30 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm ( closed on Wed )

Author: elizbeartravel

A human bear who loves travelling, eating and cooking

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