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A fresh-tasting, sharp and crunchy Papaya Salad ($5) was good to get the salivary glands working. Note the big hei bee (dried shrimps)!
The Stir Fried Basil Pork ($10) is one dish that will demand rice. Rich and savoury, the garlic and basil accents were perfect with minced pork.
For the must-eat-otherwise-we're-not-eating-Thai-food dish, Tom Yum Telay ($10) was a seafood medley in Tom Yum soup. While the seafood could be fresher, the soup was a good balance of salty, spicy and tangy.
For the customary order-one-veg-dish-so-dinner's-balanced dish, we had the Kang Kong with Bean Paste & Chili ($6). Here's an example of simple food that's simply good. The kang kong was crunchy and stir fried with garlic, chili padi and preserved soy beans. With good wok hei too!
It was my first time trying Tom Kah Gai ($10)- a saucy chicken dish flavoured with lemon grass, kaffir lime leaf, coconut milk and chili among others. Unfortunately with the pronounced sweet edge of the coconut milk, it was pretty much a taste I have not learnt to acquire. To make things worse, the chicken pieces had a 'frozen' taste to them.
I very much enjoyed the Green Curry Chicken ($10) instead. :)
The Pineapple Fried Rice ($5) was tasty turmeric-flavoured rice with a monumental scattering of pork floss!
Not to be outdone, the Olive Fried Rice ($10) was denser and nutty and flavoured with just a bit of olive.
But it was the barbecued stuff that was even better!
BBQ Squid ($10) featured soft, springy squid with an aromatic grilled flavour.
The Grilled Pork with Lemon and Chili ($10) was another stunner. The sweetness of pork was accentuated by the salt, lemon and spice.
Jane Thai does pretty good fried food too.
The Stir Fried Spicy Chicken Wings ($10) is really a misnomer. Deep fried till golden, the chicken wings were taut and delicious with a Thai chili dip. Every bar should get this on their menu.
Another fried item to order is the Prawn Cakes ($10)- bread-crumbed-coated and crisp on the outside with a good springy bite on the inside.
Lime Juice ($2)- refreshing.
The crispy Pig Skin (~$2) was a good Thai keropok! The pink parts should be where the pig was stamped? Hehe.
This dessert of Iced Gingko Nuts and Lotus Seeds (~$2-5) packed a strong almost jasmine flower-like punch. Unfortunately, too strong for my liking.
I left Thai Jane happy. It was a nice hole-in-the-wall kinda place that serves up unpretentious, rustic Thai food. We were never visually bored and the tunes blasting from Crazy Horse brought back memories of primary and secondary school.
Such a cute pic, I couldn't resist not putting it up here. We took this outside Toys "R" Us at Forum Shopping Mall.
Jane Thai Restaurant
Opens: Monday-Saturday- 6pm-5am
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