Looking for some good & affordable Thai food in Simpang? Look no further, for Great Thai has recently opened at East Village! I brought my grandma down for lunch last week, and we had an enjoyable time there. Simpang is about a 5-10min walk from Tanah Merah MRT, so it’s pretty accessible. If you’re driving, there is a public open-air carpark (coupon-based) right outside East Village, and another sheltered carpark within East Village itself.
Great Thai is located along the row of shops facing the public open-air carpark, and can be easily found. 🙂 The restaurant can probably seat about 40-50 people at maximum capacity. I found the place to be pretty cosy, and there is sufficient space in between tables to move around, although it does look cramped from the picture below. FYI, I was not paid to do this review, nor did I get free food, so this is my honest opinion. 🙂
I ordered a shrimp paste fried rice (S$8.30), which was not only plated beautifully, but tasted really good as well. The shrimp paste chicken was yummy, and ticked all the right boxes for me. 🙂 The only ‘bad’ thing about this dish was that there was very little meat, but a lot of rice.
My grandma got a seafood pad thai (S$9.90), which was tasty as well. There were prawns, fish and squid hidden within the pad thai, and the prawns were pretty fresh! I also found out that she had never tried Thai food before this (the horror hahaha). Yeah I guess it is because we always bring her to have Chinese cuisine, and the one time we brought her to Saveur to have French cuisine. :p
I also ordered a Thai Iced Milk Tea (S$3.30), cos you can’t go to a Thai restaurant and not have that yea? It was pretty decent, not overly sweet, but with the right notes of Thai tea. 🙂
Great Thai serves up pretty decent Thai food, for a reasonable price as well. Another bonus point for them is that they do not charge GST & service charge! 😀 So what you see is what you pay! Awesome! Leave them a tip if you find their food tasty! Sadly, the time that I was there, they did not have mango sticky rice yet. 😦 It is on their menu though, and the manager was pretty apologetic about not having that at the moment. He did say it was likely to be in in a few weeks though, so if you guys go down, do let me know how the mango sticky rice is! Oh yes, the restaurant is also Halal-certified! 🙂
#01-06, 430 Upper Changi Road, Singapore 487048, East Village (Nearest MRT: Tanah Merah)
Open daily 11am-10.30pm
Check out their facebook here.