Did you know that the Basement 2 (B2) level at Changi Airport Terminal 3 (T3) is actually a public mall? Home to a wide range of retail as well as F&B outlets, this is where Aoy’s Thai can be found.
A few months ago, Aoy’s Thai took over the old spot vacated by Dunkin Donuts, and is just beside the Starbucks outlet at T3 B2. The concept here is very much self-service, and after you order and pay at the counter, you will be given a buzzer. It is free-seating, so do not expect a waiter/waitress to show you to your seat either.
Once the buzzer sounds, simply bring it along with you to the collection counter, and grab your food! You know the drill! All prices shown below are ala carte prices, but if you get a main dish and add on a drink and/or dessert, you get a discount!
30 cents off any drinks with any main dish ordered, and 80 cents off the total for any drink + dessert with any main dish ordered. That’s pretty decent!
The beef boat noodle was an upsized version of the actual boat noodles that are found in Thailand. Of course, the price was also an ‘upsized’ price! The beef slices I got were rather inconsistent in terms of texture; some were tough, while others were tender. The beef balls however, were quite good, and full of flavour when I bit into them. The noodles were pretty authentic as well, and I liked the slightly spicy soup that the noodles were soaked in.
My sis ordered the chicken boat noodles (S$6.50), which came with really tender chicken slices. I would recommend this over the beef boat noodles if you are like me, and prefer your meat tender. 🙂
The chicken noodles (S$6.50) was pretty average in my opinion, and I would rather go for the chicken boat noodles, which was way better.
The tom yam seafood rice broth looked so red that I was eyeing it in apprehension when I first saw it. I tried a bit of it and I have to say that the tom yam soup had quite a spicy kick to it. My brother told me that the prawns were quite fresh, and as he’s a chef (in training), I took his word for it. 😉
The thai chicken chop wanton noodles was above average in my books. The chicken chop had a light BBQ glaze, and was quite tasty, although some parts of the meat were not as tender as other parts. It seemed that inconsistent quality of meat was something that they struggle with here. Overall though, this dish was a safe option, but don’t expect to be wow-ed by it.
Despite the thick appearance of the drink, the iced green tea (S$2.50) had a surprisingly light flavour to it. Although I prefer my green teas strong, I still liked their version of it, and would get it again the next time I’m there.
The iced thai milk tea (S$2.80) was refreshing, and not too cloyingly sweet. This is for people who like their thai milk teas less sweet, as it was definitely not as sweet as what you would get over in Thailand.
The hot maccha latte (S$2.50) was a huge miss in my opinion, as I felt that the taste was a bit ‘unnatural’, and not maccha-like at all. My sis had a differing opinion though, and she actually liked it. Well, I guess you could give it a try and form your own opinion of it! 🙂
Looking totally like ice lemon tea, this iced lime tea (S$2.80) unfortunately did not hit the right notes for me. The combination tasted slightly weird, and I would stick to the tried and tested thai milk tea if I wanted a drink.
The mango sticky rice (S$6.50) looked promising, but failed to live up to my expectations of it. At least the mango was not sour, and the mango ice cream was decent.
Aoy’s Thai serves up decent Thai cuisine at affordable prices, and is definitely worth a try when you’re at the airport. And hey, you get to earn Changi Rewards points too when spending over S$10, which is very easy when you dine with a large family! 😉
#B2 (Public Area) Changi Airport T3, 2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233 (Nearest MRT: Changi Airport)
Open 9am-11pm (Sun – Thu) & 24hrs (Fri, Sat & eve of PH)
Check out their website here.