28th July 2013
Mata Thai is located near the CPF Building at Bishan. It is my third time visiting this neighbourhood Thai restaurant and I always find the food to be okay. Their strength seemed to lie in their main courses and for a Thai restaurant, I am convinced they can’t do Thai desserts.
It is my first time trying their Fish Head Curry which was recommended by my sister and brother-in-law and although I am not sure how Thai is this dish. That doesn’t matter because this is some good stuff. The curry was really good together with their white rice. My gripe with this dish however is the fish. The flesh was a bit chalky which could be a sign of frozen fish. Then again, maybe it is just the kind of fish they use. I am happy with the curry.
I wanted to order Phad Thai but in some confusion it ended up as Tang Hoon with Prawns (6.00 SGD). They are very generous with the prawns. The stir-fried glass noodles was decent too.
Desserts were a let-down. The Tapioca was tasteless and the Mango Sticky Rice just didn’t make the cut with its dried out glutinous rice and slices of sour mango. Overall, I think I would come back again for the main courses and skip the desserts. The prices are wallet-friendly here too. The total bill was about 10-15 per pax with drinks, rice, desserts and main courses included.
#01-390, Blk 508
Bishan Street 11