I went to eat at Magic Wok Restaurant yesterday, after a rather “bubble bursting” experience the whole of Sunday, which I will soon delineate after I talk about all the food that I had eaten! I ordered the Thai Beef Kuay Teow because I was yearning for something with noodles and with a whole lot of soup. The soup (or should I say broth?) was quite savoury and delicious because it really soaked up the essence of the beef. A definite plus was the fact that there was a generous serving of beef in the dish! I also simply love the light texture of the Thai noodles which were extremey soft and delicate to the mouth! Its not oily, and neither is it thin and sometimes hard like beehoon. A definite must try for those beef eaters out there!
My sister ordered Phad Thai which is basically noodles fried with prawns, eggs, tofu, peanuts and bean sprouts. It was rather sweet in my personal opinion, and if you must know, I have a very low tolerance for overly sweet food, (unless its like chocolate!) due to my my health-concious mak who tries as far as possible to use less oil, sugar and MSG. My sis didn’t enjoy it that much too (due to the sweetness) and according to her, she had tasted better Phad Thai elsewhere.
My cousin ordered the Thai Pineapple Rice which was Fried pineapple rice with prawn chicken eggs and onion. Quite nice actually though eating from a pineapple bowl proved to be a difficult exercise in my opinion. But not as savoury as I hoped it would be. One interesting aspect of the dish was the sharp taste of the shrimp floss on top which added a more memorable taste to the whole dish.
And last but not the least, we have my all time fabvorite Thai Fried Baby Squid! Taking a bite into this tiny crunchy pieces of squid, tasting the honey-sweet glazed skins, slowly as it melts into your mouth… Sigh! I want to eat it again! A definite recommendation to all fried baby squid lovers out there!
As I had mentioned earlier, it was rather a bubble bursting Sunday. The original plan was trying the food at Padi & Nooch which is a halal restaurant serving Japanese and Western cuisine. It was located somewhere along a secluded part of China Street near the heart of Chinatown. At first we could not find it and when we did, it was closed! Then we tried looking for a Indonesian restaurant called Bumbu which, according to my sister, was worth trying. Again we could not find it, and when we did it was closed! Though Pagi Sore Indonesian Restaurant was open, we were not keen on buying numerous dishes (makan hidang) for us to share because we did not want to spend too much money. After much consideration, Magic Wok was our last resort.
We have still not given up on Padi & Nooch and Bumbu also. A word of caution – Never venture into Raffles Place area on a weekend. Everything is closed. I guess my sister, cousin and I learnt the hard way. 😀
Magic Wok Restaurant
Halal Thai Chinese Cuisine
City Hall MRT Branch
#01-20 Capitol Building