Might more street food from Bangkok be making its way here? I wrote recently about Soi 19 Thai Wanton Mee in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 and, now, there is BaaMee Bangkok in Syed Alwi Road.
I prefer the soup and fried wontons at Soi 19, but BaaMee is worth a visit, mainly for its Tom Yam BaaMee Dry ($5). The attraction is the chilli, garlic and shallot topping. It looks innocent, but will clear clogged sinuses in a jiffy. There must be more in the mix. Lemongrass perhaps?
Toss it all thoroughly with the springy noodles and every burning mouthful is equal parts pleasure and pain. There are crisp cubes of lard too, which add to the attraction. The fried wonton and dry slices of char siew are unremarkable, although the wontons in the too- peppery soup are not bad.
Fans of Thai braised pig trotters might want to order the Kaa Moo ($6 for small). The thin gravy is sweet like versions found in Thailand, but the little pile of juicy salted vegetables helps mitigate that a bit.
Where: BaaMee Bangkok, 45 Syed Alwi Road
MRT: Farrer Park Tel: 9636-0048
Open: 11am - 9pm daily
This article was first published on Jan 9, 2015.
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