Porn’s officially has the cutest logo ever. With 3 other outlets at Liang Seah, Junction 10 at Woodlands and SAFRA Mt Faber, the new outlet at Star Vista is probably the most (or only) convenient one for us.
Porn’s is short for Pornsak Prajakwit, owner, restauranteur and apparently a Mediacorp TV host. We stumbled upon the newly opened Star Vista branch when we were exploring the many restaurant options in the mall.
Both the tom yam soup and the pad thai fared well. The tom yam looked anaemic but true to authentic tom yam, this slowly but surely packed quite a punch. I was very impressed with the heat and the pretty bold flavours. They were generous with the fresh seafood inside as well.
The pad thai was a little on the sweet side, but otherwise I thought it was a fairly good version of the dish. I would’ve liked a little more acid and a little less sweetness, but overall quite impressive.
Their appetizers were less successful. The stuffed chicken wings were quite average, with the filling lacking any definitive character. The most disappointing though, was the grilled pork. Perhaps it was inevitable (and unfair) that we compared this to the grilled pork neck from Two Fat Men. This was pretty much the antithesis of Two Fat Men’s stellar version of the dish – no smoky grilled flavour, lean and dry pork, and a dipping sauce that was lacklustre and had absolutely no discernible flavour.
There’s some potential, given that 50% of the dishes we had were pretty good. Unfortunately it’s just left me with a craving for Two Fat Men’s grilled pork.
Decent food. But not exactly great. I guess the lack of a condiment tray in a thai joint is an indicator of how good the food will be. The thai iced tea rocked though. And I wouldn’t mind a revisit.
Porn’s Sexy Thai Food
1 Vista Exchange Green
#02-09 Star Vista
Open daily: 11 am to 10 pmwww.porns.com.sg