Nakhon Kitchen, a no-frills Thai eatery, has opened up along Pasir Panjang Road (just down the road from Manhill), giving E-Sarn a run for their money. Prices are lower and the food is, in my opinion, better, so it's quite a no-brainer that this has quickly become our new go-to place, both for Thai and for a cheap, simple dinner out.
We've tried a variety of dishes and so far most of them have been good. Some highlights are:
Thai-style fried kang kong - this has chilli padi for added kick, and the garlicky gravy is addictive.
Deep fried pork with garlic. We're still hunting for an elusive replacement for Two Fat Men's grilled pork neck, but this fried pork is pretty tasty.
Green curry. This is thick and flavorful and definitely beats the green curry at E-Sarn.
Their basil chicken rice is unapologetically simple but addictively tasty.
Surprisingly, their creamy tom yam soup and stuffed chicken wings, in comparison, missed the mark. Still, we've barely scratched the surface with the menu so I'm sure we'll find our favourites in due course.
The food is above average. The service is good. The seating is kinda cramped. I wouldn't go at peak period but it's going to be a regular option for late dinners in our hood.
87 Pasir Panjang Road
Open daily: 11.30 am - 3 pm; 6 - 9 pm