Gin Khao Thai Restaurant

Gin Khao Sino-Thai - Pineapple Fried Rice (Pork)
Gin Khao offers its diners an extensive selection of Thai food at affordable prices. Signature dishes include Watermelon Fried Rice, Crayfish with Glass Noodle, Stir-Fried Squid layered with Runny Salted Egg & more.

Gin Khao Thai Restaurant Locations

Gin Khao Thai Restaurant is a brand of Micro Group Holdings that operates other brands like Kwan Inn Vegetarian, Som Tam Express, Taste Bud and Hoe Nam (River South) Prawn Noodles.

While the Thai restaurant serves mainly Thai dishes in its 4 outlets, there are variations in menu in each of the outlets, ranging from high-end bistro with luxurious waterfront views to affordable staples in a coffeeshop. At Gin Khao SAFRA Tampines that we visited, it offers a fusion of Thai and Chinese cuisine (or more accurately Singapore Zi-char) that caters to the general crowd in the neighbourhood. 

The locations of the chain’s four outlets are as follows (as of December 2021):

  1. Bistro @ Sentosa Cove – (Harbourfront) 31 Ocean Way, #01-12 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
  2. One Raffles Place – (Raffles Place) 1 Raffles Place, #04-29, Singapore 048616
  3. SAFRA Tampines – (Tampines West) 1/A Tampines Street 92, #01-K2, Singapore 528882
  4. Bukit Timah – (Sixth Avenue) 879 Bukit Timah Road, Stall 2, Singapore 279892

Gin Khao Thai Restaurant Menu

Below are its menu items and prices:

Salads 沙拉

  • Ribeye Salad 肋眼牛排沙拉 – $12.80

Noodles 面类

  • Phad Woon Sen Chicken 泰式鸡肉冬粉 – $6.50
  • Stir Fried Glass Noodles 香炒冬粉 – $8.70
  • Phad Thai with Prawn 泰式粿条虾 – $8.70
  • Stir Fried Udon 香炒乌冬 – $8.30
  • Stir Fried Bee Hoon 香炒米粉 – $8.30
  • Crispy Noodles with Superior Sauce 海鲜生面 – $6.50

Soup / Curry / Braised 汤类/咖喱类/红烧

  • Phad Kang Kaneng Phet – $18.80
  • Green Curry 绿咖喱 – $8.30
  • Thai Lime Soup 泰式青柠汤 – $7.70
  • Coconut Chicken Soup 泰式椰香鸡汤 – $7.70
  • Signature Egg Soup 招牌蛋花汤 – $6.00
  • Tom Yum Red Soup 东阴功汤 – $7.70

Seafood / Shell 海鲜类

  • Gai Kem Phoo Nim – $13.80
  • Salted Egg Seafood 咸蛋海鲜 – $14.20
  • Black Pepper Thai Garlic Seafood 蒜蓉黑胡椒海鲜 – $14.20
  • Cereal Prawn 麦香大虾 – $14.20
  • Prawn with Glass Noodle in Special Gin Khao Sauce 特制酱汁大虾冬粉 – $14.20

Fish 鱼类

  • Sambal Chilli Fish Slice 参巴鱼片 – $14.20
  • Black Pepper Fish Slice 黑胡椒鱼片 – $14.20
  • Sweet and Sour Sauce Fish Slice 酸甜鱼片 – $14.20

Beef 牛肉类

  • Sambal Chilli Beef Slice 参巴牛肉片 – $9.50
  • Ginger Spring Onion Beef Slice 姜葱牛肉片 – $9.50
  • Black Pepper Beef Slice 黑胡椒牛肉片 – $9.50
  • Wok Fried Beef with Shimeiji Mushroom 喜菇炒牛肉片 – $9.50

Chicken 鸡肉类

  • Gai Satay – $9.80
  • Oozy Chicken – $10.80
  • Ginger Spring Onion Chicken 姜葱鸡 – $9.50
  • Sambal Chilli Chicken 参巴鸡 – $9.50
  • Hai Jeong Chicken Wings 粤式虾酱鸡 – $9.50
  • Grilled Lemongrass Chicken 烧烤香茅鸡 – $9.50

Pork 猪肉类

  • Tonkatsu 炸猪排 – $9.50
  • Wok Fried Black Pepper Pork Collar 黑胡椒豚 – $9.50
  • Grilled Pork Collar Served with Thai Nahm Jim – $9.50

Egg / Beancurd 鸡蛋 / 豆腐类

  • Fried Beancurd 炸豆腐 – $6.00
  • Crispy Shrimp Omelette 脆皮虾煎蛋 – $9.50
  • Thai Street Style Omelette 泰式煎蛋 – $9.50

Vegetables 蔬菜类

  • Butter Garlic Kinoko 蒜香牛油焖喜菇 – $7.60
  • Wok Fried Lotus Roots, Celery and Cashew Nuts 西芹莲藕 – $7.60

Fragrance Fried Rice 炒饭类

  • Watermelon Fried Rice 招牌海鲜炒饭西瓜煲 – $16.30
  • Olive Fried Rice 橄榄炒饭 – $8.30
  • Pepper Garlic Seafood Fried Rice 蒜辣海鲜炒饭 – $8.30
  • XO Paste Fried Rice XO酱炒饭 – $8.30
  • Pineapple Fried Rice 经典黄梨炒饭 – $8.30

Fragrance Noodle 炒面类

  • Phad Woon Sen Chicken 泰式鸡肉冬粉 – $6.50
  • Stir Fried Glass Noodles 香炒冬粉 – $8.70
  • Phad Thai with Prawn 泰式粿条虾 – $8.70
  • Stir Fried Udon 香炒乌冬 – $8.30
  • Stir Fried Bee Hoon 香炒米粉 – $8.30

Drink 饮料类

  • Iced Thai Milk Tea 泰式冰镇奶茶 – $3.10
  • Canned Drinks: Coke / Coke Light / Sprite / 100PLUS 罐装饮料:可口可乐/ 健怡可口可乐/ 雪碧/ 100PLUS – $3.10

Rice Sets 盖饭

  • Sambal Rice Set 参巴盖饭 – $8.30
  • Ginger and Spring Onion Rice Set 姜葱盖饭 – $8.30
  • Black Pepper Rice Set 黑胡椒盖饭 – $8.30
  • Salted Egg Rice Set 咸蛋盖饭 – $8.30
  • Sweet & Sour Rice Set 酸甜盖饭 – $8.30

Gin Khao Thai Restaurant (Safra Tampines)

Gin Khao SAFRA Tampines is located on Level 1 of SAFRA Tampines, next to the reception. For our visit, we made a reservation for a late lunch at 2:30pm on a weekday via Eatigo with 50% discount. We arrived on time and were surprised to find their staff standing at the entrance waiting for us. As we approached the staff, we were ushered in and given the option to sit anywhere we like as there were no other patrons in the restaurant.

The interior of the restaurant was spacious, modern and nicely decorated with Thai-infused statues and paintings. There were seats facing the pool but we opted for the table right in the middle of the restaurant. After we got seated, we started browsing through their menu. While we were still browsing, the server came back to us an offered us two complimentary glasses of warm water. We felt that was a very nice gesture that we seldom experience in a non-hotel restaurant.

After a couple of minutes more, we ordered a Crispy Noodles with Superior Sauce with Pork ($6.50), a Pineapple Fried Rice ($8.30) that comes with a Pork Cutlet, and a Hai Jeong Chicken Wings ($9.50) to share.

Our order arrived in about 10 minutes after we placed our order. From the looks of the dishes, they looked very much like Singapore Chinese dishes that we usually have at zichar. We proceeded with our taste and the verdict was the same.

Two aspects that we feel a tinge of Thai-ness is with the Hai Jeong Gai where lemongrass was used in marinating the wings, and the Pineapple Fried Rice which is a very Thai dish. While the dishes did not look or taste like those we had in Singapore and Thailand, their taste were slightly above average compared to other zichar we have had.

Based on our experience dining at the restaurant, we would give Gin Khao SAFRA Tampines an overall rating of 3.8/5. For the breakdown, we rate their food quality a 3.5/5, their value-for-money a 4/5 with 50% discount, the staff service a 5/5, and the dining environment a 4/5. 

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