Saturday, April 4

[Media Invite] Chance to get WET this Songkran - ThaiExpress

Synonymous with the iconic ingredient in Thai cuisine, Basil by ThaiExpress is our young and fresh interpretation on Thai food. Introducing its debut in Kallang Wave Mall, Basil by ThaiExpress is a contemporary casual dining restaurant offering affordable Thai classics to the masses.


Was invited to a media tasting: Chance to get WET this Songkran - ThaiExpress at at Basil Kallang Wave Mall last Tuesday Evening! The restaurant has a rather good ambiance and warm lightning. A good cosy place to dine in.

Thai Fish Cake

This dish was was nicely prepared with a good texture. The spicy fish patties tasted good and not too flavourful or spicy for me. Dipped it with the peanut sauce and it will certainly grow your appetite. 

Grilled Beef Salad

This sliced ribeye steak tasted okay though the texture of its beef could have been better. It tasted rather spicy for me as well. If you are not a spicy lover, I guess it may not appeal to you.

Fried Prawn Omelette 

I enjoyed this omelette pretty much! It was nicely prepared with good texture! Crispy yet fluffy; a dish to order if you visit this restaurant!

Nam prik Mamuang

This particular dish comes with fried glutinous rice balls, raw vegetables and the spicy meat sauce. I liked its spicy meat sauce! It was pretty appetizing when you go along with the rice balls and vegetables. 

Phad See Ew Seafood

It tasted quite good though it may appear quite oily for some. It tasted slightly too flavourful for me but it is one of the better ones I have eaten.

ThaiExpress – Celebrate Thailand’s traditional Songkran festival with 4 new dishes - Songkran wings, Papaya Salad, Thai-Style Salted Egg Calamari and Stir-fried Phuket Bee Hoon with Tiger Prawns.

Songkran wings

The texture of its chicken was nicely done though the marination could have been better as it was rather salty. With lesser salt added, I think it may bring out a better balance between its saltiness and sweetness of this dish. I will certainly enjoy this dish more if bigger wings are used.

Papaya Salad

Thai-Style Salted Egg Calamari

I liked its salted egg gravy which goes well with the calamari! However, the texture of both its battered and squid could have been more consistent.  

Stir-fried Phuket Bee Hoon with Tiger Prawns

I think this dish tasted pretty classic on its own! On a side note, eat this dish when it is served warm else the coconut taste may appear too strong for some.

 Red ruby

Lod Chong

Personally, I prefer the red ruby as it was not too sweet as compared to Lod Chong. I have to agree that they are pretty generous on its portion! Look at the big bowl full of ingredients! 

Mango Glutinous Rice

The mango tasted pretty fresh and sweet! The glutinous rice is really good and tasted rather authentic! It was served warm with a good texture! I guess it shall be one of the best I have tasted. 

Kallang Wave Mall  
Singapore 397628
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 10pm daily.