This is a place, my parents and i always love to frequent. We always love their sharkfins, scallop with brocolli, and crab with tung hun. Really nice, enjoyable meals
Visited Rama Thai for dinner on 6 Feb 2011. We were introduced by the staffs of their crab. Hence, we ordered chilli crab. First taste, ****! Two or three mouth later, I felt vomiting. I like crab. No matter how tasteless, I would still finish the plate. But for this, we could not bear the taste and did not touch it anymore. When complaint to the staffs, they ignore me and seems like we are talking to the air. Still, I have to pay S$70, don't forget the plus! plus! plus! for that plate of non edible ****!
Worst, when I reached home, I vomited and have diarrhea. I could not imagine how can the restaurant serve such unfresh and terrible food to customers. They are cheating people.
My advise to you is never never visit this restaurant and be cheated by them.
The plan was simple. We would go to Ah Yat Tian Xia at Orchard Central on its opening weekend to take advantage of its seemingly value for money premium sets (abalone and the likes). Alas, it was not meant to be as the place was fully booked. Not wanting to abandon our abalone plans, we settled for Rama Thai instead, which was also offering premium items at a discount.
The restaurant is located amongst a row of shophouses along the winding Tanjong Pagar Road. Decor is simple and reminds me more of a pub then a restaurant, but that may be due to the fact that there was a sizeable bar counter at the side. Capacity peaks at about 50 pax or so.
Australia Whole Abalone - The abalone was probably 8 head and quite well prepared if I may say. There wasn't the noticable raw taste that I personally dislike and carried lots of bite without coming across as too chewy or hard. The gravy didn't threaten to overwhelm either by being overly starchy.
Sharks Fin with Crabmeat - Apparently a signature of the restaurant (it's in the name), the soup was light without being too laden on the starch but could have done with a pinch less salt. The fins were decent size pieces (probably not dorsal fins) that came across as a wee bit too soft for my liking. The upside to it was the very generous portion size and the amount of crab meat that went into the soup. Decently nice and filling.
Asparagus with Prawns - The asparagus were of the larger variant, retaining its crunchiness by virtue of not being overcooked. Coupled with big, crunchy prawns and succulent mushrooms, I don't see anything to dislike about this dish.
Pork with Gingko Nuts - I liked this dish quite a fair bit. Simple yet tasty. The pork came in rather large slices and carried a mild chewy texture, dipped in light saltiness. The gingko nuts gave it a healthier connotation, not that they tasted bad or anything. Just a small lesser known fact that I thought I would share. Pork is actually white meat, not red meat as most people would think.
Rama Thai Fried Rice - A little too oily and bland was the first thought that came to mind after I popped a spoonful of rice into my mouth. However, credit has to be given for the mild wok hei (could have done with more though) that the rice emanated as well as the ingredients that went into the dish - cashew nuts, prawns and crab meat.
Birds Nest - There was a 1 for 1 promotion on the birds nest and we couldn't resist the temptation to treat ourselves with this sweet Chinese delicacy. Honestly, at $30/bowl ($15 after 1 for 1), I hardly think it was worth it. It was quite a small bowl and the nest came in bits and pieces, unlike the good quality ones which come in one huge piece. But as the old Chinese adage goes, 一汾钱一汾货, so no grouses.
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Went there weeks ago.
food was totally out of my expection.
The TungHun Crab is totally uneatable... the crab is so unfresh that smell.
Service was really bad, was given attitue when we didnt order wat they recomanded.
Like wat "chizwiz7" said, they never ask b4 they clear the plate. & worst, when my spoon was still on the plate which she try to clear off, dropped on the dirty table, she didnt change for mi, but took the dirty spoon which stick some of the waste on the table up and place it in my shark fin. and tats make mi waste the whole shark fin!!!
Food is either too oily or too salty.
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