Friday, May 7, 2010
The Basil Inn @ Downtown East
We were officially off duty at 12.30pm on Wednesday and I left school at 1pm for lunch. Tired and sick of canteen food, I decided not to have lunch in school on Wednesday. Since we could go off early, I decided to go Downtown East to place an order for Mother's Day cake at Emicakes and to have my lunch there as well. Walking around downtown east aimlessly looking for food, I spotted this small eatery "The Basil Inn" near Cheers. Scanning through the menu, they have 1-dish meal at an affordable price so I decided to give it a try. I ordered a plate of Phad Thai which cost $4.50 nett. Think this eatery was owned and run by 2 Thai aunties as I could hear them talking to each other in Thai. Thus, the food must be authentic right? Hmmm... Here comes my plate of Phai Thai, doesn't look very appetizing but tastewise, it was really quite good. However, the peanuts had gone soft and this had somehow spoiled the taste of the whole dish.
Read about this eatery at HGW and realize it receives many good reviews from many people about their good food and affordability. Maybe can try out the other dishes next time with hubby.... Erm... maybe at night when it is cooler.