Located in the hot new mall 313@Somerset, Flying Chillies looks like it’s ready to deliver good food and service. As you enter this Indo-Chinese-Thai restaurant, you walk into what looks like a London pub-restaurant. Modern and chic, it envelops you in its cool setting. The original Flying Chillies started in Malaysia, and has garnered positive reviews since its inception.
Our experience at the Singapore branch was no less pleasing. Flying Chillies has developed quite a reputation for its spicy Thai food. The green curry chicken was very spicy and sweet all at the same time, leaving a most distinct and consuming flavor in the mouth. When downed with rice, it makes an unbeatable combination—it undoubtedly makes its way to the top of my list of favorites, being the best in Thai curries I have tasted so far.
The other chicken dish we ordered—pandan leaf chicken—was not as winning. Although it was rather tasty, the chicken could have been seasoned longer for the pandan taste to seep in. We also ordered baked honey pork ribs, which were cooked to perfection. Sweet and tender, it practically melted in our mouths. This is definitely one of the must-tries here.
The only vegetable dish we ordered tasted decidedly home-cooked. Wholesome and simple, the stir-fried bean curd with minced pork and mushroom was tasty and authentically Chinese.
For those who don’t like spicy food, your choices are, sadly, limited. The restaurant isn’t called “Flying Chillies” for nothing—expect to be drinking lots of water if you order dishes with the sign of two chillies.
The food is affordable and prices are comparable to other eateries like Thai Express. The average for each person ranges from S$20 to S$30.
313 Orchard Road Singapore 238895
Sun-Thu: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fri-Sat and eve of Public Holidays: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.