Bird Bird is the newest restaurant of Singapore’s bad boy chef, Bjorn Shen. Fans of his popular Middle Eastern restaurant Artichoke, are in for another cheeky surprise with this casual Thai street food restaurant just like those found in the back streets of Bangkok. The place is simply but thoughtfully designed with mismatched plastic stools, simple wooden tables, multi-colored soft drinks crates stacked up by the bar and colorfully decorated walls with their cheeky slogan “Bird Bird Satisfy You Long Time” to the stenciled red rooster painted with the line “This is the S#*t”.
I went with a group of friends recently and we all had the set lunch menu ($13) which comes with your choice of a main course and a drink: soft drink, Thai soda water or soy milk. If you top up a few dollars more, you can have one of their signature slushies (we had the Thai iced milk tea or Thai milk coffee blended with lots of ice to make a refreshing drink which was sweet enough to combat the spice).
We had the Khao Soi (spicy chicken curry soup topped with fried noodles) and the chili basil minced duck Gra Pow which came with steamed rice and the usual fried egg. We added a few other dishes to share – the som tum (spicy green papaya salad) and a big plate of their famous Gai Tod (southern-style fried chicken wings with chili jam), the bird-bird from which the restaurant got its’ name. For dessert, six of us shared their homemade ice cream Neh-Neh pops (another of Chef Shen’s creations) – we had sneekers (just like a chocolate covered ice cream dipped in crushed pretzels and marshmallows), a cherry cheesecake (cherry flavored ice cream dipped in graham cracker crumbs) and the Thai flavored Mango sticky rice (mango ice cream dipped in white chocolate and rolled in crispy rice). The food was good, the place was fun, the service was friendly and the price was right – what more can one ask for? We’ll be back for sure.
18 Ann Siang Road, #01-01, Singapore 069698
Tuesday – Saturday | 1130am – 230pm
Tuesday – Thursday | 630pm – 10pm
Friday & Saturday | 630pm – 11pm
CLOSED ON SUNDAY & MONDAY
Walk-ins only for groups of 5 or less.
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