Sunday evenings are when we have our family dinner out and since Sentosa Cove’s Quayside Isle is much more pleasant than the overcrowded Resorts World complex, we end up heading there for an early dinner al fresco overlooking the marina. Since Quayside Isle opened in December 2012, there have been several changes in the restaurant offerings – the space right beside the popular Blue Lotus used to be a Japanese restaurant, then an oyster bar and now is the space where the Thai restaurant Gin Khao is located.
Gin Khao Bistro serves simple Thai dishes at very reasonable prices. I might be mistaken but it seems like they have the cheapest food in the strip of restaurants of the usually overpriced Quayside Isle (not counting the Panini at the newly opened Joe & the Juice). We usually order the same dishes from their menu which features Thai street food: Po Pia Tod – prawn spring rolls, green mango and prawn relish with rice crackers and Tom Yum chicken wings plus by their larb moo – warm minced pork and mint salad or the spicy green papaya salad to start. They do a decent seafood pad thai and have a good selection of grilled seafood (mackerel or squid) or meat (chicken or pork belly) served with the addicting nah jim (green chili and lime dip). There are several types of fried rice on the menu from the spicy green curry to the salty black olive rice to the sweet pineapple and the unusual watermelon rice. Service is always courteous and efficient and best of all, the food is hot, spicy and inexpensive, the way Thai street food should be.
31 Ocean Way #01-12 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Tel: (65) 6570 2208
Mon to Thurs: 12:00pm to 3:00pm, 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Fri: 12:00pm to 12:00am
Sat/Eve: 11:00am – 12:00am
Sun/PH: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Last Order: 30 mins before closing
*10% off for Sentosa Cove Residents