5 Great Dishes Under $7 To Try At Bangkok’s Famous Took Lae Dee, Now Open In Singapore

At just $3.80, you can enjoy their bestselling pad krow

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In case you need further proof that Singapore is a food paradise, Bangkok’s famous restaurant Took Lae Dee has chosen to launch its first overseas branch here on our shores.

Lauded by CNN as Thailand’s best all-night food counter and one of the things that make Bangkok the world’s greatest city, Took Lae Dee has been delighting locals and visitors alike in Bangkok since 1972. While the new branch in Singapore may not be open 24/7, the food we’re getting is nothing short of the authentic quality and amazing value for money that have made the restaurant famous. Took Lae Dee isn’t exaggerating with its name, which literally translates to “cheap and good”.

The next time you’re craving some tom yum, head over to Took Lae Dee at Tai Seng!

Here are five of the restaurant's signature dishes you must order:

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3. Pad Krapow ($3.80 without egg / $5 with egg)

Yes, you read that right; this pad krapow only costs $3.80! Without the egg, that is. But beyond its ridiculously low price, this Thai basil chicken or pork dish is such a hit with tender and juicy minced meat, served in generous portions alongside fluffy white rice. You’ll notice a minty aroma that wafts from the dish, thanks to inclusion holy basil leave that Took Lae Dee especially imports from Thailand. According to the owner, Took Lae Dee is the only restaurant across all of Singapore to be using this medicinal herb! Full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, the basil leaves are the star of this dish.

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