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Greenwich V

*Media Invite*

If you have been following my blog, by now you should have known about the newest mall in Singapore, the Greenwich V. It is a small little mall, only 2 storeys high, located in the Seletar / Jalan Kayu area. About half of the establishments are eateries while the other half comprises the “daily living” type of stores such as Laundromat, supermarket, video rental and even an English language school. BTW, Greenwich is pronounced as GREN – NICH, same as the Greenwich of Greenwich Mean Time.

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When I first learnt of the existence of Greenwich V, and this was before any official media invite, my immediate reaction was “What a quaint little mall”! I want to get a condo apartment right above Greenwich V!!!! I was so attracted to it that the next day, which was Chinese New Year DAY ONE(!!), I took my parents to Greenwich V for a cup of tea and cakes at Toastbox! I even grabbed a brochure on the condo, but sanity prevailed eventually as Greenwich V is just way too far from my parents place in the Eastern part of Singapore.

Surprise surprise, a few weeks later Greenwich V “came to me” via an OMY blogger’s invite to check out Greenwich V via an Amazing Race style competition. 15 bloggers were selected for the competition, and divided into 3 groups. I was part of the Urban Team, along with bloggers Jesslyn, Grace, Melvin and Hazel, with Janet from OMY to ensure that we did not cheat (as if we would ever…).

The Urban Team! The Urban Team : Grace, Hazel, Jesslyn, Myself and Melvin!

Our task was to guess the answers to 10 questions, which would then lead us to 10 respective Greenwich V outlets. We would then have to complete the challenge by either Eating, Learning or Doing. It really was a great way to learn more about the mall even if we had to rush rush and rush!

These were the outlets we visited:-

1st – Empire State

2nd – Cinta Manis

3rd – Hockhua Tonic

4th – Mai Thai Restaurant

5th – Paradise Inn

6th – Berrylite

7th – VideoEzy

8th – Toastbox

9th – Cedele

10th – Rosabelle Launderette

11th – Phoenix Medical Group

For my reviews on Mai Thai Restaurant, Paradise Inn and ToastBox, click on the respective links. You can also read more about the other outlets, which my team members have written about here. Or you can check out Greenwich V’s Facebook and Website. Check out our crazy Amazing Race day video on Youtube!

Alas, we didn’t manage to win the Amazing Bloggers Race competition. I thought the photos we submitted were of top quality (click on Urban Team!). Oh well, next time then. To my fellow Urban team members, we did our best and we have no regrets!!!

* Thanks Far East Organization / Greenwich V and OMY for the wonderful afternoon and great hospitality!

Mai Thai Restaurant at Greenwich V

Another lovely restaurant we visited during our Amazing Blogger Race through Greenwich V was the Mai Thai Restaurant. Unlike Paradise Inn which I have been before and familiar with, this was the 1st time that I had heard of Mai Thai Restaurant.

It was soothing to enter the bright and cheery restaurant, and greeted with customary Thai hospitality. Apparently, the restaurant’s motto is “Prioritizing Service over Food”. Sounds odd at first, but it goes to show the amount of confidence they have in the quality of their food that they wish to also highlight service as a priority.

Similar to Paradise Inn, Mai Thai at Greenwich V also boasts floor to ceiling glass walls, or should I call it windows, which lets in sunlight, allowing the food to appear even more attractive and palatable under the natural lighting.

Mai Thai Restaurant - Decorative Piece

Check out this huge decorative piece or what you may call it. Stunningly pretty to look at, photo doesn’t do justice.

Mai Thai Restaurant - Prawn Cake (2)

Prawn Cake / Tod Mun Goong (5 pieces for $12) – Deep fried prawn patty with plum sauce. Enjoyed the prawn cake very much. It was piping hot and crisp on the outside. There was a lot of prawn in the prawn cake, which is good cuz some places like to fool you by giving more fillers instead. The sweet sour plum sauce was a great accompaniment to the prawn cake and on the whole, whetted my appetite even though I’d already eaten a lot at the previous restaurant!

Mai Thai Restaurant - Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yam Soup/ Tom Yam Goong $16.50 – Classic Thai spicy & sour soup with prawns and mushrooms. I can’t take overly spicy food and this spicy Tom Yam soup literally changed my definition of how spicy a soup can be! Beware, don’t take large gulps at one go no matter how appetising it may look! After using the Thai Iced Tea to cool down my tongue, I managed to cut through the spiciness and appreciated the freshness of the ingredients. The soup is very clean tasting and the ingredients such as prawns and mushrooms still retain a good bite. Also loved the tomatoes which added a nice tangy zing to the soup.

Mai Thai Restaurant - Basil Chicken (2)

Basil Chicken / Ka Pao Gai $15.50 – Stir-Fried minced chicken with Thai chili paste, basil leaves & onions. Another spicy dish so beware. The chicken was fragrant and tender. A good dish to order with rice.

Mai Thai Restaurant - Beef Panaeng (3)

Mai Thai Beef Panaeng / Panaeng Nuea $18 – Beef shin in rich red “Panaeng” curry of coconut milk and enhanced with herbs. I was surprised by how tender the beef was. I ate one whole piece by myself even though I was practically bursting. The curry was rich and flavourful. Interestingly, this curry dish wasn’t as spicy as the Tom Yam Soup or the Basil Chicken.

Mai Thai Restaurant - Thai Iced Tea

Thai Iced Tea $3.50 – And a very refreshing large glass of Thai Iced Tea to wash down all the spiciness. They also have a Thai Iced Coffee, which I’d originally wanted to order to give me extra energy, but it was sold out.

All too soon, we had to bid adieu to Mai Thai (yes we spent a grand total of 20 minutes there!) in our quest to finish the Greenwich V Amazing Blogger’s Race. Hope to be able to visit Mai Thai again soon. Easties and Westies can rejoice for Mai Thai is also located at Telok Kurau as well as Chip Bee Gardens.

Mai Thai Restaurant - The Urban Group YEAH!

Read about my visit to Paradise Inn at Greenwich V, as part of the Amazing Bloggers Race.

Mai Thai Restaurant

#02-03 Greenwich V

1, Seletar Road Singapore 807011

Tel: 6752 3688 / 6752 4688

Website http://www.maithai.com.sg/       Email: info@maithai.com.sg

Lunch: 11:00am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6:00pm – 10:30pm

Other Outlets

Holland V Branch
Blk 44 Jalan Merah Saga

#01-58 Chip Bee Gardens Singapore 278116

Phone: +65 6474-3108    Fax: +65 6474-3100

Telok Kurau Branch

402 East Coast Road

Singapore 428997

Phone: +65 6344-0118    Fax: +65 6346-0616

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