About FOLKS COLLECTIVE - China Square Central

Found in a vintage shophouse in the heart of Chinatown, FOLKS COLLECTIVE offers Thai cuisine that’s created using time-honoured traditional recipes passed down from generation to generation. Here at this China Square Central restaurant you’ll find some of Singapore’s best home-cooked Thai dishes as well as a comfortable setting that takes inspiration from one of the unique night markets that Bangkok is famous for. The food, setting and service here is one of a kind – make a reservation for an unforgettable journey through the world of Thai cuisine at FOLKS COLLECTIVE on Cross Street, just on the edge of the CBD.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm


FOLKS COLLECTIVE - China Square Central
20 Cross Street, China Square Central #01-25
Singapore 048422

Menu Highlights



Pomelo Salad

Vibrant pomelo, plump prawns, birdeye chilli & roasted peanuts in a lime dressing

Soft Shell Crab Salad

Deep fried and dressed with a green mango dressing

Aubergine Salad

Grilled aubergine, prawns and minced chicken in lime dressing

Small Plates

Angel Wings

Chicken wings stuffed with minced garlic chicken, carrots, mushroom, corn & glass noodle

Shrimp Pancake

Crispy pancake with moist prawn surimi in between

FOLKS Drumlets

Crispy chicken drumlets coated in garlic honey glaze

Chargrilled Pork Collar

Served with chilli jaew

Crispy Fish Skin

Tossed with salted egg yolk on a bed of crisp vermicelli


Deep Fried with Mango Salad

Crunchy and fried until golden garnished with a zesty green mango salad with dried shrimp, shallots & peanuts

Claypot King Prawns

Baked in black peppercorn with glass noodle, ginger, coriander roots & star anise



All time favourite coconut based curry with green curry paste, basil, aubergine and our twist of pumpkin for sweetness. Best with chicken or beef

Lychee Red

Infused with pineapple, aubergine & cherry tomato. Perfect with duck.

Choo Chee

A concentrated red curry fragranced with kaffir lime leaves, red chillies & a drizzle of coconut cream

Rice Dishes

Wok Tuna Fried Rice Wrap

FOLKS friend rice with tuna wrapped in velvety omelette and served with chilli padi


Ice Cream Kati

Coconut ice cream with sweet coconut glutinous rice, toasted peanuts, palm seeds & jackfruit strips

Honey Mango

Imported ripe mangoes served with warm coconut glutinous rice and a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds

5 FOLKS COLLECTIVE - China Square Central Reviews

5 Reviews
Waiting time:Good
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
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LR L.8 months ago · 2 reviews

Food is excellent as always, only gripe is the service is a little slow and it is always hard to get the attention of the wait staff even though there are many of them milling around. The upside is once you get their attention they are very friendly and engaging, so service isn't bad. Also the air con is way too cold, but it has always been this way since I first started visiting about 5 years ago, so I just try to remember to bring a jacket when I go. Order anything, really. The only dish I didn't enjoy was the green platter of samosas, spring rolls, sweet potato fries and fried tofu. I found it greasy and underwhelming. Everything else we ordered was absolutely delivious

Mark H.9 months ago · 48 reviews

Tasty Thai food to be had here :) Recommended: pork collar, steamed sea bass in garlic and lime, green curry, kailan in oyster sauce. Attentive service and nice ambience makes this place worth visiting.

Ashley O.a year ago · 4 reviews

helpful staff, the food is generally not too bad. I like their sweet potato fries, pad thai is a little spicy for me but I am not really a good gauge for that.

Christabel H.a year ago · 12 reviews

Ambience was pretty good. Food was quite nice, especially with the sauces. The highly raved lychee red curry indeed lived up to its name. the mixture of fruits added a refreshing taste to the curry.

Connie A.a year ago · 7 reviews

The outlet we went is at China Square with nice and comfortable ambience. Good food with reasonable prices. Food are authentic Thai taste, a place I would highly recommend.