Haha Thai in Ngee Ann City on Orchard Road in Singapore has risen from the embers of the former Ha Ha Ha Thai Seafood Restaurant over on Foch Road. Having shortened the name, the team at the Tanglin restaurant are focusing on bringing the finest Thai flavours to guests in their newly revamped dining room. They have brought their seafood expertise to bear on the new menu here, which leans heavily on fishy flavours, but it’s coupled with an inventive take on other Thai classics too.
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Thai restaurants in Singapore tend to be a little same-y, but not so at Haha Thai. Finding itself among the shoppers at the Ngee Ann City shopping centre on Orchard Road, the restaurant has had to work hard to establish a loyal following. Serving innovative Thai takes on classic Western dishes as well as classic favourites has made this a go-to place for younger diners in the city. The restaurant keeps things interesting with their impressive range of seafood and shellfish-orientated dishes, drawing on their years in a former incarnation as Ha Ha Ha Thai.
The name might sound funny (or like someone found something funny) but it masks a deeper meaning. Haha Thai takes its name from the Thai pronunciation of the number five – ha in Thai. It is a tribute to the 19th century Thai king, King Rama V, known to be a very good chef. With such royal pedigree, the kitchen, staffed with chefs from southern Thailand, have their work cut out for them and they are responding with admirable enthusiasm. Aside from classics like pad Thai, bak mee and tom yum talay soup, they are also reworking traditionally western dishes like the classic tiramisu to give the dish new, Thai life (we didn’t think you could improve a tiramisu either, shows what we know). The team at Haha Thai in Tanglin’s Ngee Ann City shopping centre on Orchard Road are doing everything they can to showcase the kitchen’s skill and ambition. It’s no laughing matter.
Place was cosy and conducive for gathering with friends, food was awesome too, would recommend my friends to come and try out this restaurant. Good job!
Very good experience. Excellent food and service. Owner is very kind as well. Must try salted egg soft shell crab, steamed lemongrass sea bass and boneless chicken wing.
The restaurant service personnel are very helpful. The food overall is good and we are very satisfied with the quality. Good recommendation to visit the place for everyone who likes Thai cuisine.