Dear diners, please note that tables will only be held for 20 minutes. If you are running late, please contact the restaurant directly.
Bugis is always bustling with hungry restaurant-goers, and it’s hard for many establishments to stand out from the crowd. However, Maggie Thai & Chinese Restaurant have managed to come up with a unique formula blending Thai, Chinese and local Singapore tastes without employing pretentious presentation and compromising quality for novelty like many modern Asian eateries around Bugis, and Singapore in general. Head to Maggie Thai & Chinese Restaurant on Liang Seah Street and you know you’re getting the real deal – well, three real deals.
A lot of Liang Seah Street is changing these days, so it’s good to know you can still find somewhere that does things the old way at Maggie Thai & Chinese Restaurant – well, almost. This cosy, friendly eatery with colourful walls has been dishing up delicious versions of Thai, Chinese and other Asian classics since 1998, and their experienced staff are some of the most learned in Bugis when it comes to time-tested Chinese and Thai culinary traditions. However, Maggie Thai & Chinese Restaurant are not afraid of mixing things up, and there are definitely some tweaks to the menu with the particular palate of Singapore local residents in mind.
Take, for example, the incredible Thai assam fish head, something that is simultaneously unquestionably Thai and uniquely Singaporean. Another Singapore special worth a go here on Liang Seah Street are the variations of juicy crustaceans, like chilli crab, black pepper crab and salted egg crab. For the old school Thai and Chinese standards, though, we recommend starting with something simple but delicious in the salted egg prawn roll, then enjoy the super healthy and even more tasty Thai lime steamed fish, which is surely the best incarnation of this Thai favourite to be found in Bugis.