LONG CHIM BY DAVID THOMPSON
L2-02 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands S(018955) TEL: 6688 7299 longchim.com.sg
Celebrity chef David Thompson’s Singapore outpost serves Thai street food in a cosy place inspired by Bangkok’s vibrant street culture. It’s popular for its pad Thai, which melds sweet, tangy and spicy flavours; it has just enough wok hei for a delicious finish. The chef’s take on the softshell crab is different from the usual heavily battered, crusty, deep-fried version we’re accustomed to—his version is saltier, but with just enough herbs and greens to make it palatable. For a dish that packs a punch, the Nong’s stir-fried long eggplant, served with minced pork and prawns, is deliciously soft and smoky—perfect with rice.