Modern Thai Cuisine in a Park Setting

Light bossanova music greeted us when we stepped into the sleek, stylishly-decorated Kha restaurant at HortPark -The Gardening Hub. The dark mahogany furniture, long ceiling timber panels and exquisite mirror-framed lamps created a nice and intimate ambience as we tucked into some of the best modern Thai dishes in Singapore.

The tom ka gai, a traditional thai chicken soup with tumeric, lemongrass and coconut, was a refreshing start to the meal. Unlike other coconut-based soups, it was light on the palate and rather addictive.

 

The khao raat gaeng kiew wan, or green curry beef and roasted eggplants with steamed rice, came highly recommended by the waiter. The beef pieces were tender and the creamy green curry was rich and flavourful, with just a tinge of spice.

Being a caffeine addict, I ordered the kha house ice coffee. It was amazingly good - its sweetness was not too cloying, and the cinnamon and star anise added an extra kick to an otherwise ordinary drink.

The restaurant attracts a mix of guests, from corporate executives having their business lunches, to families who had just visited HortPark and the nearby Southern Ridges. Incidentally, Kha is an excellent choice for a dining place if you are looking to go for a stroll among greenery after a sumptious meal.

HortPark, comprising 40 showcase gardens created by several individuals and companies, offers a myriad of exciting ideas and suppliers' contacts for gardening enthusiasts.

Kha is open from Tuesdays to Sundays during the following hours:
  • Lunch from 11am to 3pm
  • Dinner from 6.30pm to midnight
  • Cocktails from 6.30pm to 1am
For more information, visit http://www.kha.sg/
By Ng Hui Bing
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