It does nothing to bring attention to itself and doesn't need to, because it's all by word of mouth, which really is the best form of advertising.
It's deco is plain and simple with paneled photos of food against white painted walls. The restaurant doesn't have that many sets available, maybe around 30, but it does fill up quick, so on Friday and weekends it's best to book.
The prices were very reasonable and looking around the restaurant before we ordered, the portions were generous.
We ordered three dishes between the two of us with a small bowl to share, along with Thai iced coffee. The small bowl was a massive bowl and the food and drinks came out so quickly! Efficiency yay!
The Thai iced coffee was similar with that of Hawkers, but with double the sweetness. I wasn't a huge fan, mainly because I can't stand too sweet-a-thing, but CL seemed to have loved hers.
The choice of meals we ended up ordering was the Soft boned pork Tom Saab, which reminded us of our parents cooking, albeit with a twist. The dish had a hint of sourness and if you taste the soup it was salty sour goodness (whereas mum dish it is plain and refreshing). The pork wasn't fatty and it was cooked to tender precision that it fell of the cartilage, which really could have been eaten too, but I've never been a huge fan of eating bones. CL devoured hers, cartilage and all. Overall, it was a good choice as all our other orders were spicy.
Our second main was the Spicy Thai Beef salad. The beef was lean and was a little hard, because of either the cut of beef they used or more than likely slightly overcooked. Nonetheless, the beef was aplenty on the dish and in big cuts, just the way I like it! The flavours were amazing! The hotness of the chilli carefully balanced with the sourness of lemon and lime! Absolutely refreshing salad. Although putting a couple more slices of tomatoes would be nice.
The last and final dish was the prawn Pad Thai. Boy was this dish a punch of spice. It had all my favorite Asian touches, with dried shrimp, balachon mix and a hint of sambal with chilli flakes and paste. Then there was of course the hint of lemon flavour. The only disappointing factor was that the dish had only 5 prawns, granted they were king sized prawns, but I wish they gave us more!
The other thing about this place is it's innovative. They have a button on the table that says the most asked for things; service, water and bill. So unlike other small sized causal dining places it strives to provide service with it's small parade of waitstaff. I didn't personally tried it out because there always seems to be someone around to lend a hand.
Overall a Thai delight! Cheap but flavorsome authentic dishes, with a fast efficient friendly service with a smile to boot! Just the way I like it!