Each month, we’ll feature a fresh makan place–whether it’s a new outlet of a familiar brand, revamped concept or completely new entrant–for you to guess what/where it is. Correct answers will be entered in a draw to win a dining experience with us!

SEPTEMBER: 5 readers stand to win DINNER FOR TWO
Modern Thai cuisine is the specialty of this bistro-styled restaurant. Dine on creative favourites like green papaya salad with soft shell crab, mixed grill (complete with grilled squid, prawns, chicken and beef short ribs!) and durian panna cotta with sticky rice as you take in the relaxed surroundings of the mall it’s in.

Location clue: the mall is positioned as A Kids Learning Hub with plenty of play facilities, just two stops away from Orchard MRT.

Give us your best guess between 1-22 Sep to dine at the restaurant on 6 Oct, 7pm!


Makan on BiTES at Bangkok Jam
Where: #02-06/07 United Square, 101 Thomson Road. Tel: 6353 5638
When: 6 October 2015
What we ate:
” ¢ Lemongrass Prawn Cakes (goong pun takrai)
” ¢ Marinated Pandan Chicken Skewers (gai haw bai toey)
” ¢ Mixed Grill of Chicken, Beef Short Ribs, Squid & Prawns (yang ruam)
” ¢ Northern Thai Style Stewed Pork w ith Tamarind (gaeng hang le moo)
” ¢ Beef Noodle Soup (sen lek neua)
” ¢ Spaghetti with Roasted Pork, Asian Herbs & Pork Crackling (spaghetti moo krob)
” ¢ Thai Olive Fried Rice with Pork (khao phad nam liab)
” ¢ Red Rubies Served w ith Ice Cream (tap tim krob)
” ¢ Durian Panna Cotta
” ¢ Pineapple & Jackfruit Crumble

The BiTES team had a wonderful night mingling with our five Makan on BiTES winners and their plus ones. A couple who are expecting their second child were thrilled to note that the restaurant has a kids play area with fun toys, colouring materials and even tablets; and complimentary children’s meals with paying adults. We enjoyed the crisp and bouncy lemongrass prawn cakes, and the mixed grill paired with piquant sauces.

Chef Wilawan, who has been with the restaurant for over a decade, later shared with the eager dining party the components of the addictive brown glaze: blue ginger, assam, garlic and onions. The Bangkok Jam team also surprised us with Thai milk tea and bandung popsicles, off-the-menu items made with a machine hand-carried from the Land of the Smiles.