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Thai Walking Catfish with Spicy Lemon SoupThai walking catfish with spicy lemon soup from Spicy Thai-Thai Cafe. The spicy lemon soup was suitably sharp and spicy, and should sufficiently satisfy all heat-seekers. The flames just kept on going and going, so you get the soup piping hot throughout the meal! However, the soup somehow lacked a certain oooooh, a certain umami that some of its contemporaries (ParaThai comes to mind) possess, so you’d just be riding the decidedly one-note tang train throughout. 3.7/5

Thai Walking Catfish with Spicy Lemon Soup

This was a hosted meal, courtesy of Spicy Thai-Thai Cafe.

Spicy Thai-Thai Cafe
115 Aljunied Avenue 2 #01-35
Singapore 380115


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