About 1.4 million Singaporean households will receive their first tranche of the $300 Community Development Council (CDC) vouchers in June, with the second S$300 scheduled for January 2025.


As your Thai food connoisseur in Singapore, we have compiled a list of under-the-radar yet popular Thai food stalls and merchants in Central Singapore to get your Thai fix using your CDC Vouchers.

1.⁠ ⁠Thai Boat Noodles Waterfall


Address: Golden Mile Hawker Centre, 505 Beach Road, #01-71, S199583

A one-month-old store helmed by a power couple passionate about bringing traditional Thai flavors to Singaporeans. We were impressed with the flavourful boat noodle broth, well-marinated pork and al-dente pork liver. A must-try!


Most ordered item: Boat Noodles

2.⁠ ⁠Naakin (Muslim owned)


Address: Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Rd, #01-68, S069111

Naakin started as a home-based business during the pandemic by Thai Muslim Aishah. Despite having a small menu to keep up with a brisk lunch crowd, each dish at Naakin is well-executed. Their Tom Yum soup stands out for its unique blend of flavours which is well balanced. You can customise the preferred spice level for your dishes.


Most ordered item: Pad Kaprao, Pad Thai and Tom Yum Soup


3.⁠ ⁠Phrik Thai


Address: Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre, 335 Smith St, #02-150, S050335

Helmed by Bovy from Bangkok, this six-month-old hawker stall has been the talk of the Thai community here lately. We tried their Signature Chicken noodle ($5.00) which consists of a tender chicken drumstick, radish, beansprouts and mushroom in a light, yet aromatic broth. Overall, it is a soothing and comforting bowl of Chicken noodles.


Most ordered item: Chicken Noodles

4.⁠ ⁠Thai Baang Bakery (Kitchener Complex)


Address: Kitchener Complex, 809 French Rd, #01-41, S200809

Tucked in a corner behind Kitchener complex, Thai Baang is Singapore’s first and only Thai bakery. Their fresh bakes include cakes, pastries and traditional bread. What we like is their soft and fluffy bread. Apart from the usual flavours that we see at other bakeries, they also have Thai flavours. They sell the trendy mochi breads too!


Most ordered item: Banana chocolate bread

5.⁠ ⁠Thailand Chicken Rice


Address: Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Rd, #B1-39, S199583

We first tasted May’s chicken rice during the pandemic. Despite the competition from many strong chicken rice stalls in the same hawker centre, May chose to ply her trade there. Other than her fragrant chicken rice, we cannot get enough of her tangy “Namjim”, (Chilli sauce in Thai) which masterfully combines the three essential elements of Thai cuisine: spicy, sour, and sweet.


Most ordered item: Chicken Rice

6.⁠ ⁠Wa Ree Boat Noodle Thai Cuisine


Address: Maxwell Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur Street, #01-44, S069184;

Located in the super popular Maxwell Hawker Centre, Wa Ree offers a taste of Thailand with a variety of flavorful dishes, from fragrant curries to spicy stir-fries.
Their most ordered dish is the Basil Pork (Pad Kaprao) with rice, which is a saucy version that is well-liked by most Singaporeans. Do give them a heads-up if you would like a drier, more authentic version.


Most ordered item: Pad Kaprao


If you have CDC vouchers to spare, why not give these stalls a shot to get your Thai cravings fixed?

For more information about CDC vouchers, please refer to this link.

Step-by-Step video for Residents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmxYO3-eBKg

To search for participating hawkers and heartland merchants near you, simply enter your postal code here.