We stopped by Red Basil in Victoria Park after getting some major cravings for good Thai food. The venue is a small little place that could fit around 20 or so people. At times it can feel even smaller since it gets so busy at lunch time with many patrons unable to find seats.
Glazing through the menu, my eyes were immediately drawn to the Jungle Curry which is made up from Thai curry paste, mixed vegetables, pepper corn and Thai herbs. Other items on offer include soups, salads, Som Tum papaya salads and stir frys.
The dish can be ordered with either chicken, beef, pork, fish or tofu. The nice lady taking my order warned me that the Jungle Curry was very very spicy, this inclined me even more to order it with pork haha...
The curry was aromatic with its mixture of herbs and spices. Truth be told, this dish is very very spicy. I could feel my ears glowing red as I made my way through the dish. If you're not used to handling spicy, I'd recommend against ordering this dish. I feel it's best enjoyed with a serving of white rice but do note that this is an added cost. Portion was quite good and it had a good amount of curry and meat.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Red Basil. The food was enjoyable, staff were attentive and friendly. They also do local deliveries if you live close to the area. A good choice if you're in the area and craving for some good Thai to eat