Fi Woodfire Thai introduces a modern Thai culinary concept with a focus on wood-fire dishes.  As its name “Fi” (thai term for “fire”) suggests, almost every dish on the menu here goes through their oven and has a distinctive smoky flavour. 

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Salads are a mainstay on every Thai menu.  We tried the Grilled Prawn Pomelo salad ($18++) and it was something to whet our appetite.  The pomelo is sweet and together with cherry tomatoes, pomegranate, onions and radishes – the salad is a colourful mix that beckons you to dig in.  The prawns are grilled so you can taste a slight char. 
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The must order dish here is the “Moo Ping” Smoked Pork Ribs ($42++).  These 500g bone-in pork ribs are not your regular pork ribs.  We are told that Fi uses Spanish Chestnut-fed Duroc pork, which is known to be flavourful, juicy and tender.  And it delivers.  Marinated and slow-cooked to tender perfection, these ribs are finished in Fi’s wood fire oven for a final touch.  This final step elevates the flavours of the Duroc pork and you get a caramelised, smoky, fall off the bone experience.  Yum. 
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The French Poulet ($28++) is another recommended dish as the chicken is marinated in a blend of aromatic spices that seep deeply into the tender meat during the slow-cooking process.  A serving of rich chicken liver jaew adds some indulgence but don’t hold back when you pair it with the meat. 
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As a side, we got the Basil Minced Pork on Charred Eggplant ($18++).  You can expect well-grilled eggplants underneath a mountain of stir-fried basil minced pork.  We ought to have gotten rice as our carbs to go with this dish.
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However, I was craving noodles that day and got their seafood pad thai ($18++).  This was probably the weakest link – given how the rest of the dishes took the limelight.  The pad thai is on the sweeter side, but they were fairly generous with their ingredients (stir-fried shrimp, squid, tofu) and topped with a sunny side-up.  

I would return just to have the “Moo Ping” smoked pork ribs.  Nestled in the heart of Robertson Walk, it is also a tad quieter than the establishments along Boat Quay / Clarke Quay so it offers as a cosy retreat.  We saw that they have happy hour promotions where diners can enjoy selected beers and snacks for $5 so that is a good deal you can check out!

Budget per person: $30 – 40 per person
  • Fi Woodfire Thai

  • Phone
    +65 8776 1569
  • Address
    11 Unity St, #01-07, Singapore 237995
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