There is a story behind every dish and the same could be said of Gin Khao’s iconic Watermelon Fried Rice. Gin Khao’s Managing Director, who is a chef by training, was on his recipes/inspiration gathering trip in Thailand when he chanced upon a secluded eatery selling this uncommon dish. This rare discovery excited him and he immediately thought hard and experimented with different culinary methods to make this dish saleable in Singapore context. The original Thai version is drier and do not use much of the wok, so one could not really call it fried rice. Our own spin to this Thai cuisine is tailored to suit the local palates, one could taste the “wok hei” and we added our own concocted secret sauce to make it all the more appetite whetting.

If you are Chinese, all the more you should try out our watermelon fried rice, not just because we are the first and only restaurant in Singapore to serve this dish, but rather, even Empresses found it hard to resist this particular delicacy – 西瓜炒 (美人炒饭) 西施都赞顶呱呱的炒饭!


Our experiences
What prompted us to start Gin Khao

Thai Cuisine has increasingly gain popularity over the years. Thai food is appreciated by various groups of people, predominantly those who have prior experiences in tasting authentic Thai Cuisine on their trips/vacations to Thailand. The connectivity of today’s society has made it possible for people to savour authentic Thai Cuisine in their home countries, leading to many Thai restaurant concept success stories all over the world.

Wanting to embrace on the wide acceptance of Thai Cuisine and not willing to conform to be a typical Thai restaurant, which is a dime a dozen in Singapore, our panel of highly qualified chefs decided to bring Thai Cuisine to the “next” level.  Using traditional recipes from Thailand as the source, our chefs experimented with conventional and non-conventional herbs and ingredients to present a spectrum of contrasting flavors - sweet, sour and spiciness of varied degrees to YOU, our valued customers. The taste of our food offerings are specially tailored to suit the palates of the Local community.

Understanding the intricacies of human’s appetite, huge emphasis is placed on our food presentation.  Using only the freshest ingredients, our chefs engaged in the preparation of Thai Cuisine conscientiously that is sure to augment your appetite even before the food enters your mouth!


"The wide array of street food in Thailand can be mind-boggling - from creamy coconut to tropical fruit desserts and fried noodles; but those who choose to indulge are abundantly rewarded"


"Pad Thai was made popular in Thailand during World War II. Pad Thai has since become one of Thailand's national dishes. Today, some food vendors add pork-chops to enhance the taste (although the original recipe did not contain pork because the government perceive pork as a Chinese meat)."


"A spiced salad may replace the curry dish. The soup can also be spicy, but the curry should be replaced by a non-spiced item. There must be harmony of tastes and textures within individual dishes and the entire meal."