FOOD & BEVERAGE | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Experience a different form of Thai casual dining at Gin Khao

The man behind the Jus Delish Group opens its flagship outlet at East Coast Parkway.

Seeking to bring ‘good food’ for the local masses, Gin Khao which literally means “Eat Rice” wants to shake up how Singaporeans indulge in Thai Food by offering a different form of casual dining experience.

As most of the countries in Asia like Thailand which consume rice as the staple food, the desire to spread the culture of ‘good food’ became popular and Gin Khao is one of those restaurants which desires to share good culture while understanding the popularity and wide acceptance of the Modern Thai Cuisine in Singapore.

This restaurant under the Jus Delish Group chain of restaurants is located at East Coast Parkway. Gin Khao, which opened last June, boasts of offering their own interpretation of authentic Thai Food such as Tom Yum Seafood Soup, Juicy Chicken in Green Curry Broth, Thai Style Grilled Pork Belly, Pan-­‐Seared Squids Coated in Savory Salted Egg Cream, and Crayfish Served With Glass Noodles in Claypot.

According to Ralph Liow, managing director of Jus Delish Group, Gin Khao cuisines have been fine tuned to tingle the gastronomical senses of all those who patronizes their outlet. He said that they want their customers to feel at home when they are at their restaurant, away from the stress and bustling city life, while enjoying Good Thai Food at very affordable prices.

“From its architectural layout, wordings of signs/forms/menu, food offerings to the prices, everything is formulated with “Casual Dining” in mind. In short, there is something for everyone, be it whether they are familiar with the intricacies of Thai cuisine. We want to offer a different form of casual dining experience for the local masses,” said Ralph.

The Birth of Gin Khao

When asked about how he came up with the idea of putting up Gin Khao, Ralph told SBR that he was poached by his acquaintance, Brandon Ng, who saw the potential of F&B business kicking off. Upon considering his track record in the F&B industry, coupled with his interest in food, they immediately start penning down their plans/ideas on how they are going to proceed.

Ralph shared that looking for a good location to start the business was the hardest part as they want to have a space that has laid back-sheltered atmosphere and its in-­built infrastructure looks elegant and appealing. After they exhausted all their networks, they finally managed to firm down on a suitable site in East Coast Parkway. Though they had a complicated negotiation process, they were still able to make it and have the space.

To ensure that there will be no hiccups on getting other service crews, Ralph played an active role sitting in recruitment interviews and see to it that the new service crews are properly trained within a limited timeframe.

With all these experiences, Ralph reveals that he is hoping that Gin Khao will become a household brand in the near future, known by all as a casual dining restaurant that provides quality Thai Food, impeccable services at affordable prices.

Gin Khao plans to open more outlets in Sentosa Cove, and Quayside, some time in the final quarter of 2015. 

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