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If the mention of “Bangkok”, “Victory Monument” and “boat noodles” trigger major withdrawal symptoms in you, we have good news. There’s a new Thai-style noodle joint in town, hidden in the musty maze of Golden Mile Complex.

Opened in April by three sassy Thai ladies, Tha Chang Noodle Bar does not pledge allegiance to a specific region of Thai cooking, and instead focuses on broadly popular dishes like Thai salads, grilled pork skewers and crab omelette fried rice in addition to their signature boat noodles.

Maysa D, 36 (right in pic), is the mastermind behind the noodles. Her aunt owns a popular 35-year-old stall – Po Pratip Boat Noodles – in Bangkok’s Bueng Kum district. “I learned the recipe from her with the intention of starting my own business in Singapore,” explains Maysa, who was acquainted with co-owner, Anna S, 32 (middle), when they worked as entertainers at a Thai club in Golden Mile Complex about a decade ago.

Six years ago, she opened a boat noodle shop with a partner in the same mall. “Anna loved my noodles and she visited my shop almost every day. I sold the business after my partner pulled out a year later as I could not cope on my own. [After the closure] Anna kept messaging me to start a business with her,” she says with a laugh.

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