Sanook is sharing half of the shop with a hair salon, so the area is not that big . Sanook means fun/ enjoyable in Thai. The setting was simple, wooden tables and chairs. Overhead fans circulate the air and free wifi was offered. The menu :
Free Flow of Lemon grass drink ( RM1.50) and Drinking water ( RM1.00) ..
Fried Thai flat noodles / Phad Thai (RM8) , the koayteow noodles were garnished with deep fried shrimps releasing their potency and aroma when you bite into them, 2 medium sized prawns, a few pieces of fish meat, chopped roasted peanuts. This was tasty.\Thai Seafood MaMa noodles salad (RM8). This was a refreshing noodles set, it had a slightly sourish and sweet taste to it- a milder version of the Thai mango salad kinda taste. On the sides are some shredded raw cabbage, and in the noodles were 2 medium sized prawns. Mama refers to the brand of the instant noodles used to prepare the dish.\Stir fry kailan with salted fish (RM7). The dish was rather salty , I was slightly disappointed that there were no significant aroma from the salted fish. There were rather a lot of gravy that came with the dish too..maybe this was a Thai thing..Green Mango salad ( RM7) , the usual shredded mango, shallots, roasted peanuts, dried prawns , not too much of chili padi in this although we would have removed them if they were there anyway. Got also complain, don’t have also complain..ini macam, very susah one lah. Taste wise, the sweet-sour flavours were there but missing was the Ummppp to the dish.Thai Green curry there was a choice between pork or chicken, we decided to try pork. I find it overly salty and missing was the richness distinctive aroma of green curry. The portion was rather small ( well…it was only RM8…but still..), there were bits of rather tough bits of pork in the gravy and some long beans and brinjals, I would have preferred if the long beans and brinjals were softer tooDeep fried pork with Thai shrimp paste (RM 14) – when you bite into this you get the crunchiness from the meat and the ooze of oil which lubricate the chewing, this was good but I have to complain because I can’t stop eating them and feeling guilty for all the lard that was going into my system. i figure this will go well with Singha Beer ( RM10)
Thai style fish cake ( RM8) – I was expecting the fish cakes to have long beans and some chilis in them as per what I have eaten at Thailand but these seemed just like plain fishcake. The texture as expected was tougher than the usual fishcakes, taste-wise these were not too bad. There is a special lunch package from Mon to Friday :
Desserts like the mango sticky rice, tab tim grob ( red ruby) are also available..
Overall, pretty reasonable quality for a café style establishment and you could get used to eating off steel bowls and plates… 🙂Location : 13, Faber Plaza, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa, Off Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 7986 0979 Locate TM Point at Jalan Desa Utama, find Public Bank, go down further down the shoplots and you will find Sanook Thai nestled between two hair salons.