Posts Tagged ‘Thai Food’

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.  setting1The menu : menu

Free Flow of Lemon grass drink ( RM1.50) and Drinking water ( RM1.00) ..drinks

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.\phad ThaiThai 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.\seafood noodlesStir 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..kailanGreen 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 saladThai 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 toogreen curryDeep 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)pork

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.  fish cakesThere is a special lunch package from Mon to Friday :set lunch

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. Sanook

I think Seri Petaling would be my next regular food haunt, there are so many eateries here..but it’s so difficult to get a parking spot …so how ? Maybe I should consider walking to Sri Petaling, not that it is not possible…it is not that far…might only take 2 hours or so, think of the calories I could have burnt ! Wahh…but nevermind, I think I will just learn to be more patient and ronda-ronda a few more times in my little old car to look for a free parking spot.

With my parking woes settled, let us talk about food..

The aesthetic value of Krathong Thai is great  : with its wooden construction including the nostalgic inducing attap roofkrathongThe verandahmenu

After soaking in the kampong house atmosphere, we studied the menu..there were 9 versions of the Thai salad/ Kerabu  including : kerabu  minced chicken or beef , kerabu chicken feet, sotong, prawn, seafood, four angle bean, mango , brinjal and tang hoon . the prices are RM14 for Small and RM24 for the big portions. 8 types of soup including 5 types of tomyam, assam mixed vegetable soup, beancurd soup with glass noodles: for the S portion , the price ranges from RM 14 to RM24 . Seafood dishes included sotong, prawns , fish and soft shell crabs. For the meat section, there are a variety of beef and chicken dishes. Vegetables include stir fried kailan, long beans or petai  with prawns or chicken and chili belacan. There are also tofu and omelet to choose from. The last page of the menu is a section named ‘our must have corner’ , interestingly out of the 11 entry, 5 of them were blanked out…what happened to these must-haves ?must have

After a few minutes of calculation  (we had  RM50 worth of vouchers to spend), we decided to go for 2 pieces of fish in otak-otak style- these were RM5/piece, brinjal kerabu ( I have never had the brinjal version of a kerabu before) , kangkong fried with chili  belacan (RM8) , Green chicken curry, Tamarind juice (RM3) plus two plates of rice, please..But alas, luck was not on our side  1- they ran out of kangkong, 2- they no longer sell the fish in otak2 style and 3- they ran out of brinjal kerabu 4. they run out of Tamarind juice too. Apa macam ini macam !! They have seafood otak2 in aluminum foil though-ok, we will take that, replaced brinjal with mango kerabu and let’s have taugeh with salted fish then, problem solved, mai phrean lai ( nevermind)

While waiting , we admire the wooden interior of the restaurantinteriorAnd then..we waited..and waited and waited…it was a long wait…not helped that we were already half starved when we stepped into Krathong Thai..finally, after close to 25 minutes..the mango salad arrived. The waitress told us kindly, don’t complain about the long wait, only the other day they had people waiting an hour for food, eh ! Was that supposed to cheer us up ka ?Mango salad ( RM14) – the mango shreds were drenched in some funny tasting sauce. I like my mango salad sharp, acid and wake-me-up flavours . Not some iffy neither here nor there tasting sauce, for me  this dish missed the salad Green chicken curry (RM16), this had chicken pieces plus brinjal and long bean in it. This came piping hot which was nice. Taste-wise not too bad but could be better if the curry was a bit curry

Seafood otak-otak ( RM16) – this dish redeemed the anguish caused by the mango salad. The aluminum package was filled with squid, mussels, prawns and fish meat- and all of them very fresh. This had the right blend of flavours, aromatic and rich . Wonderful.otak2Taugeh ( beansprouts) with salted fish (RM8) : succulent crispy taugeh, fried just right that they were no longer green but yet not overcooked so that the crispiness of the taugeh was retained. Tastewise not too bad , Carmen had a few encounter with the salted fish but I didn’t get a bite at all…mai phrean lai..taugeh

Overall, an ok makan experience and hope that they can improve the waiting time for food to be served.

Open daily except for the Seri Petaling pasar malam day ( i think they said Tues)

Location :

D1, D2, Glass City,
Jalan Radin Tengah,
Bandar Seri Petaling
57000 KL
Tel : 8932 9908

Look for Bank Islam which is at a junction , when Bank Islam is directly in front of you, make a left turn, you will see Kings and Caring Pharmacy on your left, Krathong Thai will be on your right, there are ample parking space.

It was Chunny’s birthday treat and the initial plan was to dine at a restaurant that we had been before …but then- it was the eve of Fathers’ Day and the place was fully booked and hence we decide to drive around and see what caught our fancy… the Golden Elephant Bay caught our attention ..well ,anytime is a good time for Thai food, sawadee kha..

As there was only the two of us, it was not easy to order, we have to have a balanced meal and make sure we do not over or under order – well, you get what I mean, we studied the menu..and studied ..and studied..and decided on a fish, a salad and something from the BBQ . We seek the help of the waiter to help us to make the final decision for what type of fish to have . Mr Waiter recommended the Thai Style lemon fish, ok, we will go with that.

The mango salad (RM12) was nice but  deadly.. …there were some hidden ‘spicy’ mines, i.e. bits of chili padi in the salad. Both of us had to screen the salad by way of sorting them out and making sure that the chili were removed and also had to differentiate the spring onions from the chili padi, but I guess some got away too and pretty soon our mouths start to burn and our noses started to water. I wished there were more roasted nuts and dried shrimps/sotong in the salad as that would enhance the taste further but all in all, this was salad

Thai Style Lemon steamed fish (RM38). I panicked when  I saw the dish and the amount of reddish chili in this..wooweee..anyway, luckily this was not as spicy at it looked. The fish was fresh and the balance of the taste between lemony-spicy-sweet-sour worked very well. This was good…this started another round of sniffing and runny nose.. (The pictures in this posting is the courtesy of Chunny’s iphone….khop khun marg marg)fish

Thai Style BBQ Squid ( RM18) – I was so looking forward to this and so great was my love for BBQ squid that I had even ignored the cholesterol level that this dish will add to my blood stream.. the bbq menu is only available after 6:30pm. Well..the verdict- this was a bit of a disappointment, there weren’t the expected smoky fragrant from the bbq , this was rather bland and we had to enhance it by dipping in the sauces that came with the dish..i guess that was the idea of having the sauces on the side..squid

Overall, an enjoyable meal. The above mentioned meal, plus 2 plates of rice and 2 glasses of water and service charged totaled RM76, which I guess was not too bad.

Location :

No. 2G, Jalan Kuchai Maju1,

Dynasty 3, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama,

58200 KL

Tel : 79717139