Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Yummy Thai Dinner @ Khunthai Restaurant, PJ

Two of my colleagues in the department just left about a week ago, which was pretty sad. I'm especially quite close to one of them, Jason, whom I always feel like a big sister to him. On the other hand though, I'm very happy for him as I know things will only get better for him out there! :)
Anyway, we had a big departmental dinner to bid these two goodbyes. Since we now have Muslim colleagues in the department, we had to find somewhere Halal to break fast and in the end we went for Khunthai Restaurant, a Thai restaurant which is apparently pretty well known.
The restaurant looks nothing less like a Chinese restaurant, only big difference is you get a lot of servicing staff who are Thai, not Chinese. The owner however, I heard, are Chinese. The menu is quite extensive with whole loads of choices so here are what we had that night...
Fish Cake, RM28.
Kailan with Salted Fish, RM13. We had 4 of these for two tables. 
Mixed Seafood Tom Yam, RM34.
Otak-Otak, RM22. 
Sambal Petai with Shrimp, RM18.
Pandan Chicken, RM23.
Salted Egg Calamari, RM15.
Green Curry Chicken, RM15.
Lemon Steamed Fish (Kerapu), seasonal price.
Thab Thim Krop, RM22.
My personal favourite that night were the fish cake, otak-otak, pandan chicken and the dessert! The otak-otak was especially packed with all kind of fresh seafood and tasted really delicious too! The Thab Thim Krop was truly refreshing and not as sweet as it looks! Couldn't stop eating them! 
While the green curry chicken and salted egg calamari were pretty good too, the lemon steamed fish and Tom Yam were to me, a bit overrated. I didn't even finish my Tom Yam but that's because it was sweet rather than spicy or sour. So you might like it if you actually prefer a sweeter version. But for someone like me, it was a huge disappointment. 
Us having fun! 
Taste wise, the food are slightly above average, although some are just forgettable. Good thing about the food here is that you get to choose to have them in small or big size. While we had all our dishes in big, you can choose to have a smaller portion if you have lesser people.
Stole this from Tze Yang, such a cute cute photo!!! :D
Together with rice and drinks for 19 people, we ended up paying RM555.60, which is on average RM30 per person. I thought that was pretty reasonable. I wouldn't mind visiting the restaurant again but it will be pretty hard to have Thai food without my favourite Tom Yam... :(
The place can be pretty busy during dinner time, so reservation is advisable!

Khunthai Restaurant (PJ Branch)
6, Jalan 5/44, Petaling Garden,
Off Jalan Gasing,
46000 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 03-7781 7523
Website: http://khunthai.com/


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Hayley said...

I love Thai food! It's been quite some times since I last have a proper Thai food!

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Hi Hayley!
Yeah the truth is I also rarely eat Thai food because my other half isn't such a fan of sour and spicy food... But I love them!!!