Those who knows me personally, would know that I’m a huge fans of Lakorns. If you are not familar with that term, Lakorn is actually Thai dramas. Unlike Malay dramas in Malaysia, Thai dramas are pretty much unpredictable with loads of plot twists and the main characters are not always the typically good person you’d love. They can be scheming evil or nasty to boot. In my humble opinion, Lakorns are very refreshing. Apart from interesting stories, Lakorns usually features the Thai culture, interesting places in Thailand and of course, don’t get me started on the food that’s featured subtly in those Lakorns. They are simply mouthwatering, making me wish that I could visit Thailand and eat those food immediately, but alas, those are just forlorn wishes as time and work commitment does not allow me to travel to Thailand at whim, even if it is just a couple of hours away via flight.
Lucky me though, Malaysia is a country that’s full of cultural diversity and we have varieties of restaurants featuring foreign food in just about all corners of Malaysia. Thai restaurants are among those that flourishes well in Malaysia’s food industry.
One of the prominent one I’ve patronized recently is Streat Thai. Located at Jaya One shopping Mall in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, this restaurant offers authentic Thai street food dining.
The concept is similar to a food court, with different stalls offering different kind of food, but everything is actually under the same roof. Each stall is managed by a Thai chef specialized in the stall’s theme.
Huge dining area. Able to accomodate 160 pax. Great for large gatherings with family or friends.
Live band performance is available every Friday and Saturday night.
Watch my video on the food being offered at Streat Thai
There’s plenty of delicious Thai delicacies on their menu, but during the most recent visit with my family and friends, we tried their bestsellers and chef’s recommended dishes.
Some of the dishes that we tried
Deep Fried Fish with Fish Sauce (RM42.90-Red Tilapia, RM56.90 Seabass, RM69.90-Snapper). Ours was Red Tilapia. The fish was fresh, meaty and adeptly fried. I’m not really a huge fan of fishes as the bones usually turns me off but this suits my palate very well. The fish flesh was naturally sweet and rather ‘fluffy’. There’s mango salad on the side, making the entire dish a perfect companion for a plate of piping hot rice.
Pineapple Fried Rice (RM9.90). This plate of pineapple fried rice contains a myriad of spices and a spoonful of this will have you begging for more.
Pandan Chicken (RM16.90). The pandan chicken was rich in flavour. Great on it’s own as an appetizer, but if you want to have these with rice, why not, then?
Streat Thai Fried Chicken Wings (RM17.90). This dish is one of the diners’ favourite here in Streat Thai. After sampling one of it, I knew why it one of the all time bestseller in the restaurant. The chicken wings was crispy on the outside and flavourful and juicy on the inside. It is rather addictive. Great as an appetizer or as a companion to a plate of piping hot rice.
Tomyam Creamy Soup with Seafood (RM12.40-S, RM23.90-M, RM37.90-L). I made it a habit of not leaving a Thai restaurant without having a taste of their signature Tomyam soup. We had this Tomyam Creamy Soup with Seafood and I must say that it was marvellous and tantalizing on the palate. Unlike the clear soup variant of Tomyam, this version is rather creamy and rich. The soup is on the spicy note, so if you are not the kind who can tolerate very spicy food, kindly request for the chef to make a less spicy one for you.
Somtam/Papaya Salad and Anchovy Sauce (RM7.90). A must order side dish in Streat Thai. The sourish papaya salad is really promosing and gives an appetizing kick to your meal.
Braised Chicken Noodles (RM10.90). If you want something less complex but comforting on the tummy, then this Braised Chicken Noodles is a must order at Streat Thai. The noodles is silky and smooth while the soup is light and flavourful.
Tomyam Creamy Porridge with Seafood (RM18.90). Fancy some excitement in your somewhat usually bland and boring porridge? Customize your own porridge, then. You may mix and match the ingredients with two kinds of soup base; the sourish and spicy Tomyam soup base or the traditionally soothing Chicken Soup base. We are not exactly certified culinary expert to mix and match our own, and so we asks our host’s recommendation instead and we ended up having this spicy bubbling pot of Tomyam Creamy Porridge. It was my first time having spicy kind of porridge, but this surely won’t be my last. I somewhat like this kind of flavourful porridge with a chunks of seafood to excite you with. Highly recommended for those who are quite adventurous and want to try new things for a change.
Thai Milk Tea (RM5.90)
, Coconut Smoothie
(RM8.90) and Butterfly Pea Ice Soda (RM4.90). Refreshing drinks that we ordered. They’re all nice but being a tea lover, my favourite was the Thai Milk Tea.
Red Ruby with Coconut Milk (RM6.90). Alas, all good things must come to an end and ours ended with a sweet note. We had this sweetly refreshing Red Ruby with Coconut as dessert. This bowl of creamy goodness is not cloyingly sweet and even those who doesn’t really fancy sweet food and beverages will like this.
Overall the dining experience at Streat Thai Jaya One, Petaling Jaya is splendid where food and price is concerned. And if I were to rate it, I’d give a bonus point on hospitality as well. The staffs are trained to greet the guests with Thai greetings and that alone made you feel that you are dining in Thailand itself instead of Malaysia. Definitely a restaurant you might want to patronize if you are craving for authentic Thai food without blowing up your pocket.
For more information on Streat Thai, please refer to the information below:
100-G.001 THE SCHOOL
NO.72A JALAN UNIVERSITI, PETALING JAYA
46200 SELANGOR, MALAYSIA
Reservations and Take Away
Sunday to Thursday: 11:30AM to 10PM (last call 9:30pm)
Friday and Saturday: 11:30AM to 11PM (last call 10:30pm)
Friday and Saturday: 7:30PM to 10:30PM (last call 10:30pm)