5 Awesome Thai Places you need to Try

by Ali Photography FriedChillies on Thu, May 11, 2017

Whatever your Thai craving, we have it! Here is a list of some of our favourite Thai spots to enjoy Tom Yam, fresh Kerabu, Curries and even Thai fusion...

Whatever you Thai craving, we got it!

We all have a special Thai restaurant that we love and is a go to place when you want some spicy Tom Yam or a fiery Som Tam. For some, Thai food is like comfort food, having that hot Tom Yam on a rainy day is pure bliss. We have five different restaurants that serve very different types of Thai food- all good of course.

D'lala Seafood

D'lala is a popular Thai eatery with roots from Hatyai. Here they serve a good version of Som Tam, which is a green papaya salad. They mix in green papaya, carrots, peanuts and top it with some dried prawns. It is a very refreshing dish, good to get your appetite going. Pair it with their "Ikan Goreng Krung Thai" which is a deep fried fish with vegetables and cashew nuts for an excellent meal. The fish is deep fried and, crispy served on a bed of Deep Fried Kangkong.

They also serve a trio of great desserts that would surely make your day. They have Pulut Mangga, Red Ruby (Tab Tim Grob) and Pulut Durian!

Location: 154, Jalan Raja Abdullah, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 12:00 PM - 03:00PM and 06:00PM - 01:30AM Daily

Contact: 012-217 0014

Ali Tom Yam

Another one of our favourite Tom Yam spots is Ali Tom Yam. They started the business with only three people based in Chow Kit. Now the business is run by the next generation in a proper shop in Keramat. Food here is also from Hatyai which is on the spicier side of Thailand. They serve a variety of fish dishes but our favourite is "Ikan Kukus Peksak" which is steamed fish drenched in spicy sour gravy and lots of lime.

For Tom Yam, their specialty is white Tom Yam, but don't let the clear nature of the soup fool you. The soup is loaded with seafood and it's hella spicy.

Location: Jalan Keramat, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 54000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 12:00PM - 02:30PM and 06:00PM - 11:45PM Daily

Contact: 03-4256 5382

Khuntai Village Restaurant

Khuntai started in Penang and now they have 6 branches across Malaysia. Khuntai means Thai people as the owners are originally from Thailand. We love the Green Curry here. It's rich, spicy and full of meat, eggplants and winter melon.

They also serve a very good version of "Ikan Gaeng Som" which is fish in a sour and spicy broth.

Location: Address: Kawasan Perindustrian Cheras Jaya, Cheras 9 Miles, Selangor

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Daily.

Contact: 03-9081 1163

Barakah Tom Yam

Fancy some spicy Patani dishes? Then head over to Barakah Tom Yam at Keramat AU. They serve a different version of the "Ikan Gaeng Som" which has a yellow tint and a lot more gravy. If you don't fancy fish, how bout some "Lidah Masak Merah" instead?

The beef tongue is boiled till tender before it is cooked lovingly in the sticky gravy. Yummy!

Location: Jalan AU 2C/1, Kuala Lumpur (beside AEON AU2)

Opening Hours: 05:00PM - 01:00AM Daily

Kompassion II

Kompassion is modern take of Thai fusion cuisine. Their dish hails from northern Thailand particularly from places like Chiang Rai which utilises more fresh herbs in their cooking. They use more fresh chillies as opposed to the more southern cuisines that uses chilli paste. Each dish here is a fusion of a Thai dish with cuisines from countries like Japan, Laos and so on.

Take a gander at this Duck Curry, which is more than what it seems. The curry is mellow and flavourful from the smoky duck with an interesting sweetness to it. This sweetness comes from lychee which is cooked in the dish.

Location: 15, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL

Opening Hours: 11:30PM - 02:30PM and 06:00 PM - 09:30 PM, Closed on Mondays.

Contact: 03-7731 7016