Thai Corner Restaurant @ PJ New Town; 30 Years & CountingJanuary 7, 2012 | 3,768 views
Sambal Belacan Brinjals with Dried Shrimps (RM11.00/USD3.50) – Easily one of the BEST dish that afternoon, this scarily greasy and laden with guilt dish warrants an order not so much for the fried brinjals (also known as aubergine, eggplant) but more for the irresistible toppings.
Now it has always been made known to the world that Malaysians love to eat. And that the country is a haven for food lovers. You get a mixed bag of interesting cuisines under one roof (if you’re dining in food courts and in the malls), or even fusion of cuisines within the same premise (cafes, bistros, and even the new age ‘mamak’ stalls like SS2 Murni).
Throughout the same day, one might have been blessed with choices of having nasi lemak for breakfast (Malay), Char Kuey Teow for lunch (Chinese) and Tandoori with Naan for dinner (Indian). Without even realizing how fortunate are we to be granted with delicious alternatives rather than having meat, potatoes and bread throughout the day.
Thai Corner is a restaurant in PJ new town with an external facade bearing a rather unpalatable outlook; but with rehashed interior renovations providing a much-needed facelift. Their forte? Thai cuisine of course.
Tom Yam Seafood (RM16.50/USD5.20 for small portion) – A mild spiciness toned down for the ones intolerable to fiery food, but still packed with a robust flavour that’s good enough in my books.
This was another one of those planned get-togethers. Sorry my memory failed me once again, but I believe this was Jason‘s suggestion. Or maybe WMW‘s. I love venturing to areas I am not familiar with. This is on Jalan Yong Shook Lin in PJ new town, where the MPPJ building is. And aside from one experience at Sri Karak for their durian desserts ages ago, and a forgettable affair at Strawberry Fields early last year, that was it. I prefer PJ old town of course, for that ‘satay babi’ fiasco more than anything.
Green Curry Chicken (RM13.00/USD4) – Creamy, more coconut milk than spices, with chunks of dominantly boneless chicken. Did not go down well with some, but Teckiee and I was okay with this.
A little bit late, we arrived at slightly later than 2pm, I believe. And that they close at about 2.30pm for a 3 hour break. Still, they accommodated this rambunctious bunch of brats, eagerly snapping away (think I was the only one brandishing my gear, but still …. that’s more than enough reasons to be pissed off).
Yet, the staff there were all at their most courteous self. And we overstayed the welcome by a good half an hour or so.
The ambience and menu reminded me of the Assam House/Kim Bali/Yum Yum of Ipoh. Yet, to a very basic degree, without much decorations save for a few blown up shots of their signatures on the wall, and large mirrors to create that feeling of eating in a vast dining area.
Thai Glass Noodle Salad (RM10.50/USD3) – Piquant and sour with bits of killer ‘cili padi’ (bird’s eye chillies; those tiny chopped up bits of devilishly spicy chillies) thrown into the mix, juicy shrimps, coriander and speckles of red chili flakes completed the ensemble. A starter alright, though I secretly wished we had settled for Kerabu Mangga (mango) or Kerabu Chicken Feet instead.
The dishes came in a relatively quick manner; could be due to the kitchen shutting down in mere minutes OR they’re well-staffed beyond that laid back atmosphere.
Thai Omelette (RM10.00/USD3) – Bits of mushroom and chicken tucked within the omelette, that some found this a bit awkward for the tomato-based sauce they used. Served with a side dip of sweet Thai chili sauce with green chillies and chopped garlic.
Homemade Taufoo (RM12.50/USD4) – The most ‘un-Thai-like’ dish of all, this was reasonably good; soft and supple beancurd topped with savoury mix of minced meat (chicken, I believe … since they don’t serve pork).
All in all, this could be a place that I would think of for a no frills, reasonably-priced Thai feast. And Halal (or at least, pork-free) at that. Parking CAN be a horror during the working hours, but come on a weekend for lunch or dinner on any given day, and I think you should not have any problems in seeking for a vacant spot.
A bit run down … but spanking new on the inside. Maybe they just need to change that signboard someday. After all, they have been around for 30 years now!
Happy Weekend, and I hope that you’re geared up for the coming week ahead, before Chinese New Year comes in succession. I can barely wait for the homecoming in two weeks time.
Where will YOU be having your Reunion Dinner? I will be having mine at Tuck Kee again this year, so say HI if you happen to bump into me.
RESTORAN THAI CORNER (pork-free)
4, Jalan Yong Shook Lin,
PJ New Town, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Closed on Tuesdays.
Tel No : 03-7957 1588
Google Map to this place, tagged by someone else.
GPS : 3.098304,101.646095