It was a recommendation by my friend to try out and little did I know that my once a week lunch place Sunway Geo also does have them, but came all the way to check VeryThai Mookata & Street Food at The Starling Mall, PJ.
I do come to Starling Mall quite often and just miss them out. Consider it like a hidden gem for Thai food in the mall. It is located at the Popular bookstore wing at Level 2. It was my friend’s family affairs that came here for dinner and the food here was good and the price is affordable.
the ambience indeed a nice and comfortable. I had late lunch at 2.30pm on that day that is why looks quite empty.
The menu seems quite extensive and I was into their Mookata cuz of the pricing @ RM 59 for Set A. Then they do have a lot other kind of street food which is available or even order ala carte dishes. Today only 4 of us we have some mix and match. Again we ver order again for first timer, as everything does looks good in the menu. The classic drinks that usually will order are:
Thai Milk Tea @ RM 8.50 , Lemon Grass @ RM 7.50 , something unusual is the Thai Pink Milk tea @ RM 8.50. For the Octopus Salad @ RM 22.50, this has swim to one of my top recommendations if you are looking for one. Fresh seafood was added in as prawns were fresh and juicy, octopus just boil to perfection. Thai glass noodle were cook to perfection. Right texture, slight chewy, soak with the classic sour sauce. Yumz!. The amount of sourness, sweetness, hint of spiciness just the right balance as you can taste all of it in one go. At the end you get those classic Thai street food after taste. Deep Fried Pork Neck @ RM 22.50 is also another classic street food that I would usually get when I am at Thai. It is a dish not for everyone from this stall. with the word mention its deep fried. Hence you will get the texture of slight rubbery, smooth meat texture to dip with the cher special sauce is the magic of it. You will get this confusing taste as it looks spicy but do give a nice salty, mild spicy, sour aftertaste.This would be one of my highly recommended dishes. The classic street food is Stewed Pork leg Rice @ RM 20.50. It is one of the best pork leg rice that suits my liking. The pork leg did not overcook, where the fats is still bouncy and not soft. Meat boil to perfection that is not too soft nor hard. The 2 secret that makes this one of my top recommended is the little side soup base which is actually the gravy. Strong aroma with hint of herbal, and hint of saltiness. Once you add onto the meat, with a spoon of rice and top with the chili. It is the best combination. The explosion of flavours in your mouth is just satisfying.
On the picture it looks seems small, thought that its easily for 2 pax. I am wrong when I am ordering that much amount of food. It is actually quite a big portion and most unique, first time seeing this with cheese in it. Makes me think that is Korean x Thai???
Cheesy Tomyum Pot with Mama Noodle @ RM 49. If you have a strong palate, then this dish will suits you well. Creaminess of this dish is quite interesting as it could be from the cheese effect. Nice balance of sourness and mild spiciness. The soup is pack with flavours. jeng jeng jeng. Next is my Mookata Set A @ RM 59.. I am certainly in love with their cutleries and also the look of its mookata. First time I see such a premium golden bbq soup holder.
Before we start, we were told the usual, need to move around the pork lard to oil the top. Then only start adding in the pork slices.
Good point here is after you had mookata you wont smell it as they have a strong suction that goes underneath the table, clean environment too.Just look at the amount of food for 4 pax. For the soup base, we started of with clear soup as we were told we can do that then only add tomyum soup after that. Soup base is actually quite tasty after you have meat oil that flows into it. Tomyum will be subjective in thispoint as we love soup. After cooking a while, there is a mixture of flavours into it that might makes it unique. If you drink it before mixture it is actually decently good. Pad Thai with Tiger Prawn @ RM 19. Pad Thai have many version. I enjoy more those on the slightly sweet side. then I can add their condiments like vinegar, chili powder to enhance the flavour. The dish here which is exactly like I had when I was in Bangkok last year.
For ending, I will never miss my Tub Tim Krub – Red Rubby with Coconut milk @ RM 8.50. This is certainly must order here. A nice balance of coconut and evaporate milk, that gives a nice coconut arom that it needs. Ice here is not the harsh shaven ice, more towards the smooth side. Generous ingredients for its waterchesnut jelly and decent since. Every bite you can get the crunch of chestnut, the softness of jelly and the nangka aroma and sweetness just makes it well.
Cendol and Melon with Coconut Milk @ RM 9.50If you are looking for a decent strong flavour profile of Thai food, I will be recommending VeryThai Mookata & Street Food in Starling Mall. Just note that my food was good as it was 2.30 pm. this could be one of the best Thai food in PJ.
VeryThai Mookata & Street Food @ The Starling
S-230, Second Floor, The Starling Mall,
6, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 11 am – 10 pm
Tel: 012-296 7577