Although I am from Penang, but if you are asking me to tour you around the mainland, I am sure I will be lost or drive till another small town (of course do not mention the main area), but I have heard my friend mention a famous Thai – KhunThai Village food is nearby her area and also from my cousins. It was not until to plan out to meet up one of my best friend that had not keep in touch for quite some time and I had arrange dinner over there. Do not know where the place is and met up with a few of my Penang friend went over to my best friend which she is getting married few months time.
We reach there pretty early, about 7-ish and there is whole big parking located behind the restaurant and when we drive in, we was amaze how big the parking space is and the amount of car had nearly occupied the whole area.
The restaurant is decorated in very kampung style, with dry leaves and hut in the middle.
The main area when the restaurant was first started, after 3 years in business they had expended tremendously that makes them one of a famous thai restuarant in the neighbourhood that had attracted quite alot of people to dine there.
First order of the night comes out with ‘Lumpanan Chicken’ RM18 (L). The chicken meat is soft yet the outer layer was cook till abit crust as it is suppose to be that soak the aroma of pandan.
‘Otak-Otak’ @RM20 (L) is one of my favorite of the night, with its santan mild curry flavor yet filled with fresh seafood and mix it with rice, is something that I cannot stop eating while talking. It looks big but nits not a big portion as in the middle of the plate there are a wood place below it to make it looks like big portion. Recommended~
‘Deep Fried Prawns with Starch’ @RM12 (S) was recommended by my friend, deep fried to golden brown, crispy on the oustide yet dip it with the sauce given, taste much better by pulling the aroma out.
The soup base is quite lime sour, spicy and with fresh squid and clamps I would say not bad as I still feel the one in KL Ah Roy Thai
taste much better.
When ‘Seafood Tom Yam’ @RM 32 (L), the soup base is quite lime sour, spicy and with fresh squid and clamps I would say not bad as I still feel the one in KL Ah Roy Thai taste much better.
‘Mee Hoon’ @RM2 that to accompany on the tomyam soup, is something not to be miss.
‘Fried Kang Kung’ @RM 6 nothing much to brag on it.
‘Fish with Spicy Sauce’ @RM34 is the spiciest among all the dishes we had. A few sips had made my lips look like sausage and tears also about to burst. The fish had been deep fried well, and the spicy soup base that accompany with it, makes it a challenge. Very spicy yet I still want to eat it. Then my best friend’s eat like, ha, spicy meh? No ah..she finish the whole thing like there is no chili in it.. -_-“ , then only get to know that the spiciness level she can withstand is seriously high!
Overall, I find the place is not bad and the price of the total bills comes to around RM200 which is reasonable. One advice, to avoid frustration is reach there before 7pm to avoid the crazy crowd.
-= Ka Ching =-
Food Rating 6.5/10, not bad lah~-Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Jalan Permatang Tengah
13000, Butterworth, Penang
Coordinates: 5°26?41?N 100°23?14?E
Operating Hours: 11:00am – 12:00midnight (7 days a week)
Tel: 04-332 7523 / 012 – 431 3537