One of a new revamp places in Jaya One that is currently housing a few F&B under one roof. Tommy Thongchai in The Square, Jaya One is one of their latest outlet to be operating in the area. Offering a cool unique Thai Fusion food with a twist. I would say its a clever cooking and flavour combination from all around the world. Not only that, also known as a Thai Gastro bar, hip and chic place to get your reasonable cocktail average at RM 25.
I believe all of you must be curious like me why the place is name Tommy ThongChai? Who is this person or does he exist? Well, half of it is actually from a famous Thai Singer known as ThongChai, a Thai Scottish singer and actor known as Bird ThongChai. A fan of him, the owner use the back name and add in an english name on the front, hence Tommy Thongcai.
A place with its modern interior that certainly makes it a perfect hang out places with friends, especially with celebrations is even better.
On that night itself, we get to sample quite an array of food range and all of them are their signature dishes.
This is not our usual flavour of nachos, it comes with a Thai twist. Thongchai Mango Salsa Nachos’ – mango salsa, coriander aioli, wonton skins @ RM 16 (medium)/ RM 28 (large)
If you come with a group of friends, Tommy’s Platter (extra Large size) @ RM 85 – fried calamari, fried pork belly, fried pork riblets, Chiang Mai sausage, pulled pork fries, Thongchai’s Nachos, luncheoon meat fries, moo ping skewers would be an ideal platter. Fit with all the Thai classic that you need espcailly with a glass of beer.
Besides those platter for you to hit on, there are individual charcoal skewers that you can order too. Ranging from RM 5 – RM 19
Black Angus Steak Fries @ RM 127 (285g) – grain fed black angus ribeye, isaan marinate or thongchai’s dry rub charcoal grilled, thongchai fries.
Not to miss this, as I find the price is very reasonble for such a place and this steak is cook to perfection. Requested for medium rare and pinky inside meat and nice charred on the meat. Juicy inside out. Worth an order.
Kale Salad with a crunch – fresh kale, thongchai kale dressing, thai chili flakes @ RM 22. Those of you love your friends, might want to start off with this.
Both of the starter I quite like as have their own unique taste. Yum Sum-0 (Thai Pamelo Salad) @ RM 26 is every bite burst with flavours. filled with white prawns, imported Thai Pamelo, yum som-o dressing – recommended.
I am a fan of Mac & Cheese yet it is not easy to find a place that serve pretty good one. However, the version here is wiht a twist and I am liking it. Thongchai Baked Mac & Cheese @ RM 35 – krapao pork, mozzarela cheese & macaroni
Tomyum Bolognese with meatball – tomyum pork ragout, homemade meat balls, spaghetti @ RM 23
If you like your classic street food, their Pork Trotter Rice is pretty spot on. @ RM 21
Pan Seared Salmon Trout with mango Salsa @ RM 59
For their Americian Classic twist, turns out to be better than I expected. Thongchai Chili Dog – Chiangmai sausage, pork ragout & Thong Chai fries @ RM 28
Among their burger series, this is worth recommending. – Krapao Pork Burger @ RM 28 – krapao pork patty, fried egg and thongchai fries.
This burger would be option 2 – Laarb Moo Tod Burger @ RM 28 – deep fried pork with herb and fried egg with fries.
Fried Chicken Som Tam Burger @ RM 28
Pineapple Fried Rice with charcoal grilled pork belly – a pretty good dish
fried mama noodle
Tom Kha Cocktail @ RM 35 – vodka infuse with chili, coconut milk, fresh milk , lemongrass, lime
Behind: Chow Phraya @ RM 42 – phraya rum, mekhong rum, bitters, lime, mint,
This is a pretty interesting cocktail – Thong Kao @ RM 38 mango juice, lime, cinnamon, star anise, Mekhong rum, sambuca & Angustura Bitters,
For birthday person, you can order their signature Tommy Lava @ RM42
Indeed a great place for nice food and drinks. Like the ambiance too.
Tommy Thongchai Thai Gastrobar
G.005, The Square,
Jaya One, Jalan Universiti,
46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating hours:11.30am – 12am