thai food in pj


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.

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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.

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On that night itself, we get to sample quite an array of food range and all of them are their signature dishes.

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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)

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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.

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Besides those platter for you to hit on, there are individual charcoal skewers that you can order too. Ranging from RM 5 – RM 19

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Tomyum Bolognese with meatball – tomyum pork ragout, homemade meat balls, spaghetti @ RM 23

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If you like your classic street food, their Pork Trotter Rice is pretty spot on. @ RM 21

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Pan Seared Salmon Trout with mango Salsa @ RM 59

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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

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Among their burger series, this is worth recommending. – Krapao Pork Burger @ RM 28 – krapao pork patty, fried egg and thongchai fries.

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This burger would be option 2 – Laarb Moo Tod Burger @ RM 28 – deep fried pork with herb and fried egg with fries.

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Fried Chicken Som Tam Burger @ RM 28

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Pineapple Fried Rice with charcoal grilled pork belly – a pretty good dish

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fried mama noodle

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Tom Kha Cocktail @ RM 35 – vodka infuse with chili, coconut milk, fresh milk , lemongrass, lime

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Behind: Chow Phraya @ RM 42 – phraya rum, mekhong rum, bitters, lime, mint,

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This is a pretty interesting cocktail – Thong Kao @ RM 38 mango juice, lime, cinnamon, star anise, Mekhong rum, sambuca & Angustura Bitters,

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For birthday person, you can order their signature Tommy Lava @ RM42

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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.

Tel: 012-901-2848

Operating hours:11.30am – 12am

There are actually alot of Thai Cuisine in Malaysia. We all just love Thai. Some of my friends heading to Thailand is like their yearly checkin for shopping and eating. When comes to Thai food, it is all the usual not till recently I tried this Rod Dee Ded at Uptown Damansara. This is just not your typical Thai food joint. Establish since 1965 in Bangkok and this would be their first outlet in Malaysia and they are operating in SS21, Uptown Damansara. Rod dee ded also means delicious.

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Rod Dee Ded Specialist in beef as the main ingredient, their broth is cooked for at least 12 hours. Also shower beef  is one of their signature dish. Ingredients are from Halal certified beef supplier. So for my muslim friends, here would be one of your destination too.

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Fried Chicken wings @ RM 9.80 is a must order item here, which is exactly like street food in Hatyai. Just dont ask me why Hatyai as it instantly hit me in my brain for this connection. Fried to perfection that the skin is crisp, fragrant and taste like a classic street food in Thai. Dont miss this out.

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All beef for shower beef are Australian wagyu beef. 2 types: premium and prime wagyu

There are 2 ways of eating this.
1. Hotpot (original soup / Spicy soup @ RM 9.80 each)
2. Order as a la carte and pair with rice/noodle

Both of the soup have its own unique flavour, and if you ask me to really really choose one, then I think I like the original soup more. Spicy soup give you Umami taste. Imagine that the soup stock is cook with good quality beef bones for more than 12 hours.

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This is the signature of shower beef . A bowl is provided, then you put a few slices of beef onto the bowl and scoop the soup add into the bowl. Spoon the soup a few rounds, then pour it back into the pot and start all over again. Till to the texture and colour you like. Can be medium rare, medium or well done.

My favourite part of beef is Oysterblade – is a must order. Not many places offer this part. Texture is totally different. 100g @ RM 31.80, others we had were Striploin 100g @ RM 42.80 and Rib eye 100g @ RM 48.80.

They do offer this for lunch too. What you can do is ask the staff to cook for you if you are in rush yet you want to enjoy this great beef shower. It would be much faster as they know the tricks compare to us.

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If you are not a fan of beef, you can check out their other dishes.

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Pad ka Pow @ RM 13.80. Very nice and fragrant basil taste. I used to hate it but along the years I learn to appreciate the taste. Those of you love strong basil flvour then this would be a perfect dish.

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Tendon is cook to perfection. Soft and slightly chewy.

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Chicken Green Curry is slightly thick and fragrant. Chicken is not overcook and for lunch, this is good. @ RM 18

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One of their lunch menu for noodles are : Meat Ball, Beef Slices and Brisket  @ RM 23.80. You can opt in original soup or spicy soup base.

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This is not the usual Pad Kee Mao that I always had. The noodle is slightly different.. It it wider and slightly thicker to give you a nice chewy texture. As it is brought in all the way from Thailand. The texture is not even close to our local koey teow.  @ RM 16.80. Give it a try, as I quite like it, where it is filled with wok hei.

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Stewed Brisket Clapot in steam rice . Love the fatty part of brisket and it is fragrant. @ RM 25.80

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Certainly one of a Thai shop that offer different offerings. Not your usual typical Thai food and most of the ingredients are all the way from Thailand.

Rod Dee Ded at SS21
15, Jalan SS 21/37,
Damansara Utama, 47400
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
(few doors away from famous Village Park Nasi Lemak)

Operating Hours:


At times when we are in Shopping Mall, we certainly are out of idea or do not know what to eat as there are restaurants that you always go and some times you just want to try something new. If you are looking for Thai fusion food then Thai Hou Sek at 1 Utama is one of the choices that I recommend too. It is a Thai Chinese cooking. Hence the flavour or cooking will be slightly different if you compare direct to a classic Thai food.

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Simply for the modern cheek ambiance and Thai food offerings are pretty decent and good.

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For drinks, we order Thai Coconut Shake @ RM 15, Pick- Me-Up Fruit Tea @ RM 8.50 & Thai Hou Yum @ RM 8.50. Thai Hou Yum is one of my favourite as it is refrshing, serve like tequila style as salt are all coated around the surface of the glass. A perfect refrshing drink for our hot weather or just a recharge after some shopping done.

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Egg plant was not in my food list last time and starting to learn to enjoy this dish. Pad Kra Pao Eggplant @ RM 18 is a dish you should order too. Fried to perfection with wok hei, stir fried with soy sauce as one of the ingredient that makes it smells good and fragrant. a perfect combination with rice.

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A dish that we usually will order is fish, but this round trying out their Squid in Spicy Lime Sauce @ RM 37. turns out to be quite good too. Mild spicy, love the sourish soup base from the salted veggie and lime just add in the punch that is need. Interesting that they do add in chinese sausage too.

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Not our usual order which is classic tomyum soup. It is a dish that is recommended by the waiter for Tom Sap Pork Ribs Soup @ RM 23.50. This is slightly more spicy than the squid lime yet love the heat at the back of my throat yet it is not too flaming. Just nice for those who love some spiciness.

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The classics that would not go wrong is 4 Heavenly Kings with Prawn @ RM 22

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Spicy Pork Belly @ RM 19 is Thai style, that they do fried it then dip with chef special sauce.

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Garlic Pork Ribs @ RM 23.50


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Deep Fried Tilapia @ RM 46

One of the outlet that I visit on and off for Thai food in 1 Utama.

Thai Hou Sek 1 Utama
Lot S132, 2nd Floor,
1 Utama Shopping Centre,
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
(at Old Wing & below TGV)

Phone: 03-7731 7933

Opening Hours: 11am-10pm Daily.

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