I have not been exploring this neighborhood since I left my ex company that located at TPM. Not until recently was told that there is a nice Thai food that just open up and decided to check them out. Thai U Up is a new place that came out in Sri Petaling about 3 months ago and it is gaining its popularity among this neighborhood.
The place is slightly modern with a combination of street and restaurant ambiance.
I am surprise with the menu offerings as it is pretty huge menu and price is very reasonable.
Their 3 signature drinks, Thai Ice Coffee, Lemon Grass and Thai Ice Tea.
For classic thai, a must have in my list is Phad Thai where it is very hard to find a nice one in KL. Over here, I think they have fried to perfection where it is slightly moist, and strong taste of flavour just to my liking, worth to order @ RM 15.90
Next is Tomyum as since they have both type of tomyum we ordered both version, Tom Yum Numsai– Clear Seafood Soup @ RM 29.90. Love the taste of it which is sourish and mild spicy at the end. A perfect starter to kick start off. Follow by Tom Kha Kai (chicken) @ RM 25.90. More spicy than the clear soup as the milk base of it is very unique in taste. We just love it.
Some of the diners do come here for their street food bbq that offers quite a good range too. Fresh Grill Crab @ RM 78 and their home made special chili sauce is a bomb. Just exactly like what I had in Bangkok street food. Super spicy, sourish yet it is a good pairing.
We usually do have some fresh oyster that just pair it with lemon, eating oyster here will be slightly different, as the condiments at the side need to put onto the oyster like below and one big bite gulp the whole oyster. Their home made paste and chili make a unique combination in taste with mint leaves push the slight minty taste of it at the end.
BBQ prawns and lamb. Lamb is good which is marinated nicely @ RM 10
Pla Nung Manao – Fish with Lemon & Chilli, soup base of it does look clear but pack with flavours. Do stand on the name itself with strong flavour of sourish base and spicy end. Fish is fresh. @ RM 42
Otak-Otak Seafood in Coconut (Hor Mok Talay) @ RM18. This is a bomb where rich in flavour and just as to our likings.
King Nung Nom Sod – Prawns with Milk and Egg @ RM 32.90. Smooth egg base that steam to perfection and top with some ebiko is something worth to try out.
This might be a slightly different food presentation compare to others, as they are able to cater with special request or private function, where need to discuss with them 3 days in advance.
Mango sticky rice is nice, where sticky rice is soft and a well balance in taste and mango is sweet. Tab Tim Krob version of this is very similar to thai street food as us Malaysians would prefer smoother ice base. I think if this drink is left a while after the ice had melted, I think its pretty good. @ RM 6.90
Steamed Tapioca is also another classic dessert of theirs.
If you are looking for nice Thai food with street food infuse, this place do offer pretty good food and I certainly will be back again. Got to know that their chef and crew are from Thailand too.
Parking here can be a big problem as limited space is available.