Best Tom Yam in KL

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    Alanna's KitchenPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Served in a stainless steel hot pot, the Seafood Tomyam is packed with assorted fresh seafood ingredients such as clams, squids and prawns. Added with chopped tomatoes, the tomyam soup has the right amount of spiciness and sourness. Not to mention, it is so appetising upon every spoonful and also best paired with the rice together.

    Tips

    Enjoy it while the tomyam is still hot!

    Things to expect

    Value-for-money meal.

    Best with

    Jasmine Green Tea.

    Price

    RM9.90

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    Alanna's Kitchen View restaurant

    8, JALAN PANDAN INDAH 1/23D, PANDAN INDAH, Cheras, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0392017134

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    08:00AM—03:00PM
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    09:00AM—10:00PM
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    Absolute Thai Hot PotPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Absolute Thai Hot Pot is the sub-brand of Absolute Thai, focusing on steamboat rather than the general Thai dishes. Unlike Absolute Thai, the Hot Pot variant actually has tom yam for its steamboat - which can be either white or the standard red. If you're into something sour, go for the white tom yam and if you prefer something a little more spicy, then go for the red. Or even better - take both as they also offer the ying-yong selection. Those who enjoy fresh seafood will be delighted to know that Absolute Thai Hot Pot's selection of seafood is outstandingly premium! So if you have cash to spare, why not head on down and treat yourself?

    Tips

    Reservations available.

    Things to expect

    A fairly fancy interior with good service.

    Best with

    Coconut cooler.

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM50.00

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    Absolute Thai Hot Pot View restaurant

    G22, Ground Floor, Bangsar Village 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0322023708

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    12:00PM—10:00PM
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    Yee Wen ThaiNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Yee Wen Thai isn't exactly a fancy restaurant, but they do surprisingly excel in classical Thai cuisine. From otak-otak in coconut to sour & spicy squid, and Thai omelette to seafood tom yam, they are all done quite nicely. Though, don't expect much from the presentation but flavour, yes. Definitely. In short, Yee Wen Thai is definitely a place to be if you are searching for good food instead of the whole package, which includes ambiance and service as well. Oh, they are also really affordable by the way, so good luck!

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    Outdoor seating.

    Best with

    Coconut!

    Price

    RM25.00 to RM50.00

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    Yee Wen Thai View restaurant

    Lot 01-3813, Jalan Helang Merah, 52100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0162728223

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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    VietThaiPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    The star at any Thai restaurant is the Tom Yam. At VietThai, they serve their Fresh Water Prawn with Tom Yam Vermicelli Noodle Soup with one big fresh water tiger prawn cut in half, squids, mushrooms and thick vermicelli. Put together in a big bowl, this dish is best enjoyed with a bunch of friends to share. As tom yam goes, the sourness is a welcoming taste, and the heat varies according to recipe and customer’s preference. VietThai does its tom yam with just a hint of heat at the first bite that would make one think it’s not spicy. But the heat actually creeps up later at the back of your mouth. Still, it’s nothing that Malaysians are not used to. 

    Tips

    Parking is by luck at TTDI, but doesn't mean you shouldn't try!

    Things to expect

    The serving is in a very big bowl. Unless you're a big eater, bring someone along.

    Best with

    Best recommended with an empty stomach.

    Price

    RM32.00

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    VietThai Restaurant View restaurant

    4, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0377337718

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    11:00AM—03:00PM
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    06:00PM—10:30PM
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    Hou Wong Kopitiam

    Taking Tom Yam to a new level, this Tom Yam is served inside a coconut fruit as a bowl. Served with bihoon and large juicy, scrumptious prawns will leave you wanting for more. A three perfect combination completing the meal with a spicy tangy taste that’s worth every penny. A total delight from the very first bite.

    Tips

    Arrive early to avoid the crowd.

    Things to expect

    Prawns are charged depending on weight.

    Best with

    Gula Melaka Tea.

    Price

    RM23.00 to RM30.00

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    Hou Wong Kopitiam View restaurant

    5, Jalan Ipoh, Taman Impian, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 51200 , Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
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    +6012-5588817

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    KomPassion IIPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    KomPassion's journey started in Damansara Kim as a simple and homy cafe that offers an array of delicious and modern Thai cuisines. Now, they have expanded over to TTDI in a larger and more vibrant-looking place, but still packing in the same, if not better level of quality in their food. The other difference is that this outlet does not serve pork while the first one do. Those who are looking for traditional Thai dishes might give this a pass, but for those who enjoy exploring new flavours and dishes, KomPassion II is possibly the best place to be.

    Tips

    Reservations available.

    Things to expect

    A contemporary and modern cafe.

    Best with

    Lemongrass Pandan Sparkling!

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM50.00

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    KomPassion II View restaurant

    1, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 60000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0377317016

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    11:30AM—02:30PM
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    06:00PM—09:30PM
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    BBQ ThaiNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    BBQ Thai is a huge restaurant located along the routes of Old Klang Road. Finding this place isn't hard but getting here certainly is, considering that they only have 1 entrance and 1 exit, in addition to the horrible jam along Old Klang Road. It is also outdoor seated, which might be a turn off for some people. However, if you don't mind all that troubles and inconvenience, then you are in for a treat. They offer a standard array of Thai dishes such as pandan chicken, stir-fried paku pikis, Thai bbq pork neck and of course, seafood tom yam as well. It's simple, flavourful and addictive!

    Tips

    Reservations available.

    Things to expect

    Jam - and outdoor seating.

    Best with

    Coconut or Lemongrass drink.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM50.00

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    BBQ Thai View restaurant

    No. 17, Lorong Jugra. Off Batu 3 ¼, Jalan Klang Lama, 58000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0379819888

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    12:00PM—11:00PM
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    Restoran Thai Somtam Seafood Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    If you don't mind cramping with others in a fairly small restaurant, then you are off to a good start. Restoran Thai Somtam Seafood is a humble restaurant that serves what you'll expect from most Thai restaurants. Like some others out there, the restaurant is tight but is always packed with people. The reason can only be the awesomeness of their food. Cooked upon order with fresh ingredients, it's easy to see why the restaurant is so popular. As for their tom yam, you can expect a good amount of flavour and kick from the spices and herbs, which is both addictive and pleasurable! 

    Tips

    Parking may be hard to find.

    Things to expect

    A very small restaurant in Bukit Bintang.

    Best with

    Coke.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM40.00

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    Restoran Thai Somtam Seafood View restaurant

    63, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50200, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0321458458

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    11:00AM—12:00AM
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    Thai Chala @ Sri PetalingNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Want real tom yam noodles? Thai Chala serves authentic tom yam noodles with fillings of seafood that will satisfy your taste buds. The spicy and sour taste won't disappoint and they are never stingy with the amount they give. Eat this on rainy days and you'll be warmed with the tingling sour taste running down your tummy served with fresh seafood. 

    Tips

    Come during non peak hours to avoid finding parking space

    Things to expect

    Spectacular Thai food

    Best with

    Lemongrass drink

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM19.00

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    Thai Chala View restaurant

    15, Jalan Radin Tengah, Sri Petaling, 57000, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
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    0395477525

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    11:30AM—10:30PM
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