Tucked at the end of One City, Baan Thai is relatively a hidden gem that has been drawing positive remarks from both online reviews and word of mouths, especially by budget onlookers. The façade of the restaurant is lined with foliage of greens that leads to the entrance where two Sawasdee sculptures greet you in, somewhat snugging you with Thai cuisine vibes. A little chalkboard adjoining does highlight the special dishes or set meals offered.
The best way to indulge in international cuisines is to ensure the menu sticks to the classic, a credo holds firmly by Baan Thai as they churn out authentic and straightforward Thai delicacies. Therefore, just cherry-pick those dishes that are fairly known to you or you’ve tried before. Whet your appetite with Pandan Leaves Chicken, where succulent and tender chickens are elegantly enrobed in leaves that are amazingly addictive.
What is Thai cuisine without a piping hot bowl of Tomyam, where Baan Thai regular score points. Slurping their scarlet-red soup that is flooded with seafood just teleports you to Thailand via your palate. It’s best consumed with steamed white rice, made-to-order vegetables and mouthwatering meats or ocean goodness that does not disappoint.
Ensure ending your climax with all-time Thai classic dessert, Mango Sticky Rice, among the top scorers on the menu, the chunks of mangoes is as good as it looks, complementing the rice. Not a mango person? Red Ruby with Iced Coconut Milk topped with Jackfruit and Tago with Coconut Jelly in Pandan Leaf Cup are available too.
Without a doubt, Thai restaurants are mushrooming all over, yet what sets this comfy restaurant apart is their price tags and portions. It does not leave a hole in your pocket at the same time you don’t leave with space in your tummy. Their lunch menu starts at RM8.90, are you still swaying where to go for lunch?