There’s a new place in town that serves Authentic Thai Food! Of course, being the Thai food lovers that we are, this was one not to be missed.
Located right in the heart of the city centre, Kuala Lumpur is Malai Thai that opened its doors to Thai food enthusiast a little over a month ago. This pork-free Thai restaurant focuses on the authenticity of flavours of every item they release on the menu.
The environment is cozy and welcoming while the ambience was calm and relaxing.
For starters, we ordered a serving of Thai spring rolls (Por Pieer Tod). These spring rolls when complemented with the sweet and spicy chili sauce made for a great opener as it immediately fired up our appetite for the other dishes. The spring rolls in my opinion were battered to perfection; not too thick of a crust while
retaining a light crisp.
For mains, we ordered the Thai Chicken Soup in Coconut Milk (Tom Kha Gai), Thai Green Curry (Gaeng Keawwaan), Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Chicken (Pad Thai), Pineapple Fried Rice (Kao Pad Sub Pa Rod) and Three Crispy Salad (Yum Sam Krob).
Having travelled to Bangkok 3 times this year, the food here is undoubtedly authentic in its style and flavours. For those of you whom are concern about the spiciness level our even sourness when it
comes to certain dishes, we can say for sure that the flavours are very well balanced.
The Thai Green Curry leaned more towards a soup consistency rather than a gravy consistency which is definitely more preferred for us. The curry flavour really shined through and the fragrance was delightful.
As for the Tom Kha Gai, the sourness and spiciness levels were well balanced to our liking; Really allowing the flavours of the spices to take on their respective spotlight.
Moving on to the Pad Thai, our personal preference is on the sweeter side (occasionally you get ones that taste just like chow mien). The sweetness was just right and when mixed with nuts, the Malai Thai’s Pad Thai immediately made its way to be amongst the top of our list of favourite Pad Thais found in KL. Of course, the noodles were well cooked as well, retaining its slight chewy texture.
After our feast, we ended our night with 3 signature desserts: Mango Sticky Rice (Khao Niew Ma
Muang), Red Ruby (Tub Tim Grob) and Coconut Ice Cream.
The highlight of the dessert was definitely the coconut ice cream. It comes with a side of 4 additional toppings: Jackfruit, Taro, Nuts and Water Chestnut. The addition of Taro to the ice cream really enhanced the creaminess and the marrying of flavours was magical. Definitely, all coconut ice cream vendors should consider having taro as an optional topping.
We had the opportunity to speak to Ms. Nirunchala Puntong whom is the general manager. She shared about her passion for food and her long-standing desire to make authentic Thai food available to all residing in KL. This venue is also suitable for hosting events or company functions.
MALAI THAI CUISINE
Phone: +601 117 698 233
Facebook & Instagram: malaithai.kl
Address: Fraser Place, Ground Floor, 10 Jalan Perak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur