Streat Thai is one of the busiest restaurants in Jaya One for a good number of reasons. While its pork free menu may not please everyone, it certainly appeals to most diners. Food is affordably priced and not to mention the atmosphere is always lively and vibrant.
Also, they don’t believe in substituting ingredients for the sake of being a pork free establishment. For example, you will definitely not find ‘moo ping’ made with chicken – they’d rather omit it from the menu completely. Bold decision, but an appreciated one.
Streat Thai’s concept is akin to a food court made of individual stalls that specializes in different Thai street food. Each stall is manned by a Thai chef brought in all the way from Thailand to ensure authenticity.
Our absolute favorite that night has got to be their signature Fried Chicken Wings @ RM17.90. The wings have a crunchy crisp skin that locks in an aromatic blend of flavors that’s distinctively Thai.
If you read about the tom yam porridge that went popular in Bangkok recently, you can actually have it here. From what I was told, the chef purposely went back to Thailand to learn the dish so he could bring it to us. Compared to what I have looked up online, this Tom Yum Clear Porridge with Chicken @ RM14.90 looks like a decent rendition.
Flavor wise, only those who have had the real thing in Thailand would be able to judge fairly. Personally, I find it alright mainly because I have never been a fan of porridge. All I can say is that it tastes like a porridge cooked with a tom yam base.
The other tom yam porridge we had fared better though, mainly because it’s cooked with seafood instead of chicken. Tom yam and seafood have always been the best pairing so I am not entirely surprised.
For RM21.90, the Tom Yum Creamy Porridge comes with a generous portion of fresh seafood including sea prawns, a whole squid, salmon slices and minced chicken as well.
If you are feeling creative, you can customize your own porridge by selecting the porridge base, meat, seafood and other toppings. As long as you can afford it, the sky’s the limit!
Back to something more familiar: delicious Tom Yum Noodles @ RM15.90. Although I consider myself to have a high tolerance for spicy food, this is punishingly hot. So before you decide to stir in all the chili paste into the soup, better think again.
Streat Thai’s Braised Beef Noodles @ RM11.90 is a satisfying bowl of beefy goodness. The dark broth is the result of being cooked for more than 10 hours resulting in a naturally deep and rich flavor. I don’t have much to say about the beef balls, but the sliced beef, man those are super tender. Overall, great stuff and worthy of the price.
When it comes to dessert, I can safely say that you won’t go wrong with any of the above: Coconut Ice Cream with Sticky Rice @ RM10.90, Mango with Sticky Rice @ RM9.90 and Red Ruby with Coconut Milk @ RM6.90. The latter two are kind of common, so if you only have capacity for one dessert only, go for the coconut ice cream.
Coconut smoothie @ RM8.90 is wonderful but appearance wise it’s a bit of a let down. We were expecting it to be served in a glass like how it’s shown on the menu.
What we had was only a fraction of their menu items. There are plenty of other ala carte dishes suitable for family-style dining like steamed fish, curries and stir fries. Basically whatever you expect from a normal Thai restaurant, you can expect the same here.
Before we left, I took a look at their lunch menu and it offers great options at hard-to-beat prices. Definitely worth checking if you are working in the area. I can only wish we have a Stret Thai equivalent near my office in Bukit Bintang.
** This was an invited tasting **
100.G.001, Block D, The School, Jaya One
Jalan Universiti, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 012-907 3581 / 03-7496 1297
Business hours: 11.30am – 10pm