Food Review: Soi Thai @ Desa ParkCity

2 October 2012
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The last time I was at Desa Park City, I totally fell in love with this place. The lush greeneries, a huge park where people can bring their pets for a walk and fly kite, it has became my ideal residence! Nestled in the community, there is a small shopping place called Waterfront. Little did I know that there’s a hidden gem here, Soi Thai that serves authentic Thai food! The head chef, Chef Suwit came all the way from Thailand so rest assured that what you eat here is authentic. To cater for Malaysians’ tastebuds though, they have tuned down the level of spiciness so that more people can enjoy Thai food.

Welcome to Soi Thai!
Welcome to Soi Thai!

Located at the first floor of Waterfront, Desa ParkCity, the interior looks inviting enough and comfortable for a round of feast with family and friends. Although the decorations are not very fancy, it somehow gave the impression that it’s classy.

Ambience in Soi Thai
Ambience in Soi Thai

Beautiful cutleries with an image of elephant
Beautiful cutleries with an image of elephant

Stir Fried Beef With Oyster Sauce (RM 14.50)
Stir Fried Beef With Oyster Sauce (RM 14.50)

We were served a few dishes at one go and so the order is not really important but the first dish I’ve tasted is Stir Fried Beef With Oyster Sauce. Beef chunks were stir fried with cauliflowers, carrot slices, long beans, canned corns and ginger in oyster sauce creating an aromatic dish and the tenderness of beef can be tasted.

Thai Style Stir Fried Baby Kailan with Salted Fish (RM 12.50)
Thai Style Stir Fried Baby Kailan with Salted Fish (RM 12.50)

Baby Kailan being stir fried with salted fish seems pretty normal but goes well with rice and a healthy dish to order to balance up the heatiness from spicy food.

Soi Thai Combo (RM 22.00)
Soi Thai Combo (RM 22.00)

Soi Thai Combo is a must-try as it combines 4 famous Thai appetizers namely fish cake, Thai Pandan Leaf Chicken, Thai wantan and croquette. The colorful presentation immediately lifts up my mood and the desire to try them. Me and other bloggers’ favorite is the pandan leaf chicken as the aroma and taste of pandan absorbed really well into the chicken.

Stir Fried Kangkung with Belacan (RM 10.50)
Stir Fried Kangkung with Belacan (RM 10.50)

This dish is very popular among Malay and Chinese whereby fresh kangkung were stir fried with belacan and chilli. Although the taste is not bad, but I still prefer my grandma’s version.

Green Papaya Salad with Dried Shrimp and Peanuts (RM 11.50)
Green Papaya Salad with Dried Shrimp and Peanuts (RM 11.50)

Green Papaya Salad with Dried Shrimp and Peanuts or widely known as Kerabu Mango is one of the most popular Thai food. Mango slices, carrots, chilli padi and crushed peanuts gave the dish a spicy and sour taste with crunchy-ness, perfect as an appetizer!

Deep Fried Roasted Duck (RM 16.50)
Deep Fried Roasted Duck (RM 16.50)

Deep fried just right until it turned golden brown, Deep Fried Roasted Duck is to die for. The crispy skin with a hint of saltiness and tenderness of the duck meat makes it so irresistible. Not to mention, the crispy fried bihun used as the base is addictive too; we finished everything!

Thai Green Curry Chicken (RM 13.50)
Thai Green Curry Chicken (RM 13.50)

Thai Red Curry (RM 13.50)
Thai Red Curry (RM 13.50)

Thai Green Curry Chicken and Thai Red Curry has almost the same content in it which are chunks of chicken and a generous amount of brinjals. Both are thick and creamy, goes well with a hot bowl of rice especially during rainy season.

Spicy Clear Tomyam Soup with Seafood and Thai Herbs (RM 12.90)
Spicy Clear Tomyam Soup with Seafood and Thai Herbs (RM 12.90)

Signature Firepot with Seafood Tomyam (RM 22.50 for 2-3 person, RM 39.90 for 4-5 person)
Signature Firepot with Seafood Tomyam (RM 22.50 for 2-3 person, RM 39.90 for 4-5 person)

On first sip, Spicy Clear Tomyam Soup with Seafood and Thai Herbs tasted less spicy compared to Signature Firepot with Seafood Tomyam but I was fooled. After a few sips, Spicy Clear Tomyam Soup with Seafood and Thai Herbs has proven to be spicier! If your tolerance to spiciness is low, opt for Signature Firepot with Seafood Tomyam instead. I do enjoy chewing on the fresh seafood though!

Steamed Siakap with Lime and Chilli Sauce (RM 39.90)
Steamed Siakap with Lime and Chilli Sauce (RM 39.90)

I totally love the smooth fish meat in Steamed Siakap with Lime and Chilli Sauce. Served with fire underneath the tray, it is best eaten while still steaming hot. The lime and chilli creates a surprisingly appetizing sauce to go with the fish.

Thai Style Otak-Otak (RM 17.50)
Thai Style Otak-Otak (RM 17.50)

Thai Style Otak-otak is a worthy dish to order. It came in a plate of three and each one was wrapped with Pandan leaves. Steamed just right, the texture is smooth and creamy, I’d have to say that I prefer this more than the hard type because it’s easier to mix with rice and it tastes more flavorful.

Phad Thai (RM 14.00)
Phad Thai (RM 14.00)

Phad Thai is a very popular dish in Thailand. No matter you want to have a single dish for yourself or sharing with family and friends, this is an ideal choice. Noodles were stir fried with tofu, egg, bean sprouts, chilli and later wrapped with a fried omelette.

Coconut and Lemongrass Jelly with Sweet Mango (RM 7.00)
Coconut and Lemongrass Jelly with Sweet Mango (RM 7.00)

Mango Sticky Rice topped with Coconut Milk (RM 11.00)
Mango Sticky Rice topped with Coconut Milk (RM 11.00)

Steamed Sweet Banana topped with Vanilla Ice Cream (RM 8.50)
Steamed Sweet Banana topped with Vanilla Ice Cream (RM 8.50)

Water Chestnut and Jackfruit in Coconut Milk (RM 8.00)
Water Chestnut and Jackfruit in Coconut Milk (RM 8.00)

Sweet Pumpkin in Coconut Milk (RM 7.00)
Sweet Pumpkin in Coconut Milk (RM 7.00)

Last but not least, it’s dessert time! The best tasting dessert of all is Coconut and Lemongrass Jelly with Sweet Mango because it’s not too sweet, thus giving me the perception that it’s quite healthy. It’s difficult to eat it the jelly and mango together though, so I ate it separately.

Mocha Ice Blended (RM 7.00) and Pandan Leave Juice (RM 5.50)
Mocha Ice Blended (RM 7.00) and Pandan Leave Juice (RM 5.50)

Lemongrass Juice (RM 5.50)
Lemongrass Juice (RM 5.50)

Chef Suwit posing for the camera
Chef Suwit posing for the camera

A very big thank you to Chef Suwit for preparing the yummylicious food for us. We all went back with a happy belly! We’ll be back!

Recommendations: Soi Thai Combo, Deep Fried Roasted Duck, Signature Firepot with Seafood Tomyam, Thai Style Otak-otak, Coconut and Lemongrass Jelly with Sweet Mango

Address:
Soi Thai Restaurant 
FF-26, The Waterfront@ParkCity
No 5, Persiaran Residen
Desa Park City
52200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 603-6280 7059

Website: www.soithai.com

FB Page: Soi Thai Restaurant

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  • Oooo…I would love this place. I love Thai and everything looks so good. Drool! Drool!

  • nice manicure…

  • seafood tomyam so temptinggggg

  • Those food make my mouth sour… I miss the good taste of Thai Cuisine!

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  • Nice food shots! Are u using a new camera? Very different from your old pix.

    • Thanks babe! Still old camera la haven't win any yet :p

  • Lemon grass drink looks so good and refreshing!

  • Did you have a new camera or something? Your photos look so much sharper and nicer! Haha! Or maybe it's the food : D

    • Haha no ark still same camera… maybe it's my cropping style :p

  • Love Thai food! But they make it less spicy? Then not really authentic anymore! But still OK with me haha!

  • Wah! So yummy all the food I wanna go to this restaurant!! : )

  • the clear tomyum seems like a good option for me!! btw luv the elephant cutleries and of course your manicure!!how i wish i could do manicure!!

    • Haha why not? Just go during weekends and pamper yourself!

  • yummy thai desserts they have! me likey

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  • I miss the desserts from Thailand the most! πŸ™‚

    I'l definitely order the mango with sticky rice, haven't had that in ages! πŸ˜€

  • Mango sticky rice I could order for starter, main and dessert πŸ˜‰

  • Lovely touch to the cutleries!

  • Everything looks so yummy!

  • Looks delicious.. yet another place for some spicy Thai.. nice!! πŸ™‚

  • I agree that Desa Park City is a great place to live and it is an award winning township in the world!!! Anyways the name Soi Thai means Thai Lane, in case you didn't know. I know cos my mum is a Thai. I will bring her there this weekend as your photos and average priced menu is really attractive!