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!
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
Beautiful cutleries with an image of elephant
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)
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 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)
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 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 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 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)
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)
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 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 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)
Mango Sticky Rice topped with Coconut Milk (RM 11.00)
Steamed Sweet Banana topped with Vanilla Ice Cream (RM 8.50)
Water Chestnut and Jackfruit in Coconut Milk (RM 8.00)
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)
Lemongrass Juice (RM 5.50)
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