If you’re a foodie, you’ll realize that Sanoook Thai-Japanese Restaurant is the latest food buzz in Sunway area. Sanoook is opened in the new wing of Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall called Sunway Pyramid West Hotel. The building is still fairly new with a few F&B outlets like Sanoook, Impressoul, Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen, and Starbucks Coffee. If you’re going from the shopping mall, just look for H&M, head outside and walk straight.
Sanoook Thai-Japanese Restaurant
You’ll be greeted with this fun looking themed restaurant – and a cute bright red mini train. You can witness live cooking action from the chefs with the open kitchen concept indoor. If you’re an outdoor person, there’s a cheerful garden-like setting too!
We’re all familiar with the word ‘Sanook’, which means ‘fun’ in Thai. The extra ‘O’ in the brand name was added to represent a circle of friendship. Hence, Sanoook means having fun with friends! Of course, things are more fun with yummy food too!
When I have gathering with friends, it’s almost certainly that we’ll be going to barbeque joints. Maybe because girls prefer masak-masak? It just feels more fun! Besides, grilling at home takes away all the fun when you have to clean up the oily utensils and all. Leveraging on that, Sanoook is running a special Skewer Night Fever promotion daily from 5pm onwards.
Just in case you’re too hungry and can’t wait for the skewers to be ready, you can have some Garlic Fried Rice and Edamame as starters. The Garlic Fried Rice is to die for! Full of smoky flavor (the Chinese calls it wok hei) with nice garlic fragrance.
With 20 varieties to choose from, I’m spoilt with choice. So… LET’S ORDER ALL OF THEM!
RM 3 per stick:
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Green Apple
- Eringi Mushroom
- Shiitake Mushroom
RM 4 per stick:
- Chicken Wing
RM 5 per stick:
Totally loving the atmosphere here as we enjoy the fresh skewers while chit-chatting about lame stuffs and laugh non stop! A big thank you to my companions that night (you know who you are!) for such a fun session. My personal favorites are mushroom, chicken wing, shisamo and butterfish.
One of the most important things when eating BBQ is the dipping sauce! Agree? When made right, dipping sauce can bring the taste of skewers to another level. I’m proud to say that Sanoook has definitely achieved it. The crowd-pleaser is Sanoook Sauce, thanks to the well-formulated recipe using various spices. Massaman Sauce was also one of my favorites as it reminds me of the Thai food in Krabi.
To make your BBQ experience a lot better, don’t forget to pair it up with Tiger Draft Beer. With the ongoing promotion daily from 5 pm onwards, you can get half a pint of Tiger Draft Beer at only RM 12!
If you have a group of people, I’d recommend 4-Season Platter as snack. Sample different mini Thai snacks from Crispy Calamari, Salmon Cream Croquette, Crispy Thai Chicken Ball, Thai Fish Cake to Vegetarian Spring Roll. Remember to dip them into the sauces for more OOMPH!
Desserts are a must for a sweet ending to an awesome meal with friends. Malaysians have always loved anything durian. If you’re a durian lover as well, you must not miss Sanoook’s Fresh Durian Ice Cream with Coconut Milk. You’ll be drowned in the creamy texture of freshly blended durian pulp and sago. It’s so heavenly!
Fancy some Thai-inspired desserts? Thai Volcano will surprise your palate with eruptions of Thai milk tea flavor from their shaved ice which is perfectly textured with flour cake, green tea pearls and sago. Most of their desserts are sharing portion, so don’t forget to share the good stuff!
If you prefer something less icy as dessert, go for Honeymoon Vanilla Crepe. I love the layers of creamy vanilla crepes topped with kiwi slice, strawberry and blueberry.
Sanoook also sells Salad Jars for those who are always on the go but prefers to eat healthy food instead of fast food. Since the food is in a jar, you can conveniently eat it anywhere – even in the car!
There are 4 varieties to choose from:
- All-Rounder Kickboxer: A Thai-inspired glass noodle salad jar packed with well-balanced amount meat and vegetables. Comes with appetizing spicy sour sauce.
- Omega Goodness: As the name suggests, get your daily omega nutrition from yummy ingredients that packs a punch with sesame dressing.
- A Full-Feeling Soba: My favorite from all 4 selections, the soba tastes so delectable with sesame dressing. The corn is so sweet and all ingredients goes well with each other!
- Orchard Muesli: With 6 different fruits mixed with sunflower seed and walnut, this overnight oat is set to give you the energy and nutrition you need to start the day!
Sanoook Thai-Japanese Restaurant
Lot 4, Ground Floor,
Sunway Pyramid Hotel West,
47500 Petaling Jaya,
Lot 1.104.00 Level 1,
Pavilion Shopping Centre, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-56505169 (Sunway) / 03-21105756 (Pavilion)
Facebook Page: Sanoook
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 11pm