Well, it was Mother Day and so my dear wife wanted to surprise my mom-in-law with a nice Thai food dinner. We went back to her hometown, Sungai Petani. We had lunch together at home as my mom-in-law cooking bee hoon soup.
Around 6.30pm, everyone is hungry and we heading down to a newly open Thai restaurant called Thai Lotus Restaurant. It was packed with crowd coming here to have dinner and celebrate Mother Day. Lucky there is two tables left and we quickly sat down on one of the table. Flipping thru the menu and we start ordering.
Here is the Deep Fried Squid with Salted Egg but it wasn’t so nice as I would expected. Doesn’t have the strong fragrance of the salted egg but atleast it is crunchy and not over-fried it.
Tom Yam Seafood was spicy and sour that always work fantastic as appetizer. The Tom Yam Seafood filled with shrimps, fish meats and squid. You can taste the scents of the lemongrass, tomato, chili, galangal, lime leaves and I believe they use some creamer powder or creamer rather than coconut milk.
Kai Thod Bed Thai (Deep Fried Chicken Fillet with Thai Sauce) was nothing to fancy about. It taste a bit like deep fried satay and the Thai sauce also a bit disappointing too. I think it was a nice snack to go with beer.
Kana Pla Kem (Stir Fried Kailan with Salted Fish) was very well prepare with the Kailan stir fried just right so it was not under-cooked or over-cooked. However, if they can use better quality salted fish I believe it would turn this dish into a wonderful dish. You can smell the garlic and ginger as you scoop this vege into your mouth.
Overall, it was below my expectation but still acceptable for me. Hope the chef improve their dishes soon to keep the patrons coming back again and again.
If you do visit this restaurant, you don’t have to worry about the parking as there are plenty of parking space to gathering huge crowd.
Taste: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-6 average, 7-9 good, 10 great)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-6 average, 7-9 good, 10 great)
Price: 6/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-6 average, 7-9 cheap, 10 unbeatable price)
Ambiance: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-6 average, 7-9 good, 10 great)
Parking: 9/10 (1-3 bad, 4-6 average, 7-9 good, 10 great)