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16 Apr, 2008

Rak Thai

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Thai Food

Since we were looking for somewhere new to have our lunch, we went to the lower ground floor of The Gardens to look for new restaurants.

We decided to head for Thai food since spicy food is always good food to us. The design in this floor was quite special, with bamboo structures on the ceiling and the restaurant looking traditional but stylish in their own way.

Here, you can see the waiter preparing different types of desserts which we later ordered.

Anyway, we ordered a set meal which includes an iced pandan lemongrass tea, a Vietnamese spring roll and a Thai seafood pineapple fried rice for RM15.90. Our drink on the right is the iced pandan lemongrass tea which was included in the set meal and the one on the right is the mango smoothie that we ordered separately for RM5.90. The iced pandan lemongrass tea tasted rather unusual to us, maybe we are not used to its taste. The mango smoothie let us down as it was bland and has no mango taste at all.

Our Vietnamese spring roll arrived shortly we placed our order. This is an absolute vegetarian spring roll. It was quite good, the skin was thin and the vegetables were fresh and crunchy. It is very healthy but we were not sure if most people would enjoy Chinese parsley.

The pineapple fried rice is a very popular order among the customers. However, the presentation of the pineapple fried rice was a little messy and the fried rice tasted rather average, nothing much that appeals to us.

Next up is something that we couldn’t miss in a Thai restaurant. This will be none other than a bowl tom yam chicken meehoon soup. Priced at RM8.90, this tom yam soup looks like clear soup but tasted fiery to us. It tasted quite good and we like the fragrance of the lemongrass, the soup was spicy and aromatic at the same time.

Finally, we had a dessert which is one of their recommended desserts. Priced at RM4.90, this tub tim krob which consists of water chestnut, jackfruit, red ruby and fresh coconut milk tasted quite good. For those who love desserts with a sense of strong coconut milk, this would be the right thing for you. The red ruby was the ingredient that we enjoyed the most, it was soft on the outside but crunchy on the inside.

It was a pleasant meal that we had. The good thing about this restaurant is that their price is quite reasonable compared to other restaurants in The Gardens and their service was quite good. Still worth checking it out if you’re a Thai food lover!

Restaurant Information
LG232A, Lower Ground,
The Gardens,
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-22846918

17 Responses to "Rak Thai"

1 | gastronomicdiary

April 16th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

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tub tim grub is yummy yummy! The taste of jackfruit with the santan is match made in heaven! Nice to know can have this at Midvalley :)

2 | ling239

April 17th, 2008 at 1:55 am

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hahahahhh… never underestimate the clear tom yam !! ^_^

3 | ai wei

April 17th, 2008 at 3:55 am

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the place is unique! u both travel a lot for food e! haha, i am eying on the dessert. love the red ruby.

btw, wat’s the overall pricing for ur meal?

4 | mimi

April 17th, 2008 at 5:28 am

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tried once, like the tub tim grub(very hard to pronouns this)….
>_<

5 | JOjo

April 17th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

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Haha, i’ve stopped ordering Pineapple Fried Rice after trying a couple of Thai Restaurant which didn’t satisfy my taste bud =p
But carbo is req…So ppl order lo~ Hehe..

6 | Simon Seow

April 17th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

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Yeap, clear tom yam is the spiciest of all. khob khun Krab

7 | Sugar Bean

April 17th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

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Gastronomicdiary, yeah, we can hardly believe that these 2 ingredients would go well together! Yeah, you can check it out in The Gardens!

Ling239, haha, yeah, luckily it came out spicy as the way we love it!

Ai Wei, it was approximately RM40 for 2 persons. The price is actually quite reasonable compared to other restaurants in The Gardens. Do try it out some day!

Mimi, haha, it is very hard to pronounce and remember but since it’s a good dessert, then it’s not that difficult after all! :)

Jojo, yeah, we have the same experience too, can’t remember where’s the best place to have pineapple fried rice. Rak Thai’s pineapple fried rice was average.

Simon Seow, yeah, next time we won’t be deceived by its looks. Haha! But we love it spicy!

8 | yammylicious

April 18th, 2008 at 1:56 am

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mango rice! slurp!! TOM YAM!… just woke up man.. but i’m dar dar dar hungry d!!

9 | alexander

April 18th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

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hoho… thai food. that is good. the pineapple rice looks fantastic. :)

Alexander
Alex’s World! – http://www.kakinan.com/alex

10 | JeromeFo- 杰龙

April 19th, 2008 at 12:41 am

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zomg!
The pineapple fried rice is super
awesome!!!! =)

11 | little inbox

April 20th, 2008 at 11:53 am

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Yo…I love the dessert so much provided if the coconut milk is super fresh.

12 | Sugar Bean

April 20th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

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Yammylicious, just woke up? Then go get it straight! Haha! Anyway, do check this place out, it’s quite good!

Alexander and Jeromefo, yeah, the pineapple fried rice looks good but didn’t taste as good as it looks. We love Thai food! Love the spiciness!

Little inbox, seems like a lot of people love the tub tim krob! It was our first time trying it out, we find it quite good too!

13 | New Kid on the Blog

April 20th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

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The pineapple fried rice looks a lot, huh??

14 | Nic (KHKL)

April 21st, 2008 at 1:21 am

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RM15.90 for a set meal at the gardens is a good deal…i prefer this than some fastfood chains..hehe! nice! :)

15 | Sugar Bean

April 22nd, 2008 at 1:37 pm

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New kid on the blog, the serving for the pineapple fried rice was quite average, tasted average also.

Nic (khkl), yeah, you’re right. The price is quite reasonable compared to other restaurants in The Gardens. Do check this place out!

16 | Anonymous

June 15th, 2009 at 2:05 am

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I came to dine here last night, after much indecision as to what to have (go back to reliable Dragon-i, and guarantee a reasonably satisfying dinner, or try something new, which given that this was a Mall, I was extremely skeptical of). Well, guess what? I was right to be skeptical. The food at Rak Thai was beyond horrible, and expensive given what it was! I ordered the tom yum soup in a coconut and the basil chicken. First the soup. The picture showed a coconut overflowing with large prawns … don't be fooled. I could not taste any coconut milk at all. All I could taste was sugar, salt and MSG. I kid you not. There were no spices whatsoever, the lemongrass looked like it was thrown in at the end of microwaving the soup instead of being infused through boiling. The chicken came out looking like something they dug out of the garbage out back and tasted accordingly horrible. To add insult to injury, I left hungry, had already spent my dinner quota money for the night, and spent the whole night hungry and my liver working overtime trying to expel whatever non-sense it was that got in to my system. This is a real pity. I was beginning to believe that international cuisine in Malaysia doesn't just go downhill after the first few months of opening, but I guess I was wrong. What is it that causes these restaurants to get lazy after a few months? Expensive ingredients? Perhaps the Malaysian taste bud is in part to blame — the chefs start to cater to low standards to remain in business since their original craft isn't appreciated? Oh, and I missed the Thai iced tea — which tasted bland and totally cheap. In conclusion, food at Rak Thai is definitely not fit for human consumption. Needless to say, I will not be coming back.

17 | Sugar Bean

June 15th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

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Anonymous, hi, thank you for your comment. We were quite surprised to read your comment about the quality of food in Rak Thai. Googled a bit on other websites and found that most blogs (mostly written 1 year ago) wrote positive comments about this restaurant. We visited Rak Thai more than 1 year ago and it was quite good back then, guess the quality has dropped. Thanks for your information.

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