Friday, July 07, 2006

Set Lunch For Two at Just Thai - One Utama

Just Thai is one of those places that me and ST have been itching to try but didn't because it looked expensive. Well nothing's changed since the first time we laid our eyes upon the restaurant. It's still as expensive as it will ever be :)

It was just one of those days where we felt like splurging a little so we ended up seated in one of their comfortable dining tables with some really soft mini pillows. We ordered their set lunch for two. The set lunch for two costs RM35.90++. Was it worth it? Read on to find out.

Single serve seafood Tom Yam. NOT INCLUDED with the set lunch.

Maybe it's just me but I can't eat at a Thai restaurant without ordering some form of Tom Yam. Unfortunately the set lunch didn't come with any Tom Yam so we had to order our own. I enjoyed their Tom Yam. It was sufficiently spicy and had the right soury tinge. As you can see they were pretty generous with the ingredients as well.

Next up are the dishes from the set lunch for two.

Stir Fried Kangkung with Belacan.

Here's an interesting factoid I learned about the venerable kangkung during lunch that day. It's got an English name and it's called.... bam bam bam... "Morning Glory"! I love Kangkung with Belacan... there are the perfect couple. But erm... 35 bucks and all I get is possibly the cheapest vegetable available to Malaysians?

Stir Fried Tauhu (bean curd) with Chicken and Mushrooms.

Somehow in my mind I pictured a different type of Stir Fried Tauhu. The tauhu served are what is commonly called the Japanese Egg Tauhu. Oddly it's something that I've never seen Japanese restaurants using (at least not those in Malaysia). Don't you think this dish feels a little out of place in a Thai Restaurant?

Deep Fried Talapia with Thai Chili Sauce.

To be fair the fish was fairly good but it's still a Talapia! I actually know of a place where you can get a fully cooked Talapia fish for RM6 so I think you can understand why I don't think highly of Talapia fishes. No complaints about the taste though.

For dessert; Water Chestnut with Coconut Milk (2 bowls).

I loved their dessert. I believe you can also find this dessert being served at the various travelling Thai fairs that go around the country. I intend to catch one and get my fix. Please let me know if you see any around.

Thus ends the story of how we ended up spending close to RM50 for a very simple lunch. While Just Thai delivers in the taste department they are big offenders in the value department.

Just Thai is located at the lower ground floor of the 1 Utama Shopping Centre on the same floor as Rotiboy.

LG351, Lower Ground Floor,
1 Utama Shopping Centre,
47800 Petaling Jaya.

Tel: 603-7729 4708
Fax: 603-7729 4710

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posted by wyejon at Friday, July 07, 2006 (permalink) |

7 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

hmm...I am not sure if its THE morning glory, ie the flower. But its also known at water convolvulus.

10:51 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

anonymous: nope... I don't think it's THE morning glory.

7:27 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger earl-ku

They served the desset at Little Penang too, i felt that the ones in Little Penang are better - shaved ice with streaks of jackfruit, but portion are albeit too small


8:39 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous nawooz

as i commented in your beef noodles section, cheap option for thai food is the glutton square at SS2.

for good thai dining in a mall, check out Amarin Thai. There is a waitress who is Thai named Jila. Basically the same fare offered but still good.

However, for Tom Yam, my mom actually called the chef out from The Ship restaurant in Sg. Wang area to commend him. Bear in mind, this was a couple of years ago, but his Tom Yam was kickass!

6:24 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Msian Food Lover in London

I agree with nawooz, pay around 20% more and go to Amarin Thai, the food is much better than Just Thai, the service and the ambience is better as well.

8:14 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

just thai is just getting louzier but they r sumhow proud. i spoke to a lady name Elyna from the management office to check if they would like to set a branch at our island resort and guess what ??? the answer came very arrogantly by saying "OF COURSE NOT". how proud and rude. staff like this spoils the repo !!

4:55 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

agreed! their staff very arrogant, rude and act like very expert which is NOt, and totally bullsh*t.

that was the first n last i went there. i prefer famous thai in shah alam if craving for thai food.

10:36 PM  

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