Thursday, May 15, 2014

Simply Spicy at Wang Thai

Wang Thai Restaurant is one of the newer restaurants to land in the Pulau Tikus neighborhood; though not entirely a brand new number in the food-infested area known as one of the best places on the island for food hunters. Thai food is another of the local favorite; with the geographical location near to the borders of Thailand where the culture influences some of the cooking style and taste buds of the locals over here and the Penangites simply have an interesting fondness of hot and spicy food.

We made reservations for Mother's Day lunch on Sunday, and was instantly relaxed as we stepped into the cozy environment of the restaurant against the heat out there. There is a mysterious atmosphere inside the restaurant with the dark theme of the interior coupled with the dark colored wooden tables and chairs, which creates a cool and relaxing ambiance to welcome their patrons into settling down comfortably for their meals.

Beat the heat with a glass of Cold Lime & Plum Drink (MYR3.50)
Absolutely refreshing and thirst-quenching drink which just cools the heat almost instantly!~
It certainly came in handy to bit the hot and spicy food later too...

Start with appetizer like the all-familiar Thai Fish Cake; Tod Man Pla (MYR3.50 each)

The fish cakes were compact-sized; packed with flavorful bites of fish mixture and the best part is that it's not oily.

Pandan Chicken (Gai Hor Bai Toey) (MYR3.00 each)

Stir fried Kangkung belacan (Water spinach/convulvus with shrimp paste)
Pad Phuk Bung Kapi (MYR9.00)

Be ready to be spiced out of your wits with the Tom Yam Mixed Seafood (Tom Yam Ruam Mit Talay) (MYR21.90)

Enjoy the enticing tastes and also a tinge of light spicy taste from the Steamed Siakap with Lime and Chili sauce (Pla Kra Pong Manow) (MYR40.00)
The fish was fresh and the flesh was tender with the light and steamed according to a good timing.

I love how they always use these metal fish-shaped serving dishes to serve the steamed fish in most Thai restaurants.

Leave some room or simply, enjoy a cold dessert like the Tab Tim Krob (Water chestnuts, red rubies and jackfruit in cold syrup and coconut milk)(MYR4.50)

Wang Thai's food is definitely spicy, that's all I can say, but authentic to the Thai tastes.
Good dining environment and attentive service, and with good pricing and spicy Thai food, what can one ask for?


  1. I haven't had pandan chicken in ages... and I have to agree, there's nothing quite like authentic Thai fare. (And at a decent price too, haha.)

  2. the tab thim krob looks quite tantalising :D

  3. That fish shaped serving dish is so fun! It's the first I've seen one.

  4. looks like a fun place love the serving bowl of the fish ;-)

  5. Kenny, oh ya indeed, the prices were quite reasonable here, but the tastes, oh my....just sending those spice weaklings (like myself) to the roof:-P

  6. Sean, oh ya, it was quite a refreshing bowl to beat the heat! Gosh, our weather these days...:-S

  7. The Yum List, exactly...we get these in a few of our restaurants over here ;-)

  8. Rebecca, thanks for dropping by! :-)
    Oh yeah, the food was extremely spicy! LOL :-P