Monday, March 10, 2014

Barn Thai @ Plaza 33, Petaling Jaya

Plush stylishness permeates every corner of this contemporary Thai restaurant that launched this past month at PJ's Plaza 33, a buzz-worthy 21st-century reincarnation of the venerable Barn Thai that previously was a pioneering name at the 1 Utama mall.

Barn Thai currently opens only in the evenings, dishing out Thai tapas that the after-work crowd will be chuffed to share, from basil chicken wraps (RM12 before taxes) ... 

... to corn fritters (RM12) ... 

 ... & cups of sweet-&-sour crunchy vermicelli (RM12), all served pretty promptly by Barn Thai's friendly team.

Heartier fare range from khao soi (RM19), Chiang Mai's crispy noodles in a creamy curry with chicken & soft noodles at the base of the bowl for further textural contrast ... 

 ... & the needs-no-introduction 'pad thai' (RM19), a nicely executed rendition here.

Come for the cocktails too: Barn Thai is set to surprise with 'molecular cuisine' cocktails that comprise components like popcorn & peanuts. For a start, this "Hot & Cold" (RM48), served in a smoke-clouded container, is a super-tasty concoction with vodka, absinthe, grapefruit, lemon juice & rosemary.

 Vodka shooters in tubes stuffed with real watermelon, with the fruit soaking up the liquor.

Beer Mojito with Heineken is available, as is wine by both the bottle & the glass. 

Even Barn Thai's restrooms are worth visiting; they're beautifully lush, not a typical description for a restaurant's loo. 

 Follow the gleaming stallion; it'll lead you to Barn Thai's entrance.

Barn Thai Restaurant & Bar
Ground Floor, Plaza 33, Jalan Kemajuan, Petaling Jaya. Beside the Jaya 33 mall.
Daily, 5pm-1am or even later. Kitchen closes really late. Tel: 03-7932-2233


This restaurant is available for bookings under TABLEAPP, which enables customers to make instant reservations at Malaysia's top restaurants, while saving time and money in the process. Reserve your table at this restaurant by clicking here.



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21 comments:

  1. Thai food! I miss that a lot, I want pad thai, duck curry and tomyam... hehehe :P

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    1. CK: haha, come back quickly and you can have pad thai here! :D

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    2. Coming back soon, about two weeks time. Hahaha

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    3. CK: yay, i'm sure you're looking forward to your return :) maybe will bump into you at some coffee shop or thai restaurant :D

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  2. Something new for me, thai tapas! their cocktails are very unique and creative too!

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    1. Ken: yeah, it's nice to revitalise these recipes by turning them into tapas. and i really liked the cocktails, though the molecular cuisine cocktails were too pricey for me to order more :)

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  3. Interesting decor, Sean. I love the jazz and Beatles prints on the wall.

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    1. Linda: yeah, those all hint at this outlet's future as a music-loving establishment, maybe with live performances :)

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  4. Along with One Utama, there was also a Barn Thai in Langkawi that existed in the mid 1990s. It was located right smack in the middle of a mangrove forest... I wonder what's the story behind their revive plan.

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    1. Linolumixa: thanks for the extra background! :) i'm not sure why they've revived barn thai either, but i think long-time fans of barn thai will be very pleased :D

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  5. Very beautiful decor and furniture!

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    1. Rebecca: yeah, a very cool look here! :)

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  6. Those cocktails sound interesting. I'd like to try the hot and cold.

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    1. The Yum List: the hot & cold had a great complexity and balance of flavours indeed :D

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  7. Oooo...I love Thai! This place is very famous...or at least, I've heard that name before.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, it's time for a new generation to discover barn thai at this new location! :D

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  8. Those are some cool cocktails... and the Thai tapas looks great!

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    1. Baby Sumo: ya, we happily gobbled up all the tapas and gulped up every drop of the cocktails :D

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  9. Oh my gosh... looking at your photos and reading about this, I almost can't handle not having this in front of me.

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    1. Cquek: heh, i hope that's a good thing :)

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  10. Hi Sean,


    Noticed you have visited us prior, love the honest review and we at Barn Thai Restaurant & Bar would like to invite you back to try our new menu either for lunch or dinner. We are open 7 days a week with live bands performing at the bar from Thursdays to Saturdays. Do feel free to contact me at 012 22 83 493 for any inquiries and if you are interested in visiting us I’ll arrange a table in your name.

    Many thanks!

    Cheers.
    Gary Liew
    gary.dsp@gmail.com

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