Thursday, January 15, 2015

Go Thai @ SS2 PJ Petaling Jaya

This Malaysian-owned outlet with an all-Thai, all-smiles kitchen team opened recently at SS2, specialising in Thai street fare.

Go Thai still had no signboard up when we visited them last month, but look out for them near the police station, close to the Rabbit Tyre auto shop. It's a simple, spacious set-up, flaunting a few colourful flourishes but maintaining the focus on the food.

When the going gets tough, the tough go for tender 'khao kha moo' (RM9), stewed pork trotters with rice & duck egg, a combo that's reasonably prepared & potentially satisfactory for a soul-food lunch. For one-plate meals, there's also stir-fried minced pork with holy basil & rice or pork with Thai kuey teow in soup.

BBQ skewers are a highlight, showcasing a strong inspiration from the northeastern Isan region. Our favourite's the 'moo ping' pork fillet, juicy & powerfully sweet-savoury (RM10 for three sticks). Customers with a tolerance for offal can try the 'tub yang,' chicken liver that's extremely flavourful (RM5 for two sticks). Have them with sticky rice (RM2).

There's enough here for a filling meal, from a decent 'som tum' papaya salad (RM8) to 'phad mae korat' fried noodles (RM9), washed down with Thai longan beverages or tea. All in all, we think Go Thai has a bright future - expect to hear more about it in the months ahead.

Go Thai
187 Jalan SS2/24, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Open till 10pm, except Mondays


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28 comments:

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    1. 窝乐斯 Wallace: hope you manage to check it out! :)

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  2. Can't wait to check it out...*drool*

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    1. SC: heh, here's hoping you enjoy the meal! :D

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  3. alamak...seeing thai food at night really makes me hungry.

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    1. 女飞侠: heheh, hope you managed to get a good breakfast after that :)

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  4. What a lovely smile in your first photo, Sean, and the food looks succulent.

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    1. Linda: that was a totally spontaneous smile, heh :D

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  5. Once tried, you'll go back very often!

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    1. Wong: glad you like Go Thai :D

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  6. Reasonable prices, the skewered meat seems dangerously delicious!

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    1. Ken: yeah, good prices, and i did like the skewers :D

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  7. The BBQ skewers looks pretty enticing...do they serve noodles? =)

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    1. Ulric: ya, they have fried noodles and pork noodle soup :)

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  8. The BBQ skewers look enticing but is that raw cabbage I see served with it? Serving it like that also means the cabbage is not washed...hmmm..

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    1. Contact,ewew: ooo, actually i don't recall eating that cabbage ... hmmmm :)

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  9. It's very torturing when I read this on 11am+ which still have 1 hour till lunch time >-<

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    1. Choi Yen: hope you had a good lunch ... and maybe go have a thai lunch this weekend :)

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  10. Oooo...I like! Can't get more authentic than this. pretty obvious! I love Thai...but I'd draw the line at those boat noodles. Somehow, I don't see those as very alluring.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, i think fans of traditional thai will like this place! :D

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  11. Google maps says it's 15 minutes walk from home :) Hehe! Due to it's proximity, I must try....Resistance is futile!

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    1. Unka: haha, that means 2 minutes driving distance ... which sounds great to me! :D

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  12. Hi, will they open for dinner as well? Plan to give it a try tonight. 😋

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    1. Ming Chua: I think it is, but just to confirm, try calling the owner at 012-289-1922 ... good luck! :)

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    2. Thanks Sean. They open till 10 pm! :)

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    3. Ming Chua: great, thanks for the info :)

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  13. Went and tried it today. My own opinion:
    1) There are a lot of room to improve on their service;
    2) khao kha moo: The taste was just so-so only. And, it was only ready to serve at around 1.20pm. Unless this is not their signature dish (but it was listed at the top on their board), if not, it should be ready before lunch.
    3) Moo Ping: This is very nice as the pork is really tender and juicy.
    4) stir-fried minced pork with holy basil: The taste was just so-so. This is a disappointing dish.
    5) slice pork stir fried with garlic: This is way better than “khao kha moo” and “stir-fried minced pork with holy basil”
    6) Drinks - Thai Longan: The Longan taste is not strong enough. The taste is quite diluted.
    Drinks – Chrysanthemum: This is definitely taste better but it can be stronger.
    Drinks – Ice Coffee: Too sweet but luckily can still taste the coffee

    Note: Their Signboard is already up. So, its easier to look for it.

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  14. Delicious but portion is rather small for the price paid

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