Friday, October 2, 2015

Moobaan Thai @ Taman Desa

Our favourite street for food in Taman Desa welcomes the neighbourhood's newest Thai restaurant - Moobaan Thai offers a promising mix of crowd-pleasing classics, with a kitchen helmed by a chef from Chiang Rai. We tried the som tam (RM8; pungent & pretty fiery), the tom yam clear soup kuey teow (RM8; soul food for a stormy evening) & the stewed pork leg (RM15; tender & sweetly fleshy) - satisfactory enough for us to contemplate returning for the northern Thai-style fried chicken (RM12), kuey chap (RM8) & pad thai (RM10) - prices won't hurt the wallet here. The setting is pleasantly cheerful & colourful, showcasing pieces that Moobaan Thai's Malaysian founders purchased from Bangkok's Chatuchak weekend market.

Moobaan Thai
15 Jalan Bukit Desa 5, Taman Bukit Desa, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 1130am-3pm, 530pm-10pm

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24 comments:

  1. The entrance is very welcoming as well as calming, I love the colour scheme. The recess lighting inside gives it a warm ambiance. The dishes look tantalizing.

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    1. Linda: you mentioned a lot of encouraging positive points about this place :)

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  2. With that colourful decor and counter I was expecting to see the staff handing ice cream cones over to customers. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: ice cream! that would be a fun flourish! :D

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  3. Bad bad Sean! Bet you put that skin on top on purpose to seduce me... Slurpssss!!!! LOL!!!

    Love the front part of the shop, and needless to say, being Thai, I am very sure I'd love the food. Cheap too!!!

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    1. Suituapui: me ... try to seduce you? heheh :D yeah, i think the food here will find favour among many customers! :)

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  4. What a place for Thai food! Didn't expect to see that wallet-friendly price tags here though

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    1. Ken: yeah, i'd be a place to have a decent thai meal for possibly RM20 or so per person :)

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  5. These are all very affordable looking dishes! The lucky dwellers of that condo opposite can just walk over here for their Thai fix ;)

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    1. Contact.ewew: they can also cross over for japanese, chinese and other cuisines on this great street :D

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  6. I have to ask the chef to lessen the spice to half whenever I eat in a Thai restaurant because I can't stand the intensity of it. :D

    This looks like a great place to visit.

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    1. Lux: oh yes, i'm also not very good at handling fiery spices! :)

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  7. I tried the som tam too, very spicy hor? But I like, hehehe.

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    1. CK: yay, if you like, then can confidently recommend to other customers also heheh :D

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  8. Sadly I have not been to Taman Desa for the longest time :( don't know why! But since it's one of your fav food street, I'll bring my family along next time

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    1. Leo: i don't mind visiting taman desa as it's only 10 mins away from my home. i think you'll like the variety on this street - there are other enjoyable outlets on this road including sanuki udon and encore patisserie :)

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  9. Oh yes... I think it's because I live in PJ that the thought of braving the traffic to Taman Desa was such a daunting task :)

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    1. Leo: i guess that's the way i feel about travelling to PJ - to get to Damansara Uptown, Aman Suria, etc, I have to go through quite a bit of traffic, heh :) btw, i also like this particular street in taman desa cos it's easier to find parking here and more relaxed compared to other commercial parts of taman desa :)

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  10. Seem like a few new Thai restaurants is popping up at Taman Desa area ~

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    1. Choi Yen: ya, this neighbourhood has become a hotspot for thai cooking :D

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  11. Went to try after reading your post. Surprised to see how lively this street became. My experience was not as good though, they missed out 2 out of the 3 dishes we ordered; but the boss was really apologetic and get the dishes prepared asap. A plus point there. I think they are still getting used to the busy dinner crowd
    Skip the green curry, the mango salad is not bad... I think I'll stick with some other thai joints in the vicinity for now

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    1. Yun Qi: thanks for letting me know about your experience, ya ... it's always very helpful for me to hear what other people think about places i write about. glad you found one positive point about this place - maybe the next time you visit (maybe in three months?), it'll be better. and ya, i'm curious to see what else opens on this street! :)

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  12. Food at Rayong Thai @ Danau Desa tastes better, has better quality (dudee, prawns in my pad thai here were falling apart!!) and easier on the wallet!! =/

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  13. Owner is very friendly. Aloy mak mak for all their food. Lovely decorations.

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