Friday, December 18, 2015

Boran Classic Thai Street Food @ PJ Sea Park

Helmed by husband-&-wife team Yang & Donut, Boran aims to channel a sense of Thailand's charm through its street fare; lined with vintage-style signs from Bangkok, this casual spot serves soul food inspired by Donut's home province of Chonburi.

Yang & Donut have crafted a compact menu of fairly priced, fulfilling meals - try the protein platters, from grilled pork neck (RM14.90 for about 200 grammes, succulent from a 16-hour sous-vide preparation) to creamy, lightly battered quail eggs (RM3.90 for seven slices) to crispy-juicy chicken wings, deliciously seasoned & deftly deep-fried (RM10.90 for six pieces).

For single-portion offerings, Boran's specialities span bowls of noodles & plates of rice, both with pork. The classic soups - sufficient for a snack - comprise a choice of Thai noodles or mee hoon in a mild-flavoured recipe that Boran recommends punching up with a spoonful of fish sauce & vinegar, plus a dash of chilli powder & sugar (RM4.90 per bowl). For something more substantial, there's rice with a freshly fried egg & either stir-fried garlic pork or basil minced pork (RM7.90 per plate).

Desserts hit the mark, with the Red Ruby (RM6; lots of crunchy water chestnut cubes & honey jackfruit slices in coconut milk) & Grass Jelly (RM4.50; served with crushed ice & Thai red sugar) delivering a refreshing boost. Singha beer is available, as is Boran's own-made milk tea, thick & tasty without being cloying. Many thanks to this friendly new restaurant for having us here.

Boran Classic Thai Street Food
25G Jalan 21/11A, Seapark, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Open Tues-Sun, 1130am-230pm, 530pm-9pm.

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16 comments:

  1. Love the caption on the blackboard. Good question!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, and the answer should be pretty clear, i guess :)

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  2. One of the biggest task whenever we go to Thai restaurant is to think of what can we order for the kids because most Thai goods that we like are spicy :( for them it sad either pineapple fried rice or phad thai (minus chilly)

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    1. Leo: i'm very similar to your kids ... i prefer my thai food to be not too spicy ... only a mild amount of chillies is fine, heh :)

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  3. I saw this place every time I drive through the area and had been meaning to go, but I found out the hard way this past week that it closes on Mondays...?

    One of these days...

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    1. SC: oh yeah, i guess when it comes to places that serve pork, the safest bet is that they'd be closed on mondays :)

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  4. I've not seen those clear soup noodles in Thai eateries before...it looks like our very own fish ball noodles! ;) And any place with fried quail eggs is reason enough to visit! ;D

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, i think these soup noodles will please customers who prefer clean, light flavours :) and yup, the quail eggs were the first thing i wanted to try here! :D

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  5. I love, love, love all the vintage signs here!!! :)

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    1. Linda: i had a feeling you would ... and i love them too! :)

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  6. Thai "cincau" intrigued my interest!

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    1. Choi Yen: it was a pretty nice way to wrap up this meal :)

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  7. near my house.. definitely will try it....

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    1. Simple Person: hope you enjoy boran! :)

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  8. I ordered the pork skewers and tried it with the fish sauce that came together with the basil pork dish. Taste so much better! :)

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    1. Miss Music Maniac: that's an interesting combination - thanks for the recommendation! :)

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