Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Krua @ Petaling Jaya

Thai-born Anne Kanyapat helms this new casual venue that seeks to reflect the full-on flavours of her northeastern heritage.

Specialities include an aromatic house-made pork sausage (RM15) & classic Isan green papaya salad with fish sauce (RM12).

If you're a fan of traditional braised pork leg, this is worthwhile - tender & fatty, with light, pleasing herbal nuances (RM35). 

The menu is extensive, comprising some 80 recipes, from stir-fries like preserved eggs with minced pork & holy basil (RM25; rather on the greasy side) to curries like panang pork (RM25; a bit more fiery than expected - The Krua isn't scared of spices). Set meals are available too; a steamed rice platter with some catfish & egg, plus a butterfly pea flower beverage, costs RM15.

Warm, satisfying desserts include a lovely, creamy-soft pumpkin wedge with a smooth centre of coconut milk & egg custard (RM8) & taro balls with young coconut in coconut cream (RM8). All in all, there's potential for The Krua to be a destination for fans of fuss-free Thai authenticity.

The Krua
14, Jalan 19/36, Section 19, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Same row as Mungo Jerry. Daily, 10am-10pm. Tel: 012-303-5679

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17 comments:

  1. Oooo...that bowl with the cili padi dip. Love the cover, wonder what the side looks like. I love blue & whites. Too bad it did not have a matching plate to go with it. That pumpkin dessert, never seen it anywhere before. A must-try! I love everything Thai!

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    1. Suituapui: i'm a fan of thai restaurants that go beyond the usual green curries and try to offer something different ... and that pumpkin dessert was really enjoyable, especially for any pumpkin lovers :D

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  2. Love these mixture of old and new, if that's where we're heading, the future of Malaysian food is good.

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    1. KY: heheh, hopefully the next several years will be better than the last several years for interesting new restaurants in KL! :)

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  3. I love the clean & neat setting, the food reminisce something I had at Thai Camp (a small Thai restaurant @ Taman Paramount)

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    1. Choi Yen: i like these kind of neighbourhood thai restaurants in PJ - you can always find something good in most of them! :)

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  4. Like the modern look of this Thai restaurant. Panang pork...more spicy than anticipated? My hubby likes fiery! ;) A butterfly pea flower beverage...what does that taste like?

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, the decor is pretty distinctive :) i actually ended up not finishing the panang curry since it was so fiery, heheh ;) hmmm, the drink tastes like a syrupy tea, heh ;)

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  5. Looks like the real deal ;)

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    1. Unkaleong: coming from a thai food aficionado like yourself, this restaurant should be happy to hear that ;)

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  6. Nice, like an art gallery. That braised pork leg looks yummy, I want to try that. :D

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    1. CK: ya, i like how they decorated the space here. my two favourite savoury dishes were the pork belly and the pork sausage :)

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  7. Pricey isn't it for the portions?

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    1. Rebecca: i think it's slightly higher than expected for this part of pj, ya ;)

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  8. I have been here with my ex varsity friends. Excellent place to have gathering. Superb food with wide choice of thai beer and spirits. Looking forward to have family meal there.

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  9. The is pricey.Nothing to shout about.The Mango krabu,was sooooo!!spicey....

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  10. The is pricey.Nothing to shout about.The Mango krabu,was sooooo!!spicey....

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