Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Kon Rak Pak Thai Vegetarian Cuisine @ PJ Section 17

Going VegeTHAIrian: Kon Rak Pak pledges a twist to the Klang Valley's typical vegetarian fare, narrowing the focus on cuisine from the Land of Smiles - green curries, stir-fries & tom yum soups, all absolutely meat-free, with no eggs, dairy, garlic or onions. There's a neat touch to the decor too, with portraits of confirmed or rumoured vegetarians & vegans through history - Abraham Lincoln to Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi to Steve Jobs, Johnny Depp to Andy Lau - gazing approvingly at diners.

 Massaman 'mutton' curry (RM23), roast 'duck' curry (RM21), grilled lemongrass 'chicken' in panang sauce (RM21) - tasty fare that manages to reasonably channel the robust character of Thai cooking; we had no trouble finishing every moreish spoonful. Mock meat done decently: The 'mutton' is the most textured of the bunch, reminiscent of savoury meatballs, while the 'duck' supplies a tender, smoother chew. Complete the meal with stir-fried sliced Japanese pumpkin, pleasantly executed.

Kon Rak Pak
17-G, Jalan 17/56, Section 17, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Daily, 1130am-230pm, 6pm-10pm. Tel: 03-7496-7639

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14 comments:

  1. yums yums.. Thai with its robust flavours definitely works well for vegan ingredients.. somehow the stir-fried sliced Japanese pumpkin appeals to me most though, maybe coz I love pumpkin! :P

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    1. Rebecca: you're right, the creaminess of the curries infused a lot of flavour into the dishes, but maybe cos i'm not a major fan of mock meat, the pumpkin dish was the one that i quite liked too, since it was 'vegetarian' in its purest form :)

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  2. All these meals look sooo tasty! and the restaurant looks very cosily :)

    xx
    KvR

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    1. Kat: glad you like the look of both the food and the venue ;)

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  3. I was going to say, "Vegetarian? No, thank you!" but one look at those dishes, I quickly swallowed my words...with all my saliva, salivating!!! Slurpsss!!!! I love Thai!

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    1. Suituapui: haha, yeah, i can't resist a good thai meal too, especially one with curries - and this place generally met the requirement for that! :)

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  4. Wah, these mock meats taste as much as 'real' meats....and if I have to pay something similar, I'd rather have 'real' meats, hehe! ;D Psst...I think they should leave Steve Jobs out of the list...haha! :D

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    1. Contact.ewew: heh, yeah, i think their target market is more of the customers who do want/need to have a fully vegetarian/vegan meal ;) and yep, i get your point about jobs too!

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  5. Sean do you know what they're using as a substitute for the meats? Mushrooms? Beans? Or is it that undesirable (in my opinion) fake meat seitan?

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    1. The Yum List: it seems to be a mixture of different things for different 'meats' - there did seem to be gluten elements, though generally, the variations tasted somewhat better than the average mock meat ;)

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  6. Next time can bring our friends there, those who are vegetarian would love this place.

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    1. CK: heh, yeah, for those who are vegetarian and who enjoy thai food, this could be the ideal combination ;)

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  7. Really fond of mock meat type of vegetarian dishes, I prefer vegetables and mushrooms.

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    1. Choi Yen: you'll be happy to find a solid list of salads and stir-fried vegetables here too ;)

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