Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Thai Hou Sek @ 1 Utama

This stylish new restaurant does Thai with a difference, inserting a pork-tinged spin on familiar classics in a distinctive setting inspired by the Chinatown razzle-dazzle of Bangkok's Yaowarat Road. Look for the neon-lit elephant emblem amid 1U's bustle.

 Expect flavoursome miang kham bolstered by the crunch & crackle of crispy pork lard (RM15), a thick green curry with pork shoulder & plenty of pumpkin (RM22), sweetish pad thai with bacon, prawns & cuttlefish (RM22), tom yum with siu yok (RM22), pineapple fried rice topped with pork floss (RM20) & much more - competent cooking at mall-appropriate prices. Creative cocktails with Thai & Asian twists will be introduced soon, with components like sake, lemongrass, ginger & butterfly pea extract; for now, refreshments range from the Thai Hou Yum mocktail (RM10; jasmine tea, sour plum, lime) to white wine.

Thai Hou Sek
S132, 2nd Floor, Old Wing, 1 Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Tel: 03-7731-7933

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12 comments:

  1. Razzle-dazzle - that came to my mind too when I first saw your photos. I'll have a serving of that miang kham please.

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    1. The Yum List: it does have that buzz of a bustling restaurant ;) this was a fairly fun version of miang kham ;)

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  2. Ooooo...miang kham! I like!!! Initially, I thought you would be blogging about a Cantonese place - name sounds like "too delicious" in Cantonese, not that I know the dialact. Hehehehehe!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heh, you're right, the name is intentional, i think - to evoke a feel that's somewhere in between thai and oriental :D

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  3. Pad Thai with additional bacon, I like!

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    1. Choi Yen: ya, i couldn't resist trying that one! :D

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  4. With a name of 'thai hou sek' and 'thai hou yum', it better be good...haha! :D If there's one thing I can't eat, it's miang kham...it's the taste of the leaf that I can't take! >_< What's the name of that leaf...wild pepper leaf?

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, i think you're right about the leaf's name - i don't mind it cos i like raw, green, bitter flavours (only as an adult ... as a kid, i didn't enjoy them) ;) but ya, the place does raise expectations through its name! :D

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    2. Daun Kadok. I get dizzy when I smell it >.<

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    3. Phong Hong: omigosh ... that almost sounds like some sort of allergy!

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  5. I am trying to recall if I ever came across this place since I go to 1-U quite often. Sounds interesting (read : very porky) and I must make a pit stop here one of these days :)

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    1. Phong Hong: ooo, it just opened last month, so maybe you haven't passed it yet. but yeah, it is very, very porky, as you say ... chicken fans probably need not apply here! :)

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