It couldn’t be more better to a foodie who has a “sidekick” who also enjoys trying new eating places and occasionally start the conversation with “I just found out there’s a place serving nice fish dish, let’s go and try!”
So, when Kevin (a Thai food lover) said that he’s interested to try out Baan Nok, I couldn’t reject. As I’m not familiar with Pandan Indah area, I searched for the place on Google Map but it turned out to be quite easy to locate actually. The same street houses another two more Thai restaurants. The staff were all Siamese but can speak some simple English and Malay (impressive).
I ordered the Som Tum (papaya salad) on mistake as I always thought that Som Tum is mango salad. It’s quite appetising with a slight tangy flavour and mixed texture from the long beans, tomato and peanuts but we found it a tad fishy. Maybe they added too much fish sauce in it.
Of course we just can’t miss to order the Tom Yum soup. Spicy, sourish and burst with flavour as we expect it to be, very similar to those we can find in Thailand itself. The slight difference here is the additional of coconut milk that made the soup thicker than the usual tom yum gong (prawn tom yum) or tom yum gai (chicken tom yum), hence it’s called tom yum nam khon.
One thing though, that we found a little uncomfortable about the place is the appearance of small roach juveniles on the table and chairs. There are not much but enough to make us changed our table to avoid them. Perhaps it would be better at daytime.
43A, Jalan Pandan Indah 4/6B,
Pandan Indah, Cheras,
Tel: 03-4296 7525 / 012-327 5718 / 012-227 3586
Business hour: 9am – 3pm, 6pm – 12am
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