Monday, December 01, 2008

Thai Street Food @ Restoran Hatyai Street, One Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur


the beginning


Originally the plan was to sample hairy crab, which is now in season BUT when at least 3 people who are all foodies, come and tell you within a span of 2 weeks, that this newly opened (about 2 months) is very good, you know you have to visit it straightaway. Hence on a rainy night, we discovered porky heaven (only for us, and obviously porky hell for those piggies!).



braised pork trotters in a row - the display counter in front of the restaurant

Taking over Montien's spot at One Bangsar, Hatyai Street Food serves a slightly different menu from other Thai places in town - braised pork trotters, crispy pork trotters, Thai laksa, mango kerabu with salted egg, pork rind kerabu, kailan fried with pork belly slices and etc...


simply delicious and decadent braised pork trottter with hard boiled egg (RM45)

This place serves the popular Thai street food, braised pork trottter - some thing unique you don't see in other places. However, this version is not entirely like the one served in Thailand - the sauce is thicker and darker and instead of using salted cabbage (ham choy), they use the preserved mustard cabbage (mui choy) here. Since I have never tasted the one in Thailand before, this information was shared to me by Precious Pea - the expert on the Thai braised pork trotter version. Nevertheless, this version is still very delicious, decadent (all that melt in the mouth fat!) and great with copious amounts of white rice.


crispy pork knuckle (RM45) served with sauces - green chili and thick soy sauce

Another yummy treat is the crispy pork knuckle, which we enjoyed with the slightly spicy green chili sauce and a sweetish thick soy sauce. Eat the skin as it is definitely the best part since it is nice and crunchy.


creamy Thai laksa with fish (RM12)

We also enjoyed the Thai Laksa - not as thick compared to the one I have eaten before at the Gasing Hill stalls but still very aromatic and rich with coconut milk.


mango kerabu topped with salted egg (RM12)

The shredded mango kerabu came topped with pieces of salted egg and crunchy small prawns. Unlike other places, the mango seems to be drenched in quite a lot of dressing here and has lost its crunch. Luckily the prawns give the crunch needed.


even the kailan is fried with sliced pork belly (RM12)

The menu here is very non-halal and even the vegetables get a dose of pork belly slices.


water chesnut dessert with nangka (RM5)

We were practically rolling on the floor after that full meal hence we shared two desserts from the menu - the classic red rubies dessert with water chesnut and nangka. Pretty good and here they use fresh coconut milk versus those places that replace it with the packeted variety.


sinfully rich durian glutinous rice (RM8)

However the winner for the desserts section was the strong tasting but very creamy durian glutinous rice. A little rich for dessert especially after a full meal but try not to miss it, as it is very good especially if you love durians.


the end....till now

Since the crisis in Bangkok seems to be ongoing at the moment, this is definitely the next best thing to get your cravings for Thai street food satisfied.

Restoran Hatyai Street
No. 63E, Jln Ara
One Bangsar
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03- 2283 3116

(Non Halal. Open for lunch and dinner only. Closed on Mondays. The restaurant is located at One Bangsar and took over Montien and is next to Cungdinh.)


*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.


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17 comments:

Precious Pea said...

I love the rich durian sticky rice dessert. I will have one for myself next time..no sharing! Hahaha! Although the braised trotter is different from those I tasted in Thailand, it still taste pretty good.

550ml jar of faith said...

Your pictures inspire lust for Thai street fare indeed... but I winced at the price of the pork dishes. Why the price disparity from the rest of the meal?

J2Kfm said...

street food at One Bangsar? yday i went Bangsar Village?!! so near yet a day late.

thanks for the reply on Seri Petaling.

email2me said...

The pork trotter looks delicious!

Must pay them a visit already .....

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i was just saying how we can only get the braised trotter rice in bangkok..cant get any of it here in malaysia..NOW i can!

CUMI & CIKI said...

pork overload! no wonder must try la.. lol

Tummythoz said...

Then my order should be the porky main & durian sticky rice dessert only. Can already imagine how I'll be carrying my heavy tummy after such a meal.

mimid3vils said...

Salivating now over ur photo~~~ Somebody pass me tissue pls :P

Maya said...

Pork heaven ;)

Julian Si said...

Great find, I gotta go when I have ONE DAY miss Thai food again, hard to when I am working here for three weeks!

Yes ... "stuck" in Thailand, Pattaya's nice and peaceful :-)

Simon Seow said...

Ah, Thai restaurant that not like other Thai restaurant in shopping mall in Malaysia which serve kind of boring Thai food.

anw4ever99 said...

I try the food there b4, the food is quite nice, but i dun like braised pork trotters.

mycookinghut said...

yum yummm.. I miss authentic Thai food like this!

boo_licious said...

precious pea - wahhhh! I can imagine how heavenly that will be.

550ml - the braised one, was more than enuf for 4 of us, but it is still very pricey vs Thai street food. I guess they have to pay that exorbitant rent at One Bangsar?

j2kfm - aww, never mind. Next trip down you try, ok?

email2me - hee hee, make sure eat with lots of rice.

boo_licious said...

joe - well, but for the prices, we can have a whole week of the same thing in BKK. I guess this is the nearest subsitute even though it didn't pass Precious Pea's test of authenticity

LOL cumi & ciki - I think it was pork craziness that nite.

tummythoz - ah, that is also Precious Pea's recommendation! Hope you enjoy and waiting to read abt your toilet review here.

boo_licious said...

mimi and maya - truly so esp for pork lovers.

Julian - lucky you to be stuck there!

Simon - yeah and worst thing, all of them belong to the same chain!

anw44 - ah, I guess one man's meat is poison to others but the food is pretty good here.

mycookinghut - quick quick, go visit

Su-Lin said...

Oh, all that pork.... :) Both braised and fried - excellent!

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