The other night, I was looking for a good Thai restaurant around my area to have dinner with the partner. I did a quick GPS search, and Sri Ayutthaya Thai restaurant popped up in my search results. A few turnings later, I arrived at Sri Ayutthaya which was located just next to Carrefour Wangsa Maju. There was ample parking spots since it was a week day. It was my first time there even though I drove pass the area daily.
Restoran Sri Ayutthaya
2, Jalan Wangsa Delima
Seksyen 5, Wangsa Maju
Tel: 03-4143-6883 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 03-4143-6883 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
GPS : 3.19471,101.741585
Upon entering the restaurant, I noticed the decoration was put up to mimic an authentic Thailand restaurant. Even some of the waiter and waitress were from Thailand. We were served almost immediately. Service was okay, just the food quality I found rather lacking, but more on that later.
|Ambience was good|
|There's more space upstairs!|
|Some seats to lounge around in|
We got around to order our meal. Since there were only two of us, naturally we ordered small portions, and shared some of the bigger portioned dishes. Check out the dishes we had that night. I omitted one particular dish, grilled lamb because it came out spoilt and tasted bitter. I complaint, and was not charged for that dish. Luckily, my stomach survived the night.
|#1 Pineapple Fried Rice - RM 19.90|
|#2 Tomyam Seafood - RM13.90|
|#3 Pandan Chicken - RM23.90|
|#4 Thab Thim Grob (Dessert in coconut) - RM9.90|
#1 Pineapple Fried Rice - RM 19.90
I loved this dish. The tastes was really flavorful especially with the added spices, pineapple cubes, diced chicken and my all time favourite cashew nuts. For two person, the serving was just nice, not too much to make you full, yet leaving you wanting for more.
#2 Tomyam Seafood - RM13.90
The tomyam came in single servings, which I felt was rather pricey. RM13.90 for a small bowl of single serving tomyam just doesn't cut it in my books. However, I cannot complain about the taste as this dish really tasted good, authentically Thai.
#3 Pandan Chicken - RM23.90
Again, another good tasting dish but with a price tag which I felt doesn't justify the portions. We were served with these deliciously cooked pandan wrapped chicken which smelt as good as it tasted.
#4 Thab Thim Grob (Dessert in coconut) - RM9.90
We had this dessert, which was my staple dessert in every Thai restaurant I try. However I found this one to be lacking in sweetness and also the ingredients. Usually there will be much more slices of jackfruits (Nangka) and also more of those red water chestnuts. I wonder why would they scrimp on these basic ingredients.
Overall, it was an okay meal, but one which I may not actually come back for, considering there are plenty of other good Thai restaurants in the vicinity. Again, I did not elaborate on the spoilt lamb which I was served with. Go for the poultry and seafood, lay off the lamb. My thoughts were people don't normally order lamb in a Thai restaurant hence it went from fresh to stale.
Still, there was a steady stream of crowd entering the restaurant even when we were leaving at 9pm. Do check out this restaurant should you happen to be in the vicinity. Sri Ayutthaya have branches in USJ Subang Jaya and Medan Damansara as well.
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