There I was at Barn Thai at Plaza 33 the other day, for the launch of their Food From Four Regions Of Thailand promotion. Barn Thai is tapping into the growing appetite for Thai fare and regional flavours by launching a food promotion throughout month of December and into January, offering authentic regional Thai food, reformulating the mass perception of emblematic Thai food. Check out below on some of their offerings.
|Barn Thai @ Plaza 33 – Food From Four Regions Of Thailand|
Barn Thai @ Plaza 33
Ground Floor, Plaza 33,
1 Jalan Kemajuan, Section 13,
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel: 03-7932 2233
GPS: 3.1095475899, 101.6377780
Live band available every Thursday night.
Barn Thai held their press launch for this Food Promotion from the 4 regions of Thailand (Southern, Northern, Northeastern, and Central Region) on Wednesday 10th December 2014, and showcased the best of 4 regions with a narrative guide to each dish by Executive Thai Chef.
Also present at the launch were Her Excellency, Miss Saowalak Chaichuson who is the Charge d’affaires a. i, of the Royal Thai Embassy Malaysia, together with First Secretary, Mr. Nattapong Suwanpakdee, Mr. Suwat Kumwong, Director for Tourism Authority of Thailand and Mr. Suttichoke Rodleechit, General Manager for Thai Airways International Malaysia.
|A rather interesting horse structure at the entrance of Barn Thai|
Thailand is divided into four regions, each with their own geographic characteristic reflecting the differences in culinary alongside with availability of ingredients and differences in weather locations. Each region reigns to their own distinct cuisine, some not even found in Bangkok itself. This food promotion is that good opportunity to understand the many types of cooking method in each region and how each relates to the culture and heritage of Thailand, and expanding knowledge through each distinct dish.
|Kaeng Som Cha Pla Kra Pong|
|Pla Sauce Tom Yum Hang|
The Kaeng Som Cha Pla Kra Pong is presented as a deep fried whole sea bass with edible flowers, acacia omelet with hot sour curry soup. Pretty interesting dish, hailing from one of the four regions of Thailand, the southern region to be exact. Pla Sauce Tom Yum Hang - Deep fried whole grouper with tom yum herbs and shimeji mushrooms is another one of their nice signature dish.
|Pla Tod Ka Min|
Another fish dish, the Pla Tod Ka Min- Fried kurau fish with fresh turmeric, garlic, lemongrass, galangai and black pepper was also very delectable. One could take a couple of these and be done for the day.
|Pad Mee Korat|
I wasn't too accustomed to their Pad Mee Korat (Traditional wok fried rice noodle originated from Nakhon Ratchasima) though, as it didn't have the usual strong taste I have come to expect from this dish. If you're a fan of beef stew, then do try out their Gaeng Hunglay (Authentic Chiang Mai Stew Beef). Originating from north Thailand, it did taste rather good with lots of cashew nuts in the mix.
|Sai Oua Gai (grilled northern style minced chicken sausage)|
|Hoy Lai Phad Cha (Spicy stir fried clams)|
Coming in these bite sized sausages, the Sai Oua Gai (grilled northern style minced chicken sausage) is flavoured with Thai herbs giving out a very nice savoury and spicy flavour with each bite. Barn Thai's Hoy Lai Phad Cha (Spicy stir fried clams) is stir fried with basil and herbs, reminiscent of our local 'la-la'.
|Phad Yod Ma Prow Sai Goong|
|Hor Nueng Gai|
Up next I tried their Phad Yod Ma Prow Sai Goong (Stir fried prawns with heart of coconut with garlic and butter lobster sauce) and their Hor Nueng Gai (Steamed marinated baby chicken in banana leaf with northern Thai herbs, pea eggplant, pepper and tiger mints). Colourful delectable food.
|Khao Yum Puk Tai|
|Nam Prik Ong Nam Prik Noom|
If you're on who has an inclination for salad with rice and lots of veggies and fruits do try out their Khao Yum Puk Tai (Southern style Thai hom mali rice salad) and the Nam Prik Ong Nam Prik Noom (Traditional specialty of northern Thailand style Chili dips, served with garden vegetables, chicken cracker, hard-boiled egg and stuffed bamboo shoot).
|Barn Thai owner Don, giving his welcoming remarks at the launch|
|Her Excellency, Miss Saowalak Chaichuson who is the Charge d’affaires a. i, of the Royal Thai Embassy Malaysia|
The climax at this launch earned ovation with the Thai Airways graciously sponsoring 2 return air ticket to Bangkok as main prize for lucky draw. Congratulations to Pamela Yeoh and Ivy Kam! Do take note that Barn Thai currently runs instagram contest and public still stands a chance to win return tickets to Bangkok. Hashtag #barnthai on instagram whenever you dine in and this food promotion from the 4 regions of Thailand runs from 1st Dec to 4 January 2015.