Banngkok Street Food @ Platinum Walk, Setapak
Ever wondered where you can get authentic and deliciously good Thai street food in KL area, Setapak to be exact? I had some really nice noms recently at Banngkok Street Food, from spicy good tom yams, to sweet dessert, they have it all. Check out what we had that evening.
|Banngkok Street Food @ Platinum Walk, Setapak|
Banngkok Street Food
Address: Setapak 56-G, Platinum Walk, No.2,
Jalan Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur, 53000, Malaysia
(Beside Setapak Central)
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/BANNGKOK
|Bright, colourful decor|
Located at Platinum Walk in Setapak, the restaurant frontage is indeed a colourful one, complete with brightly coloured chairs, as well as umbrellas. You get to sit inside, or outside, with an ambiance that exudes ‘old school’ vibes. They have been in operation since 2016, Banngkok Street Food is run by two brothers Wira and Chef Mus, and they do serve really good authentic Thai food.
Bringing Real Authentic Thai Dishes to You
We were there to savour the dishes off the new Songkran Menu that Chef Mus curated, which includes many of the crowd favourites. We were served first with the drinks, from Big Tom Mojito which consists of lemongrass, time, mint leaves and chilli on the side, it’s a rather ‘explosive’ drink. Don’t forget to order the Thai Iced Tea or Cha Yen Yai as well, served in an ice bucket good to share amongst 3-4 friends.
|Cha Yen Yai - Thai Iced Tea|
Coconut Shakes? Yes please! Served in a green young coconut, this is also a good drink to quench our thirst while feasting on the Thai dishes.
The restaurant has a good vibe to it, where one can dine with friends or family. We kicked off our feast that evening with the famous Thai starter, the Miang Kham. I always love how the combination of ginger, lime zest, shallots, chilli, roasted coconut, dry shrimps and peanuts can taste so good when wrapped in betel leaves with the sweet and spicy sauce. Good start indeed.
|Quail Eggs, anyone?|
A couple of other starter dish and Thai salad were served, from the Yam Mamuang Kai Krab (green mango salad), to the Khan Tok Kai, and some rather sinful Quail Eggs. The quail eggs did catch my attention as they were served hard boiled, unpeeled, ready to be peeled then dipped into the accompanied Thai Fish Sauce. I made it a point not to take too much though, because these tiny eggs are really high in cholestoral !
|Puu Ob Woon Sen - RM36.90|
Puu Ob Woon Sen, that’s what it’s called, glass noodles in soy sauce soup served with River Water Crab on top! Seafood lovers would love the taste and texture. Up next we had the Tom Yam Goong as well, together with rice noodles and fresh water prawns, boiled eggs, chicken meatballs and more. Such delicacy.
|Yam Mamuang Kai Krob - Green Mango Salad|
Bangto , a play on the word “Bento”, Get it?
Served in traditional tiffin carriers, we had the Bangto set, which is basically “bento set” served Thai style. Lovely meal for 1 or 2 if you’re a small eater, it consists of rice, mixed vegetables, omelette and cashew chicken. They have a few choices though, some with beef and more.
|Bangto Set - RM33|
One of my favourite dish that evening would be the Krapaw dish. The minced meat is indeed very delicious, stir fried with soy sauce and basil. We had the minced lamb version, and it came out tasting great! On the sides were eggs, nachos, bread, rice and vegetables. A good meal in itself.
|Nachos Beef Kra Paw- RM9.90|
|Khao Yam - Southern Thai Nasi Kerabu with Fried Chicken|
Oyster Omelette, cooked Thai style, would be the Hoy Tod. It was crispy enough, but the oysters were rather small. Another good side dish would be the Pla Muek Kai Kam aka stir fried salted egg squid. Always a crowd favourite, the flavouring and crispy squids made up what other dishes lack.
|Hoy Tod - RM10.90|
|Pla Muek Kai Kam aka stir fried salted egg squid - RM17.90|
Tom yam lovers would do good to order the Pok Tok, filled with seafood from mussels, clams, fish, crabs, squids to generous amount of prawns, cooked in red creamy tom yam. Good to have on its own or with a plate of piping hot rice.
|Pok Tek - RM19.90|
During our session at Banngkok, we tried out the Krung Thai as well, one whole piece of Seabass doused in lemongrass tom yam sauce, kabul and cashew nuts. It’s really heavy in flavour, but I guess that’s how the Thais do it.
|Krung Thai - RM49.90|
Burgers, why not?
Banngkok serves a variety of burgers as well, from the Krapow Burger filled with basil minced beef and egg, to the Somtam Burger with crunchy chicken and papaya salad inside. I personally went for the Mamuang Burger, as it had my favourite soft shell crabs inside! Good stuff
We ended our rather heavy meal at Banngkok (yes even street food can be heavy if you order a lot), with some dessert in the form of the Mango Bing Cool, Durian Ice Cream and the Pancake Banana Special.
|Mango Bing Cool|
|Durian ice Cream|
|Pancake Banana Special|
All in all, we had a great time over at Banngkok Street Food @ Platinum Walk, Setapak, and I would highly recommend it if you’re looking for authentic and tasty Thai Street Food. Go for it!