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Monday, April 20, 2009

Rak Thai@The Gardens

"Don't judge a book by its cover" - it's truly applicable for Rak Thai. This restaurant seems to be crowded every time we pass by. Of course, as eater, we expect a crowded restaurant should be nice. Therefore,we thought of giving a try for our Sunday lunch. However, it was a rather disappointed dining experience.
We ordered a set meal for 2 pax@ RM39.60+

These were the food included in the set
The platter - pandan chicken, Vietnamese Spring roll, BBQ squid

This is so so only, the pandan chicken was bit over-cooked - the chicken meat was not juicy! I will give 5/10 for this dish.

Pineapple Fried Rice - just palatable 5/10 - I've tried the pineapple rice at a Thai stall located the food court in Gardens, taste much more better!


Thai Style Fried Koay Teow - with basil leave and lots of chillies - vividly hot but a bit oily - 6/10


Dessert was mango with sticky rice - I don't like it, so don't know how to rate


Last but not least, lousy lemongrass drink - please don't order this if you ever dine at Rak Thai.


It was a below average Thai restaurant, personally, I do not recommend it!

19 comments:

Grace Marie said...

why the mango rice look like that one? so eeeeeky

Bangsar-bAbE said...

The food doesn't look appetizing at all...especially the mango with sticky rice. T_T

J2Kfm said...

oh, but my previous dining experience there was rather good.

the clear tomyum was lipsmacking, albeit with less ingredients than normal.

Duckie said...

oh dear .. doesn't sound good at all!!

Leonard Loh said...

Rak Thai isn't good, if you want better in Gardens, go for Flying Chilies instead.

SimpleGirl said...

grace marie, i have no idea...i tried a bit of the rice...opps..thats bad.

Bangsar-babE, haha..that will be my last time dining there..

J2Kfm, really?! maybe standard have dropped....or they might have changed their chef?!

Duckie, yea...bad experience...don't go ok?!!haha

Leornard, thanks for dropping by..ok, I shall try Flying Chillies next time.Thanks for recommending

worldwindows said...

The mango was prep by an inexperienced staff. Knife needs sharpening for cutting-edge or mango too ripe.

Little Inbox said...

What a bad dine in experience. NVM, you learned from the lesson.

SimpleGirl said...

worldwindows, U r absolute right. the mango was super riped..

little inbox, yea, that's y i am sharing here so that others wont go, haha...

Selba said...

I love Thai food but I don't like Thai dessert...

Too bad, the food in this restaurant is bad.

foodbin said...

what a big letdown!

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

really bad ah.....

SimpleGirl said...

selba, me too. I also don't like Thai dessert...

foodbin& food paradise, yea, bit disappointment....sure no next time

Timothy Low said...

Surprisingly, I had a good experience there the last I went. Nevertheless, taste is a very personal opinion. I do agree not all the dishes there are good, still ... I guess i could live with it ...

SimpleGirl said...

timothy, thanks for dropping by.Yea, true enough, tasting of food is quite personal....or maybe they have changed their chef haha?!!

Anonymous said...

I came to dine here last night, after much indecision as to what to have (go back to reliable Dragon-i, and guarantee a reasonably satisfying dinner, or try something new, which given that this was a Mall, I was extremely skeptical of). Well, guess what? I was right to be skeptical. The food at Rak Thai was beyond horrible, and expensive given what it was! I ordered the tom yum soup in a coconut and the basil chicken. First the soup. The picture showed a coconut overflowing with large prawns ... don't be fooled. I could not taste any coconut milk at all. All I could taste was sugar, salt and MSG. I kid you not. There were no spices whatsoever, the lemongrass looked like it was thrown in at the end of microwaving the soup instead of being infused through boiling. The chicken came out looking like something they dug out of the garbage out back and tasted accordingly horrible. To add insult to injury, I left hungry, had already spent my dinner quota money for the night, and spent the whole night hungry and my liver working overtime trying to expel whatever non-sense it was that got in to my system. This is a real pity. I was beginning to believe that international cuisine in Malaysia doesn't just go downhill after the first few months of opening, but I guess I was wrong. What is it that causes these restaurants to get lazy after a few months? Expensive ingredients? Perhaps the Malaysian taste bud is in part to blame -- the chefs start to cater to low standards to remain in business since their original craft isn't appreciated? Oh, and I missed the Thai iced tea -- which tasted bland and totally cheap. In conclusion, food at Rak Thai is definitely not fit for human consumption. Needless to say, I will not be coming back.

Anonymous said...

Hi

I am so sorry that you all did not find the food at rak thai nice. We have since improved on the taste. Please do come back and I will treat you to a fab meal. Let me know in advance though at jfkloh@gmail.com

Julian

Anonymous said...

i ate there last week just to see how bad it was. My friends and I were disappointed it was not bad like you guys said. Sad to say we enjoyed the food.

btw anonymous long letter are you their enemy cos that letter wow poisonous no real customer would go through that without going to the police for attempted homicide what a load of crap you are

chin said...

rak thai lemongrass deep fried fish is a must-try. Oh, the som tam too. Has a nice fresh lime finish to it. And thank goodness I finally found a thai place that do not use msg. Just a hint of msg and my throat would be dry the whole night. I agree with J2Kfm. Their tom yum was good. Suprise suprise to see so many unpleasant comments here. Go and try it out again.

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