Monday, August 24, 2015

"Little Thai" of Thai Boat Noodles and Coconut Ice Cream @ One-Stop Midlands Park Centre, Pulau Tikus, Penang.

Most Penangites have a soft spot for Thai Food, though Thai snacks and delicacies are a dime of dozen but finding a really good one can be challenging. One-Stop Midlands Park Centre, a place where time has forgotten... many shops have since closed down but there are some new ones popping out as well. The "Little Thai" corner is one good example, probably a place ideal for Thai food devotees to explore. Traditional Thai delicacies like Som Tam (Papaya Salad), Coconut Ice Cream, Tom Yum, Koay Chiap, Boat Noodles, Chicken Rice etc are available, all priced at unbeatable and wallet-friendly prices. 


A serendipitous find- Thai Boat Noodles (Rm 5- small/ Rm 8- large) struck us with its robust, herbaceous soup, brilliantly paired with Thai Koay Teow and generous amount of crunchy greens (Thai Basil, Water Spinach and Bean Sprouts), Chicken Meat and Chicken Balls. The Thai Koay Teow has a chewy-resilient texture in lieu of the soft and smooth texture of the local Koay Teow. The lip-numbingly hot home-made Chili Paste and Chili Sauce introduced another layer of dimension to the dish but the spicy-intolerant should be mindful for not adding in too much before it gets too late. 


Put an end to the sweltering heat by having a cup of Thai Coconut Ice Cream (Rm 3), served with Glutinous Rice, home-made Croutons, toasted Peanuts and finished with Evaporated Milk. The marriage between the sweet Ice Cream and savory Evaporated Milk worked out well; bits of Coconut flesh can also be seen in the Ice Cream; exceptionally refreshing. Double the price if purchase at the tourist district of Armenian Street. 


Ratings:
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Pork-Free
Service Charge: No

Additional Information:
Address: Ground Floor of One-Stop Midlands Park, 488, Jalan Burmah, 10350, Pulau Tikus, Penang.
Business Hours: 8: 30 am to 9 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: N/A

Map of One-stop Midlands Park Centre : Mr.Nak Restaurant (Penang Thai Food)