This small neighborhood community spot is a gem amongst the dozens of Thai restaurants lining at mainland Penang. Just opened for weeks, Anachak Lanna Thai Cuisine has managed to garner an appreciate following, foodies rave about the authenticity and wallet-friendly prices of this place. It does not offer a large menu but some simple Thai-influenced dishes (mainly Rice or Noodle dishes). Do not expect heavy Thai delights here but rather simple, home-cooked dishes. A tummy-filling dish here starts from Rm 6.90; while its extremely affordable, do not expect the place in sophisticated-elegant setting.... more like a place to drop by for a casual meal. Anachak Lanna Thai Cuisine can be found at the shop lots next to Shell Petrol Station along the same road.
Stir Fried Spaghetti with Thai Basil Chicken (Rm 7.90)
Glass Noodle Salad with Seafood (Rm 7.50)
Seafood Tom Yum Noodles (Rm 7.90)
We started with Glass Noodle Salad with Seafood, a standard concoction of Glass Noodles, julienned vegetables topped with Squids and Prawns. The flavors were good but the Seafood carried the unwelcomed fish stench. While the Tom Yum was deftly cooked with great balance of flavors, it did not really hit us. We thought it was pretty standard-ordinary.
Stir Fried Spaghetti with Thai Basil Chicken on the other hand, was a tastebud charmer. Inspired by the Thai Pad-Krao technique, the simplicity of Thai Basil, Long Beans and Chicken Meat translated into an amiable dish. The seasoning was a little sweet but the combination was delicious. The addition of Long Beans added a bit of crunch to the dish and for Rm 7.90, we thought it was a dish with great value for money.
Luk-Taan Sea Coconut Juice (Rm 3) and Iced Lemon Tea (Rm 3)
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)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Business Hours: 11 am to 9 pm. Closed on Sundays.
Contact Number: 6018- 288 1198