Sunday, June 12, 2011

Aroi Thai Restaurant @ Jalan Burma, Penang.

Introduced by a friend of my mom, Aroi Thai Restaurant was well known for the food quality and of course, they serve authentic Thai food. Coincidentally, I'm craving for tom yum tonight. The restaurant is situated in Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus so i had to head down all the way to try the tom yum out. Fortunately, i was very satisfied with the outcome. The quality of the food was indeed very satisfying. Below was our attempts on the delicious Thai food:

A small plate of sambal (chili sauce in belacan) was served to us, their sambal was indeed very very spicy. But the taste was awesome as in it wasn't too salty. I could actually finish two bowls of white rice with just this thing here.

Tom Yum Seafood (Rm 18.90 for small) is a must if you are having Thai food. The portion was just nice for the three of us. I would suggest a bigger portion if you are having more people with you. The tom yum was very spicy and sour. Chunks of seafood and vegetables were inside the tom yum soup either. At my first glance, i thought the soup will be something tasteless but i was wrong. You can totally taste the original flavour of tom yum via this soup. Highly recommended for tom yum lovers. Might be a bit dangerous for those who can't take spicy food.

Green Curry Chicken (Rm 10.90) The green curry has a very heavy basil taste and i wasn't a big fan of basil but for the Thai eggplants were cooked until very tender and they totally absorbed the green curry. It has tonnes of basil in it too, i guess the Thai loves basil ?

Omelette with vegetables (Rm 8.90) The vegetables in the omelette were actually something called "Cha Om" which has a very unpleasant and sulphurous smell when raw. The smell will be lost after the vegetables are being cooked. The omelette was just awesome. They fried until its golden brown and the taste was just nice. Highly recommended as well.

A healthy meal shouldn't lack of green vegetables right ? So the fried mixed vegetables was priced at Rm 9.90. It comes in a rather small portion at that price but the texture of the vegetables was perfect. They were perfectly cooked and the juiciness was well kept inside the vegetables.

One of my favourite dessert, Water Chestnut and Coconut Milk (Rm 4.50) I just love the texture of the water chestnuts, wrapped in tapioca flour, it creates two layers of texture inside the water chestnuts, chewy on the outside and crunchy in the inside. The source of sweetness comes from the jack fruits and the coconut milk. Coconut milk just lights up the whole thing by adding some little coconut flavour onto it. Highly recommended as well.

Very cozy and comfortable interior design, so does the lighting, the restaurant is a bit small in size, so reservation is recommended just to avoid disappointment. Note that there will be 10% service charge added to your bill.

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Services: Very Good
Government Tax: No
Service Charge: Yes
Additional Information:
Address: 387, Jalan Burma, 10350 Penang.
Business Hour: 11.00am - 2.30pm (lunch); 6.00pm - 10.00pm (dinner) Closed on every Tuesday.
Phone Number: 04- 227 6771


  1. Hi Ken,
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  2. Thank you, its my honour to share my thoughts and all those wonderful food to all my readers.