The folks staying around the Sungai Ara neighborhood should not be new to the name- Khun Yuan Restaurant 坤园中泰餐馆. It has been there for quite some time, the same place was previously occupied as Hua Hee Restaurant. Unlike its predecessor, Khun Yuan offers a Thai-influenced menu featuring a wide variety of Thai delights. But the flavors are slightly toned down probably to suit the local palates. Prices are reasonably priced and given the vast options as well as comfortable dining atmosphere, the place is especially suitable for family get-together meals.
We love how the Tom Yum Seafood carried a balanced medley of spicy, sour, sweet and savory notes; the restaurant was very generous with the amount of Seafood as well (we've got loads of Squid, Prawns and Fish meat). As addictive as it gets, we would prefer if the Tom Yum could be spicier to complete the Thai sweat-inducing experience. The Stir Fried Glass Noodles with Seafood was not shabby, the portion was pretty big and would fit for at least 3-4 eaters. The dish possessed bold Wok Hei, though nothing resembles the Thai elements, we thought it was a nice, comforting dish to be shared. We also had the Seafood Otak-Otak and Thai Papaya Salad, both were alright but not great.
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Address: 4C-1, Tingkat Kenari, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
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