Saturday, October 8, 2022

Mama Thai Best @ Perak Road, Jelutong, Penang.

Folks looking for a Thai quick fix in the Jelutong neighborhood should look no further than Mama Thai Best, a simple-casual eatery that offers a small Thai menu. Mama Thai Best can be found at Perak Road, few doors away from Subway and Domino's; the same place also runs as a Thai mart. But do not expect the goods to be extensive, just some simple but useful ones. Like-wise, the menu also features some Thai delights familiar to Malaysians like Thai-styled Fried Rice, Tom Yam, Mama Mee etc. Prices are very economical though the quality and serving speed could be further improved.

Tom Yum Seafood Soup with Glass Noodles (Rm 12)

Thai Koay Teow Gai (Rm 7)

Thai Koay Teow Moo (Rm 7)

Papaya Salad (Rm 7)

Ginseng and Chrysanthemum Tea (Rm 5.90) and Sugar Cane Juice (Rm 3.90)

We enjoyed the Papaya Salad- the crunch, the heat and the acidity; for Rm 7, we thought it was good value in return. The Tom Yum Seafood Soup with Glass Noodles on the other hand, did not fare well as expected. It has a jolting sourness and we thought the dish was quite monotonous. Likewise, the Thai Koay Teow available was quite bland. Thai-styled Koay Teow was used instead of the local ones, so the texture was a little chewier than usual but the soup lacked a bit of seasoning.

Taste: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Business Hours: 12 pm to 11 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 011- 5588 2126

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