Saturday, July 15, 2023

Meng Thai Village Restaurant @ Raja Uda, Butterworth, Penang.

Those hankering for a taste of Thai can satiate their cravings at Meng Thai Village Restaurant, a Thai restaurant located off the bustling Jalan Raja Uda. The Thai restaurant has just started its business operations end of last year and has been the go-to Thai restaurant for those living in the neighborhood. The place gets busy even in the afternoons; but for the heat intolerant, be warned- as the place is not air-conditioned. So be prepared for a sweat-inducing meal. The Pork-Free menu is fairly big, with most signature Thai delights included. The price points are of middle-range. Despite the good reviews given by some online reviewers, we found there were some hits and misses for our orders. Probably we did not order the right dishes...

Red Tom Yam Seafood (Rm 28/ small)

Kerabu Chicken Feet (Rm 16/ small)

Steamed Lemon Lala Mixed Sotong (Rm 38/ small)

Stir Fried Glass Noodles (Rm 8/ small)

The appetizer- Kerabu Chicken Feet did hit the spot with its spicy, acidic and slightly sweet dressing. They were quite generous with the Chicken Feet too and cleverly included 2 types of Onions (Brown and Red Onions) for the crunch and sweetness. We also found ourselves enjoying the Stir Fried Glass Noodles, both the texture of the noodles and vegetables was expertly controlled and the seasoning was spot on. Good on its own but even better with their Sambal. We did not like the Steamed Lemon Lala Mixed Sotong, the Plum sauce spoilt the taste and we also prefer the sauce to carry stronger Garlic flavor. Likewise, the Red Tom Yam Seafood was mediocre. We thought it was slightly too sweet to our liking, we would prefer a balance of sweet and sour with a good Chili kick. The Prawns in the Tom Yum Soup were not as fresh as we would have hoped either.

Taste: 7/10 (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 3:30 pm, 5 pm to 10:30 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 04- 313 2218

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