Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Bann Thai @ Rangoon Road, Georgetown, Penang.

A new Thai food joint in Georgetown- Rangoon Road (few doors away from White Bowl Curry Mee): Bann Thai, serves a big Thai menu featuring the classic Thai delights; the standard Tom Yum, Som Tam, Pad Kra Pao etc are all on the list. Nothing spectacular about the exterior and interior decor, pretty much a standard air-conditioned restaurant. The prices are fair and reasonable given that their serving portions are big. Quality-wise, some hits and misses.

Sambal Petai Prawns (Rm 23.90)

Thai Papaya Salad (Rm 12.90)

Steamed Otak-Otak with Seafood (Rm 29.90)

Pad Thai (Rm 12.90)

Thai Fried Pork Leg (Rm 40/ medium)

Watermelon Juice (Rm 7.90) and Lemon Grass (Rm 4.90)

The mandatory Thai starter- Thai Papaya Salad... was good, with the right amount of seasoning and acidity/heat; just that too much of Carrots were added. More like Papaya-Carrot Salad instead of the classic Papaya salad. The Sambal Petai Prawns was our favorite of the day- the Petai was perfectly cooked to the right doneness... nutty but backed with bold Curry aroma. The Steamed Otak-Otak with Seafood was alright with a bold Coconut Milk aroma but missing the X factor. Probably the Herb element can be stronger. The Pad Thai needs some improvements- while we were amazed by the generous portion, the seasoning was on the weaker side. There was no Wok Hei and bland. Equally disappointing- the Pork Leg... over-fried with tough texture, fortunately the Chili dip was really good.

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: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 58, Jalan Rangoon, 10400, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 3 pm, 5 pm to 11 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 016-737 5218

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