Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The Hilltop Thai Tom Yam Restaurant 山顶美景泰国料理 @ Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

You would probably realize The Hilltop Thai Tom Yam Restaurant 山顶美景泰国料理 when you drive along Jalan Kulim (near to the Machang Bubuk junction), the Thai restaurant has been around for a while. The whole area consists of 2 restaurants (Hilltop Thai Restaurant is one while the other one being a Hotpot restaurant), a Guava Farm and some homestay houses. Follow the signage and drive until the end, you will find the Thai restaurant on your right. The menu features a big Thai menu with many familiar Thai delights. Prices are of standard range but it is worth mentioning that the place does not offer alcohol. Air-conditioned room is available with limited seats so it is always a good idea to make reservation if you would prefer to be seated in the air-conditioned room.  

Thai-styled Steamed Squid (Rm 35)

Seafood Otak-Otak (Rm 30)

Three-Taste Fish (Rm 75/ Golden Snapper)

Deep Fried Kangkong/ Water Spinach (Rm 15/ medium)

Cha Om Omelette (Rm 18)

Stir Fried Glass Noodles with Petai and Seafood (Rm 20)

We started off strong with Deep Fried Kangkung- the portion was good for Rm 15. It was beautifully cooked with a crisp, the real draw was the batter... beautifully done. The Steamed Squid was a let down- the sauce was overly acidic to our liking. We asked if we could have a mix of Clams with the Squid but unfortunately, they do not offer this flexibility. The Three Taste Fish was alright... but certain parts of the Fish was over-cooked and was too rough in texture. The sauce was good though. The Stir Fried Glass Noodles seemed bland at first but it worked well with the Sambal Belacan, the texture was spot on as well. We like the extra nutty touch by adding in some Petai too. There were some hits and misses, but it is definitely a fun spot to have a family meal- at least for a change in scenery (surrounded by greens).

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: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: Yes 6%

Business Hours: 11 am to 2 pm, 5 pm to 10 pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Contact Number: 012-6331427 (Whatsapp)

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