Tucked away in a quiet corner of Jaya One's The School is a street (or should I say Streat) Thai joint that is the perfect hangout spot for a casual night out.
The restaurant is open-aired, breezy and has a large projector screen that is perfect for watching live sports matches!
Not only does Streat Thai have an incredibly extensive menu, but judging from the number of Thai customers, the food is authentic too! It is also pork-free.
All 15 chefs here are from different Thai provinces, specialising in their respective Thai dishes. The owners travel to Thailand often to get inspiration for their menu. And during a recent trip, they tried the popular Tom Yum Porridge in Bangkok and decided to bring the dish here - and we LOVED it!
The Beef Porridge with Clear Tom Yum (RM16.90) was the standout dish of the night! It is served in a clay pot and when it is served to you, you have to break the egg and mix it with the other ingredients. After mixing, leave it to simmer further before chowing it down.
The Tom Yum Porridge is unlike any porridge I've tasted. It is so full of flavour and the Clear Tom Yum provides a subtle spice and tanginess. The beef was also tender and delicious. I would come back just for this porridge!
If you like a stronger tom yum flavour, then you should order the Tom Yum Creamy Porridge with Seafood (RM18.90). This porridge is a little thicker and can come off quite heavy for some.
But another excellent dish I tried was the Streat Thai Fried Chicken Wings (RM17.90 for six wings). It is one of the best fried chicken wings I've had in Malaysia!
The wings were crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. I loved the subtle taste of the seaweed and the squeeze of lime on top. It is now served with a sweet chilli dipping sauce (not pictured) that adds a hit of tanginess and spice to the dish. I can snack on these babies all night!
Another great side dish was the Fish Cakes (RM10.90 for five pieces). It was well balanced in flavour and not too dense or too fishy. The fish for the day was incredibly fresh and it really came through in the fish cakes.
Streat Thai also offers a variety of noodle dishes. The Braised Beef Noodles (RM11.90) was my personal favourite noodle dish of the night. The beef was succulent and tender, the broth was packed full of flavour, and with the added chilli flakes, it ended up being an outstandingly delicious dish.
Streat Thai Tom Yum Seafood Noodles (RM15.90) was not too spicy and has a delicious broth which was a bit sweeter than the Beef Noodles. The seafood was fresh and juicy too. We tried the flat rice noodles with the dish, and I found the noodles a bit soft for my liking, but locals apparently like this type of noodles with the dish.
The Fish Curry Noodles (RM9.90) had a creamy, thick and rich broth. If you enjoy curry laksa, you'd like this Thai version.
The Korat Papaya Salad (RM7.90) was the least impressive dish of the evening. It was WAY too spicy, which overpowered all the other flavours in the dish. It also didn't provide the freshness and crunch I'd expect from a papaya salad.
Streat Thai totally nailed their desserts. The Red Ruby with Coconut Milk (RM6.90) was one of the best I've had in Malaysia, while the Mango with Sticky Rice (RM9.90) and Coconut Ice Cream with Sticky Rice (RM10.90) had one of the best sweet sticky rice I've eaten. It is astonishing to find such good and authentic Thai desserts in Malaysia and apart from their stellar mains, we would come back for the desserts too.
They also have an extensive drinks menu. The Thai Milk Tea (RM5.90) and Coconut Shake (RM8.90) were especially good.
Overall, the quality and authenticity of the food was spot on. The prices are very reasonable as well. The selection is also impressive. There are so many other dishes that I would love to try! There is something for everyone, really.
Streat Thai is opened everyday from 11.30am to 10pm, but if you come on Fridays and Saturdays you will be treated to live music from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.
Streat Thai 100-G.001, The School, Jaya One, No. 72A Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 11.30am to 10pm Sunday to Thursday 11.30am to 11pm on Friday and Saturday