expeSawadeekha! Greetings from the land of smiles! Thailand is just next to our country, and it is no wonder that cross cultures occurred. Adding to that, Malaysians simply love Thai food. Northern states such as Penang is much closer to the borders of Thailand, and you can be sure to have Yummy Thai Food in Penang!
1. Kun Thai
Penangites! You should not miss out Kun Thai, the home to all Thai food in Penang. The restaurant set under palapas really does give you romantic vibes as the sun sets while having some appeTHAIsing dishes.
Though it is situated on the mainland, it is worth the drive to try out the Som Tam (Green Papaya Salad), Tom Yum and Lala (clams) in lime with a kick on your tastebuds! If you are one for outdoors, breeze and dimmed yellow lights, this is just the place for you!
Address: 104, Permatang Tengah of Jalan Raja Uda, 1300 Butterworth, Penang
Operating hours: 11.00 am to 12.00 am
2. Aroi Thai
The restaurant lives up to its name by serving Aroi Mak Mak (very delicious) dishes! Patrons will not be disappointed once they step into the restaurant. Aroi Thai prides in serving quality, authentic Thai dishes to customers. Try their rich and flavourful green curry chicken, fried pandan chicken and also end with a sweet tooth – mango sticky rice!
Address: 387, Jalan Burma, 10350 Penang.
Operating hours: 11.00 am to 2.30 pm (lunch); 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm (dinner) [Closed on every Tuesdays.]
3. Chok Dee Thai
Chok Dee = good fortune. The dishes generally suit to our local tastebuds. You should want to make a reservation earlier to secure a spot during dinner time. The place is usually packed with people even though the price is quite steep. Chok Dee Thai is more towards Penang’s local flavours infused with Thai essence.
Address: Chok Dee Thai Restaurant @ Burmah Road No: 231-D, Jalan Burma, 10350 Penang.
Operating hours: 11.30 am to 2.30 pm, 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm. [Closed on Mondays.]
4. Tree Monkey (Boujee @ Tanjung Villa)
Tree Monkey may be a peculiar name for a Thai restaurant but expect an interesting and extraordinary experience! In addition to the exquisite ambience, the Thai dishes served are splendid and the array of food and drinks offered on the menu are extensive. From our favourite Tom Yum to Thai-infused mocktails, enjoy basking in the sunset during dinner and quality time with family and friends.
Address: Tree Monkey @ Tropical Spice Garden Lone Craig Villa, Lot 595, Mukim 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11100 Penang.
Operating hours: Sundays to Thursdays 9 am to 11 pm / Fridays to Saturdays 9 am-midnight
5. Sebai Sebai Thai Restaurant
This one is a little gem hidden away from the tourists’ spots, the hustle and bustle. Be surprised because many still flock here for some reasonably-priced, authentic and yummy Thai food. The place is somewhat run-in, but the food will make you change your mind as they tick on all the checkboxes for your tastebuds!
Address: 1, Lintang Batu, 11600, Georgetown, Penang
Operating hours: 5 pm to 12 am daily
Thai food is really amazing and filled with sweet, sour, spicy and salty to give an explosive experience on the tastebuds. Of course, there is no need to go all the way to Thailand to enjoy Thai food. All you need to do is try these 5 Yummy Thai Food in Penang or search on foodpanda! It is that easy!