On the menu this evening, we'll be serving Thai cuisine!
Located on the same row as Pantai Seafood Restaurant, A Wet Thai in Petaling Jaya is one of five functioning branches in Malaysia. Other sites include Cheras, Puchong, Kajang & Kuching(Sarawak). However, PJ's branch is the one and only restaurant categorized as A Wet Thai Seafood whilst others are either A Wet Thai Cafe or A Wet Thai Garden. * bee-tee-double-u, they serve pork! Hurrah!* There aren't many non-halal Thai restaurants around.
A Wet Thai @ Kayu Ara, PJ
The waiters served pandan water to each diner prior to taking our orders. It's refillable and costs only RM0.80 per pax. I was afraid that the drink might contain loads of syrup/sugar but it turned out otherwise! No trace whatsoever. It was cooling, refreshing and fragrant.
Deep fried squid battered in salted egg yolk (RM48+)
Tom yam Seafood soup (RM20+)
Dining in Thai restaurants, I reckon that the first thing passing through a customer's mind is tommm yaaaam souupp *inserts heavy Thai accent*! A Wet offers it at a pretty cheap price for a big bowl containing various sorts of seafood. Then again, since tom yam soup is SUCH A POPULAR DISH TO ORDER, I expected more from A Wet Restaurant. At the end of the day, it just tasted like any ordinary tom yam soup. Nothing to shout about.
Thai style steamed siakap fish (RM48+)
This dish was highly recommended by a friend of mine. I only had a tiny piece of fish so I can't exactly recall the details.. HAHA, soli soli. On a side note, I clearly remembered that it didn't have a fishy smell so that's a good start, right? *nods head repeatedly.* However, the highlight of this dish does not fall on its fish (It wasn't memorable anyway). The spicy (spicy enough to light up my cheeks), sour soup that immersed the steamed fish takes the spotlight! It tasted even better than the tom yam soup mentioned above (considering how ordinary the latter one tasted). The soup tasted really tangy and was quite delicious! Did I mention that it was spicy?! Slurps slurps. One can probably opt for a bowl of clear tom yam soup if fish isn't your cup of tea.
House Specialty BBQ Pork Neck (RM25.50+)
We cringed as the word 'Pork Neck' appeared in the menu. It was an unfamiliar sight. However, we gave it a go as the waiter recommended this to us.
As their house specialty arrived, I thought it looked unappetizing and dry. To my amazement, it was delish! The pork was just a teeny weeny bit tough but everything else were
perfect porkfect. I loved how each slice of meat has fatty bits which made it even juicier. In my non-professional opinion, the dipping sauce was not necessary as I could eat the slice on its own.
Thai Style basil leaf with minced pork (RM18+)
Voila, another popular dish in a Thai cuisine, basil leaf with minced meat. It was pretty tasty, not too sure if credits should be given to Ajinomoto or they truly deserved the praise *narrows eyes, feeling skeptical*. Apart from it being flavorsome, it wasn't exactly the most memorable dish. ..meh.
Green curry with chicken (RM18+)
This green soupy dish tasted similar to the Thai food sold by street hawkers. (if you know what I mean.. those coffee shops without frills attached.). I'm not saying it tasted bad, but it definitely wasn't great. It was O-K. If this dish was placed beside My Elephant's green curry, A Wet might need to hide their faces elsewhere. It would've been better if the curry was thicker(it was kinda diluted) and had more punch in it. HULK NOT PLEASED!
Thai Style Dako (RM12+)
Thai style dako a.k.a. sweet water chestnut & coconut custard topping wrapped in banana leaf. A traditional thai dessert fit for the king. Our stomachs were major-stuffed after such a heavy meal but a friend of mine insisted we try this.
*Note to self: Never order any desserts when you're full.* I couldn't enjoy this to the fullest although it seriously didn't taste bad! Salty and sweet with chunky bits of water chestnut, dako was a nice dessert to end the meal. Perhaps I'll save some room for my stomach to savor this next time.
All in all, A Wet PJ was alright. The food was average. Apart from that, it's a great place for family & friends to gather and enjoy each other's company.
A Wet Thai
Lot 13544, Jalan Cempaka
Kampung Kayu Ara
47400 Petaling Jaya