If crowds are a good indicator of how popular a restaurant is, then Mr Tuk Tuk in Sunway Pyramid certainly knows how to draw them in! During our visit for dinner on a weekday, a long line of hungry families and young working professionals could be seen snaking out from the shop, while every inch of spare space within was packed to the brim with customers. Even so, service was fast and efficient, and we got a seat within a few minutes (albeit, having to move tables around because they were packed so tightly we couldn’t enter lol).
With vibrant city scenes as wallpaper, cosy yellow lighting, road signs, wooden pallets and even a replica of a tuktuk at the shopfront, diners are transported to the bustling street food capital of Bangkok, Thailand. Not exactly a place to chill with a laptop and a drink, but perfect for sharing good food with good company.
Thai Iced Green Tea / Thai Iced Tea (RM7.80) were both cool and refreshing. The iced tea, with its distinctive orange hue, tasted exactly like the one I tried in Phuket! 🙂 Unlike cloyingly sweet milk tea drinks, Thai iced tea usually carries a balancing bitterness from orange blossom water and star anise, and a creaminess from the sweetened condensed milk.
Ordered the Tom Yum Goong Na Sai (Seafood) – a clear, spicy broth loaded with all sorts of goodies. Ingredients include limes, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, mushrooms, tomatoes, fish sauce, cilantro, chilli peppers, tamarind paste, onions and chilli paste – giving the soup a salty, sweet, sour and spicy kick all at once. It’s great for polishing off bowls of rice. The version here came with medium-sized shrimps and chewy squid. While the flavour was good, it did get overwhelmingly sour and salty after a bit.
Side of fried chicken wings, which were crunchy and juicy without being too greasy.
Jo’s Thai Basil Chicken came with rice, fried egg and chicken wing sides. Portions were generous, flavours were there, and it’s only RM10.80. Very value for money!
To share – Thai Special Platter (RM23.90)prawn crackers, spring rolls, tender barbecued chicken, chicken basted with honey and mango salad with a peanut dip. My favourite was the honey chicken, as it had a nice sweet coating over smokey, grilled meat.
Overall, the portions were generous, service was fast and efficient, and the food was tasty. Prices were also very reasonable. It’s not surprising why they’re enjoying brisk business. Would come again to try something else next time 😉
MR TUK TUK
LG2.27, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall,
3, Jalan PJS 11/15,
47500 Petaling Jaya,