Kon Rak Pak @ Section 17, Petaling Jaya
Kon Rak Pak located at a quiet neighbourhood at Section 17, Petaling Jaya is a Thai restaurant serving authentic Thai cuisine in vegetarian form. Thai inspired vegetarian food ~ ‘VegeTHAIrian’ definitely not common in F&B scene at Klang Valley or even our country. Familiar Thai dishes ranging from appetizers, salads, curries, soup, vegetables, mock meat dishes, assorted of noodles and rice and desserts dominate the menu. Food offered are non egg, non dairy, non garlic, non onion, non chives, non leek and non Asafoetida.
The restaurant is spacious and adopted an elegant bright white theme, completed with chic furnishing in cream, blue and grey. The walls are lined with shelves and sparingly decorated with ornaments. The setting was simple yet exudes a cozy and welcoming vibe.
Framed portraits of celebrities which are vegetarian or vegan as well as some interesting quotes are being displayed as part of the wall decoration.
Lime & Lemongrass Drink & Sha Thai Yen (RM8.00)
Som Tam (RM15.00)
The classic Thai papaya salad was well executed with crunchy shredded young papaya, carrot long beans, tomatoes, chilies and peanuts tossed in appetizing tamarind sauce. A squeeze of lime juice to zest up the flavors, more food please~~
The Frankenstein (RM34.00)
A starter platter consisted of fresh and fried spring rolls, crispy tofu and fried mushrooms. They were alright but nothing particularly worth mentioning.
Tom Yum Hed Ruam (2 pax – RM16.00 & 4pax – RM28.00)
There were ‘prawn’ Tom Yum and clear Tom Yum in the menu but we opted for this version with assorted mushrooms. Although the broth looked clear but it did not compromised on the flavour. Tangy with adequate heat and perfumed with lemongrass and kaffir leaves.
Gang Keaw Whan Gal (Small – RM18.00 & Big -RM32.00)
The green curry chicken was thick and creamy with robust flavours from the various herbs and spices.
Makheu Yao (RM21.00)
Deep fried battered eggplant crowned with minced ‘chicken’ chili studded with basil. The topping was delicious, spicy and savoury, went well with the eggplant. I can have a few helpings of this.
Lohan Delight (RM21.00)
My all time favourite vegetarian dish of cabbage, mushrooms, wood ear fungus and bean curd sheets cooked with fermented bean curd (Nam Yue) sauce.
Phad Mara (RM18.00)
Stir fried bitter gourd, baby corn, cauliflower, mushrooms and peppers with bean paste.
Tap Tim Krob (RM9.00)
Kaow Neaw Mamuang (RM13.00)
Kluay/ Pheuk Buad Shee (RM9.00)
Some of the Thai signature desserts to end the meal.
Verdict: Overall, it was a pleasant lunch session at Kon Rak Pak with food was above average. Price was not really that cheap but if you seek for a special vegetarian meal, this place worth checking out.