One of the more interesting finds this week was when we were out exploring Ampang over the sunny weekend.
As luck would have it, we were in the Taman Muda area and we saw this signage that said Thai Horchiak. Since I was in the mood for Thai food, I agreed when @tummyleejones suggested we check it out.
Though it’s located along a strip of shops in no more than a partitioned area under an awning, this restaurant is airy and cool, even in the heat of midday. It’s actually child/baby friendly too, and our infant had no trouble sleeping under the breezy fans.
The Stewed Pork Hocks on Rice (Khao Kha Mu ข้าวขาหมู) immediately got me salivating. I mean look at it, isn’t it the finest specimen of pork leg swimming in brown broth, you have ever seen. There was steamed kailan on the side, as well as salted pickled vegetables. Hard boiled eggs floated about the broth & studded the glistening meat. We were in for a treat.
Of course we also ordered their signature Bak Kut Teh Tom Yum – this time with pork instead of prawns and squid as we have been having too many of those recently.
The BKT Tom Yum had nothing to do with Malaysia’s herbal Bak Kut Teh but rather resembled the clear soup version more popular in northern Thailand. It was very spicy. We weren’t expecting it to be this spicy as we requested for little to no chilli used as i was recovering from delivery. The meat wasn’t as tender as we’d like as well.
Pad Thai was another irresistible order for us. We went back twice for the Pad Thai but it was cooked differently. We preferred the dryer version. The second time we went, it was too greasy and wet – not really that palatable. However, at only RM8 and the large serving and plenty of ingredients, it’s really value for money and much better than Frame Thai in Petaling Jaya and most other Thai restaurants in town.
Now the Thai Minced Pork Stir Fry with Basil (Krapow Moo) was super delicious. Very spicy (even if the staff tell you it’s not) and you might need to pick out the chili padi if heat is not your thing. It’s so evenly spiced the mince still retains its heat.
This plate of Khao Kha Mu (Kao Ka Moo), braised pork leg with rice set us back by RM11.90 but it was huge. The other dishes were around RM8 and the Tom Yam was 10 bucks. Again, the portions were massive with fabulous flavours. We highly recommend this place for Thai food lovers.
Incidentally Thai Horchiak is a branch of the Fish farm outlets in Hulu Langat and Selayang.
Weekend traffic can be a biatch.
Thai Minced Pork Stir Fry with Basil (Krapow Moo)
Generous portions at affordable prices. How will we ever eat at any other Thai joints now? 😉
Thai Horchiak Restaurant,
2-A, Jalan Bunga Tanjung 10, Tmn Muda,
56100 Ampang, Selangor