6 Must-Try Places For Cheap, Authentic Thai Food In KL And PJ

Binge on delicious Thai food without burning a hole in your pocket.

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1. Thai Camp @ Taman Paramount

Thai Camp's 'Moo Ping' Pork Satay

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Thai Camp's Preserved Eggs

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Pork Panaeng with Rice

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Ran by a young couple, Nic and Teeraya, Thai Camp is probably one of the best places in town if you're looking to enjoy the explosive flavours of the Thai cuisine without burning a hole in your pocket. Almost all their dishes are under RM10 and guess what's the best part? No service and additional taxes!

MUST TRY: Thai Camp's Preserved Eggs (RM9.50) - their unique Asian twist on Scotch Eggs with large century eggs, wrapped in a layer of fresh minced pork and kaffir lime leaves and deep fried to golden perfection. Another Thai Camp specialty is their 'Moo Ping' pork satay (RM9) - sweetly fragrant with the perfect blend of Asian spices and barbecued to achieve perfectly juicy skewered bits of pork.

Location: Thai Camp, 37, Jalan 20/7, Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya.

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 12pm-3pm and 5pm-10pm.

Contact Details: 012-345-1768 | Facebook

Thai Camp is a non-halal restaurant.

2. Boran Classic Thai Street Food @ PJ Sea Park

Grilled Pork Neck

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Stir-fried garlic pork with rice and a sunny side up.

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Boran's homemade Thai milk tea.

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Run by another power couple, Yang and Donut, Boran Classic Thai Street Food is the place to go if you're craving for authentic, fuss-free Thai street food. The cuisine is inspired by Donut's home province, Chonburi, on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand. Most of their dishes are no more than RM10 and even a hearty bowl of rice with stir-fried garlic pork only costs RM7.90!

MUST TRY: Grilled pork neck (around RM14.90) is prepared with the sous-vide method of cooking for 16 hours for perfectly cooked, tender and juicy flavoured pork chunks that are served with a special, fiery Thai chili dipping sauce.

Location: Boran Classic Thai Street Food, 25G Jalan 21/11A, Seapark, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 11.30am-2.30pm and 5.30pm-9pm.

Contact Details: 03-7863 0681 | [Facebook](

Boran Classic is a non-halal restaurant.

3. Mooban Thai @ Taman Desa

Pomelo Salad (left), Minced Pork Salad (right)

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Crispy, marinated Thai style chicken wings.

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The classic Thai braised pork served with rice and a sunny side up.

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Tucked in the laid back neighbourhood that is Taman Desa, Mooban Thai's mind-blowing cuisine is made by a chef from Chiang Rai and everything is under RM20!

MUST TRY: Yam Som O, Pomelo Salad with Dried Shrimps (RM10) - a bowl of juicy pomelo bits mixed with nuts, fresh shallots, spring onions, dried shrimps and tossed with a tangy, sweet sauce.

Location: Moobaan Thai, 15 Jalan Bukit Desa 5, Taman Bukit Desa, Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: Daily from 11.30am-3pm and 5.30pm-10pm.

Contact Details: 016-312 3331 | Facebook

Mooban Thai is a non-halal restaurant.

4. Yee Wen Thai Food @ Kepong Baru

Yee Wen's popular fish cakes

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Pucuk Pake (RM15)

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Yee Wen's Otak Otak

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Yee Wen's Thai Food location in Kepong's industrial area may turn you off but its authentic Thai cuisine, large portions, and affordable price are totally worth going the extra mile for.

MUST TRY: Yee Wen's Thai Fish Cakes (RM4 per piece) - Freshly made daily, Yee Wen's fish cakes are soft, warm and bursting with flavours of shallots, chili padi, spices and long beans. They come with a fiery chili dip which will surely satisfy your inner chili craze. Note that Yee Wen runs out of the fish cakes pretty fast so, it's best to call ahead so that you can eat to your heart's content! Another house special is their special Otak Otak (RM20) dish which brings a new twist to the classic Otak Otak by serving it in a coconut filled with juicy prawns, fish fillet, and squids cooked in a thick, creamy broth of coconut cream and spices.

Location: Yee Wen Thai Food, Lot 01-3813 Jalan Helang Merah, Kepong Baru Industrial Estate, 52100 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00am-10.00pm.

Contact Details: 016-6252018/016-2728223

Yee Wen Thai Food is a non-halal restaurant.

5. Go Thai @ SS2, Petaling Jaya

Khao Kha Moo

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Khao Kha Moo - stewed pork leg served with rice

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Phad Mee Korat

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Go Thai can easily be the mother of all Thai street food restaurants. It serves a range of classic Thai dishes such as Moo Ping (Thai BBQ pork), Pad Ga Prow Moo (minced pork with holy basil and rice), and Phad Mee Korat (pad thai without tofu and crushed peanuts) to name a few. The dishes are all reasonably priced with all the main courses sold for no more than RM10.

MUST TRY: Khao Kha Moo (RM9) - A hearty dish of stewed pork leg that has been braised to perfection with clean, comforting flavours that are not heavy on the palate. Most Thai restaurants would serve Phad Thai but Go Thai serves Phad Mee Korat, which is a twist on the classic Thai noodle dish. Phad Mee Korat is served with chicken chunks, bean sprouts, and chives without the topping of peanuts.

Location: Go Thai Thai Restaurant, 187, Jalan SS2/24, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Opening hours: Open daily from 10am-10pm.

Contact details: 012-289 1922 | Facebook

Go Thai is a non-halal restaurant.

6. Nong & Jimmy's Thai Seafood BBQ @ Taman Cahaya, Ampang Kuala Lumpur

Grilled cabs

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Stir-fried grilled crabs

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Stir-Fried Prawns with Egg Floss

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If you're in the mood for a barbecue dinner, Nong & Jimmy's Thai Seafood BBQ in Ampang is the place to go.

MUST TRY: Charcoal-grilled crabs (price varies according to the market rates) - try this smoky, grilled crabs to best taste the original flavours of this crustacean. If you like a more saucy version, order the one that's stir-fried with Thai-inspired flavours.

Location: Nong & Jimmy Thai BBQ Seafood, 298C, Jalan 15, Kampung Baru Ampang, Ampang, Selangor.

Opening hours: Open daily from 12pm-2.30pm and 5.30pm-11pm.

Contact details: 016-7568058 or 016-6928112 | Facebook

Nong & Jimmy is a non-halal restaurant.

Note: Photos are sourced from various food bloggers and photographers.

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