When it comes to Thai Food, Malaysia have no shortage of it but very few will last more than 10 years. Awet is very much known by local folks and Awet Thai Garden is its 3rd branch along the journey.
Awet Thai Garden is located at Sg. Chua, Kajang. It’s built in a rustic setting surrounded by a scenic lake. Tucked-in a tranquil location, this restaurant also features a floating platform where you can dine-on in comfort.
The restaurant is located quite deep inside the housing area but you can always depends on Waze to bring you to the location.
Awet Thai Garden Restaurant
The restaurant entrance features a kampung (village) style like decoration with all the wooden planks and also bamboo wall. It’s not as fancy but it certainly have some authentic Thai feels to it.
If you prefer indoor seatings with air conditioner, you can always ask the staffs to seat you inside instead. The entrance itself is decorated with 2 Thai status in “Wai” gesture.
What to Order in Awet Thai Garden?
What would be of Thai dish if you did not order their Grilled Pork Neck? Awet Thai Garden feature the meatier version that I like and the grilled pork neck is succulent and juicy with all the grill charred on the outside.
The spicy sour chilli sauce is a great addition to go along when you take a bite of the pork neck.
Their Tom Yum Seafood (Tom Yum Talay) is a bit disappointing to say, as it lacks of the signature sourness of Thai dish but I guess it certainly fits the palette for people who can’t take much tartness.
Where else in the world can you find fried rice with fruits except Thai Pineapple Fried Rice? This one here is pretty nice and fragrant as the dish is rich with smoky wok charred and also a hint of Pineapple sweetness in the rice itself.
This may looks plain but a good addition to go with Thai fragrant white rice. The vegetables is stir fried with garlic making it simple but delicious.
We also ordered this Thai Steamed Fish with Lime & Garlic (Pla Gapong Neung Manao) whereby this is very common when you’re in Thailand. While it’s not too bad, but certainly did not live up to expectations as it’s not sour enough and lack of the Thai authentic palette.
2 more dishes to the table is the Thai platter which consists of Papaya Salad (Som Tum), Fried Fish Cake and Pandan Chicken. All these are good but wish to have more sourness to the Papaya Salad. I know I said this a lot of times, but hey, Thai dishes are meant to be sour, isn’t it?
Star of the show have to be this Salted Egg Fried Squid. It’s sooooo goooood! Creamy and rich in flavours, although I’m not entirely sure if this is a Thai Dish itself. Highly Recommended!
Location & Contact Details of Awet Thai Garden
Address: 1283, Kolam Takungan, Taman Cahaya, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
Price Range: It’s average restaurant pricing with most dishes starting from RM15 onwards. Pretty affordable I would say.
How to get there: Tucked deep inside housing area, your best option is to drive over and public transport is nowhere to be seen.
If you’re looking for more Thai food related post or travelling to Bangkok soon, check out my posts on my food recommendations in Bangkok, Thailand.