Baan Kun Ya Centrepoint Bandar Utama
Some time ago, we visited to this Thai restaurant located in Centrepoint Bandar Utama. The name of the restaurant is called Baan Kun Ya in Thai means ‘grandma’s house’.
If you follow our blog, we travel to Thailand quite often. At least 3 to 5 times a year and in 2016 alone, we visited Thailand twice. We love Thai food even and never had enough of it.
Baan Kun Ya opened last year and not many people are aware of them. They are located on the first floor of Centrepoint in Bandar Utama. From the outside, it looks ordinary but once you step in, you get to experience the Thai side of this restaurant.
The interior designer did some great work to recreate the feeling of a Thai grandma’s house in Baan Kun Ya. Wooden tables and wooden chairs with some of the items they brought in from Thailand.
They have a few sections in the restaurant, there is an outdoor section and there is also a private room which you can book.
Let’s check out their menu. Most of the dishes are very authentic Thai dishes and the chefs are from Thailand. We were there for lunch with a few of our friends and we tried most of the food from their ala-carte menu.
For drinks we ordered their signature ice blended coconut and cha yen (iced Thai style milk tea).
The ice blended coconut is refreshing and the Cha Yen is sweet and tasty as it is.
We didn’t order starter and straight to the mains and desserts. For soup, we ordered their creamy Tom Yum Goong (prawns). They have the clear spicy version of Tom Yum with choices of vegetarian, prawn or seafood with size of small or large. We love the taste of the Tom Yum and it wasn’t that thick was we thought. However, we enjoyed this and it goes well with rice or fried rice.
Their version of Thai Seafood Fried Rice comes with a fried egg. There are also tiger prawns but hidden below the egg. The taste is quite good and we enjoyed this as well.
The smoked duck curry comes with thick red curry with coconut milk. The smoked duck is the packed smoke duck (you can find in the supermarket) but we love the combination. The mandarin orange slices offer hints of citrus to this gorgeous red curry.
Fluffy egg omelette stir fried with crab meat. Comes with banana leaf as base and topped with fish roe. This is something new and we never recall having this version of omelette in Thailand. The taste is quite ordinary to be frank, not order worthy unless you are an omelette lover.
We always prefer to order steamed fish than fried fish as you can taste the juiciness and the freshness of the fish. Of course, you can’t go wrong with fried fish but steamed fish is also a healthier option especially in Thai restaurant. The steamed sea bass is tasty and it blends well with spicy lemon sauce. This goes very well with rice.
How can we not order mango sticky rice in a Thai restaurant? This is one of favourite desserts whenever we travel in Thailand. The version of mango sticky rice is probably a ‘cuter’ version with smaller portion and sweet mango (imported from Thailand) and thick and rich coconut juice. One is never enough.
This is one of the most beautifully presented ruby desserts we encountered. They coloured the rubies (water chest nut) in five colours give the colour contrast with jackfruit.
The taste? Sweet of course and this is very addictive too.
Look Choop or mung bean candies are popular Thai dessert. Each and every candy is homemade and handcrafted. The process to create these candies takes skills and time. The outer layer is jelly type will the colours are food dye with inner layer of mung beans. You can never have enough of this.
There are some hits and misses but most of the food is good. The ala-carte food prices are on the high side but their set menus are very affordable. The restaurant is also a good venue for small events, parties and gatherings. Do book the table with them in advance to avoid disappointment. This is a recommendable Thai Restaurant and we will definitely go back there again.
Baan Kun Ya Centrepoint Bandar Utama Address:
F107 F110, 1st Floor, Centrepoint, No 3, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone:+60 3-7733 3337
Hours: Open today · 11:30AM–11PM