The restaurant has ceased operation.
There have been restaurants featuring various countries' cuisine established in Elite Avenue Bayan Baru. From the initial restaurants featuring Hong Kong's style cuisine, then later to India, Australia, Korea, Japanese, Taiwan, Malaysia and now it features our neighbour country - Thailand. Thai Tanic is a restaurant serving Thai cuisine and operated by Thai people. Intrigued by its creative name, we were there to try their few dishes.
Pineapple fried rice (RM 10.00) is a signature dish of Thailand, branded by the signature cashew nuts which added plenty of crush on top of the fried rice. Although marketed as a pineapple fried rice, the version at Thai Tanic tasted more like a curry fried rice for us as it was overwhelmed with a pungent curry or spice flavour. Moreover, the pineapple cubes were minimal and the sweetness from pineapple were totally absent.
Besides, there was only a poor single cilantro to add some sense of freshness to the fried rice. Chicken slices were barely seen, although we wished seafood like crab or shrimps could be paired to make it better. Thai's proud chilli sauce or paste were totally absent as well, making the fried rice flavour rather bland.
We were thinking perhaps the chef has mistakenly prepared curry fried rice instead of pineapple fried rice for us?
On the other hand, Pat Thai (RM 10.00) was a better dish served for the lunch. It ticks all the boxes of the authentic Pat Thai we had in Bangkok, with chilli powder and peanuts on the side of the plate. It was fried to exhibit a certain degree of wok-hei, though we felt it would be better overall if the flat noodles were softer.
Tomyam seafood (RM18.00) was served piping hot and served with a generous amount of succulent seafood. The quantity of prawns, fishes and squids were meant for more than 2 patients and most importantly, they were fresh. Despite the tomyam soup tasted hot and spicy, we felt it was not authentic tomyam soup. A greater spices sensation should do the job and making the tomyam better.
Thai Red Ruby (RM 5.00) was a major disappointment. Other than the jackfruits and the coldness, the rest simply did not pass.
Firstly, the waiter served it prior serving other dishes, making it became an appetizer instead. Next, the water chestnuts tasted weird and something was not right about it. Last but not least, the dessert has a weird unpleasant smell on it, perhaps derived from the colouring?
Good thing is that no GST nor service charge is applicable for dining in here. You pay for what is displayed on the menu.
Thai Tanic Cuisine
1-1-43A, Elit Avenue, Jalan Mayang, Pasir 3, 11950 Bayan Baru, Penang, Malaysia
Operation hours: 11am-3pm & 5.30pm-10.30pm (Weekday); 11am-11pm (Weekend); Closed on alternated Monday.
Location map refers here.
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