Mae Salong @ Sungai Petani, Kedah

They said good food worth going the extra miles just to try it. This concept well applied to Mae Salong restaurant at Sungai Petani. The restaurant is erected out of nowhere in a kampung, featuring a Koi fish pond, a giant water wheel and a 2 level dining area with half of it submerged underground, surrounded by typical modern kampung structures. 

Thus, if you were to come here for a lunch or dinner treat, do not be deceived by the buildings and scenery along the journey. Have a little faith on yourself, and the reward shall come in the end. Advisable to fully utilize Waze or Google Map to reach here. 

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

The name Mae Salong refers to a village perched on the back hills of Chiang Rai with majority Yunnanese residing there. Thus, this veiled eatery sells delectable Thai food and managed by Chinese. 


Flipping through the extensive menu and making a decision over the meal of the day here ain't an easy work. Although no price is stated on the menu but lets not it vexes your ordering, as the food is real affordable. Most of the dishes are choices of seafood (Sungai Petani has good access to river seafood) with a variety of cooking method offered. 


Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

We ordered a Pat Pet Stir Fried Kepah 泰式香辣炒河蚌 (RM 12.72). Though the kepah was not impressive by appearing gigantic its size but its Thai preparation method was definitely outstanding. It was cooked in a green curry form with some hint of tolerable burning sensation, and the portion of kepah given for RM 12.72 was surprising. There were only 2 of us and we were like having a kepah feast. 
Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

Tomyam Seafood (RM 15.90) is always our must order whenever any visitation made to Thai Food Restaurant. It comes in a big pot with an enormous quantity of seafood such as squids and fish fillets hidden within, and the only big fresh prawn is notable. The tomyam soup is more skewed toward the sour side, with the burning sensation gradually arise. For just RM 15.90, this is definitely a good bargain. We are start to thinking are this restaurant are making profit?

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

We were shocked when the gigantic Otak-otak (RM 21.20) was served to us. However, do not be concealed by its outer appearance as its center was in fact a thick layer of aluminium foil. Still, the portion was big enough for just two of us. The otak-otak was slightly disappointing as the aromatic seafood scent was lacking in the fish cakes, but it was commendable that a lot of ingredients were stuffed within the fish cakes. Every scoop of it will yield small prawns or squids, coupled with cabbages leaves. 

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

 Belacan Kangkung (RM 6.36) here was wonderful. It was cooked to have possess a pleasant sticky texture and a strong taste. Again, for RM 6.36, we were served a plate of kangkung which probably meant for consumption of 4 person. 

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

The Tub Tim Krob Thai Dessert (Rm 3.18) was refreshingly cool. Rich in coconut milk and jackfruit natural essence, it was one of the best we have come across so far in Malaysia. 

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

All of these cost us RM 64.40 for 2 person. In fact, the above portion well suited for 4 person but we purposely ordered more dishes for trial as we knew most likely we would not have opportunities to come back again due to distance travelling. We were hopeful able to return here to try their other outstanding dishes in future time. 

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

Mae Salong Sungai Petani Thai Food

Mae Salong Restaurant
199-F, Kampung Bakar Rata ,08000, Sungai Petani, Kedah
Operation Hour : 11:00am - 3:00pm ; 6:00pm - 11:00pm Daily
Tel: 016-333 8015

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