Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lan Na Thai

Lan Na Thai was my favorite Thai restaurant in Jakarta, so far. I loved its strategic location, its theme, and the food was to die for! However, parking was a b*tch there. But, they provided free valet parking service, you just needed to tip them well. Another downside was the super dark lighting, combined with the big statues and every candles, it gave spooky feeling. However, the food made me forget (or at least compromise) about anything else.

Lan Na Thai was located on the second-story in the restaurant building. On the first-floor, there was Hazara, which served Indian food. I hadn't tried it yet, but I heard good reviews. There were a lot of expats spotted in both restaurant.
Garlic Beef
This was my favorite dish in Lan Na Thai! Unfortunately, I forgot the Thai name for it :( but I usually just said garlic beef when ordering. You definitely can taste the garlic, but it was not so overpowering. The beef itself was tasty. Love love it.
Gai Hor Bai Toey (Pandan Chicken)
It was basically a handful piece of chicken wrapped in a pandan leaf and lightly fried. They were four of them. They were served with sweet sauce. I love it.
Lan Na Gaeng Phed Ped Yang (Duck Curry)
This was the whole table's favorite (except for Mr. Foo and I who liked the garlic beef better). It came in a small bowl as it was supposed to be for one person only. We usually just ordered one and shared among the table. It was red curry with roasted duck, pineapple, and cherry tomato. And, it was spicy, even though we ordered it mild, it was still a bit too spicy for me (as I do not eat spicy food).
Khow Phad Supparod (Pineapple Fried Rice)
We also ordered the Pineapple Fried Rice to share. The Thai fried rice came with shrimp and topped with cashew and fried onion. it was served in a half-cut pineapple. It was just ok.

Mr. Foo ordered the vegetable dish; he loved veggies! I found it weird. Anyway, the sauteed water spinach tasted so-so to me, nothing's special.

I am so sorry for (again!) forgetting to take notes on the menu details and price :(

I always enjoy my visit to Lan Na Thai, even though I found the super dimmed light quite disturbing. My must-order dishes were the garlic beef, duck curry, and Thai ice tea!

Lan Na Thai
Jl. Dr. Kusuma Atmaja 85
Jakarta Pusat
Telp: (021) 3192-5037

1 comment:

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