Boran Thai Street Food in Seapark is quite a gem – a fuss free setup that allows one to tuck into hearty Thai food that is just as unpretentious at the ambiance. Street food has always been a favourite of rif and I, and Boran comes highly recommended as he’s been there with his colleagues.
It’s best to go before 7.30pm as the place gets pretty crowded come 8-ish or so. If you’re a Thai iced tea fan, you will love the one at Boran (RM4.90). I initially didn’t get why rif was so adamant that I try it, until I look a sip. It was delicious! Creamy, aromatic and moderately sweet – any definitely not something I’m prepared to share.
We tried several items that night, like the grilled pork stick (RM9.90 for 3). The pork was nicely marinated so it caramelised upon grilling and I liked the spicy, tangy dipping sauce it came with. I reckon this is tastier than the one at Frame Thai and Go Thai, so I’m definitely coming back for more.
Both the garlic pork rice (RM7.90) and basil pork rice (RM7.90) were praiseworthy, and comes with a sunny side up for extra oomph. I like eating this with some fish sauce and chopped chilli as this gives the rice more umami. Portions are slightly on the smaller side so if you’re feeling greedy, indulge and order both.
The Thai pork noodle (RM4.90) is more of a snack than a meal and if you’re a fan of the clear style noodle soup in Thailand, try this. The broth is clear but flavourful, and if spicy is your kind of thing, go crazy on the assortment of chillies available at each table.
I thought the grilled pork neck (RM14.90) was alright, but nothing particularly memorable. While the fat was tasty especially with the tangy dipping sauce at the side, I thought the meat was dry. A bummer really, as the flavours were pretty spot on.
Our bill came up to RM50 for the above – not too bad considering the amount of things we ordered. If you’re ever in Seapark, do give Boran a try. I’m going back soon, that’s for sure! If you’ve tried this, don’t forget to share your ratings below.
Food: 7/10 (non halal)
Verdict: Currently the best Thai street food I’ve eaten in Klang Valley. Fingers crossed they keep it up!
Boran Classic Thai Street Food
25G Jalan 21/11A, Seapark,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Business hours: Tues to Sun, 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 9pm