It’s been more than 6 months since our favourite Thai restaurant ceased operation and we’ve been on the lookout for a worthy replacement ever since. One of the places we checked out was Thai Luck in Taman Desa – a popular option on the delivery app and also one that appears to be wallet-friendly.
Tomyum mama noodles are a hot favourite at Thai Luck; their rendition of Thailand’s favourite instant noodle comes with an option of homemade chicken balls (RM14.90) or jumbo river prawns (RM33.90). You can also opt to customise your bowl of tomyum mama noodles according to your fancy.
The noodles come with fish paste fuchuk, soft-boiled kampung egg and mushrooms, on top of your choice of protein. Tastewise, the noodles were decent. Creamy and spicy, with plenty of kick from the lemongrass and lime. The chicken balls are a tad too peppery for my liking but I reckon it’s personal preference since many of Thai Luck customers seem to enjoy it that way.
I thought the river prawn version is value for money – the table behind me ordered it and the prawn was huge. If you want your noodles richer in flavour from the roe, the prawns would be a better option.
Jien and I tried Thai Luck’s green curry chicken via food delivery before and thought it was not too bad. This time around, we decided to go for the Panaeng Curry Chicken (RM13.90 – ala carte, RM15.90 – set) instead. The set comes with pandan lemongrass water, salad and boxing chicken. You can upgrade your drink to Thai milk tea for an additional RM3.50; we did that.
The milk tea isn’t very good as it’s mostly sweet with hardly any tea flavour. What I tasted was mostly sugar and milk – not quite my cup of tea, this one. I also thought the Panaeng curry lacked flavour and kick. It was mostly creamy, so it did get a bit cloying after a while. Stick to the green curry, I say.
Better was the Basil Minced Chicken (RM10.90 – ala carte, RM12.90 – set) as it had a balance of spicy, sweet and savoury. I like that there’s enough gravy to go with white rice so it makes quite a hearty meal. In terms of spicy kick, they can definitely do more since this seems toned down to suit the local palate.
Overall, we find the food at Thai Luck above average but nothing mind-blowing. Would I come back? Probably, if I’m in the area and if I’m craving affordable Thai food.
Food: 6/10 (pork-free)
Verdict: Wallet-friendly Thai food. The tomyum mama noodle is decent.
7-0-11, Jalan 3/109f,
Danau Business Centre,
58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-7972 2222