Mueang Kao Serves The Best & The Most Authentic Thai Food

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Everyone has their favorite holiday destination which they frequent so often, it literally becomes their second home and they know the town/ area like the back of their hands.

Me included. And I love Bangkok more than any other place.
Why?

I love its easy-going pace, the smile on its people's faces, the night markets, the 'interesting' and rare local products and also its food - tom yam gong, padprik and pad thai to name a few. I am sure you guys could name more especially the exotic ones. Hehe.

But sadly, due to time and fund constraint, my longing to visit Bangkok every year has to be put on hold at times. So what do I do when I have Bangkok's food craving? I frequent all the known restaurants that sell (or claim to sell) Thai foods. So far, there have been a few hits and most are misses! Some might come as a huge miss too - Thai food with local taste! I would call that fusion and not authentic.
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Mueang Kao Thai Restaurant
After a trip with a few of my friends to Mueang Kao Thai Restaurant located in Damansara Jaya, I know where I should go for my next Thai-food-craving. 

Mueang Kao Thai Restaurant
Address: No.21, Ground Floor, Jalan SS 22/11, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: Open daily (11 am - 3 pm | 5 pm - 11 pm)

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As I entered the diner, the decorations on the walls kinda reminded me of my old house - there were an old sewing machine, an old TV set and an old typewriter. I guessed they were the owner's but I never had the chance to ask about the beautiful antiques there.

The sweet smell of lemongrass filled the dining area. Immediately my thought was "oh.. there is that sweet smell of steamed fish being cooked".

There are two sections of the dining area: there is the table area and another one is the floor-seat area (just like the kotatsu table in Japan). The dining area was brightly lit and it enhances the ambience for a quiet dining experience.
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So what did my friends and I have?
We were served with sets of lunch meals that consisted of authentic Thai taste with some international twist here and there, but the main focus is still the distinctive Thai-taste.

Please note that all set meals come with Hot Tea or Hot Chocolate drink ok.
So from here onwards, feast your eyes on the best and authentic Thai dish in Damansara that is from Mueang Kao Thai Restaurant.
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My verdict on the feast?
I might be biased because I love Thai food but you can try all of them yourself.

  • I do not do spicy food (read: couldn't handle). But at Mueang Kao, I could enjoy all the dishes with very little help from the lemongrass drink that I ordered.
  • The portion is for one person (it is a set meal right). 
  • The introduction of international flavours in some of the dishes are very minimal and did not interfere with the distinctive Thai taste.
  • The beef dishes are newly introduced to the menu and they are all very delicious. 
  • The chef is a very young guy from Thailand - so you can bet that the taste is authentic.
  • All sauces are home-made and the secret trades of Mueang Kao - so don't ever asking about the recipe. The sauces are the best!
  • The staff are super -friendly too! 
Was that all that we ate that day?

Of course not.
What is a Thai feast without these delicious signature desserts?
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Yes, eating out at Mueang Kao Thai Restaurant does satisfy my cravings for Thai foods and at the same time makes me want to go visit Bangkok again, soon. 

Gang, when are we going balik kampung to Bangkok again?
Oh. Here is the picture of a fully satisfied group of people after eating all those dishes at Mueang Kao Thai Restaurant.
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Tekkaus
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Wednesday, 11 July, 2018 delete

Looks like an awesome place you have authentic thai foods. The restaurant itself is really beautiful with its rustic charm and the antiques. The food looks glorious if you ask me. The sticky rice with mango must be delicious. 😄

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Maha Mahu
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Wednesday, 11 July, 2018 delete

We do not even eat the Thai food, but it's best we want to buy Rawlins. If you want to wait for Rawlins to cook it does not know when hehehehe.

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Thursday, 12 July, 2018 delete

Sedapnya Rawlin..terlioq sis tengok. Fav sis makanan Thai ni. Last year sis ke Bangkok dan Hatyai semata2 pergi makan je tau..dan mencari tempat makan di sedap2 kat sana..fuhhh syiokk betul

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Eyqa Hasnan
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Thursday, 12 July, 2018 delete

Sedapnyaaaa!!! Paling tak tahan coconut ice cream tu. My favorite ever!

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Thursday, 12 July, 2018 delete

These Thai foods looks delicious and worth savoring every bite. Two weeks from now im going to Bangkok and im excited to explore the city. Finally!

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Thursday, 12 July, 2018 delete

malaysians love thai food, this restaurant will be famous in no time. i mean, look at the 3 rasa chicken rice tho. omg

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Amanda Suria
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Thursday, 12 July, 2018 delete

Bestnya..akak peminat masalan Thai..semua hidangan tu nampak sedap la rawlins..banje akak kat kat sini laaa...normally kalau thai dishes akak suka tomyam dia dan masakan pure thai yg lain..feeling2 makan kat Thai..kan..nak plak sambil kunyah Miengkam

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Mahamahu
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Thursday, 12 July, 2018 delete

Kita memang nak pergi makan dengan Rawlins tak pernah nak ajak kita bestnya makanan kat sini makanan Thai lak tu memang kegemaran kita huhuhuhu...

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Lia Hasty
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Friday, 13 July, 2018 delete

Makanan Thai my favorite food too. Suka sangat dengan masakan thai lagi2 kalau orang thai sendiri masak atau makanan sendiri di kedai masakan thailand. Tengok menu makanan dia memang menyelerakan. Pencuci mulut lagi lah buat terliur.

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Auni Sofea
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Friday, 13 July, 2018 delete

Never been to Bangkok but hopefully one day could be there. The food look amazing and the restaurant itself is cute.

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Mek Onie
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Friday, 13 July, 2018 delete

Rawlins sebut Bangkok teringat masa pergi Bangkok beberapa tahun lepas. Bangkok ni konsep dia macam KL jugakkan. Sentiasalah bush jalan dia,huhu. Part restoran kat sana pun sebenarnya susah nak cari. Kalau yg first time datang menapak gak la kan. Btw, restoran tu lawa Rawlins. Berkonsepkan old school gitu. Mudahlah. Nak makan makanan thai tayah pegi Bangkok dah. Kat Petaling Jaya pun ada dah..hehe

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Friday, 13 July, 2018 delete

Love Thai food. Regret to visit your blog in the morning. hahaha... I suppose to lunch time je now you make me super hungry babe.I love mien kam and tom yam je. But everytime I eat tom yam sure next day sore throat kaw kaw. Nice place. must visit one day.

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Zharif Azis
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Friday, 13 July, 2018 delete

I have eaten at the restaurant before and there is no doubt that Mueang Kao Thai Restaurant serves the best and most authentic thai food. I love their tomyam and their coconut ice cream !!!

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Cerita Huda
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Friday, 13 July, 2018 delete

Wah nampak sedap la. Huda memang peminat tegar makanan thai. Nanti nak try la bawa family makan kat sini. Thanks sharing tempat best ni

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Solihin Wahid
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Friday, 13 July, 2018 delete

delicious.. boleh try bawak family sekali

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Friday, 13 July, 2018 delete

I dah makan kat sini. Memang sini dan sangat recommend. Kira mmg berbaloi sangat dengan rasa dan harga

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Friday, 13 July, 2018 delete

Thanks for the info Rawlins. Nampak sedap sangat. Dekorasi kedai pon menarik dengan barang-barang antik. Makanan semua nampak sedap. Tapi Thai food memang sedap pon.

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Friday, 13 July, 2018 delete

I love thai food, especially authentic one.. Yet to try out mueang kao but will definately go for it in near future.. thanks for recommendation..

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Emily
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Friday, 13 July, 2018 delete

Ah, can we ever have enough of the savoury Thai cuisine? Love all the dishes that you shared. Am captivated by their presentation and I believe that they taste just nice, too! When will I have the chance to visit Mueang Kao?

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Ana Suhana
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Friday, 13 July, 2018 delete

Bangkok is well known for their foods. But now we can taste real Thai food in KL only.
All the foods look so tempting and make my stomach hungry. I really need to come and try those menu.

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Saturday, 14 July, 2018 delete

Adudu..sedapnya semua mknan dia..esp yg coconut ice cream tu..fav sgt2!

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Betty Liew
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Saturday, 14 July, 2018 delete

Everyone seems enjoy the Thai dishes. I try it before and love their Tom Yum clear soup and Fried tilapia. Will visit Mueng Kao again.

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Tuesday, 17 July, 2018 delete

That decoration do look like you're in Thailand. The menus, can tell the taste by the looks already (in a very good way I mean) haha

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