Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Pachem Thai Food in JB Johor Jaya JK1545

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I quickly made my way to Jalan Keembong 18 when Jesslyn told me about the home based Pachem Thai food stall in Taman Johor Jaya. I love such quaint and delicious find dining experiences. Thanks Jesslyn 😃

Johor Jaya 住家形泰式小餐厅美味的泰国菜。也有特殊的泰式菜肴,如炒夜来香容易在新山其他地方找到。值得一试。


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It was a rainy day when we visited Pachem Thai under the mango tree. We could already smell the aroma of Thai spices and condiments as we walked towards the stall in the drizzle.

The stall owners are Siamese Malaysians. Pachem Thai stall has been operating for 10 years already and had very much been under the radar. It's only in the past year that business thrived thanks to the buzz on social media.

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Eat Thai food must of course have Tomyam soup (RM17).

We liked Pachem's tomyam soup as the seafood ingredients were fresh and the spicy broth was well balanced between savoury, spicy and sweet. The spicy aftertaste has quite a sting but it fades quickly. I like Pachem's tomyam better than some of those that I tasted in Bangkok.

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I love sotong (squid), so we ordered this Thai Steamed Sotong (RM20).

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The simply steamed squid was fresh but just slightly overdone. It was smothered in a blanket of well balanced sourish, sweet, spicy sauce with lots of raw garlic and freshly ground chili. The sauce and steamed sotong were a perfect match.

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Fried Egg with Cha um (Thai vegetable) RM8.

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Cha um or cha om is a variety of acacia with pulpy fleshly green leaves. This is a nice home cooked style Thai omelette. Slightly greasy but still nice.

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Jesslyn reminded me to order their off menu 夜来香 flower dish which is fried with tender sweet bits of pork.

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We were eating 夜来香 flower buds (bunga tongkeng or cowslip creeper flower) for the first time. The pulpy buds were very mildly sweet and have a unique soft texture (like a softer type of asparagus). Must order this dish at Pachem Thai.

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Very well executed Thai style fried rice (RM6) with nice wok hei.

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Wrapped up our lunch with one of my favourite Thai desserts - Sticky Mango Rice (RM8). At Pachem Thai, they use brown glutinous rice brought in from Hatyai. First time I had sticky mango rice this way and it was good as brown glutinous rice has slightly more flavour than the white version.

Our total bill with drinks came to RM77.

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👍 The food at Pachem Thai is delicious and reminds me of those which I have tasted in Thailand. We will be back for Pachem's other dishes such as their Thai style braised pork knuckle and chicken feet salad.

Pachem Thai is a makeshift stall extended from the family home's front porch. The folding plastic furniture is flimsy and wobbly. Parking is street side in a private residential area, so parking places are scarce, especially during peak hours. Be prepared to walk a little. Have fun 😃

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Restaurant name: Pachem Thai
Address: 27, Jalan Keembong 18, Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru
GPS1.533229, 103.808646 / 1°31'59.6"N 103°48'31.1"E
Tel: 012 7571 343
Hours: 12:00 noon to 6:00pm (Sunday closed)

Non Halal

Date visited: 13 Jul 2016


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7 comments:

  1. Tony, Bong Thien Ly(天梨)is ubiquitous in Vietnamese Cuisine too and it is usually fried with beef here in Vietnam. I think Thien Ly is Vietnamese for the Cowslip Flower Buds !

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  2. Could someone help verify the address, googlemaps suggest 18 Jalan Keembong 27. On google maps, I have difficuilty locating Jalan Keembong 18.

    Kindly advise. Thanks

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    1. It's Keembong 18. Try using WAZE.

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    2. My apologies.

      Somehow on google maps, when I enter 27 Jln Keembong 18, it turns out to be 18 Jln Keembong 27. Strange. But if you zoom in around area, someone left a pin indicating Private house thaifood.

      Anyway had a great meal there today. Tom yam a bit spicy and hot for me but nice. Had the curry chicken with long beans. Nice.

      Will return for more soon.

      Thanks and keep up the great work.

      Your fan from Singapore

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    3. Thank you Ricksdick for your support. Glad you like it too.

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    4. Thank you Ricksdick for your support. Glad you like it too.

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