Thai Fried Rice @ Section 17, PJ

On 7/24/2010 01:17:00 PM
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I've been living in Section 17, PJ for many years and I essentially grew up eating Thai fried rice from this particular aunty from Thailand for more than 15 years!

She was previously stationed at Restoran Say Huat and only recent years, she has opened up another stall in Restoran Jackson (right opposite of Say Huat). The stall in Say Huat is taken care by her husband, both serving the same Thai fried rice. However, I'd still personally prefer her fried rice more.

Since moving to Restoran Jackson, she has extended the menu to offer more varieties. Even so, I'll just stick to my usual Thai fried rice, it'll never go wrong...

The recommended Thai fried rice (RM 5 for small, RM 6 for big), served with marinated chicken gravy, fresh onions, sliced omelette (substituted with fried egg on this day, probably ran out of sliced omelette) and topped with chopped scallions. The portions were generous and humongous for this price! This big portion Thai fried rice for RM 6 was really BIG enough for two.

Requested for another plate and mixed them all up, see how BIG it was, totally worth it! The secret to the fried rice is to mix the marinated chicken gravy, the chili sauce, the fresh onions and the fried rice together. The slight sweetness of the marinated chicken gravy, the spiciness of the chili sauce and the pleasing wok hei fragrance on the rice - it's simply irresistible!

Pineapple fried rice (RM 5), the classic signature dish of Thailand but without the pineapple basket gimmick that will likely to cost you more! The fresh pineapple added such an unexpected sweetness to the dish that really balanced up with the curry powder. While the curry powder brought out the color of the fried rice and gave a special fragrance to this flavorful dish.

Spicy petai fried rice (RM 6), with fresh big petai (stink bean), shrimps, onions and chili. It did not disappoint but it wasn't that superb either, I'm just biased and hooked with the Thai fried rice only!

Verdict: I've never gotten bored of it and I have it almost every week without fail. It's value for money, tasty and it's like my staple food for the past 15 years!

May 16, 2011: Aunty no longer serves her signature Thai fried rice and switched it with other varieties. It was due to the drop of sales at her husband's stall right across and she decided to give up the exclusivity to him. I was extremely sad to hear that but this could be a bad move too.

Aug 2011: Yay! Aunty's Thai fried rice is back!

Changmai Food, Restoran Jackson
Jalan 17/27,
Petaling Jaya
Business Hours: Opens daily from 11am - 3pm and 5pm - 9pm
Pork Free: No
GPS: 3.128839, 101.634392

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8 Response to 'Thai Fried Rice @ Section 17, PJ'

  1. jfook Said,'> July 24, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Looks yummmm...


  2. Simon Seow Said,'> August 11, 2010 at 9:50 PM

    Yeah. I like her friend rice more. That's why I go to Restoran Jackson for Thai Fried Rice instead.


  3. russel Said,'> August 11, 2010 at 10:16 PM

    Yeah man, definitely taste better compared to her husband in Say Huat ;)


  4. Simon Seow Said,'> October 11, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Now my favourite is her new dish tofo and minced pork soup RM 6 without rice, RM 7 with rice. Lot of vege goodness but recently the minced pork seems to be lesser than the first time I order it.


  5. russel Said,'> October 12, 2010 at 2:25 PM

    Interesting, will try that soon ;)


  6. Lee Said,'> October 17, 2010 at 9:03 PM


    Just want you to know that this post of yours is a lifesaver, been looking for something economical, filling and yummy which is nearby for quite some time! Good job! ^^


  7. russel Said,'> October 19, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    Yeah Lee, we always order big and it's really big enough for two :D


  8.'> March 1, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    The place really looks so cool! I hope I can visit it one day. Love the food!


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