**[As of September 2022] Thai Camp has re-opened, now operating at address below. Drop by for delicious Thai food when you are in Taman Bukit Indah!
Humbly resides in the neighbourhood of Taman Paramount, Thai Camp is another hidden gem that is worth checking out. Owned by Nick, a young and handsome entrepreneur together with her Thai chef wife, this small restaurant aims to provide the most homey, authentic Thai food at an affordable price.
No grand, fancy interior, just simple settings theme in white to complete this small cafe.
But all this doesn’t matter once you get a taste of their food. Nick from Thai Camp told us that all their food are authentically prepared, with adjustment upon request to suit local taste.
Usually, for first timer, they will make the dish with entry level spiciness. Don’ judge them badly if diners found that their dishes are not spicy enough at the first visit. One can always request for spicier version to satisfy your taste bud. Our first visit are satisfying, but for the next visit, we will request for spicier version to get extra kick.
Yum Kai Dow (RM17.00)
This salad may not be the healthiest, but oh-so-nice with a balance between proteins and vitamins. It consists of deep fried egg tossed along with prawns, squid, onions, tomato, squeezes with lemon juice for a zesty sensation. Vegetables are not the main concern here, but we enjoy snacking on this addictive, appetising starter.
Mod Tod Kra Tiam (RM15.00)
The must have in Thai Camp. Very flavourful pork slices that goes well with rice. Initially we thought that the good taste came from earlier marination, only to know that no pre-seasoning is done. Garlic, imported spices and secret sauce are the key ingredients that brings out this great stir fried dish.
Phad Prik Kaeng (RM18.00)
Come to Phad Prik Kaeng, we still rate it as one of the highly recommended dish. Having long beans and roasted pork stir fried with red curry paste, this vegetable dish is fiery hot with a touch of lemongrass aroma. Imagine a spicier version of local paprik rice, the taste is pretty close to that. Diners can also opt for chicken, pork, squid or prawn besides roasted pork.
Tom Ka Kai (RM15.00)
Tom Ka Kai, or white tom yum chicken arrives in a thick, creamy consistency, differ from those clear, extra spicy and sourish white tom yum we used to have in other Thai restaurant. Take a swirl on the soup we discover a hearty amount of chicken, mushrooms and vegetables. No challenge on the spiciness too, but the coconuty gravy scores. A dish that will make you finish a bowlful of rice unnoticed.
Kaeng Som Pla Tod (RM35.00)
Deep fried tilapia served over a bed of tomato-ish gravy generously topped over with cabbage, cauliflower, Kangkung, carrot and chilli. Don’t get intimidated by the red coloured gravy, as it tasted rather mild with minimal spiciness. While the gravy is good, the deep fried fish is worth a mention too. Even though the crispness has been toned down by the sauce, the aromatic burnt flavour from the deep fried remains, pair just well with the gravy which has soaked up into flesh.
In short, Thai Camp is a cozy restaurant that serves up decent Thai dishes. They may not be the best Thai restaurant with splendid presentation , but everything tastes so homey, just like eating at home. Recommended.