Maa Roy Thai Food Authentic Thai Cuisine @ Abu Siti Lane

Written by Lingzie

Topics: Thai Food

This unassuming lil thai food place has been around for some time. But I’ve only had the chance to try it out recently after hearing raves about it from Nick. (and believe you me, I had a really hard time convincing my dad to try this place, dragging him away from his current favourite haunt for thai food)


The place boasts about chefs from Thailand and so expectations were high. Also, when we dined there, we noticed a car with Thailand plates parked outside…. a Thai customer! I guess this place should be good eh?


Decor is simple but tasteful. Gives you a homely feel all around.


Appetizers were promptly served – raw vegetables with sambal. I normally wouldn’t eat this but the sambal beckoned… It was really good! Fiery hot and spicy!


We ordered the Mango Salad (RM8) as it came highly recommended by a friend of mine. And it did not disappoint! Fresh slices of crunchy mango with lots of dried prawns and cashew nuts! I liked the fact that it was not overly sour and it wasn’t soggy.


Prawn cakes (RM12) were up next. I adore these as much as I like fish cakes (but alas they didn’t have this on the menu). The prawn cakes had a nice firm and springy texture. Would be a definite hit with kids and adults alike πŸ™‚


Minced Pork Omelet (RM7) was a simple dish but my grandpa likes it. I liked that it wasn’t soaking in oil.


This was perhaps the star of the meal! Deep Fried Pork Leg (RM25). A very generous portion of crunchy yummy pork leg, served with Thai chilly dipping sauce. At first, I had doubts that we could finish this since it was so ‘meaty’. But we polished it off leaving no leftovers in sight!


Chicken Tom Yam Soup (RM10) was a lovely addition to the meal. We ordered the clear version and the sourness was just about right without being too spicy.


Whenever I try a new Thai restaurant, the pineapple fried rice is a must order for me. I actually rate Thai restaurants by this dish! lol

Fortunately the Pineapple Fried Rice (RM15, they have a smaller portion at RM7) here passes the test with flying colors! Flavorful and tasty with chunky pineapple bits and the all important cashews…

I’ll try the Belacan Fried Rice on my next visit! πŸ™‚


Some Mixed Vegetables (RM8) to ‘fibre up’ the meal.


Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Maa Roy Thai. Food is authentic and has that home cooked feel to it – hearty portions and no skimping on ingredients. We like! πŸ™‚ And we noticed that business was pretty good as well. There were about 8 tables (including ours) for dinner on a weekday evening.

Maa Roy Thai is located at 6A Abu Siti Lane, 10400 Penang. T: 04-227 6816

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday (wah no rest day one!) 11am-3pm, 6pm-10pm.

22 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. email2me says:

    The pork legs are irresistible!

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  2. Hehe, why does the look of the road seem so familiar? Is this where we got the Hokkien mee and ABC? πŸ™‚

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  3. hey, thanks for sharing!! this looks real good!!! though am not a thai food fan… will try this out.

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  4. I heard people rate this place good too, but have not try yet. Need to wait till my hubby and gal wanna opt for Thai food first. ^-^

    FoOd PaRaDise´s last blog post..Chu Char next to Shell Station along Pengkalan Weld, Penang

  5. vixar says:

    wow, the price is kinda reasonable weh, so how big is the portion, still okay?
    anyway, nice post! might go and try during my next trip!

  6. ck lam says:

    The prawn cake sounds good. Would be nice to try it out as it is not commonly found in Thai restaurants.

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  7. Ymmm, I would like to try the chicken tom yam. Look so yummy. As normally it’s only seafood tom yam.This is something new to me!

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  8. mimid3vils says:

    Seem like a decent Thai meal with reasonable price..

    mimid3vils´s last blog post..Kechara Oasis

  9. This place rocks! While Penang has a number of decent Thai place, I find everything here just right – price, the level of spice, the menu variety! The clear tomyam is my fav!!

    550ml jar of faith´s last blog post..Say CHEESE! at Friendly Farms, Langkawi

  10. cariso says:

    Fibre up the meal! I love this phrase. πŸ™‚

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  11. this place is good I think, so lets go there again! πŸ™‚

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  12. allie says:

    Everything looks so good ;). Will try it out soon πŸ™‚
    psst.. I judge thai food by their belacan fried rice :p

    allie´s last blog post..Ko Fu Loft Restaurant @ Gurney Plaza | Penang Restaurant

  13. Wau, another great place for Thai food… Tua Pui will go for the Minced Pork Omelet and Deep Fried Pork Leg…yummy!!!

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  14. Lingzie says:

    email2me – yes the pork leg was surprisingly good!

    life for beginners – lol! no its not the same street where we had the hokkien mee… i guess streets in penang tend to look the same? πŸ˜›

    NKOTB – hope you’ll like this place. it serves simple food. service is fast and friendly too

    Food Paradise – hope they choose thai food soon! but this place may be a bit far for you…

  15. Lingzie says:

    vixar – portions sizes are reasonable. i guess another reason why its quite popular is the reasonable price!

    CK – oh yes. do try the prawn cake. i like the ones here!

    My Taste Heaven – the tom yam here is pretty good. and they have several sizes too which is great for smaller groups. πŸ™‚

    mimid3vils – yep! it certain is a place with reasonable pricing!

  16. Lingzie says:

    550ml jar of faith – yay! so i finally managed to try your fav thai food place in penang. lol

    cariso – haha! suddenly thought of the phrase… πŸ™‚

    BBO – you guys come to pg, we go k? πŸ™‚

    allie – lol! i heard that the belacan fried rice is also good. another one of my favs!

    PTP – hope you guys will like the pork leg!

  17. buzzingbee says:

    deep fried pork leg!! yummy
    hehe Mon-Sun also open, really no rest day!! LOL

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  18. Alan says:

    Lingzie, did you manage to have some deserts? Jackfruit with water chestnuts?

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  19. food-4tots says:

    I luv Thai Food. Will bookmark this in my next Pg trip.

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  20. Dexter says:

    Hi, I love this Thai restaurant. It was managed by a group of Thai students, as i know one of them are studying in Kdu. Strongly recommended by me myself!

  21. bv says:

    Lots of ajinomoto!

  22. CH says:

    We went there for dinner today. The appetizer was good but the mango salad was just so so. Nevertheless, the best dish is still the lemon steamed siakap fish, they are very generous to give an extra bowl without us asking for it. My family love it so much that we finish the fish and the soup to the very last drop. The fish was truly a very satisfying dish for all of us!
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