Maa Roy Thai Food Authentic Thai Cuisine @ Abu Siti Lane

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.


  1. 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!

  2. 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…

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!
    .-= CHΒ΄s last blog ..Cheap and Good Food in Penang Mainland =-.

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