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Now that we moved to Shah Alam, it’s time to explore the neighbouring places for food a bit, and there’s no better way to do this than starting out with some of the names that we’ve already familiar with – which is what brought us to Serai Thai Restaurant at Seksyen 3.

Serai Thai at Seksyen 3, Shah Alam
Serai Thai at Seksyen 3, Shah Alam

Serai has been quite successful since it first started out several years ago, we went to the Subang Empire branch and came away pretty impressed, so it was no surprise that we had some high hopes for their more Thai oriented version when we discovered it by typing “thai” on google map in search for dinner option nearby.

The restaurant is hidden in a quiet residential area, parking is plentiful, and interior is simple yet comfortable.

brinjal with belacan, tomyam, squid with salted egg
brinjal with belacan, tomyam, squid with salted egg

The menu is typical Southern Thai with influence of some Malaysian element. We tried three dishes for the two of us over dinner.

The tomyam seafood (RM 14 small)had quite a decent kick and while it wasn’t the most flavourful tomyam I’ve tried, it was more than decent and had the necessary ingredient to carry its own.

Brinjal with belacan (RM 10 small) was my favorite dish of the night, beautifully executed with the perfect balance of sweetness from brinjal complemented by the pungent belacan taste, bits of chopped dried shrimp completes this dish.

Squid with salted egg (RM 12 small) was another dish worth trying as well, they definitely didn’t skimp on the salted egg part at all.

dinner for two at Serai Thai, Shah Alam
dinner for two at Serai Thai, Shah Alam

We came away more than satisfied with our experience at Serai Thai, good food at fair price with a comfortable setting. If you’re hunting for decent halal food at Shah Alam, this is definitely a good option.

Serai Thai at Shah Alam map

Serai Thai
5, Jalan Cendana 3/13a,
Seksyen 3,
40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
GPS3.075940, 101.509329

Discuss : KY eats – Serai Thai Restaurant, Shah Alam

  1. immature 2.0

    Firssssssssssssssssssssst…… haiyo so immature indeed

    Uncle, I usually have one gigantic bucket of rice with meals like these….

  2. KY, I still know a few Thai dishes when I go out. Green papaya salad pad thai and
    tom yum. Their green curry is must have for me. Is there any other kind of Thai
    food you know a must have?

  3. ooo, i didn’t realise serai has a thai offshoot … and if you had asked me to guess the prices of these dishes, i’d have wrongly guessed them to be higher 😀

  4. I’ve tried the tomyum there and it’s pretty good. Been looking for some great thai places. Serai doing thai, nice variation.

  5. If it’s Thai, count me in! I love Thai food. Yum yummm!!!!

  6. I am surprised to know that the prices are actually very affordable!

  7. Yay! Did not know that you’ve moved to Shah Alam – Serai is our family’s official hangout place on lazy weekends. And oh, please do more updates on good restaurants in Shah Alam okay 🙂

    • Syaheera: good to know I stumbled on the “correct” place, will need the likes of you to introduce me more of your favorite eateries in the area!

  8. Quite reasonably priced 🙂

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