Meet our new found love for casual Thai food, SANTHAI Modern Thai Canteen in Kokas or Kota Kasablanka Mall.
These past few months, AnakJajan have been dreaming of spending holiday in Thailand but we can’t seem to find the right time to visit therefore visiting nearest Thai restaurant in town seems to be the easiest way.
Talking about legit Thai restaurant, AnakJajan think that Jakartans will not run out of options and the newly opened Santhai is totally a nice place to consider, both food presentation and also decor are aesthetically pleasing and instagrammable.
The restaurant has modern and casual tropical theme with fun colorful accents. The pricing is considerably reasonable with vast range of options, here are some of the signature items AnakJajan had:
Peking Duck Sandwich IDR 70k
Double thumbs up for the food presentation, the fluffy buns filled with pecking duck and vegetables are stacked on customized wooden board. The bun itself is very tasty with nice crunchy texture from sesame seeds on top, pecking duck is also nicely seasoned.
Prawn & Chicken Spring Rolls IDR 45k
The spring rolls are filled with minced chicken and prawn mixture on the inside. It’s deep fried until golden and crunchy on the outside, best enjoyed while it’s still warm.
Thai Beef Salad IDR 70k
A perfect dish to regain the appetite. It’s spicy, sour and refreshing with vegetables and stir-fried beef. One of the must order menu indeed!
Bangkok Beef IDR 90k
Stir fried beef with Santhai’s sauce. It’s buttery with bold peppery kick from black pepper. Lots of love for the tender flavorful beef.
Prawn Satay IDR 70k / Chicken Satay IDR 45k / Tajima Wagyu Satay IDR 60k
Satay or grilled skewers are available in 3 options, all is equally enjoyable but our favorite would be the Wagyu Satay, very tender and meaty at the same time. The food presentation is visually pleasing as well.
Legend Curry Soft Shell Crab IDR 80k
Crunchy deep fried soft shell crab served with thick rich curry sauce. A classic combination that calls for a plate of warm fluffy rice.
Santhai Steamed Fish IDR 190k
This steamed fish dish is very surprising with bold strong yet aromatic seasoning and subtle spicy taste. The use of “bunga kecombrang” or torch ginger is such a clever move since it gives the dish a delightful aroma.
Salmon Head with Tom Yum Soup IDR 99k
First time trying salmon head with tom yum soup since salmon head is not a common ingredient in Thai dish but it turns out to be a memorable one. The fried salmon head has a very soft yet meaty texture with all the rich spicy taste of soup nicely absorbed into it.
Coconut Fried Rice IDR 55k
Fried rice with coconut meat, peas, and bell pepper served in young coconut shell on unicorn floaty. Can it get any cuter than this?
Amazing Pineapple Fried Rice IDR 55k
As the name suggests, the fried rice with chunks of shrimps and pineapple is indeed amazing. Savory with subtle sweet taste and served on pineapple shell.
Pad Thai (egg noodle/glass noodle) IDR 60k
A visit to Thai restaurant won’t be complete without having Thai’s fried noodle or Pad Thai. You can choose egg noodle or glass noodle for this dish. The seasoning of Pad Thai here is more on the tomato side, well it’s not bad.
Crab Meat with Yellow Curry IDR 70k
The yellow curry is served with vermicelli on the side. The curry itself has a rich smooth taste with chunks of crab meat in it, it’s a tad too salty for us personally but it goes well with vermicelli or steamed rice.
Santhai’s Sticky Rice with Mango IDR 39k
A classic sweet ending that simply cannot go wrong. Salty coconut milk glutinous rice with generous amount of sweet mango.
Spring Rolls Durian IDR 35k // Santhai’s Sticky Rice with Mango IDR 39k
For crispy sweet ending, their Spring Rolls are worth trying. It’s available in durian or mango version. For durian, the spring rolls are filled with glutinous rice and durian meat with durian sauce on the side.
While for mango version, the spring roll is filled with glutinous rice and fresh mango inside with coconut milk sauce.
Lod Chong IDR 35k
This traditional sweet and cold dessert is filled with colorful ingredients that complement each other; black glutinous rice, corn, taro, and coconut milk.
Rainbow Ball IDR 36k
For hot warm dessert, they have Rainbow Ball or tapioca rolled balls served in sweet coconut milk. It’s tasteful and somehow reminds us of Kolak.
Overall, as the tagline suggests “just Santhai”, everything was enjoyable in fun casual vibes. Lots of love for the bold flavorful taste and wide variety of dishes.
Santhai – Mall Kota Kasablanka LG floor
South Jakarta 12870
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