Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle is a Thai restaurant in Queensbay Mall. It was formerly located at the Central Zone but has now moved to Queens Street. In front of the restaurant is a 3D art - the image of an elephant crashing through the wall.
Golden Triangle serves traditional Thai cuisine. Indochine Platter 4 Season (RM68.80) is the first dish that we tried today. The fried fish cakes (ทอดมันปลา) are nice, and so are the squid and fried spring rolls. On the other hand, tam mamuang (ตำมะม่วง, young mango salad) is quite salty; the amount of salt needs to be toned down substantially.
Tom Yam Seafood Soup (RM58.80) is not as spicy as I expected. Perhaps the amount of chili has been reduced to suit the local palate. The tom yum (ต้มยำ) contains various herbs and spices such as lemongrass, ginger, chili peppers and galangal. Seafood ingredients include squid and shrimps. I think the shrimps are not that fresh.
Green Curry Chicken (แกงเขียวหวานไก่, RM32.80) gets its distinctive color from green chili peppers. The curry is quite nice; I love its lovely herbal aroma and milky consistency. Chicken slices in the curry are delectable too. This is definitely a recommended dish.
The Spicy Lemon Steamed Fish (ปลานึ่งมะนาว, RM88.00) is another interesting dish. While the red snapper is quite tasty on its own, the presence of lemon juice certainly helps to accentuate its sweetness. This fish is rather bony, so use caution when consuming it.
Thai Butter Cheese Prawn (กุ้งอบเนย, RM78.00) owes its appeal to the well-formulated sauce. The sweet-creamy taste makes every bite satisfying indeed. I highly recommend this dish if you are fond of shrimps.
Ironically, the Claypot Tofu (เต้าหู้หม้อดิน, RM31.80) is not served in a claypot. I guess this is to save some table space. Dressed in egg gravy, this dish also contains shimeji mushrooms, carrots, choy sum and minced chicken.
Mixed Veggie With Macadamia Nuts (ผัดผักรวม, RM26.80) consists of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and mushrooms. However as far as I can see, there is hardly any macadamia nuts.
Kailan Salted Fish (ผักคะน้าน้ำมันหอย, RM24.80) is another vegetable dish that uses Chinese kale. This leafy vegetable is sautéed with garlic and salted fish. The amount of salted fish is fine, but I feel that the dish lacks gravy.
Seafood Otak-Otak In Fresh Coconut (ห่อหมกมะพร้าวอ่อน, RM46.40) is a seafood curry which comprises of fish, squids and shrimps. The delicacy is served in a young coconut shell - not only for aesthetic appeal - but also to impart some aroma. I like this dish very much.
Fragrant Coconut Rice (ข้าวผัด, RM15.80) is also presented in a young coconut shell. The shell keeps fried rice warm for a longer duration. Fried rice dominates the overall taste and aroma; the presence of coconut is not so pronounced in this dish.
Thap Thim Krop (ทับทิมกรอบ, RM5.80) is a chilled dessert that is made of coconut milk. It contains water chestnuts and mango strips. Personally, I prefer jackfruit over mango as the jackfruit's sweetness works better. I also think that there should be more coconut milk.
Finally for drinks, we had Watermelon Juice (RM6.80) and Umbra Sour Plum Juice (RM6.80).
Being located in a popular shopping mall, Golden Triangle is a costly place to have a meal. At the very least, the food here is largely commendable and adheres to traditional Thai recipes.

Address: 3F-05, Queensbay Mall, 100, Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Contact: 04-644-0969
Business hours: 11:30am-10:30pm

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