Tom yam? More like tom YUMMM!
Of all the Thai dishes, tom yam is easily in the top 5 favourites for fellow Malaysians. Available in all types of broth, toppings, spice level, sizes and more. While each is special in its own way, we’re shining the spotlight on the Thai mama noodles and creamy tom yam which deserve their own love songs!
P/S: If you’re a lover of tom yum mama noodles, make sure to read till the end for a pro-tip and special mention about the OG – the Tom Yum Mama hotpot from Jeh O Chula in Bangkok.
Thai Mama Noodles
1. Little Rara Thai Noodle House @ Multiple locations
Photo Credit: Little Rara Thai Noodle House
Tucked in a corner at a parking lot in Jalan Kia Peng, Little Rara Thai Noodle House started out there as a humble stall serving some unpretentious and comforting Thai food. With 2 more locations now, it is the brainchild of Chef Rudi and his Thai roots, where you can find the Insta-famous and saliva-inducing Tom Yam Taley Noodle!
It’s a base of a rich and creamy tom yum broth and added with prawns, mussels, squid, instant ramen, and luscious egg yolks. If you’re feeling cheeky, you can add cheese on it too! Aside from this addictive tom yam noodle hotpot, you have to try their other dishes like BBQ beef, pad thai, boat noodles, pad kra praw, coconut ice-cream and more!
Little Rara @ Jalan Kia Peng
Address: 1, Jalan Kiapeng, Kuala Lumpur City Center, Kuala Lumpur 50450
Opening Hours: Daily, 6pm to 1am
Little Rara @ Chow Kit
Address: 333, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur 50350
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 5pm to 10pm
2. VeryThai Mookata & Street Food @ Bandar Sunway
Located in Sunway Geo, you can find this restaurant which specialises in mookata (Thai BBQ) serving authentic and delicious Thai food. They also have tom yam mama noodles but unlike the typical ones, the ones at VeryThai come with cheese as well. The best dish to share with your friends and family, their Cheesy Tom Yum Pot with Mama Noodles is highly recommended!
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VeryThai Mookata & Street Food
Address: B-01-3A, Level 1, Block B, Sunway Geo Avenue, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Sunway South Quay, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am to 10:30pm
3. MAMA Mee @ Kepong Baru
Photo Credit: MAMA Mee 泰国海鲜面 夜宵食堂
It’s no secret that Kepong has plenty of hidden foodie spots tucked in all corners. Another one to add to your list, it’s worth to brave the queue for the Tom Yum Seafood Mama Mee at MAMA Mee in Kepong! Whether you’re craving for it during dinner or need to satisfy that supper craving, this humble shop has got your back. Their tom yam soup base is filled with mama noodles and topped with squid, meatballs, prawns, egg yolks and more. Check out MAMA Mee Kepong menu from their Facebook page.
MAMA Mee 泰国海鲜面 夜宵食堂
Address: Jalan Kepong Baru, Kepong Baru, 52100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 7pm to 12am
4. PIM’s @ Klang & Aman Suria
Photo Credit: PIM’s Thai Food
If your eyes are always bigger than your stomach, you’ll find it hard to resist the tom yum pot from PIM’s. Called the Super Seafood Tom Yum Pot, you can expect nothing less from that name! Just looking at the photos is enough to make that tummy rumble.
Served in a huge pot with a tom yum kung base and loaded with a myriad of ingredients like Thai instant ramen, crayfish, tiger prawns, scallops, squid, onsen eggs, mushrooms and many more, you can pick a size of 1-2 pax, 3-5 pax or 6-8 pax. Time to get ready for a food marathon!
PIM’s Thai Food @ Klang
Address: 23, Lorong Batu Nilam 21B, Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2, 41200 Klang, Selangor
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 12pm to 10:30pm | Friday & Saturday, 12pm to 11pm
PIM’s & The Rama @ Aman Suria
Address: 22, Jalan PJU 1/43A, Aman Suria, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11:30am to 11pm | Friday & Saturday, 11:30am to 1am
5. The Brew House@ Multiple locations
Photo Credit: The Brew House
Dropping in at Brew House for a drink or two? Order the Bangkok Tom Yum Mama Noodle for a spicy and creamy pick-me-up! Each delicious bowl comes with lala, prawns, mussels, squid, pork meatballs and crispy roasted pork. If that has gotten you hungry for more, check out the Brew House menu for plenty of other bar snacks, pasta, curries, and more.
The Brew House
Refer to the Brew House website for the locations and contact info of the different outlets.
6. STREAT Thai @ Multiple locations
Bringing you authentic Thai dining experience with great food in a casual and relaxed setting, STREAT Thai hires a team of cookings hailing from all over Thailand! With each chef specializing in their type of street food, you know you’ll only get the best.
Sour, spicy, fragrant with Thai herbs, and laden with your favourite ingredient, the Tom Yum WoW is heaven for your taste buds. You can opt for the fried chicken, assorted seafood, a mix of everything, and more!
STREAT Thai @ Jaya One
Address: The School, 100-G-001, No. 72A Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya, 46200 Selangor
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11:30am to 10pm | Friday to Saturday, 11:30am to 11pm
STREAT Thai @ Tesco Kepong
Address: Kepong Village Mall, Lot F-3, No. 3, Jalan 7A/62A, Bandar Menjalara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am to 10pm
STREAT Thai @ Bangsar South
Address: Nexus, Unit G-3, Level G, Bangsar South City No. 7, Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 11:30am to 10pm
7. Khunyai Thai Ho Chiak @ Klang
An authentic Thai BBQ restaurant, Khunyai Thai Ho Chiak serves a variety of a la carte Thai dishes on top of mookata and steamboat. The food is prepared by the chef who hails from Chiang Rai, Thailand! For the spicy food lover, you’ll want to order their spicy seafood MAMA noodles that is absolutely loaded with ingredients. Previously located in Taman Desa Petaling, they have since moved to Jalan Meru in Klang.
Khunyai Thai Ho Chiak 坤太太泰好吃
Address: 2, Jalan Meru, Kawasan 18, 41050 Klang, Selangor
Opening Hours: Daily, 11:30am to 11pm
8. Absolute Thai Street Food @ Multiple locations
Photo Credit: Absolute Thai Malaysia
A special branch of the famous Thai restaurant franchise, the Absolute Thai Street Food restaurants focus on a no-frills dining experience and go straight to the most crucial bit – the food! Take a seat and select from the carefully curated set of noodles and rice dishes that are cooked to order. Of course, the must-try is their Tom Yam Mamamee Seafood noodles. They also have a stir-fried tom yam mama noodles with chicken in case you’re feeling something different.
Absolute Thai Street Food
Refer to the Absolute Thai Street Food page for the locations and contact info of the different outlets.
9. Soi 55 @ Multiple locations
Photo Credit: Soi 55 Thai Kitchen
Soi 55 is a play on the Thai word of soi which means ‘street’ and 55 which is pronounced as ‘ha ha’, the restaurant wants to bring authentic Thai food to Malaysians to enjoy with fun, laughter and happiness. With such similar tastebuds for explosive flavours and satisfying spiciness, you can’t go wrong with a meal at Soi 55. For the tom yam lovers, you can get their a la carte Tom Yum Seafood or Mama Seafood!
Soi 55 Thai Kitchen
Refer to the Soi 55 Thai Kitchen website for the locations and opening hours of the different outlets.
Creamy Tom Yam
10. Baan Kun Ya @ Centrepoint, Bandar Utama
Photo Credit:Baan Kun Ya
‘Baan Kun Ya’ which translates to ‘grandma’s house’ started from a grandson who wanted to celebrate his Grandma’s authentic recipes and passion for cooking. With an extensive menu at the restaurant, you’ll be sure to find something you love!
A noteworthy dish in Baan Kun Ya is their Tom Yam Goong, a dish of the iconic spicy sour soup with a generous helping of freshwater prawns and vegetables. Besides that, there’s also the Tom Yam Ta Ley, where the spicy and flavourful soup is accompanied with prawns, clams, squids and crunchy vegetables!
Baan Kun Ya
Address: F107-F110, 1st Floor, Centrepoint, No.3 Lebuh Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 47800
Opening Hours: Daily, 11:30am to 11pm
11. Lobbee Thai Connection @ Multiple locations
Photo Credit:Lobbee Thai
For the tom yam lovers and big eaters out there, you’ve come to the right place at Lobbee Thai Connection! You can get one of their tom yam combos – Scampi Combo (with river prawns) and Lobster Combo (with Boston lobster).
Each combo is loaded with other ingredients like fish paste, soft-boiled eggs, your choice of noodles and more. You’re bound to be one satisfying meal. If you prefer an individual portion, they also have single portion tom yum noodles with squid or a mix of seafood!
Lobbee @ Empire Damansara
Address: LG-07, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours: Daily (closed on Saturdays), 11am to 10pm
Lobbee @ IOI City Mall
Address: GE8, Ground Floor, IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, Lebuhraya Lembah Klang Selatan, IOI Resort, Putrajaya
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am to 10pm
Lobbee @ Sri Hartamas
Address: H-0-6, Block H, Plaza Damas, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas 50480 KL
Opening Hours: Daily (closed on Saturdays), 11am to 10pm
12. Thai Hou Sek @ Mutiple locations
Photo Credit: Thai Hou Sek
The name ‘Thai Hou Sek’ is a play of words which translates to ‘too delicious’ in Cantonese! Serving contemporary Thai-Chinese dishes with bold flavours, you can find a selection of popular street food favourites, comfort food, and sharing plates.
One of their recommended mains is their Seafood Tom Yam that is punchy, spicy, and savoury. It’s a classic favourite that you can’t go wrong with!
Thai Hou Sek
Refer to the Thai Hou Sek Facebook page for the locations and opening hours of the different outlets.
13. My Elephant @ Section 17 & Sri Hartamas
Photo Credit: @berniceomg (Instagram)
Started over a decade ago, My Elephant has won over many loyal customers and has even expanded to an additional location. Proud of serving authentic recipes using quality ingredients with quick service, it’s no wonder My Elephant is still a favourite amongst many.
If you aren’t afraid of a little heat, their Tom Yum soup is a must-try! You can opt for just prawns, a mix of seafood, chicken or meatless. Spicy, sour, fragrant and absolutely addictive, those who can’t take spicy might find this quite sweat-inducing!
My Elephant @ Section 17
Address: Block C-G4, Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, Section 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours: Daily, 11:30am to 2:30pm | 6pm to 10pm
My Elephant @ Sri Hartamas
Address: No. 20-G1, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8, Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 11:30am to 2:30pm | 6pm to 10pm
14. Mooban Thai Food
If you’re looking for some comforting no-frills Thai food, you can find it in this humble eatery in Taman Desa called Mooban Thai. It has a wide selection of rice dishes, noodles, salads, sides and sharing dishes, all at reasonable prices.
One of their crowd favourites is the Tom Yam Namkon! It’s a creamy tom yum soup base with a choice of seafood, pork, or chicken. Creamy, savoury, and flavourful, you’ll find their tom yam with the perfect balance of sweet and sour. Besides their creamy tom yum, they also offer Tom Yam Namsai, a clear tom yam soup with the same ingredients.
Moobaan Thai Food
Address: 15, Jalan Bukit Desa 5, Taman Bukit Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily (closed on Tuesdays), 12pm to 3pm | 5:30pm to 10pm
15. Malai Thai @ Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur
Photo Credit: @joychong (Instagram)
At Malai Thai, their all-Thai kitchen crew are bound to excite your tastebuds with their diverse menu and dishes made using fresh, locally-sourced produce as well as imported ingredients. Famous for their Tom Yum Soup, amongst other dishes, you can opt for mixed seafood or just river prawns.
Besides that, you can also get yours with noodles, chicken or the vegetarian option. Packed with plenty of other ingredients, it’s a great sharing portion. With the perfect balance of all the flavours, it’s a waste to not finish every last drop of the Malai Thai tom yum soup!
Address: Malai Thai Cuisine, Fraser Place, 10 Jalan Perak, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 10pm
16. Amphawa Thai Tea & Co. @ Multiple locations
Photo Credit: Amphawa Thai Tea & Co.
For those looking for a quick meal, head over to Amphawa Thai Tea & Co. While its most notable product is its selection of Thai-inspired milk teas, it also offers other street food items like mango sticky rice, tom yam bowls, coconut ice cream, and more!
The Amphawa Signature Tom Yum is a must-try which consists of a bowl of tom yum noodles topped with prawns, mushroom and egg! The broth is rich and milky and if you find that a little too spicy for your taste, no fret. Simply wash it down with their Thai milk tea or cool it down with their desserts!
Amphawa Thai Tea & Co.
Refer to the Amphawa Thai Tea & Co. Facebook page for the locations and opening hours of the different outlets.
17. The Brickskys @ Bandar Sri Petaling
Photo Credit: The Brickskys
Straying from the conventional creamy tom yam noodles of rice noodles with a creamy tom yam soup, the one from The Brickskys sure is quite the unique twist! Their Tom Yam Carbonara dish is definitely taking the creamy tom yam noodles a bit more literal.
A creamy spaghetti dish made with sautéed garlic and aromatic tom yum paste, this east-meets-west creation is a mix of tangy, creamy, fragrant, and bold flavours. Certainly, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!
Address: 15, Jln Radin Bagus 3, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 10pm
Get your creamy tom yam cravings from the OG – Jeh O in Bangkok!
Also known as Jeh O Chula, this is a favourite late-night supper place for fellow Bangkok locals as well as tourists. Known for their signature Tom Yum Mama dish mainly comprising of a creamy tom yam broth and MAMA instant noodles and topped with a mountain of ingredients like prawns, crab legs, ground pork, roasted pork, eggs and many more.
Aside from achieving Instagram fame for being the ultimate food porn, many can attest to the fact that the food is simply amazing. It’s so good that it’s already been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand. So, you definitely know the food is legit in Jeh Oh!
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Opening Hours: Daily, 5:30pm to 1am (last order at 12:30am)
Address: 113 Khwaeng Rong Muang, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok, 10330
How To Get There: Take a 3-min taxi ride from National Stadium BTS Station to reach Jay Oh in Siam
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