Butchers’ attempts to be friendly can often backfire when new acquaintances mishear their warm greetings as ‘nice to meat you’. Today’s Groupon celebrates ambiguity with a cash voucher for modern Thai cuisine at Fa-Ying by Rama V at Paradigm Mall. Choose from:
- RM40 for RM60 cash voucher
- RM60 for RM100 cash voucher
Fa-Ying by Rama V
The little sister to Jalan U Thant’s Rama V (both literally and figuratively, with Fa Ying being the name of the aforementioned monarch’s beloved younger sibling), this modern Thai eatery holds court in the marrow of Petaling Jaya’s Paradigm Mall. Walls are bathed in a sultry golden glow from mismatched bulbs that hang over the open bar where a family of fine spirits reside; a harlequin of plush pillows pad the casual dining area, as Apsara dancers endeavour to entertain guests from their stony perch. An alfresco setting invites cool breezes from the mall’s surroundings, though with the arrival of spicy meals, diners may choose to array themselves in the air-conditioned interiors in an attempt to ward off sweaty countenances.
Unlike its more reserved and traditional counterpart, Fa Ying’s menu yields an updated version of Siam’s time-honoured dishes, playfully intermingling orthodox flavours with nuances derived from other cuisines. An obvious nod to spanish influences, the Thai tapas selection brings forth morsels like grilled scallops in manow sauce or tangy corn fritters to start off the meal, before eclectic main courses join in the foray. Familiar tastes like massaman curry and deep-fried river prawns smothered in tamarind sauce are staples here, alongside unusual picks like Thai crab cake burgers, while plant-based diets nudge their way to the table with the ample spread of vegetarian options on offer.
Fa-Ying by Rama V does not serve pork, but offers alcohol on its menu.