A secluded Thai restaurant in Hulu Bernam

If you’ve been hankering for a blissful vacation in Thailand to take in nature and food but can’t find time in your busy schedule to plan a trip, this restaurant might just be for you.

Ma-ni Thai Cuisine, known for its peaceful ambience, is a Thai restaurant in Hulu Bernam, Selangor. Here, you can enjoy a delectable Thai spread that includes seafood tom yum and Tom Kha Phla while surrounded by lush greenery.

This hidden gem is located in a forest garden, about an hour’s drive from KL. 

A rustic dining experience

Mani Thai Cuisine - dining area
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Surrounded by lush greens, Ma-ni Thai Cuisine will transport you to a secluded, retreat-like space set in a garden.

Mani Thai Cuisine - foodImage credit: @h3.potd

Its rustic open-air dining area offers patrons serene views of the surrounding greenery while they dine on spicy, sweet, and savoury Thai dishes from the restaurant’s menu.

Open air seating
Bar seats overlooking the surrounding nature
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This hidden gem in Hulu Bernam welcomes couples, and also large families and groups of friends who want to have a relaxing lunch or dinner in nature. Tables can accommodate more than eight diners, with private dining rooms also available. 

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Classic Thai dishes and fresh seafood

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A Thai restaurant would be incomplete without tangy, spicy tom yum soup.

At Ma-ni Thai Cuisine, there are seven styles of tom yum soup, such as their Tom Yum Talay Nam Khon (from RM28) – a creamy seafood-base tom yum for foodies chasing a richer flavour – or their appetising Tom Yum Phla Krapong (from RM28) – a fiery and zingy tom yum broth paired with fish.

Shrimps GarlicSucculent shrimp topped with crispy, aromatic garlic.
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We recommend ordering their fragrant and crunchy Shrimps Garlic (from RM30) if you enjoy seafood. Or, try their Phla Mek Neung Manao – fresh delicate squid bathed in their unique lime and chilli sauce if you want something spicier. Do ask your waiter for the price of this dish before placing an order for it, as prices for seafood may change according to availability.

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Ma-ni Thai Cuisine’s Thai signature omelette cooked with cha om – a herby vegetable that tastes similar to petai, Khai Jiaw Cha-Om (RM20), is a crowd-favourite side dish that goes well with almost everything on the menu.

Image credit: Tan Kai Hoe / Google Maps

If you don’t want to eat communally, you can order from their a la carte menu, which includes noodles such as the comforting Phat Thai Kung Sod (RM18) and a variety of fried rice including Petai Fried Rice (RM18).

Mango Sticky RiceImage credit: @foodcmy

Order their palate cleanser Mango with Sticky Rice (RM12) to end your meal on a fresh and sweet note.

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Those in need of a pick-me-up for the long drive home can opt for caffeinated drinks, such as Latte (RM8.50) and Macchiato (RM8.50).

Ma-ni Thai Cuisine, a hidden gem serving authentic Thai food

Accessible via the North-South Highway, Ma-ni Thai Cuisine is a great place to makan if you happen to be journeying up north and looking for a hearty dinner in a rustic, tranquil setting

We recommend making a reservation by giving them a call before dropping by, as the restaurant can get pretty busy, especially on the weekends.

Address: No. 26, Bt 3/4 Jalan Changkat Asa, Hulu Bernam, Selangor
Opening hours: Tue – Fri 6PM-10PM | Sat & Sun 12PM-9PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 017-333 5142
Ma-ni Thai Cuisine’s Facebook

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Cover image adapted from: @atomy_bell_eat.play.live, Hoki Hiew / Google Maps and @h3.potd

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