I try my best to avoid this Aroy Dee Thai Kitchen near Selegie as best as I can. Unless it is with friends, colleagues or due to its proximity to Selegie. Dreadful food cooked with engine oil, MSG-haven and leaves you thirsting for barrels of water, and the furthest thing from what you can call Thai. Devoid of the Thai soul. Only saving grace is its reasonable price.
Have tried several times over the past couple of years. Always left me with MSG-coma and oily diarrhea. Price-wise was okay, but not for value. There are tons of eateries around it that offer better, more authentic Thai food at cheaper prices and larger portions.
Chefs are either Malaysians, Banglas or PRCs. Easy to see who's cooking your Thai fare as there is this square window that shows the chefs at work tossing the wok and stuff. Bad thing is that you will learn to question their hygiene as you watch them do gross stuff from your seat. Dubious and unappetising.
Pineapple Fried Rice: Miserable with just rice and nothing much else. Worse, spammed with overly intense yellow-colouring that it seemed so fake. Tiny, 2-3 frozen mini-shrimps get thrown into the sea of orange-yellow and got lost there. Nothing much else to wolf down.
Green Curry: Green terror, fake-looking green colouring overdose. Aroy Dee Thai Kitchen has this pernicious habit of trying too hard to make their fake Thai dishes look authentic. Hence the liberal dousing of fake colouring. Salty, watery and flat. You wonder if this is green soup or green curry. I have never ordered this dish since trying it 2 years ago.
Phad Kway Teow: Swims in oil. So much black soya sauce and MSG that a lake of water probably won't be able to quench your thirst after that. The bean sprouts looks sad, shrivelled, yellow and unplucked. Taste like it was barely washed. Black and disgusting.
Phad Thai: the only saving grace perhaps. Same bean sprouts issue as above. Watery as if the glass noodles are an island surrounded by water on the dull, black square plate.
Drinks: ice and packaged concentrate. Nothing else. So much crushed ice and so little of the actual stuff. Applies to the ice tea and lemongrass I had. After drinking, the plastic container is still like 3/4 full of ice. So bland without body or flavour. Avoid at all cost.
Food gets served fast as it is seldom crowded during lunch or dinner time. But the eatery does have some loyal customers who digs its totally un-Thai, oily, salty, very PRC-like style of Thaicuisine.