Archive for the ‘Thai’ Category

... iced lime, Thai style.


... one of Thai's usual delicacy, glutinous rice with mango, soak in coconut milk.


... I was craving for fried prawn crackers ever since AC told me we are gonna have dinner here.


... let's try the original Thai style fried rice, see if it's up to par with our local version.


... AC ordered the Pattaya fried rice.

Rating: 5.5/10

This time around, AC brought me to The Summit for some Thai food. I was having rather high expectation on the Thai-style fried rice cause the last good Thai-style fried rice I ever had was around 8-9 years ago, back in Ming Tien food court in Taman Megah. Unfortunately, this fried rice was mediocre. So I had to had it with the jalapeno, lots of it. Somehow, the soya sauce failed me as well. AC’s Pattaya fried rice was reddish in colour. Much like ketchup fried rice. His egg skin (:P) was quite nice though.

I had the glutinous rice mango as dessert, so wash down the not-so-nice Thai-style fried rice. My lime juice was exceptionally sourish. I had to cringe every time I suck it through my straw. By the time I had the prawn crackers, I was feeling quite full. The chilli sauce was so-so only. I was expecting much better ones.

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... we occupied 2 tables despite the place was packed with people. But 1 table was too small anyway for the 4 of us.

At first, I’ve got no idea where was this place when my sister told me about it. While on the way, I realised that I’ve came here before, but that was eons ago. Probably 7-8 years back. When we were there, I was thinking we probably can’t get a table cause it was already packed with people. Fortunately, there were 2 tables side by side which could fit the 4 of us, nicely. Though 1 table would do, but I don’t think the table would fit our dishes anyway.

Upon ordering, the lady boss said there are no chickens. They served only “魚、蝦、蟹” (fish, prawn, crab). It sounded funny because “魚蝦蟹” means “et cetera” in Cantonese term. Anyway, we proceed with our order of fried rice as my sister has been praising it. I requested for Tom Yam. What would it be like without Tom Yam when we were in a Thai restaurant, right?

... it was so long ago since I last had a Thai coconut. It was so refreshing and sweet.


... these Chinese crullers similar were little. Probably Thai style crullers. It came with green kaya as condiment, which wasn't too sweet. But the crullers were very oily.

These drink and snack were separately charged. RM4.50 for one coconut was very very costly. The crullers were RM3 per plate. There were only like 11 pieces of them on the place. If given RM3, I think I could have Chinese crullers to my heart’s content.

... condiments for the stuff that we are about to receive.


... there were only 2 choices of vegetables. Kailan and this mixed vegetable.


... this was only plain fried rice, not Thai style fried rice or anything that I was expecting from this place. But there were countless number of prawns in it. Only RM15 for 3 pax portions, very cheap.


... I wasn't too hungry yet, so I wanted something sour to boost my appetite for the dinner.


... this was probably the best tasting grilled squids I've had so far. I was expecting bland tasting grilled squids at first, like I used to have most of the time. But these came as a surprise.


... steamed tilapia. It was somehow prepared in Thai sauce, probably to negates the foul smelling meat of the fish.

Rating: 6/10

Frankly, the nice fried rice was an overstatement. There were a lot of prawns in it for the price of normal fried rice, which was commendable. I guess that’s the reason why most of the tables ordered fried rice, instead of white rice. At only RM5/pax of fried rice, I had at least 5-6 pieces of prawns, average. They were not small either. But in term of the taste department, it tasted like white rice fried in soya sauce. Yup, I could only taste the soya flavour in the rice, nothing else. The egg doesn’t produce any fragrance and the prawns don’t make the rice taste any sweeter either. Anyway, I guess there’s no complain as the portion was big. Mixed vegetables were nothing spectacular either.

The Tom Yam which was prepared in clay pot was acceptable. It was sour and quite thick. Plenty of squids in it and some prawns. Though I prefer a thinner soup base. Grilled squids were my favourite dish of the night. Unlike most grilled squids that I had, this actually tasted salty. And of course, it was best served hot. After it was cold, it no longer taste good anymore. Lastly, the tilapia which was fortunately enough, not very smelly. The meat was soft. Probably because it was prepared in Thai sauce, hence the foul smell was reduced to minimum. Anyway, the sourish and spicy sauce used was very appetizing. I found myself dipping my grilled squids in it and also mixing them into my fried rice.

Location: N3 08.515 E101 45.286

... Bangkok fried rice.

... Bangkok fried rice.

Rating: 3/10

I’m not sure what I was eating. The fried rice was pretty bland. The meat with sauce was close to tasteless. Fortunately, the fried egg was quite nice, though it wasn’t enough to make up for the shortfall of the rice. The portion was very big. Found that out when I flatten the rice.

Location: N3 04.118 E101 36.126

... siam style vermicelli.

... siam style vermicelli.


... my favourite kam henog mantis prawns.

... my favourite kam henog mantis prawns.

Rating: 6.5/10

The siam style vermicelli was nice, though I preferred it when they shredded the curry leaves, which made the whole thing smell and tasted much nicer. The kam heong mantis prawns were a big disappointment. It was now dipped in batter and deep fried, unlike last time where it was fried without batter, which retains most of the taste and texture of the mantis prawns. Now, I could only taste the crunchy stuff. I might as well just buy some banana fritters if I wanted something crunchy.

Location: N4 00.060 E101 00.861

Suggested Vicchuda to DL for dinner. He agreed immediately because he said he needed to balance the sourness in his bloodstream, to counter the sourness feeling from his swollen ankle.

... sambal belacan with sliced cucumbers.

... sambal belacan with sliced cucumbers.


... iced lime, hoping to bring balance to my diet with the food I was about to eat.

... iced lime, hoping to bring balance to my diet with the food I was about to eat.


... fried kai lan with salted fish. It used to be a very nice dish.

... fried kai lan with salted fish. It used to be a very nice dish.


... tom yam is a must when dining in a Thai restaurant, of course.

... tom yam is a must when dining in a Thai restaurant, of course.


... DL said he wanted to order padprik when we were discussing on Vicchuda earlier.

... DL said he wanted to order padprik when we were discussing on Vicchuda earlier.

Rating: 6/10

The complimentary belacan still tasted the same, except not as spicy as it used to. Wished they could’ve given us more cucumber. The fried kai lan was not spicy anymore. The taste wasn’t as good as it used to too. Back then, everything was ultra spicy and I remember fried kai lan has some anchovies in it too. The tom yam was good though, I like how it was. Good thing was it wasn’t too spicy otherwise I would be suffering already. Finally the padprik with mix meat. It was nothing to shout about really.

The Vicchuda I was having tonight was no longer the Vicchuda I had about 8 years ago.

Location: N3 08.232 E101 37.431

This has been something that I’ve been dying to try out after my discovery with Maggi Kari Letup. Which turns out pretty successful.

... having this Maggi Tom Yam as dinner.

... having this Maggi Tom Yam as dinner.


... my own idea of making a dried tom yam, instead of soupy one.

... my own idea of making a dried tom yam, instead of soupy one.


... the colour doesn't look much difference from Indomie's mee goreng.

... the colour doesn't look much difference from Indomie's mee goreng.


... plums, cherry tomatoes and seedless grapes as dessert.

... plums, cherry tomatoes and seedless grapes as dessert.

Rating: 7/10

Despite the tremendous improvement on Maggi Kari Letup, the dried Maggi Tom Yam as compared to its soup’s counterpart doesn’t show much differences at all. It tasted pretty much the same, except that the texture of the noodles were smoother. Those that soaked in the soup for too long tend to cause the noodles’ surface turn coarse, which doesn’t feel that good to the tongue that lick it.

I ended my dinner with a plate of healthy fruits as dessert. Though cherry tomatoes weren’t exactly fruits per se, but it doesn’t contribute to my strict diet’s requirements.

Went back to NZX to have a quick dinner. Since I haven’t fully explore most of the shops there, I stopped by this place for dinner. At first I saw the nasi lemak kukus on the outside. But as I entered from the inside, I saw a Thai fried food. So decided to give it a shot instead.

... big cup of ice-less cold sugar cane, only for RM1.30

... big cup of ice-less cold sugar cane, only for RM1.30

... pretty decent looking thai fried rice with crunchy anchovies. Only for RM4.00.

... pretty decent looking thai fried rice with crunchy anchovies. Only for RM4.00.

Rating: 6.5/10

The thai fried rice was indeed really some good stuff hidden beneath the rundown looking place. It was garnished with thinly fried omellette cut into square pieces, boneless chicken meat with tomyam sauce and really crunchy anchovies. The ingredients in the rice itself were pretty plain as it doesn’t come with any seafood alike. Taste wise, if you mix it with the sambal belacan provided, it would be perfect. I kinda like it and it was really cheap too, for just RM4. I would have to pay RM6 for Thai style fried rice in Doremi and RM5 for just a plain fried rice. Blasphemy!