Posts Tagged ‘tom yam’

... 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

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Went for a quick dinner nearby the place we stay. Yet again, I’m at the Fishing Village seafood restaurant for the second time.

... a few big prawns, enough for the few of us, especially when I was still on strict diet.

... a few big prawns, enough for the few of us, especially when I was still on strict diet.


... this plate of vege was very small portion and it was very salty.

... this plate of vege was very small portion and it was very salty.


... Teo Chew style steamed fish.

... Teo Chew style steamed fish.


... my favourite dish, black pepper fried squids.

... my favourite dish, black pepper fried squids.


... Tom Yam style vermicelli.

... Tom Yam style vermicelli.

Rating: 7.5/10

This time, the salted egg yolk prawns weren’t that good, despite I was comparing to the one I had the first time, which was already cold and slightly sweetened. The fish was acceptable with the soup right on spot. Fortunately, the soup wasn’t as devastating as the one we had in Yan Yan A One‘s. Then my favourite black pepper fried squids. This time, the squids was not fully deep fried, it was a tad less crunchy than those I had last time. Finally, the tom yam vermicelli was acceptable, but it was a bit sweet though which I find it rather odd.

Location: N5 27.595 E100 12.822

AC told me about the nice fried rice at Canai Cafe. So tonight, after waiting for him to reach my office for so many hours, we finally made it to Canai & Such Cafe in SS15. Previously, before there was this shop, it was called Ravi’s Corner, Canai & Such. Located on the green field not too far from the current spot. The place was famous for its nasi lemak back then where Steven’s Corner was still at its prime.

... 1 pint of iced lime please. I was surprised a tall cup was used.

... 1 pint of iced lime please. I was surprised a tall cup was used.


... vegetarian tom yam.

... vegetarian tom yam.


... the fragrance from this nasi goreng kampung was very nice. Just how well does the taste go along with its fragrance?

... the fragrance from this nasi goreng kampung was very nice. Just how well does the taste go along with its fragrance?


... AC's nasi goreng kambing (lamb) has even better fragrance and colour to it.

... AC's nasi goreng kambing (lamb) has even better fragrance and colour to it.

Rating: 6.5/10

I admit, I had my reserve on how nice the fried rice could be when AC told me about it. As I’ve never actually tasted a really nice fried rice in Klang Valley, ever. It took them a while before the fried rice were placed on our table. The fragrance was so good, I was immediately hungry again. The taste was good, it could easily be the best fried rice I’ve had in Klang Valley, after all these years. AC’s fried rice with lamb was good too. I’d definitely want to have his next time. The tom yam though, wasn’t that great. I preferred Vicchuda‘s tom yam, which wasn’t sweetened like this one.

A place that I’ll definite revisit for its fried rice. The good thing about this place was, it’s near to my office.

Location: N3 04.514 E101 35.188

... a place I rarely frequent for meals due to its overrated food.

... a place I rarely frequent for meals due to its overrated food.


... the ala carte diluted iced lemon tea cost RM5 each.

... the ala carte diluted iced lemon tea cost RM5 each.


... it was so many years ago since I last had the tom yum spaghetti.

... it was so many years ago since I last had the tom yum spaghetti.


... wanted the Vienna Brownie but they ran out of stock. So ended up with Chocolate Walnut Brownie instead.

... wanted the Vienna Brownie but they ran out of stock. So ended up with Chocolate Walnut Brownie instead.

Rating: 2.5/10

Today’s food sucked. The Tom Yum Spaghetti wasn’t much like what I used to had, the first time. The spaghetti was overly soaked and the surface was coarse, unlike the usual smooth feeling spaghetti. Then the tom yum paste was not as tasty as it should it. I felt like vomitting trying to finish it. Then the iced lemon tea was very diluted. Though it only cost RM1.50 when I had it as a set. The set cost RM15. The Tom Yum Spaghetti ala carte was RM13.50 already.

I had a serving of the Chocolate Walnut Brownie too because they ran out of the Vienna Brownie. The top of the brownie seemed scraped off. Were they trying to recycle excessive chocolate? Anyway, it doesn’t really taste that good either. Fortunately, the brownie doesn’t cost too much, around RM4.50 each. Cheaper than the drink itself.

Location: N3 05.692 E101 35.231

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

Today I had dinner at Sunway Pyramid with my colleagues. This is also the first time I managed to get my KUMA out for dinner. She wanted to try the Ajisen Ramen since she saw my post on my previous visit. After we have sat down, the rest of them, HL, DC and NAP went off for something else instead. So left me alone with KUMA. I can’t join them because KUMA wanted Ajisen Ramen so badly.

... Kuma's hot plate seafood ramen.

... Kuma's hot plate seafood ramen.


... I ordered the tomyam ramen because I wanted something salty and soupy. Unlike dried sweet stuff like Kuma's ramen.

... I ordered the tomyam ramen because I wanted something salty and soupy. Unlike dried sweet stuff like Kuma's ramen.

Rating: 6/10

I ordered the tomyam ramen because I wanted something salty and spicy while Kuma ordered the hot plate seafood ramen, which has sweet sauce in it. The ramen I had was quite nice, though not genuinely tomyam, but it is unlike the usual water with tomyam paste kind of soup.

Location: N3 04.363 E101 36.431

Pama Thai Tom Yam

Posted: 2004-07-11 by W in 8.0 - 8.9, Dinner, Eat, Halal, Non-vegetarian, Thai
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I’m not particularly fond of eating instant noodle, as most of them, being instant noodle, you had to eat them… instantly. But there is this 1 type which I preferred. Aside from the fact that it’s tomyam flavour, which is 1 of my favourites, the way the noodle was packed is different as well.

… these were how the packaging looks like, front and rear. You can’t mistaken it for any other type for its unique silver wrapper.

… these were how the packaging looks like, front and rear. You can’t mistaken it for any other type for its unique silver wrapper.

Boiling could take time, probably longer than the standard 2 minutes. But if you prefer your noodle crunchy, you can boil it for about 1 min, or you can even choose not to boil it at all. It’s readily edible.

… the reddish soup just too tempting. I’m going to the dark side already.

… the reddish soup just too tempting. I’m going to the dark side already.

Rating: 8.5/10

I’d say that this is the mother of all instant noodle. The noodle itself is fried, making it less prone to soggy. I could boil the noodle for 5 minutes in the hot pot, while the taste is still as good. It was advised to boil it within 2-3 minutes to retain the stringy and chewy nature of the noodle. Give it a try and you shall be enlightened!