Friday, June 08, 2007

Chitralada Palace, Great Eastern Mall

The weather has been quite unpredictable lately. All that water pouring out from the sky can be quite scary especially in the evenings and nights. Then in the mornings, it attempts to balance out the aftermath by baking all and sundry with the a burning sun.

Many deems it's the season to fall ill.


So, let's 'yi-tok-kung-tok' (in Cantonese dialect, this means cure poison by attacking with poison). Let's do hot spicy food!

Bet not many are familiar with this restaurant. C'mon, even the shopping floors are relatively quiet. 4 + 1 of us. 4 came on time, 1 came just before we cleaned out the plates. Talk about keeping Malaysian time. We did wait but did it intelligently ie started ordering drinks then appetiser after appetiser .. =D

Fresh Mango Juice. Friend ordered 1, gave thumbs up and reordered. We followed suit. I threatened to bite off his thumbs. Oi, they added sugar-lar. Oddly, each got different shaped glass. Maybe they were helping us identify our own drinks?

Mieng Kam / Wild Betel Leaves with Condiments. My must-order appetiser at Thai restaurants.Just fold the leaf, stuff a bit of everything in, a few drops of the savoury sauce provided and drop into open mouth. Yummy! Craving for some? Try a homemade version . Do note that I am most available for tasting session. Free of charge. Fishcakes.Crispy Minced Shrimp in Soya Skin. I only managed a piece of both the above as I was busy juggling with my mieng kam which the others were not interested in. Suits me just fine. =D

Then one of us ordered a Thai Fragrant Coconut drink. No picture as my hands were oily since I handled the appetisers by hand.

Ok, time to proceed with main dishes. Oh we did mean to continue waiting - promised to eat slowly (crossed all limbs naturally). So we savoured steamed fluffy white rice s-l-o-w-l-y with:-

Green Curry C-h-i-c-k-e-n Pandan C-h-i-c-k-e-nThai Styled Stirfried M-o-r-n-i-n-g G-l-o-r-y (Kangkung) Deep Fried Garoupa in T-h-r-e-e S-a-u-c-e-s. A good sized fish but a bit dry.Prawn Omme-l-l-e-t-e. Fluffy but a tad too oily for me.Ot-a-k-O-t-a-k. Generous postion of mixed seafood. Good.Clear Tomyum S-o-u-p. I very much prefer this to the reddish type. We took the mid-sized bowl since 3 others feared the hotness. Wimps.Latecomer had a Fresh Carrot Orange Mix when he finally arrived to finish off whatever was left of the dishes. No picture as I was already too full to move.

Our bill which was split 5 (hehehe):-

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29 comments:

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hmmm looks pretty good wor.. yi tuk gong tuk ar..like me like tat after tat fall ill 1 wk plus..finally got the flu cleared only..

should try this 1 day when i want to eat thai food.

Tummythoz said...

joe dear, better build up your immune system for the much hyped about wet look exposure!

Kok said...

Tummythoz,
The Wild Betel Leaves can be eaten raw ah? Maciam very weird leh. haha!

wmw said...

Ai-yer....want to go eat Thai food now!

Rasa Malaysia said...

I love Mieng Kam...it's quite easy to make but I cna't find the daun kaduk here...cry cry. :(

boo_licious said...

Think I read abt this place in the Star Metro which featured them. Food looks good - how was the pandan chicken compared to De Chiengmai?

Precious Pea said...

Wow....so yummylicious Thai cuisine. How does daun kaduk tastes like?

Tummythoz said...

kok, so far I've only eat it this way. U mean u cook it?

rasa malaysia, actually I oso cannot find over here in d markets. Think I just cannot recognise it if not served on a platter in a restaurant. =P

wmw, I can do Thai food anytime. Call me call me!

boo_licious, it's not outstanding here either. Not memorable.

precious pea, towards tasteless. No 'green taste' as in 'chau-cheng-mei'.

MeiyeN said...

omg, thai food... i love spicy & sour food! :D oh by da way, i've yet to try "mieng kam"... am very curious!

Big Boys Oven said...

Is it expensive?

Tummythoz said...

meiyen, should do it soon. The mixture of all those ingredients fighting for attention in a mouthful can be quite addictive.

big boys oven, it's quite reasonable for such an establishment in a shopping mall catering mostly for expats. Then again, cheaper Thai restaurants only exist towards the northern states.

jason said...

I love the clear tomyam soup more than the reddish type too.

Tummythoz said...

jason, glad to c u r online again!

Yucks. I lost a few more of my links on my blogroll. Every now & then this happens ever since I changed to d updated version. *&%@#!! Anybody else has this prob?

FireHorse said...

Phew lucky you din lose me.
All these food, lucky I eat liao otherwise I wud be licking my komputer screen.

Tummythoz said...

firehorse, no way can lose u. U so femes esp now u revealed u were almost a bikini model!

Big Boys Kitchen said...

their minced shrimp in soya skin seems like the chinese prawn toast!

Keeping finger cross, our cake tasting might be held in July, still talking to a sponsor.

KampungboyCitygal said...

is it good overall? it looks appetizing tough

Kenny Mah said...

What I'd do for some fiery green curry now... Except green curry isn't ever spicy. If only they could make it pedas enough for meeeeee.... :D

Tummythoz said...

big boys kitchen (eh, not oven?), I'm invited? *rubbing hands raw in anticipation*

kampungboycitygal, it's good.

kenny mah, u came by. I should eat with u. Chef, out-of-this-world hot please!

sc said...

mieng kam's my fave appetizer too! ;). and i share the same predicament as you...most of my buddies dont like it.hehe

team BSG said...

Thai food and 'sauces' always conjure heart pounding images and colors, even so a glimpse of your ( issit ah ? ) ladyish left thumb holding the betel thing has confirm that V really need u for a free ( make sure ) deep tasting session with team BSG

Kenny Mah said...

Yeah, I was telling Lyrical Lemongrass I need to catch up with the floggers for another makan session again, maybe this weekend. The last time was a Sat breakfast at Village Park, Damansara Uptown.

I love it SPICY, I do, I do. ;)

What's your contact? I'll email mine to you and see lar if you floggers doing anything makan-ish this weekend... :)

Kenny Mah said...

Oops. My email to your email got bounced back. Guess you can get my contact from wmw or Lyrical Lemongrass ya?

Cheers.

jason said...

Hi Tummythoz... so glad can online again too. Expecting a cake tasting session at BBO as well :P

Mark said...

Oh! The Clear Tom Yum looks delicious... I love Tom Yum also... :)

Tummythoz said...

sc, not a predicament. More of a blessing. Less men more share. Muahahahaa

team bsg, just a 'lil thumb revealation got u all excited. Next time if show whole hand, makan tak kenyang mandi tak basah-lor. Lol.

kenny mah, no prob. I'll contact u.

jason, me too. Especially when I just need to appear & eat. =P

mark, got good ones to recommend?

Kenny Mah said...

Heh heh, I see some good eating coming up in my future... ;)

Jackson said...

Ohhh.... never seen htis restaurant b4.. must go one day! With U!!

Tummythoz said...

kenny mah, with your size & dedication to exercise, u can afford to take plenty!

jackson, go food crawl ard Cheras oso never call. *pouting*

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