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Saturday 31 August 2013

Restoran Phuket Seafood

Restoran Phuket Seafood
Jalan 12/144A Taman Bukit Cheras
56000 Kuala Lumpur
(Coordinates: N3° 4' 14.5" E101° 44' 56.5")

Aargh! Our laptop is on the blitz again, the number 9 seems to be stuck. We made our way to Alam Damai in Cheras to see Darren and Shawn in hopes of getting it fixed. Along the way a bright neon-lit restaurant caught our eye and we stopped over for dinner.

bright lights

our first time

There are a plethora of stalls and restaurants in the Klang Valley that claim to serve 'Thai' Tom Yam, despite their cooks speaking in an unmistakable Indonesian accent. Only a handful can actually boast of actual Siamese cooks, and Phuket Seafood Corner is one such place. In fact the proprietress herself hails from Patani, Southern Thailand.

where do we begin?

Browsing through the menu, we suddenly developed a distinct case of "having eyes bigger than bellies" (idiomatic: To take more food on one's plate than one can eat; to be greedy), and ended up ordering 1Tom Yam Campur, 2Sup Ekor, 3Daging Masak Halia, 4Kerabu Sotong and 5Telur Dadar for each of us.

1Hot and sour Thai soup, with broth made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemongrass; kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce, and crushed chili peppers
2Malaysian styled slow cooked Oxtail Soup using a fragrant combination of dried spices and fresh herbs such as garlic, cilantro, cumin, coriander, chilies, and ginger
3Beef cutlets stir fried with ginger, garlic, star anise, vinegar black pepper and sesame oil
4Thai Squid Salad - blanched squid with kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass, chili, coriander and cumin seeds and fish sauce served on a bed of cucumber and tomato
5Omelette with a smattering of salt

spacious yet cosy

telur dadar 

sambal belacan,  bleepin' spicy!

daging masak halia

tom yam campur

sup ekor, my personal favourite

kerabu sotong, Cat's 'bias'

rice served in a typical Siamese pot

kŏr hâi jà-rern aa-hăan (have a good appetite)! 

In testament to the good food we had, our case of "having eyes bigger than bellies" soon turned to "having bellies too full to breathe!” We enjoyed every single dish and had no complains whatsoever. And the damage? Despite going overboard the overall total remained a decent RM37.40 which begs the second question, will we come back? Heck yeah!

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