I used to joke that I’d marry a Thai and live in Bangkok so I can eat as much Thai food as I want or possibly can. There’s just something about their cuisine that appeals to me – sour, spicy and sweet are my favourite notes.
From 19 – 25 September, you can now tuck into an array of Thai delights prepared by visiting chefs, Chef Suraprot Rintara and Chef Sasima Sukluea. I enjoyed a sneak preview of the menu, comprising an appetizer platter, soup, three main courses and dessert. One can expect much more variety at the buffet.
The fried shrimp cake with plum sauce was tasty, as was the grilled beef salad. That said, I found the marinated chicken fillet in pandan leaves a tad dry and didn’t care much for it.
Tom yam goong (spicy prawn soup with lemongrass) was fiery, rich and dotted with orange oil specks from the prawns. This packed plenty of kick and satisfied my craving for tom yam. At least for the night.
For mains, the river prawns with dry curry and Thai spices stood out. The prawns were fresh and plump, and aromatic from the assorted spices. Also good was the stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts and dried chillies – although it did taste a bit Chinese to me. This went well with jasmine rice.
I wasn’t big on the green curry chicken as it was a tad heavy on sodium. The chicken pieces as well as the eggplant were nice and tender, so I reckon the curry would taste better with less salt.
Dessert was the pumpkin and rice flour balls in coconut cream which I liken to our local bubur cacar. This I really enjoyed because I love desserts with coconut milk base. The flour balls were soft and lightly chewy – a good complement to the rich cream.
The Thai Buffet is priced at RM98++ per person and children below 12 dine for free. Diners will also stand a chance to win a 3D 2N trip to Bangkok for 2. For more information or to make a reservation, call 03-2170 8888 or email [email protected].
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Food: 6/10 (halal)
Verdict: Save for the pandan chicken, the food was pretty decent.