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The Original Boat Noodles – new dishes unveiled

The boat noodles phenomenon has taken the Klang Valley quite by storm for the past year or so. Scenes of noodle bowls piling up sky high were something that almost everyone was bragging about on social media. Personally, I haven’t had any of these boat noodles until recently because I couldn’t quite subscribe to the idea of eating one mouthful of noodles from one bowl. For a fulfilling meal, the task of having to eat 10 bowls was quite daunting, not to mention the time and detergent needed to … [Read more...]

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Riverboat – rocking Thai food, reasonable prices

For a restaurant that’s been opened for only about 6 months, Riverboat has been making some positive waves in the extremely competitive F&B market in Taman Danau Desa. Word seems to have got out about Louis Tay’s BBQ Salt-encrusted Tilapia and be prepared to wait for this dish as it takes time to slowly grill the fish. That’s exactly what we found when we dropped by at Riverboat recently – Louis patiently fanning the charcoal fire and busy grilling tilapias at the front of the … [Read more...]

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De Thai Restaurant @ Oasis Square – simply Thai!

De Thai Restaurant occupies a lovely prime spot across the water fountain in Oasis Square. Spotting some Thai influences in its wooden facade with an arched roof, the restaurant exudes a gentle charming air about it. The cool comfortable interior is brightened with colourful walls, stylish wooden furniture and an impressive bar stocking an excellent collection of fine wines. The kitchen is helmed by Chef Chalocha Daolam (Aew) while the restaurant is run by Charnchai Buthrsri (Charn). Chef … [Read more...]

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BibiWok Nyonya Thai Cuisines – the best of both worlds

Bandar Puteri Puchong houses hundreds of eateries in its maze-like neighbourhood but none is as unique as BibiWok. Opened some 8 years ago, BibiWok is considered one of the “pioneer” pork-free restaurants in this thriving sprawling township. One of the main reasons for BibiWok’s staying power in the challenging F&B scene is due to the passion of its owner-cum-chef, Richie Yeo. The gregarious yet humble Richie always maintains “I’m just a cook” and it is precisely this warm humility and love … [Read more...]

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Surisit Thai Kopitiam, Petaling Jaya

The first Surisit Thai Kopitiam is in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), opened in 2011.  Read my review on that here. The kopitiam-style of serving simple authentic Thai food, with porky twists, is a great hit with its clientele.  In fact, it’s so well-received that owner Rivon Gill decided to open its 2nd outlet in Petaling Jaya not too long ago.  Located along the same row as the famous O&S Coffeeshop, Surisit PJ is a good place to head to for some Thai food indulgence.  The eatery is … [Read more...]

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My Elephant – scrumptiously Thai

I have heard many good things of My Elephant prior to visiting it recently.  Friends have been telling me how this neighbourhood Thai restaurant has been jiving up the dining scene in Section 17 Petaling Jaya for many years and keeping the diners happy with their delicious yet affordable fares.  My Elephant was packed to the rafters on the week night that I was there.  I was told it’s always packed on any day of the week. My meal started off with Miaeng Kum (RM18), the fold-it-yourself … [Read more...]

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Dining at Crave & chilling out at W XYZ Bar, Aloft Bangkok

In our recent trip to Bangkok, we chose to stay at the Sukhumvit area and Aloft Bangkok was a natural choice. The hotel is located in Soi 11, quite possibly one of the hippest spots in town. All around the hotel are bars, cafes, restaurants, shopping outlets and the Nana BTS Skytrain and MRT station are all in the vicinity. Just like the other Alofts, Aloft Bangkok shines with the same urban hip with modern savvy design as its theme. The hotel, with all its outlets, breathe “energy” and “fun” … [Read more...]

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Yee Wen Thai Food – a hidden gem of Thai delicacies

It is not the easiest restaurant to locate. Hidden deep within the maze of industrial buildings in Kepong Baru, Yee Wen Thai Food draws in the crowds daily for both lunch and dinner. Its popularity is not only limited to the Kepong residents as hordes of diners from far and wide descend upon its humble set-up for a taste of their authentic and delicious Thai dishes in a no-frills and rustic environment. After all, the chefs of Yee Wen are all from Thailand. Yee Wen’s dishes hit all the … [Read more...]

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Rama V – celebrate the New and the Old

With the dawning of a new year just days away, it’s timely that the menu at Rama V has some new breaths injected in it. The beautiful and luscious grounds surrounding this Thai fine-dining restaurant never cease to delight me and I can always look forward to an exceptional dining experience in Rama V. A couple of weeks ago, we were invited by the owners, Andre Shum and Danny Jee for a pre-Christmas gathering, together with their lovely better halves. It was a great catch-up session and also a … [Read more...]