I went back to Rama V again last Sunday for their Weekend Lunch because… well, because it’s such a good deal and because some friends wanted to go check it out, too. There’s hardly any place around KL that can offer a all-you-can-eat meal PLUS free-flowing wine and beer for less than RM100 … and that’s how I ended up there again in Rama V… two Sundays in a row!
I just want to share some photos of a few items we had last week… they are a sight for the eyes as well as the tummy!
Kra Tong Thong (such a “musical” name!) is similar to the Pie Tee (Top Hats). There are these Patty Shells, crunchy and fresh off the wok, served with a filling of minced chicken and shrimps with corn. The design of the patty shells is flower-like and when stuffed with the minced filling, they look too pretty to eat, really. They were very tasty – we had to order a 2nd portion because they disappeared like hot cakes, or hot flowers, practically!
In my first Weekend Lunch in Rama V, I had totally forgotten to order the Somtam – Thai Papaya Salad, which is one of my favourite and must-have Thai dish. Rama V’s version was all that I had expected it to be… with freshly julienned young papaya, carrots, cucumber, crushed tomatoes and nuts combined with a piquant dressing made from lime juice, sugar and fish sauce. It was, however, too fiery for my tastebuds… the bird’s eye chillies were soon stinging my palate too much for me to really enjoy this salad. Remember to tell them to go easy on the chillies for this!
Try the Rama V Fried Rice where fragrant Thai rice is tossed together with a variety of seafood and eggs… and don’t leave out that squeeze of lime juice – it gives a delicious zest to the rice!
As there was a good crowd last Sunday, they soon ran out of a few of my favourite desserts. So instead of serving me my steamed tapioca, they offered me a plate of Tako instead. The tako was silky smooth and fragrant with the generous layer of coconut cream… but hey, I still want my steamed tapioca!
Do give them a call to reserve your table before this promotion ends. This is a great way to sample a wide variety of Rama V’s fine offerings… with unlimited wine and beer, too! The weekend is upon us… indulge, folks!
5 Jalan U-Thant