Friday, January 28, 2011


Fans of Thai food in KL can find succor in this fascinatingly adorned outlet, which features a plethora of recipes rarely available elsewhere.

Egg net bundles packed with chicken, prawns & herbs, served with cucumber salsa. Supposedly a Siamese palace favorite in years of yore. Not bad, but more of a thrill for the eyes than the taste buds, since the stuffing wasn't memorably tasty.

Green curry with tenggiri fish paste filled with salted egg yolk. Addictive, even though the yolk's savory flavor and textural impact were subtle. Most of these dishes must be pre-ordered, but that results in food that feels fabulously fresh.

Salmon wrapped in pandan leaves with sesame sauce. Sounded like an intriguing change from pandan chicken, but tasted like regular salmon, with very little pandan influence. Delicious enough, but not quite what we expected.

Cockle curry with betel leaves. This dish alone would make Erawan worth visiting. Creamy and flavorsome, packed with possibly a hundred succulent cockles.

Pomelo & prawn salad. The prawns were meaty, but the whopping chunks of pomelo seemed a bit dry and bland. Perhaps a more piquant dressing might help.

Tamarind-glazed crispy-fried duck confit with shallots & chili. No complaints here; the meat was tender and tasty enough to recommend.

Pumpkin custard with dark chocolate pudding & vanilla sauce. Not quite traditional Thai, but never mind. A pulpy pleasure for passionate pursuers of pumpkin.

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir, thanks to a mystery benefactor (thank you!).

Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara.
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  1. Aiyah... hopefully I can make my way here soon :)
    wah.. stalking Kota Damansara a lot lately huh??
    btw, should be online lesser nowadays due to CNY.
    Happy Chinese New Year in advance ya? Gong Xi Fa Cai

  2. wah two posts in one weekday? hehe. I like the kerang curry at Erawan too. I must replicate it at home! (but BE is kerang-averse, so it'll have to be a portion for one) The folk at Kota Damansara are lucky to have Erawan.

  3. leo: heheh, kota damansara has enough outlets to blog about for three months! :D take care, leo, have a wonderful celebration with your family, and all the best for the year of the rabbit =)
    lemongrass: but wouldn't it be a chore to remove all the kerang out of their shells, one by one (i assume they're sold in shells at the supermarkets). if only erawan would introduce a delivery service across the klang valley :D

  4. Make that BE and me being cockle-uncrazy! :P

    And I hear you met your "fan club" at Erawan, eh? ;)

  5. lfb: don't listen to rumors! otherwise u might end up hearing that i was signing autographs and posing for fan photographs all night too :P

  6. Eh, that's exactly what I heard also leh! :P

  7. lfb: hmph. nevertheless, i assure you that contrary to the frivolous gossip, i was not chased by a frenzied mob of admirers who tried to tear off my clothes :P

  8. No frenzied mob, Sean? Sure or not? I got photos to prove it! ^_^

  9. lemongrass: experts will have no problem proving that u photoshopped the mob into the picture :D

  10. Wait a mob going after you? FUIYOH!

  11. michelle: nooooo! don't trust the tabloids! :D

  12. Yeah, indeed nothing that's not out of the ordinary.

  13. J2kfm: and the menu's wide enough to justify repeat visits :D

  14. still my favourite Thai restaurant in town. I usually had sake when I was there! hehe

  15. Eiling: ooh I didn't realize they serve sake here. Or maybe we need to bring our own, huh. Sounds like an interesting combo! :D