Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sticky Fingers

Give your taste buds a thorough workout at this Thai outlet, which features both fusion fare & familiar favorites to tempt Pavilion's shoppers.

As a bonus, whoever is handling Sticky Fingers' playlist has brilliant taste in music. Customers might hear everything from T'Pau's 1987 heartbreaker "China In Your Hand" to The Wallflowers' 1997 rock gem "One Headlight" on a typical evening here.

Chiang Mai stuffed bell peppers. Stuffed with what? The menu made it a mystery, but here's the scoop: macaroni, cheese & a hint of Thai spices. Purists might shudder, but this turned out to be scrumptious, filled with a hot mess of gooey goodness that kids should enjoy (though they'll likely lap up the macaroni & ignore the peppers).

Green curry chicken pizza. The topping tasted authentically Thai, with all the fragrant flavors associated with a rich, powerful curry. But the crust was more like a doughy biscuit than the thin, crispy version that many of KL's Italian outlets have mastered.

Mieng kam. Sticky Fingers is part of the Rotol Food Chain, which also runs KLCC's Imperial Chakri Palace, Sunway Pyramid's Rainforest Bistro & other Asian restaurants. Service standards are high, while prices seem fair _ a filling meal can be had for below RM50.

Linguine with tom yum paste & freshwater prawn. Nice, firm noodles, swathed in an aromatic, pleasantly sourish sauce that wasn't too spicy. Alas, the prawn could have been fresher.

Crab shell stuffed with minced chicken, crab meat & salted egg yolk. Not as outstanding as Simply Mel's version, since this tasted more like mass-produced paste. But the inclusion of the salted yolk was a nice touch.

Crispy roast duck with coffee sauce. The best order, thanks to juicy, deliciously addictive meat _ a far cry from the bony fowl that plagues other outlets.

Fried sliced beef with "ma nau" sauce, a lime-garlic chili condiment that would have gone well with Hainanese chicken rice too.

Durian & mango with sticky rice. Too bad the fruits seemed thawed instead of fresh.

Thab tim krob, served in a coconut. A sweet finish, in every sense of the phrase.

Terrific Thai-inspired cocktails & shooters: Blowjob in Bangkok (vodka, blue curacao, creme) & Phuket Colada (rum, malibu, coconut milk, pineapple).

Muay Thai Warrior (rum, vodka, root beer) & Bangkok Mojito.

Let's call it a Thai: Thai Chick's (vodka, passion fruit, sweet & sour) & Thai Safari (cointreau, midori, orange, grenadine).

But nope, this Sticky Fingers is completely unrelated to the Sticky Fingers cafe that used to inhabit Jalan Mesui, near Palate Palette & No Black Tie.


Sticky Fingers Bangkok Bistro,
Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2163-0163
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28 comments:

  1. Hey...nice photos...better perspective than mine's anyways :P

    D Crispy roast duck was d star of d nite...followed by d stuffed bell peppers :D

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  2. Ulric: I wonder if klcc's chakri palace might offer a similar duck dish, and whether it might be very good also =)

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  3. the durian mango sticky rice looks good... nice picture! :D seen this place at pavilion but i guess it's gonna be pricy

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  4. i wonder which part of pavilion is this!! this is an indicator that i haven't been to pavilion for ages!

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  5. i echo michelle note on this, this place seems to be forever adding new restaurants!

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  6. Sean: They have it along with a pretty more extensive menu. Here:

    http://www.flyingmenu.com/web/flyingmenu/Chakri%20Palace/index.html

    As for taste u will need to try and c :P

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  7. Michelle: It's located at d outdoor section at 4th Floor...a floor below GSC and rite opposite Chatime :)

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  8. Clevermunkey: thanks! ya, the bill here should be at least 25 ringgit per person, but I think it's still worth it for the quality of the food =)
    Michelle: only a few more weeks/months till you'll be back again! By then, a few more restaurants will be open at pavilion! :D
    Joe: heheh, well, the gym at pavilion is gone, so there was space for new outlets to take over. Luckily the replacement restaurants have been quite good so far =)
    Ulric: ah, I guess Chakri palace will always be the flagship restaurant for this group, so it should be the one that maintains all the signature dishes :D

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  9. you were there yesterday night? lol, I was with some colleagues at Watami few shops away. alas, Watami's Shio ramen obviously couldn't compare with Santouka's .

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  10. Jeffrey: heh, actually, this visit was Thursday last week. Ahh, yeah, I guess even though Watami has quite a few ramen options, santouka has the advantage of being able to offer a pork broth, heheh =)

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  11. Jeffrey: The only ramen-based dish tat I order in Watami is the Sapporo Kaisen Ramen Salad with an awesome goma (sesame) sauce :D

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  12. but the pot rice meals was quite good. and I liked the Matcha Tiramisu as well :P

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  13. stuffed bell pepper should be good! I wanna make that at home! :D

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  14. Jeffrey & Ulric: yep, there's something for everyone at Watami. Hopefully Sticky Fingers will be able to attract equal enthusiasm among Thai food fans =)
    KY: sounds fun! And hey, you could even customize the recipe by adding some minced pork in the stuffing :D

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  15. Roast duck with coffee sauce? Doesn't sound like an ideal combo, but hey, if you say it works, I guess it does! :)

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  16. Roast duck sounds divine! Actually coffee ANYTHING sounds good.. coffee cake, coffee rice, coffee chicken, coffee seafood... now, where's mah 5th cup today!?

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  17. The cocktail's name sounds very naughty!

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  18. Bangsar-babe: oh ya, the coffee flavor was mild ... just enough got a faintly bitter, roasty-toasty edge, but not sufficiently potent to clash with the duck :D
    Min: aieeeee! That's the road to caffeine insanity! This once, I think I'll opt for tea. Tea cake, tea rice, tea chicken, tea seafood, heheh :D
    Baby sumo: oh yeah, sometimes I choose my cocktails based on their names, not on their content. One of my favorite drinks is the cocksucking cowboy, really =)

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  19. Rotol Food Chain group? Urghh never liked their food. But I was at Watami last week, that place is good. There's something fr everyone & overall, most dishes doesnt fail to please :)

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  20. rebecca: heheh, i have mostly OK memories of rotol's outlets. but then again, i'm not really a fan of thai food. yeah, i guess between watami and sticky fingers on this level of pavilion, i'd probably choose watami :D

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  21. If craving for duck: Sticky Fingers...everything else Watami...especially for their Ramen Salad, Tonpeiyaki n d wobbly delight Jikasei Milk Pudding :D

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  22. ulric: and i must add, morganfield's for ribs =)

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  23. Still haven't tried Morganfield's yet :(

    http://www.morganfields.com/

    The smoked peppercorn ribs looks lip-smackingly delicious :D

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  24. Ulric: heh, I've only tried the hickory and Tuscan-flavored ribs so far =)

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  25. Looks like a really intersting fusion! Italian & Thai - like the sound of green curry pizza!

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  26. hungry female: heheh, i guess that's one of the coolest aspects of globalization: globalized cuisine! :D

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  27. Looks like a chic place for some thai cuisine. And it's in Pavilion?!! that's really good.

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  28. eiling: yeah, we need more places where we can enjoy both thai food AND thai cocktails! :D

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