Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Samira by Asian Terrace

Samira @ Sentul Park: Round Two. Earlier entry on Samira: April 9, 2012.

Pineapple lamb in coconut sauce (RM30+), a sweet-savory recipe with no stinging spiciness. The tender meat plays deliciously off the tangy-creamy gravy.

Roast duck green curry (RM25+). Its fieriness is dialed down, so chili fanatics might complain, but the rest of us will likely be smiling throughout a sweat-free dinner.

Massaman beef curry (RM28+). We've long searched for a rendition to rival one we had somewhere in Bangkok. Haven't found it, but this is serviceable. Could be nuttier/creamier.

Rice, an agreeable companion for addictive curries, whether it's sticky (RM5+) ...

... or fried with lychee (RM16+). Grains are good, all the time.

Chilling out: Thai tako (RM9+), the soft coconut mousse and crunchy water chestnut combo with a potent pandan scent. Can't tell whether it's nutritious, wicked or health-neutral.

Warming up: Pumpkin in coconut milk (RM8+), to send us out into the cold night.

Halia serai juice and Minty Krabi (Jack Daniel's, wild mint, mint leaves).

Passion fruit serai and Long Way Home (Jack Daniel's, cointreau, grenadine, lemon, egg white).

So Samira's food is nice enough, but the beautiful setting is still the main reason to head here.

Note: Some customers have said the staff members sometimes prohibit photography of the surroundings, though pictures of food and friends in the foreground seem to be fine.

Samira by Asian Terrace,
Sentul Park (KLPAC), Jalan Strachan, Off Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 012-921-3880
Closed Wednesdays.
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30 comments:

  1. this place looks gorgeous. sadly i have yet to swing by that part of the world. will do so when i take 2 weeks off from work in june:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: two weeks' leave! now I want two weeks' leave too, heh. hope you enjoy your visit here. can pretend it's in some remote lakeside resort :D

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  2. perhaps the prohibit pictures coz the flash sometimes disturbs the other guests?

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    1. Missyblurkit: true, that sounds logical. though hopefully, they'll ease that regulation whenever there aren't many customers around. As well as for those of us who don't use flash, heheh =)

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    2. I don't use flash too! Hehehe
      Actually I dont really know how to use flash, need to learn that. :P

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    3. CK: oh ya, i've never seen you using flash before. heheh. maybe we should visit a very dark restaurant and practice! :D

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  3. THai food.. hhmm.. all I'm eating now is pastries, breads and cheese. But really good ones :P

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    1. I hate you rebecca! :(

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    2. TNG: carbohydrate coma! and a protein rush! :D

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    3. Michelle: hate is too strong a word =)

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  4. curry will be so good right now in this cold weather! :P Never tried sticky rice with curry before! Is it like ketupat rice? hehe it would be like eating mantou with butter crab sauce!

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    1. Vien: ya, i usually only take the sticky rice with mango as dessert, but it was also quite tasty with curry (though plain rice is still the best partner with any gravies). ya, it's almost like the sticky rice used in nyonya cakes! i wonder if butter crab sauce with sticky rice could also be a winner :D

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  5. Pineapple lamb.... Taste will b weird .....

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    1. Simple Person: ooh, i think meat and fruits sometimes can go quite well together. heheh :D

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    2. I like d last pic... The building was copy on the water nice...

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    3. Simple person: tnx! The water was so calm, it was easy to capture the reflection :D

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  6. Sometimes food can taste better when the surroundings are beautiful, no? =D

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    1. Drops of Contentment! true! and it can also taste better when the company is friendly and the booze is flowing :D

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  7. I love Thai tako! I think is wicked, thats why it taste so yummy!

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    1. Smitten By Food: i think i'd agree with you on that point! :D

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  8. The pineapple lamb looks quite good, Mr. Yoong --- ah, but surely it can be spicier? :D

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    1. Kenny: on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being super-spicy, i like my curries to be a 4. heheh :D

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  9. Oh you seem to go for Thai food quite often now - are you a spicy-food convert? ;)

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, not a convert yet, but it does look like i have thai food at least once a month now! though i think i've only had indian food once so far in 2012 :D

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  10. i sure hope sentul park is making a comeback, those big pond with huge kois and all, I miss it.

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    1. KY: you're right, we need more places and parks like this in kl. preferably with peaceful restaurants and cafes for having a drink while enjoying the view :D

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  11. How does the lychee fried rice taste? Sweet and spicy?

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    1. CK: the lychee fried rice is not spicy at all! i think even a three-year-old can enjoy it, heheh. but ya, it's a bit sweet :D

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  12. The setting here's quite nice with those water views.

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    1. The Yum List: true, i do wish we had more water views in KL :D

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