Wednesday, February 20, 2013

KomPassion @ Damansara Kim

Thai temptations take on tantalizingly triumphant twists at KomPassion, launched this week in Damansara Kim to showcase the swoon-worthy skills of longtime My Elephant chef Nikom "Kom" Uatthong.

KomPassion's setting & service sparkle with both soul & sheen, easing customers effortlessly into the uncertainties of a unique menu that juggles influences from as far as Japan, South Korea & Italy, all while remaining true to fundamental Thai flavors.

Siamese seafood salads that give us gastronomic goose bumps include the chilled octopus sliced with herbs, chili & lime (RM35+) ...

... & even better, a hearty-savory hodgepodge of smoked salmon, pork bacon & kimchi (RM18.90+).

Chef Kom hails from Thailand's northernmost Chiang Rai city, so it's no surprise to see his region's fragrant Hung Lay curry surface at Kompassion, coupled with ramen & pork (RM15.90+) for a hot bowl of reassuring, rainy-day nourishment.

Otak-otak lasagna? We're in; other fun starters at Kompassion comprise the likes of pork satay & a simple-sounding salad of bean sprouts & avocado.

Linguine, Pad Thai-style (RM15.90+), generously garnished with prawn, squid & scallops. Kompassion's more elaborate recipes include cod with massaman curry sauce, papaya salad & salmon pate, plus scallops in panang curry with salted duck, raisins & pears.

Kompassion's passion is pork, so here's the eatery's pride: twice-cooked chunky pork belly curry with a zesty soft-shell-crab cucumber salad.

Sure, seems pricey at RM65+, but with so much meatiness, two or three can share this platter.


Expect to hear more about KomPassion in the months ahead; this place is set to be a hit.

KomPassion Thai Fusion Food (same row as Euro Deli),
5, Jalan SS20/11, Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7731-9256

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40 comments:

  1. I love all the fusion Thai food featured...gonna nom nom nom here soon! =)

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    1. Ulric: cool! btw, make an advance booking, ya. even for lunch on a weekday, this place was 80 percent packed =)

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    2. Wow...good food popularity spreads like wildfire! =)

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    3. Ulric: yeah, even though parking can be slightly tricky on this street at peak hours =)

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    4. Urkkksss...but thanx for d info...much appreciated! =)

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    5. Ulric: no worries, just go there a bit earlier for easier parking (i reached at 11:30am for lunch) =)

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  2. Interesting. Would it be fair to compare this to Fa Ying or 2 entirely different experiences?

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    1. Kelly: I would say entirely an different experience! =)

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    2. Kelly: ya, it's quite logical to compare kompassion to fa ying, since they both serve thai fusion fare. but i feel that fa ying's menu has more contemporary elements to it, like tapas and sandwiches, whereas kompassion's food still has a more traditional foundation, with thai-style curries, salads & rice dishes dominating the menu. so both restaurants can complement each other very well, heh :D

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    3. Ulric: heheh, you've tried fa ying already, so i look forward to hearing your opinions about kompassion after you've also eaten here. oh ya, one important difference: kompassion serves pork (and very tasty pork), heheh =)

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    4. Ahhh I get the picture. Thanks! Pad thai linguine does sound rather enticing. And also the cod with massaman sauce.

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    5. Sean: Tats why it's an entirely different experience *winks*...hehe :P

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    6. Kelly: yup, the menu here is not as extensive as fa ying's, but it's a great option for customers who want very hearty pork-filled thai dishes with some creative twists :D

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    7. Ulric: heh, hope you'll enjoy the kompassion experience as much as the fa ying experience =)

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  3. I love Thai salads. The cuisine here sounds something along the same lines as our Payung in Sibu. I think I would like the food at this place.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, robust flavors and huge helpings at this outlet, including for the salads, which two or three people should share! :D

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  4. All the dishes look and sound interesting to me, and they serve pork! hehehe.

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    1. CK: ya, this is the only outlet owned by My Elephant that serves pork. they also have a pork tom yum, but we didn't order that because we don't like tom yum, heheh =)

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  5. Wow we haven't even managed to put up our MyElephant post (yes we are that slow =P) and they have opened up another outlet! Can't wait to get my hands on some of that twice cooked pork belly! :D

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    1. Drops Of Contentment: the elephant rules! :D but ya, it's nice how My Elephant is slowly but steadily conquering the suburbs, opening up these very friendly neighborhood joints in sect 17, hartamas, aman suria and now damansara kim. wonder where's next! =)

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  6. Kompletely Kurious about Kompassion :P haha Will swing by !

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    1. Ciki: heheh, enjoy! Kuriosity will feed and satisfy the cat in this case, hopefully! :D

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  7. Rainy day nourishment. Yummy!

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    1. Unka: yeah, and the weather's looking mighty cloudy this morning! maybe a thai curry ramen might be necessary today :D

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  8. Looks like a rather sleek setting and portions seem generous too.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, the ambiance here strikes the perfect balance between being stylish and casual at the same time. and the food here is so hearty, we ended up not being able to finish the linguine pad thai, due to over-ordering =)

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  9. This Thai restaurant has abit Western style hoh.
    Anyway..I love Thai food when it comes to Tom Yam. Slurrppp ^_^

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    1. Melissa: ya, quite a wide range of influences here, from western pastas to some asian recipes. nice sense of creativity :D oooh, i rarely have tom yum, since i'm not a fan of sour flavors and spiciness, heheh =)

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  10. that's an interesting name of the place. i love the idea of fusion there, especially the otak otak lasagna. worth a try? :)

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    1. Fish: oh yeah, i love the name, it's clever and catchy, ya :D and true, it's interesting to see how thai fusion works. the otak-otak lasagna is quite a rich and creamy dish =)

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  11. Finally they have opened near where I live :)
    don't have to drive all the way to Section 17 which I dreaded so much!!

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    1. Leo: good news for you then, ya. but heheh, personally, section 17 is more convenient for me compared to damansara kim :D

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  12. Fusion Thai goodness here I come! I am particularly attracted to the salads and the fact that Thai salads are so healthy...one can happily chomp on them with no worries:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, i happily munched guilt-free on the salads! they're delicious and filling :D

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  13. Waaaa...a non halal Thai place! Yay!! :)

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    1. Bangsar Babe: yup, think this could be the one porky thai restaurant that i'd recommend wholeheartedly in the klang valley =)

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  14. I read the smoked salmon salad as hedgehog salad! LOL!

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    1. Baby sumo: heheh, hodgepodge = mixture! : D

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  15. This is great! We need more thai restaurants like this!

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    1. Eiling: yeah, it's an exciting change from most other thai restaurants that serve the same curries, the same salads =)

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