Returning to Kompassion, My Elephant's fascinatingly inventive offshoot in Damansara Kim. Earlier entry on Kompassion: February 20.
Avocado's not an ingredient we regularly spot on Thai menus, but Kompassion isn't just any restaurant. Love how the fruit's creaminess complements the beansprout crunch of this salad (RM16), made dangerous with a tangy-citric bite.
Chunky pork satay (RM18), lean & mean, served with peanut sauce & kimchi (!).
Scallops are another rarity at Thai eateries; Kompassion's are as plump & juicy as any at KL's top establishments, blanketed in a sauce of Panang curry (RM65), one of the typically milder but still totally aromatic curries, & accompanied by slices of salted duck, raisins & pears.
Crispy pork 'siew yok' green curry (RM35). Delicious dreams are made of these.
Smoked duck with pomelo salad (RM70). Kompassion's not done yet; in a few months, this restaurant plans to offer the Klang Valley's first omakase-style Thai dinners, with each course creatively curated by chef Nikom "Kom" Uatthong.
This cod's not too odd, a slab of succulence served with nutty massaman curry (more often used for beef & poultry), crab meat, papaya salad & salmon pate (RM65).
One-plate meals are also available. Our pick: multi-grain rice with pork trotters (RM26).
There's no wine sold at Kompassion, but on the brilliantly bright side, there's no corkage charge.
Kompassion Restaurant @ PJ Damansara Kim,
5, Jalan SS20/11, Petaling Jaya (same row as Euro Deli).