Monday, January 13, 2014

Thai Camp @ Paramount Garden

Scouting for Thai fare? Pitch your tent at Thai Camp, set up recently at PJ's foodie-friendly site of Taman Paramount.
 
Casual meals can be enjoyed at this temple of spice; hog-worshipping recipes might command the most fervent devotees, from pork phanaeng curry (RM20), vivid in colour & flavour ...
 
... to pork that's stir-fried with stirringly fiery-tangy lime sauce (RM18) ...
 
... to pork that's kept simple & savoury with garlic, that magical complement (RM15), ...
 
... & pork deep-fried with kaffir lime leaves (RM18), a worthy sacrifice at shrines of sin.

For fans of eggs, more than a few fun finds: The menu calls this one "Amazing Eggs" (RM15), hard-boiled & heaped with a meaty gravy.
 
This looks like a run-of-the-mill omelette when it surfaces at the table, but break it open to reveal a steaming-hot stewed stuffing of meat & carrots. RM13.
 
Fried egg salad, satisfying with seafood (RM17).
 
 Saving the best for last? Crispy-creamy preserved eggs with pork in holy basil sauce. RM18.
 
 Thai Camp
37, Jalan 20/7, Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya
Lunch & dinner, Tuesday-Sunday
 
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52 comments:

  1. So many eggs! I like these restaurants in old neighbourhoods, they always feel more interesting

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    1. Footfringe: heheh, couldn't resist ordering all those egg dishes, since they were each quite different from one another =) and ya, this feels like the ideal location for this eatery :D

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  2. Now you've got me craving for Thai! The good one we had here had closed down and the chef had gone home. No more. Tsk! Tsk!

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    1. Suituapui: here's hoping you'll get a replacement for a favourite thai place later this year! :D

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  3. I haven't had Thai food for quite some time. The eggs do look good (even though I prefer my eggs soft boiled).

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    1. Linda: yeah, I try to have thai once every couple of months. and I agree, my general preference for eggs are soft-boiled too, mostly at western eateries =)

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  4. I love Thai food! We just had some on sat! Hehehe.

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    1. CK: yay, hope you get some more good thai food this month! :D

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  5. Wah, many porky porky! I just had Thai food yesterday and got stomachache after that, love thai food but my stomach cant get along with it ><

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    1. 比比: I agree! when I was younger, I had no problem with thai food, but nowadays, I have to make sure my food is not too spicy, heh :D

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  6. a nice little hidden gem in the old neigbourhood of Paramount. this camp was opened recently, offering authentic yet unassuming tasty thai fares at reasonable prices :)

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    1. Ong: that's a good way of describing it =)

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  7. Pork goodnesss!!! OKIES I am heading in!!!

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    1. Missyblurkit: hope your visit is one of pure porky pleasure! :D

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    1. Cquek: especially for fans of thai fare!

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  9. how can you not order tom yam in a Thai restaurant! :P

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    1. Constance: heheh, there are too many other temptations to try here (especially for egg lovers) :D

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  10. yeah, tomyum gung is a must order in a Thai restaurant!!!

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    1. Ong: ooo, to be frank though, am not a fan of tom yam =)

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    2. hahaha...usually i'll use tomyam as the yardstick to gauge if the food in that particular Thai restaurant is up to the standard :)

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    3. Ong: heh, will try to order tom yam for my next thai meal :D

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  11. yesterday crab food, today thai food, way to go, it's good too~ XD

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  12. Is the food here too spicy for you? I like the look of the crispy preserved egg a lot!

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    1. Baby Sumo: a few of the dishes were a little too spicy for me, especially the pork in lime sauce, heh. and yeah, the crispy preserved eggs were irresistible :D

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  13. So many egg dishes? The last one looks like it will be perfect spooned over some rice!

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    1. Ken: oh yeah, I didn't have too much rice, but some of these dishes did go well with rice. and ya, couldn't help wanting to try all the egg dishes! :D

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  14. all the pics look so enticing. did you manage to try some of the seafood dishes?

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    1. Lizzy: oh, the fried egg salad had some prawns and mussels in it, but no, I didn't manage to try the fish or the other seafood =)

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  15. Hmmm now you been eating at my Neighbourhood...
    I haven't heard abt this before and shall check it out...

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    1. Simple Person: your neighbourhood is becoming quite a busy place for new eateries! :D

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  16. I never could handle Thai food because of the amount of spices used in the cooking. The last Thai dish I had was pretty much a disaster; the Tom Yum soup was so spicy that it numbed my tongue until I doused it with cold milk. =.=

    On the contrary, the mango salad is tasty too. =)

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    1. Waverly: I tend to be cautious when approaching thai food too. my favourite might be the mild massaman curry :D

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  17. All the egg dishes look delicious! And so many porky delights too. Yum!

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    1. Kelly: yeah, lots of eggs, lots of pork ... interesting theme for a thai dinner! :D

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  18. The phanaeng pork curry, garlic pork and deep fried pork with kaffir lime leaves looks like winners to me...sames goes for the meat n carrots omelette and the fried egg seafood salad =)

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    1. Ulric: they've put together a nice selection on their menu ... quite suitable for my egg/pork-loving taste buds :D

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  19. Never thought I'd say this, but the egg dishes sound the best of the lot! Especially like the idea of omlette stuffed with meaty yum.

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: it's rare to see a thai restaurant that delves so deeply into egg! gotta love it, heh :D

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  20. Taman Paramount .. near Awesome Canteen?

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    1. Rebecca: same neighbourhood, but not same road/row. not within waking distance, I think :)

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    2. if you're coming from jln 222 towards paramount, o&s will be on your left. go past it towards the traffic light. at the traffic light, turn right. the shop is on your left along the shophouses :)

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    3. Ong: thanks for the great directions

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  21. ah...another thai place to satisfy my cravings. Close enough to bike to from home as well ;)

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    1. UnkaLeong: that sounds like the ultimate convenience! I had to head here early in the evening so that there'd be a couple of parking spots still empty nearby :)

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  22. just went there last night, delicious!

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    1. KY: yay! glad you liked this place :D

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  23. simple Thai dishes is the way to go. Looks like a nice place indeed.

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    1. Eiling: yeah, I think this place is gonna do pretty well :)

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