Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bowl Thai & Lemon Terrace @ Plaza Mont Kiara

Folks who dare to walk deeper into Plaza Mont Kiara & scour the basement at the back of this complex will be rewarded with meals at a couple of no-frills, pork-loving Asian eateries: Thai specialist Bowl & Thai, alongside Korean outlet Lemon Terrace.

First up, Bowl & Thai, which serves simple fare at satisfactory prices.

Tender, meaty stewed pork with egg & rice (RM9). Soul food, comfort food.

Kerabu sotong (RM7), piquant enough to please. Other offerings include mango salads, tom yum goong & pineapple fried rice.

Also possibly worth inspecting here: the Korean-run Lemon Terrace.

Lemon Terrace's interpretation of 'manduguk' (RM15), reasonably juicy pork dumplings in a savoury, steaming-hot broth.

The serving comes with three 'banchan' side dishes. Lemon Terrace's menu is fairly wide, ranging from ginseng chicken soup (RM22) to 'sujebi' hand-torn noodle broth (RM13).

Bowl & Thai Cafe & Lemon Terrace
Plaza Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
Bowl & Thai opens 830am-6pm, except Sundays

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24 comments:

  1. Kerabu Sotong sounds like my kinda dish, i like their idea of serving banchan dishes even for thai cuisine haha

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    1. Ken: yeah, that kerabu sotong was too tempting to ignore, heheh :D

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    2. Isn't the banchan at the other place, the Korean one? ;)

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    3. Suituapui: yes, observant one! heheheh :D

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  2. I like banchan...... sometimes its the decider of whether I'd have an enjoyable Korean meal or not.

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    1. Baby Sumo: i like a restaurant at hartamas that previously served cockles among its banchan, heheh :D

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  3. That is certainly a sunny orange colour in the decor, Sean, and the food presentations are lovely.

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    1. Linda: i'm glad you enjoyed these photos :)

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  4. I am not a big fan of Korean food. But I like ginseng chicken soup, will always order that whenever I visit Korean restaurant, hehe.

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    1. CK: true, i think i only have korean food three or four times a year. my favourites are bibimbap and also i agree with you, ginseng chicken soup is awesome! :D

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  5. It's the Bowl Thai place for me, no second thoughts. Oooo...I'd want that stewed pork and egg plus rice, anytime!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, yeah, i couldn't resist heading here for the stewed pork with egg and rice :D

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  6. I've sometimes passed these shops but never been tempted to stop before. The Thai place looks good for a quick lunch.

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    1. Footfringe: yeah, and the prices at the thai place are not too punishing :)

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  7. was there a couple of weeks ago on work. The portion and taste are much better at the Korean than the Thai. Went to the korean a few times during that 3 weeks. My colleague liked the stir fry octopus while I prefer the bulgogi and soondubu. Very fair price compared to the eateries on the ground floor facing the square. Just not the easiest place to find

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    1. Yun Qi: thanks for the notes! octopus sounds good, maybe i should return for that. but yeah, these are tiny hidden gems, in their own way :)

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  8. Tis must be the places that thrives during lunch times, for the office crowd with its wallet friendly prices :)

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    1. Rebecca: ya, i came here before 1230pm, so it was still quiet, but i hope the lunch crowd learns about these places too! :)

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  9. I never knew there is a Thai restaurant within walking distance from me. Thanks for the post! Shall try it out one day.

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    1. Kelly: yay, hope you enjoy the food there. note that it's not open for dinner for now, btw :)

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  10. Sean, you should also try the Bowl & Thai's Thai Minced Pork with basil & the Vietnamese roll which is sold on every thursday at the Plaza MK's flee market.

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    1. Golden Man: thanks, sounds tasty, i'll try to drop by if i'm in the area on any thursday :)

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  11. Both my favourite type of food, Thai & Korean!

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    1. Choi Yen: ooo, glad you like this! i'm cool with thai and korean, but i'd prefer japanese and chinese, heheh :D

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