Sunday, March 22, 2015

Aroy Nae Non @ Scott Garden, Old Klang Road

Adventurous admirers of Thai fare may like Aroy Nae Non, which delves into the diverse dishes of northeastern Isan cuisine.

Start with som tum - Aroy Nae Non serves no fewer than 12 types (!) of the crisp & piquant green papaya salad, some creamy with salted egg (RM18), others with fermented fish, flower crabs, mixed fruits & more (mainly between RM13 & RM25 a plate).

 Keeping it raw: Marinated prawns (RM20), their natural sweetness taking centre stage in a wholesome-looking ensemble.

 Abundant oysters with a lot of complements; the molluscs prove relatively bland though - the quantity-over-quality sort. RM18.

Better to take a pleasant walk with the cockles, stir-fried in a spicy-tangy basil salad flooded with Thai flavours (RM25).

Aroy Nae Non rates respectably for its BBQ offerings, which range from charcoal-grilled squid (RM30) to pork neck (RM25; succulent - one of our favourites here) to whole tilapia (RM48). BBQ prawns & river lobster are available at seasonal prices.

 Even the chicken recipes are intriguing: Check out the chicken knuckles (RM22), fried crunchy cartilage paired with peanuts.

Also a brilliant beer snack: Potently savoury, pleasurably plump Isan pork sausages (RM22). Not recommended for dieters.

Of course, no lack of curries here, like this distinctive river snail red curry (RM20). And there's still much more on the menu to sample, from spicy chicken feet soup (RM22) to minced pork with seaweed soup (RM16) to deep-fried duck skewers (RM22) to shrimp-&-omelette curry (RM30).

Customers can bring their own wine (the corkage is typical) or have the restaurant's regular juices & teas. 

Aroy Nae Non
Lot 2-47-48, Scott Garden, Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur. Open 11am-5am (!!!) daily

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22 comments:

  1. Hi Sean,

    I am not really into any of the foods here, however, the presentations are lovely, the decor and ambiance are very pleasant and the lighting is just perfect, not too dim, not too bright. :)

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    1. Linda: i'm glad you like the thai-influenced setting here :)

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  2. sawadeekap, nice restauraant!!

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    1. Happy walker: a thai temptation! :)

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  3. Oooooo...I go weak in the knees at the sight of such beauties!!! I love Thai... Drooling!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, you can part of the thai food fan club :D

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  4. Many dishes here I've never tried before. Looks like it would make an interesting visit.

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    1. The Yum List: definitely some distinctive delights here :)

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  5. What a feast! Oysters look exceptionally fresh and succulent!

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    1. Ken: we were pretty impressed when we saw the oysters :)

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  6. OO.. and a big fan of those raw prawns.. glad to visit this place just for that !:)

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    1. Ciki: ya, that's one dish that i can't resist ordering :D

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  7. Quite an exotic range with raw prawns, raw oyster and cockles :P

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, ya, it does go a bit further than many other thai eateries :)

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  8. Those pork sausages looks like bull's testicles to me...wakakaka!! :D The chargrilled squid looks yummy...is that mango I see stuffed inside the squid?

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    1. Contact: heheh, i actually finished the entire plate of sausages on my own cos my companion that evening doesn't eat pork :) and yup, that's a fruit-stuffed squid! :)

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  9. Everything looks so delicious. Abundant oysters with a lot of complements is interesting! And affordable pricing too. I like the varieties of som tum that you've listed.

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    1. Melissa: ya, i like how the dishes here are quite complex, with a lot of accompaniments :) and yeah, this place is serious about its som tum :D

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  10. Wow I saw cockles! Haven't had that for long long time, I want to eat! :D

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    1. CK: this place is just a 10 minute drive from your home! and ya, i also cannot resist cockles :D

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  11. Ohh its a recent popularity - north east Thai food (Isan is north east me thinks.. Ok tis is an agak agak comment, will google later.. Hahaha!)

    And I noticed tht (!!!) at 5am!!
    I'm glad to see tht too. Not tht I eat so late but good to know there's good Thai food (mon Malay mamak type) at that hour!!

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    1. Rebecca: you're right, we're getting more and more places for isan fare. i do like the food, so am glad :D heh, ya, 5am is not a typo ... i sometimes have to eat at 11pm-ish, and it can be tricky to find a comfy air-conditioned place for that with the kitchen still open :)

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