Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ekkamai @ Batai, Damansara Heights

Swathed in sultry shadows, Ekkamai celebrates traditional Thai cuisine with modern flair; the menu is confidently conceived & competently executed, while service is sterling - no less than what we'd expect of the F&B veterans behind The Social, El Meson & Estilo. Chicken & beef skewers are grilled in a Josper charcoal oven (RM24+; served with sweet sauce & massaman peanut sauce), while the spicy homok souffle is loaded with tender, lightly cooked prawns, mussels, scallops & squid (RM24+).

On Cheat Days, have your kampung eggs crispy-fried & fairly runny (RM15+) or as an oil-soaked omelette with cha-om acacia leaves (RM18+) before finishing with deep-fried dough sticks coupled with kaya (RM15+). Cocktails with a kick include the Sriracha Bloody Mary (RM38+ for a serving for two); Chilean Cab Sav clocks in at RM90 before happy hours wrap up at 9pm.

Ekkamai Thai Kitchen & Bar
8-1 & 8-2, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. Same row as Torii, Sitka & Yellow Brick Road.
Kitchen opens for lunch & dinner. Tel: 03-2095-2772

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15 comments:

  1. Lovely ambiance, and I would probably love the chicken skewers! :)

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    1. Linda: i'm a fan of the ambiance too, and those chicken skewers were reasonably tender :)

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  2. Oh yes.. Forgot about Batai area whenever I was looking for food. The only time was Yellow Brick Road months ago...

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    1. Leo: batai village is heating up with a lot of new restaurants and bars now! :D

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  3. Looks like there are some nice Thai snacks you can have here (with a drink for those who need it)? I've not encountered simple fried eggs (done right with crispy frizzy sides) on many menus...simply delicious! ;D

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, when i saw those crispy-fried eggs on the menu, i realised we had to order them, heh :)

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  4. The homok looks delicious, remind me of otak otak, hehehe.

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    1. CK: yup, the indochinese version of otak-otak! :)

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  5. Ahaaaa!!! The fried eggs! The way I would do it and love it best!!! Old school grandma's style. Anything Asean, I am in. Bet I'd love it here. Place looks real comfy too!

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    1. Suituapui: ya, i can't resist eggs done that way too, heh :) and yup, any time might be a good time for thai, rite. yeah, this is a cool place to lounge around in for dinner :)

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  6. Imagining prick the egg yolk and let the liquid flow out.... yum

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    1. Choi Yen: that is the fun of fried eggs, ya, heheh :)

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  7. I went there with the hope that I can finally eat this deep fried dough stick with sangkaya cause I've been craving for it since I came back from Thailand, only to be really disappointed because apparently none of the staff knows about it even though I showed them the picture.

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  8. Went there last night and we were a group of 7. My bill was RM1350+. I didn't mind paying it as we had ordered 2 bottles of wine and paid corkage of RM70 for one bottle that I brought. Very disappointing experience with the food. Hormok was sold out at 7.45pm so we had a nice but tiny crab spring roll. We ordered a second and they must have run out of crab too as the second order was very obviously was just stuffed with vegetable, not crab. Tofu stuffed with prawn and egg was a tasteless thing in semi cooked fuchok - ugh. The omelette was nothing like in the picture above. It was a flat bit of egg - with nothing in it! I can do much better at home. Green curry and duck curry were not bad. Overall the experience was less than mediocre. I will never go back.

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  9. Went there last night and we were a group of 7. My bill was RM1350+. I didn't mind paying it as we had ordered 2 bottles of wine and paid corkage of RM70 for one bottle that I brought. Very disappointing experience with the food. Hormok was sold out at 7.45pm so we had a nice but tiny crab spring roll. We ordered a second and they must have run out of crab too as the second order was very obviously was just stuffed with vegetable, not crab. Tofu stuffed with prawn and egg was a tasteless thing in semi cooked fuchok - ugh. The omelette was nothing like in the picture above. It was a flat bit of egg - with nothing in it! I can do much better at home. Green curry and duck curry were not bad. Overall the experience was less than mediocre. I will never go back.

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