Sunday, July 17, 2016

Mhera-1 Thai Fine Cuisine @ Kota Damansara

Mhera-1 replaces Kota Damansara's revered Erawan Thai restaurant, but retains Chef Trakool 'Korn' Yodsuk's recipes & some of Erawan's kitchen crew. The venue, still one of this neighbourhood's most elegant dining destinations, is now helmed by Maurice Hao, a family member of Erawan co-founder Anan, with a determination to uphold Erawan's reputation for exceptional Thai fare, while making it easier for patrons to savour these signature specialities without Erawan's stipulation of pre-ordering.

The repertoire here remains regal & ravishing, from lotus petals served with a piquant medley of roasted nuts, shrimp & shallots in complex herbs & spices (RM58) to red curry prawns simmered with pineapples, lychees & rambutans (RM58) to stir-fried egg tofu with minced chicken, prawns & vegetables, seasoned with salted egg yolk (RM38). Irreproachably executed, with all the attention to intricate details that results in beautifully balanced flavours & textures.

Our favourites might be the cockle curry, brimming with fresh-tasting kerang (RM48) & the chicken massaman, complete with peanuts, potatoes, gingko nuts & lotus seeds (RM48). This marks a satisfying start for Mhera-1, with the promise of more to come; Mhera-2 & Mhera-3 are in the pipeline, possibly in Bangsar & Genting Highlands. And if you're curious about Chef Korn, keep an eye out on the upcoming Damansara City Mall (or DC Mall), where Erawan is expected to reopen by September.

Mhera-1 Thai Fine Cuisine
 22, Jalan PJU 5/16, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, Selangor. 
Tues-Thurs: 6pm-1030pm. Fri-Sun: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-1030pm. Tel: 03-6141-2393

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10 comments:

  1. Erawan did not do well when the food looks so so so good? How on earth is that possible? Thai not so popular there or there are others that are better? Love the very nice decor too and the stunning crockery - I have my eyes especially on that blue and white thing with the red curry prawns. Even has a lid to match! Ooooo...I'm in love!

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    1. Suituapui: Erawan has been doing well for several years now, and a lot of people really love it, so I'm not sure why they've decided to move - maybe a fresh start at a location that's more accessible for their customers :) oh yes, the tableware here is Gorgeous with a capital G! :D

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  2. Been to Erawan few times, the cockle curry is always my favorite. :D

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    1. CK: heheh, yes, I was happy to see the cockle curry available here ... Been a long time since I had it :D

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  3. What pretty presentations of the dishes.

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    1. The Yum List: yes, definitely an A for plating & choice of tableware :D

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  4. You had me at cockle curry and red curry prawns with my favourite fruits of pineapple, lychee and rambutan....and the food is served in such regal ware! ;)

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    1. Contact.ewew: yes, this is the only thai place i know that does cockle curry - and i lovvveeee cockles, heh :D they also do dishes with mangosteen, i think, but that's more seasonal ;)

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  5. Never know lotus petals can eat raw :P

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, yeah, it'd be an interesting experience for diners here ;)

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