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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