Yummy Thai Food At Erawan

Posted by : foongpc | Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | Published in


Do you like Thai food?

I simply love it!

I went to Erawan at Dataran Sunway in Kota Damansara the other day to try out this Thai restaurant with my friend. But when we stepped into the restaurant, my friend dropped a bombshell. She told me she's full and could not eat anything!

I was like, what the .........?! Why the heck did she agree to go dinner with me then? How was I going to try all those dishes that I wanted to try eating alone?

And so we (or rather, I) ended up eating these....

Mieng kam (เมี่ยงคำ in Thai)

This appetizer was simply delicious! For the uninitiated, mieng kam is a popular Thai snack. It is made up of 7 different ingredients which you placed onto a leaf. After filling the leaf, you add some Thai fish sauce on top, fold up the leaf and put into your mouth. Yummy!!

I think the difference with Erawan's mieng kam is its super delicious sauce!!

Look at how concentrated the sauce is! Unlike most other Thai restaurants which provide a more watered down (diluted) version.

But of course the mieng kam came at a price - RM20 to be exact! Rather expensive, don't you think?

Tom yam noodles in clear soup - This I ordered all for myself.

I like the taste of this spicy and sour soup! But most importantly the prawns were fresh and noodles springy. It was good but I thought RM20 for a bowl was a little too expensive!

I was already quite full since I was the one doing most of the eating. But that's not going to stop me from ordering Thai desserts!

Since I am crazy about durians and anything to do with this thorny fruit, I went for Erawan's ....

Durian with sticky rice.

My friend took a small scoop of the durian with some sticky rice and said it was nice! Well, I agreed with her but it still could not match the one I had in Bangkok a few years back.

If any one of you go Bangkok, do not miss the very delicious durian with sticky rice sold by this Thai lady at the Food Court located on the 6th floor of MBK Shopping Mall in Bangkok.

I actually told the restaurant owner about this but he insisted that many people from near and far go to his restaurant for this dessert! Well, it was probably the best durian with sticky rice in town or even in Malaysia but definitely not the world. Haha!

Anyway, this delicious dessert burnt a RM12 hole in my pocket! I think it was much, much cheaper eating it in Bangkok! OK, must plan for a Bangkok trip next! LOL!

Apart from the delicious food, I found the ambience in this restaurant really, really nice! There's a smell of lemongrass (I think) lingering in the air as you step into the restaurant.

Service was good and the owner was willing to explain in detail each dishes and gave his recommendations.

For drinks (sorry no photos) my friend ordered pineapple lassi (RM12) and I went for honey lemongrass drink (RM8). Not bad - I liked the lemongrass drink!

All in all, the damage came to RM72 nett. Pretty expensive especially since it was me who was doing most of the eating, but I would say the food was of high quality.

That's the green elephant giving us sweets to tempt us to return.

So will I go back for another visit? Most definitely! Besides, I have yet to try most of the other dishes in the menu but I would need a few friends for that!

Now since I am not paid to blog about this restaurant, and since I do not want too many people to know about this place (it's OK, call me selfish!) I am not going to share the address with you all. Haha!

However, if you really, really want to go there, you can always google it or just drop me an email! Have a nice day, everyone! : )


(60) Comments

  1. RoseBelle said...

    I love Thai food. The ones in my city don't offer appetizers. My favorite is Pad Thai. I order it every time at any Thai restaurant. I also love their papaya salad. I have Thai friends who say that real Thai papaya salad is ultra spicy and they were not lying! I tried one homemade version and it was HOT! It was so hot that I didn't even know how best to get rid of the heat in my mouth. I just kept eating ice to cool it.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:34 AM
  2. fufu said...

    durian with sticky rice....oh i wanna try!!! i miss durian... ages havent had durian... not the season when i was in malaysia >< i think almost 8yrs never touch durian >< ops and of course i miss thai food very much, very nice ambience ya :)

    June 22, 2010 at 4:46 AM
  3. Anonymous

    Can always google and find out the restaurant ;)

    I am not crazy about Thai food but I do like mieng kam and tom yam soup (in clear broth).

    June 22, 2010 at 8:33 AM
  4. lina said...

    The place sure looks nice.

    Yummy food too.

    June 22, 2010 at 8:37 AM
  5. Caroline said...

    never try durian sticky rice, only mango sticky rice, but i bet its yummmmmmmmmyyyyy!!! lol

    June 22, 2010 at 9:04 AM
  6. Caroline said...

    eh tom yam in clear soup? mcm not ngam dy d name! LOL hows d taste actually??

    June 22, 2010 at 9:04 AM
  7. Caroline said...

    hahahaha!!! memang kuat makan! no wonder u're "FAT" mwahahahahaha

    June 22, 2010 at 9:05 AM
  8. Cloudia said...

    love it

    Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

    June 22, 2010 at 9:17 AM
  9. wenn said...

    wow, that sounds delicious!

    June 22, 2010 at 11:45 AM
  10. khengsiong said...

    Wow... got Thai script some more...

    Hmm... durian with sticky rice...
    What do you think if we sell apple with sticky rice?

    June 22, 2010 at 11:46 AM
  11. HappySurfer said...

    The place looks nice - which accounts for the prices they charge. But then again, Thai food in an authentic Thai restaurant is never cheap though mostly the food is really nice. And you're right, eating with more (hungry) friends is more fun.

    These days, I don't go for Thai durians anymore. Our local strains are much tastier- and they are in season again. Yippee!!

    June 22, 2010 at 1:16 PM
  12. iamthewitch said...

    Eh I thought Thai food famous for mango sticky rice, didn't know there's a durian version! LOL! But for Rm12? I can buy whole durian already ... haha

    June 22, 2010 at 2:05 PM
  13. Monica said...

    where is this place? i love thai food!!

    June 22, 2010 at 2:30 PM
  14. Monica said...

    i've never tried durian sticky rice.. I miss savouring mango sticky rice!

    June 22, 2010 at 2:34 PM
  15. Monica said...

    i like the ambience of the restaurant too :)

    June 22, 2010 at 2:37 PM
  16. Isley Chang~ said...

    except for tom yum. i never try Thai food before.

    The durian sticky rice is innovative~ never thought it comes from the thai's

    June 22, 2010 at 3:52 PM
  17. Taufulou said...

    woahh..hoh liau..
    another post on this shop..guess have to save some money go try d...:D

    June 22, 2010 at 5:31 PM
  18. ravishingpeacock said...

    waa da deco was soo nice but the price..err..quite xpensive lor huhu

    June 22, 2010 at 7:46 PM
  19. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    A small bowl of TomYam soup is aTOMically expensive. Whoa love mieng kam, have not eaten durian with sticky *lice* but prefer with mango. No wonder the price is atomic nice cozy place & decor..tQ

    June 22, 2010 at 8:30 PM
  20. day-dreamer said...

    Clear tom yam soup? First time seeing this.

    The Thai food you've had looks great! Why no green curry? I love green curry too! :D

    June 22, 2010 at 9:20 PM
  21. [SK] said...

    hahaha!! that's really really uncool of your friend!! how can she promise to go dinner with you, and finally not eating any??

    June 22, 2010 at 11:32 PM
  22. [SK] said...

    next time you must hangout whole day with her, and don't allow her to have breakfast and lunch before you bring her to have dinner together~~ :p

    June 22, 2010 at 11:33 PM
  23. [SK] said...

    but why did she feel not hungry suddenly?? because she stepped into the restaurant and smelled something?? or because she saw you?? hahaha~~ :D

    June 22, 2010 at 11:34 PM
  24. [SK] said...

    yeah, kind of expensive to pay RM72!! maybe can go somewhere less classy and have nicer food - for two times already!!

    June 22, 2010 at 11:35 PM
  25. [SK] said...

    anyway, at least the restaurant looks cosy and comfortable, with nice decoration, just not really that Thai to me only..

    June 22, 2010 at 11:36 PM
  26. [SK] said...

    hmmm, you can eat quite a lot actually huh?? 3 course meal and a drink, and finally two pieces of mints, haha~~

    June 22, 2010 at 11:37 PM
  27. [SK] said...

    ok, don't have to let me know where this restaurant is.. not interested as the food is expensive, and they have durians in there!!! i hate durians!!!

    June 22, 2010 at 11:38 PM
  28. Faisal Admar said...

    do they serve sticky rice with mango?
    love that!

    June 23, 2010 at 12:58 AM
  29. Tekkaus said...

    Me? Thai food? Of course. If it is delicious that is. :D

    June 23, 2010 at 5:57 AM
  30. Tekkaus said...

    Ouh...at Dataran Sunway...and I thought you went Thailand recently. :)

    June 23, 2010 at 5:58 AM
  31. Tekkaus said...

    You went there and she said she is full? Ha :D

    Ad you ended up eating alone?

    June 23, 2010 at 5:58 AM
  32. Tekkaus said...

    Perhaps she just wanna introduce this special new place to you. :)

    Wow....Mieng Kam sounds popular alright and special. :)

    June 23, 2010 at 5:59 AM
  33. Tekkaus said...

    It sure looks concentrated....I wonder what is inside of it. shallot? Garlic? :/

    RM20 for appetizer? Wow...never mind..since you are so rich.

    June 23, 2010 at 6:00 AM
  34. Tekkaus said...

    What? That bowl of tom yam noodle also cost a bomb? RM20? :/

    June 23, 2010 at 6:00 AM
  35. Tekkaus said...

    Durian with sticky rice? Wow...the durian flesh looked very yellow and delicious...how about this one then? Another RM20? :/

    June 23, 2010 at 6:01 AM
  36. Tekkaus said...

    Eating in Bangkok cheap huh! Well...everything in KL is expensive. :p

    June 23, 2010 at 6:02 AM
  37. Tekkaus said...

    The ambiance must be good. The decoration, the lighting....everything is so good. :D

    June 23, 2010 at 6:03 AM
  38. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...owner actually stopped by and explained everything to you? He must be too free I guess. :p

    June 23, 2010 at 6:03 AM
  39. Tekkaus said...

    RM72? Only...rich people like you can afford bro. Broke bloke like me can only sit outside and salivate. :p

    June 23, 2010 at 6:04 AM
  40. Unknown said...

    durian with sticky rice should be nice, last time my family like to eat durian with pulut.

    June 23, 2010 at 8:35 AM
  41. Pete said...

    He he, so long didn't eat at a Thai restaurant aledy....

    June 23, 2010 at 11:28 AM
  42. Ishmael F. Ahab said...

    Yey! You are blogging again Foong.


    Well that is so delicious. I suddenly went hungry when I read your post. Oh well, it is time for lunch here.

    June 23, 2010 at 11:28 AM
  43. Anonymous

    Durian with sticky rice?.. that's interesting.. I'll try that next time.. :D thanks for sharing.. :D

    June 23, 2010 at 9:33 PM
  44. bluedreamer27 said...

    hi foong sorry for my late visit

    June 23, 2010 at 9:49 PM
  45. bluedreamer27 said...

    i wonder how the durian with sticky rice taste like??

    June 23, 2010 at 9:50 PM
  46. bluedreamer27 said...

    durian is a fruit right??

    June 23, 2010 at 9:50 PM
  47. bluedreamer27 said...

    so durian with sticky rice is a dessert??

    June 23, 2010 at 9:51 PM
  48. bluedreamer27 said...

    love the ambiance of this resto
    it's like you're embracing the nature while eating their delicious dishes

    June 23, 2010 at 9:52 PM
  49. bluedreamer27 said...

    have a great day foong and happy blogging

    June 23, 2010 at 9:52 PM
  50. doc said...

    your friend just want to spend time with you, not your money.

    what a good friend!!

    June 24, 2010 at 11:34 AM
  51. web design said...

    Thanks a lot for the details of this eatery.The restaurant is certainly pretty.The food looked yummy.It sure is expensive.But then if one has to have good,tasty and quality food then in most cases one has to spend more.

    June 24, 2010 at 1:15 PM
  52. xin said...

    durian sticky rice?! it sounds cool already :D

    June 24, 2010 at 7:14 PM
  53. JRmy said...

    Very tempting indeed, I feel like having thai sometime soon.

    June 24, 2010 at 8:42 PM
  54. Ayie said...

    i like pad thai =)

    June 26, 2010 at 1:05 PM
  55. Merryn said...

    aiyo! Panda can eat so much one! sticky rice for dessert.. sooooo filling!

    but yeah lor.. quite expensive eh?

    June 26, 2010 at 10:57 PM
  56. eiling lim said...

    so finally you went there!

    June 28, 2010 at 10:01 PM
  57. Peter said...

    The thing that I liked the most in this Thai restaurant is its appealing look. The food is served in a decorative fashion. The sauce is a bit sticky which is looking to be spicy too. Whatever it might be, I hope you enjoyed the food there. Bye.

    June 29, 2010 at 6:12 PM
  58. Suzanne said...

    Thanks for sharing. I just love Thai food. The food looks very yummy and delicious. The restaurant also has a very nice ambiance and is dimly lighted and beautifully decorated..

    July 28, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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