Something special…

That night, for the Dragon Boat Festival or Duānwǔ Jié, otherwise known as the Chang or Dumpling Festival, we went out instead of our simple steamboat dinner that we would usually have at home on such occasions. Since my girl is home for the two-week mid-year school holidays right now, I thought we could go for something special here…

Flavours Thai Kitchen menu

…instead of having the same ol’ thing everytime. So there we were…

Flavours Thai Kitchen lamp shades

…the three of us, all by ourselves. As a matter of fact, I’ve been wanting to drop by ever since I heard from Guna, the boss of this place, that the satay

Flavours Thai Kitchen satay

…he had was very nice, especially the peanut sauce…

Flavours Thai Kitchen satay, peanut sauce

…so of course, we had that (RM18.90)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen satay & peanut sauce

…that night. Actually I did see it in their menu all this while but satay is such a common thing here so I never did feel like ordering that. The ladies enjoyed it very much and it sure was very different from our local ones, right down to the peanut sauce. One would be able to detect the flavours and the fragrances of the ingredients used – the serai (lemon grass), kunyit (turmeric) and everything.

I would say the same about the deep-fried stuffed lokan (RM4.50 each)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen deep fried stuffed lokan

…that we also had, packed with the clams and meat and whatever else…

Flavours Thai Kitchen lokan stuffing

…and all the exotic ingredients used sure brought the taste to a whole new level, not as plain or simple as the ones here where the filling is something like what one would usually get in our ngor hiang/lor bak (meat rolls).

We also had this pla muek nueng manao or steamed squid in lime sauce (RM28.50)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen steamed squid in lime sauce

…but of course, I quickly removed the daun ketumbar (coriander leaves) the instant it was served. I do eat that – they say it is good for high blood pressure – but the ladies are not fond of it.

For our vegetable dish, we had these sweet potato leaves (RM13.50)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen sweet potato leaves

…and for dessert, we had my favourite Thai dessert – the mango sticky rice (RM4.00 per serving)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen mango sticky rice

…and all in all, we enjoyed our dinner minus all the hassle of having to do anything and everything ourselves – it sure was a pleasant celebration of the auspicious occasion.

FLAVOURS THAI KITCHEN is located on the ground floor of the ORCHID HOTEL, along Brooke Drive at its junction with Jalan Tunku Osman. You can use its main entrance at the back of the hotel building (facing Brooke Drive) or go through the lobby past the reception desk if you are using its hotel entrance.

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