Up and down…

We had to miss our regular Sunday services these last two months or so as we had to be at my parents’ house to help take care of my late dad and also my bed-ridden mum so there was not much time for anything else.

However, last Saturday, the evening before my father was admitted into the hospital here, my girl and I did go out for the sunset mass at St Mary’s and caught up in so many things round that time, we did not have time to cook so we would have packed meals most every day. After the service that night, we dropped by here…

Flavours Thai Kitchen sign 1

…for a late dinner.

They have a sign up now…

Flavours Thai Kitchen sign 2

It was placed at a strategic point by the road and it looked really good there but the municipal council people said that was not permitted and suggested putting it up high on the wall of the building which actually was more the wall of the hotel and not the restaurant and eventually, it ended up where it is now.

It rained heavily earlier that evening so the night was nice and cool and that was why we decided to sit outside, right beside the counter, instead of at the air-conditioned section inside. That was  a bad move because of the blue LED lights all around and they gave all my photographs of the food a peculiar tint of blue.

Of course, we had my girl’s favourite, their pad Thai (RM16.90)…

Flavours pad Thai

…and she wanted their seafood tom yam (RM45.50)…

Flavours seafood tom yam 1

…to go with it. Both were good and my girl really enjoyed the tom yam which she said was different from most of the rest that would be rather mild and watered-down, not bursting with flavours like the one here.

There were a whole lot of prawns, sotong (squid) and fish in it…

Flavours seafood tom yam 2

…and mushrooms too.

Actually, my dear friend, Mary, had invited me over for dinner some nights earlier but because I was ill-disposed at that point in time, I had to turned it down. That night, she wasted no time at all in serving me this lime beef dish…

Flavours Thai Kitchen lime beef

… that she wanted me to try on the house. I have seen it on the food channel on tv where they blanched the thinly-sliced beef with boiling hot water and that more or less would cook it and then they added lime and all the other ingredients. Yes, we loved it and really enjoyed it to the max.

That sure was a lot of food for just the two of us but perhaps we had not been eating all that well prior to this, we finished all that was served!!! And that wasn’t all! Always so kind and generous as ever, Mary insisted on us taking home a tray of kampung/free range chicken eggs. Honestly, I can never thank this lovely, most wonderful lady enough for everything!

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.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

14 thoughts on “Up and down…”

  1. Your descriptions are nice, and the food does look very tasty!

    Yes, all good. I love Thai, bursting with all the exotic flavours.

  2. I agree that is a bit too much for two. The portion looks quite big but amazingly both of you can finish all up. This show how good it is. The Seafood tom yam whet up my appetite.

    We love the food here and we love the people. They are all so nice, all smiles, all so cheerful and cordial – that makes one feel so much at ease, like at home.

  3. The blue led did not affect the colour of the food too much. I can see the blue tint around the dishes, though.

    Yes, not too bad but I prefer daytime photography, all will look nicer in natural light.

  4. Mary sounds lovely! I’m usually most attracted by pad Thai, but in this case, I’m drawn to the beef!

    A wonderful lady, she most certainly is. I’m so blessed to have a friend like her. Both good and many of the dishes on their menu as well.

  5. I like the sign. Simple and yet eye-catching. I will never say no to Thai food!

    You’ll love what they serve here, I’m sure. Indeed, sometimes simplicity speaks volumes!

  6. Have taken my dinner, the seafood tom yam making me hungry again, hehe…

    The one here is very good.

  7. Drooling at the tom yam. Oh, the lime beef sounds appetizing.

    Should be quite easy to cook, the beef but have to get it sliced paper thin & the meat must be fresh.

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