Once is never enough…

If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, it’s my favourite Thai snack, the miang kham (RM19.90)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen miang kham

…which literally means a one-bite wrap. I really enjoy it a lot and for the uninitiated, you take one of those leaves, the daun kaduk, a different variety of the daun sireh (betel leaves) and fill it with a bit of everything in the platter…

Flavours Thai Kitchen miang kham, add everything

…and then you add the very nice sauce…

Flavours Thai Kitchen miang kham, add the sauce

…that I do think makes all the difference – it is the main thing than makes the miang kham so very delicious. Having done that, you wrap it up…

Flavours Thai Kitchen miang kham, all wrapped up

…and pop it into your mouth and enjoy. Everyone that I’ve seen trying this never stopped at one…and would go for another and another. Indeed, when it comes to this awesome Thai delight, once is never enough.

Well, my girl was home the whole of last week as the school was taking a break in conjunction with Deepavali so of course, I grabbed the chance and took her round to eat all the nice things before she went back to her school in the jungle…and of course, when it is Thai food that we want, this is the place to go.

I once had the miang kham here and it was such a disappointment. The leaves were so small that I could not use them to wrap and had to place everything on a spoon and eat and personally, I do not think they’re really good and the things are quite expensive there so I will never bother going back there again.

We did  have my favourite Thai dessert, the mango sticky rice, there once though and yes, it was all right. I would say we quite liked it unlike the one we had here – the mango was way too ripe and was on the verge of becoming rotten. The place has since been relocated elsewhere but after something like that, we would never want to go there again. In this case, once is definitely more than enough!

Well, talking about the dessert, we got this…

Flavours Thai Kitchen mango sticky rice

…on the house after our dinner than night. The most gracious and very generous host, Mary, insisted that we had that even though we were already so very full by then. I so loved the use of the fresh orchid in its presentation – it is so very Thai, really authentic.

I wanted a vegetable dish but Mary said she would ask her true-blue Thai chef, Jos, to do his bitter gourd salad…

Flavours Thai Kitchen bitter gourd salad

…for us and that too was on the house. Yes, it was very nice – we all enjoyed it to the max and to me, it tasted something like the buah emplam sambal that I would make whenever the fruit is in season.

We also had their very nice pad thai (RM16.90)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen pad thai

…that my girl enjoys a lot. Sometimes I would buy it home for her to eat but needless to say, nothing beats eating it there, served piping hot from the kitchen.

Other than all the above, I also ordered another dish that my girl likes so much here, the seafood tom yam (RM45.50)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen seafood tom yam

…with all the prawns, sotong (squid), fish and oyster mushroom in the most delightful red and creamy tom yam soup. I asked for a bowl of rice so I could enjoy the soup with it.

We sure enjoyed our dinner that night, my girl especially and seeing how she loves the dishes here, we sure would want to come back for more.

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.