We had just finished breakfast that morning when I received an sms from my friend/ex-classmate, Robert, inviting me to join him for breakfast. He was with another ex-classmate of ours, Michael, who was home from Perth to attend a wedding. I could not make it as I had to go to my mum’s house to spend the morning with her and keep her company.
Later I got a call from Robert and he asked us to join them for lunch here. My girl and the mum was not all that keen as they were still very full from breakfast and besides, they had plans to do some baking that afternoon. In the end, I went on my own.
Michael had never had the chance to try the Thai starter, the miang kam…
…before so Robert ordered that and we also had the som tam, the papaya salad…
Robert insisted on ordering the Thai-style fried fish…
…that he enjoys very much and yes, it was really very good but that was so so so huge! I cannot imagine ordering that for my small family of three – we will never be able to finish that, of that I’m quite sure…but believe it or not, we did manage to do that between the four of us that afternoon and actually, I was the one who ate most of it – it was so good that I just could not stop.
It sure was nice getting to see Michael again and as always, we had a great time chatting away and catching up with one another’s lives. We met again that night for dinner but that will be in the next post.
The next day, my girl wanted to treat us to this very nice, family-oriented movie so off we went to the trioplex together. I drove to the top of the complex thinking that we could go some place for lunch before the movie but it was full so we came all the way down again. I was in no mood to drive around in search of a vacant parking space and since they did not go with me to enjoy the awesome Thai lunch I had the previous day, I took them there. Parking here is always a breeze – one can park in the available spaces around the hotel and the restaurant or in the vicinity of the now-closed-down Ngiu Kee building right next door.
We shared the lovely Thai beef soup noodles (RM15.90)…
…that went so well with the special chili dip…
…that came with it.
They were so very generous with the meat, big steak-light slices, so very tender and juicy, and there was so much of it and as always, the servings here are all rather big so that would have been quite enough for the three of us to share but initially, my girl was not keen on it and wanted her favourite here, the pad Thai (RM16.90)…
…so I ordered that for her, the small.
When she tried the beef noodles, she liked it so much and had her fair share of it. That, of course, was not a problem – there was more than enough to go round and there was quite a lot of the pad Thai to share too even though it was supposed to be small…
After enjoying our sumptuous lunch, we went back to the trioplex and I drove to the top of the building again and thankfully, I did manage to get a parking space this time and off we went to enjoy the very delightful movie together.
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.
14 thoughts on “With you…”
Wah.. if you had join them for breakfast means you would have eaten 3 meals with them the entire day. Haha. It is indeed nice to catch-up with a former classmate after all these years especially over good food and more especially so over a good fish 😀
Yes, gotta go back there for the fish again one of these days. Had a very disappointing one for lunch at another place the other day, so pissed off by that. Blogpost on it coming up real soon.
Wow… so much stuff on that fish and can’t even see the fish anymore! LOL
I’m a fan of Thai cuisine but sadly it’s hard to find good and affordable ones in KL. There’s one near my place which I heard that it’s good but not really affordable if just to dine in for one or two pax
Not cheap here either but ok, just don’t get carried away and order a lot of dishes. Serving is huge so one or two would be more than enough for three to share.
I sure enjoyed eating the fish, already cut into fingers and fried, mixed with all those fragrant toppings, so very nice.
Great company, great food. Thai beef soup noodles looks really good with generous amount of meat. One look at the chilli dippings knows everything will go well with it.
Another place not to be missed should you ever drop by Sibu.
2 days in a row. But different dishes.
That Thai style fish indeed was huge but I bet I could finish most of it. After all I love fish.
I do too! Love good fish, anytime more than meat.
If me, I also can’t stop, I sure same with you, ate a lot of the fish, hehe…
I love fish too but the problem is good fish may be hard to get – this time of year, a lot of rain and stormy seas. Fresh ones are rare and very expensive.
i’m grown fond of thai cuisine recently, especially the pad thais.. but some places make better pad thais than others..
Exactly! We only have two Thai places here – tried the pad Thai at the other place, did not get us all excited. This one, we keep coming back for more.
I’ve only recently had pad thai, but it’s become a favourite of mine. Actually prefer it to char kway teow.
I would agree. Char kway teow is just soy sauce and msg and unless they add prawns and cockles and fry over a charcoal fire, it really isn’t anything to shout about. Pad Thai has the fragrances and tastes of all the added ingredients that bring it to a whole new level.
Oh the pad thai sure looks good!
The one here is definitely worth coming back again and again for…
Fish looks great! Love thai food
If it’s Thai, count me in, anytime!
That Thai starter is one of my faves.
We love it too!!!