Hello, old friends…

I got an invitation to lunch the other day from my dear friend/ex-classmate, Robert, as our ex-schoolmate, Michael, was back in town so there we were at our regular place

Flavours/Orchid Hotel entrance

…10 of us altogether, including a few more old friends of ours from the Class of 69.

The food was great, as always – we had their white or clear tom yam soup, the Tom Yam Goong

Flavours Thai Kitchen Tom Yam Goong

…and our favourite these days, the bitter gourd omelette…

Flavours Thai Kitchen bitter gourd omelette

…and also the fried cangkok manis

Flavours Thai Kitchen cangkok manis

…which we thought Jos, the authentic Thai chef, did extremely well. It was not quite the same, very much more flavourful than the regular ones we would find here, there and everywhere – he sure can give the local Chinese restaurants a run for their money.

The beef, blanched, with lime and all the other ingredients…

Flavours Thai Kitchen beef with lime

…was great and we all so loved the deep-fried barramundi…

Flavours Thai Kitchen deep fried barramundi

…right down to all those things used in its gorgeous presentation but it was the company that I enjoyed most of all.

Thanks, Robert, for the treat and it sure was nice seeing you again, Micheal.

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.