A million thanks to you…

Of course, we went out for dinner on the night of my girl’s birthday and she did ask a friend of hers to join us and I also got her to invite her aunt, my sis to come along as well…and of course, we picked one of our favourite places in town for this very special occasion.

When I was placing my orders for the dishes that night, my dear friend, Mary, kept telling me not to order this and not to order that for fear that we would not be able to finish. What I did not know then was that she had something up her sleeves…so imagine our very pleasant surprise when the crew came out with this…

Special birthday treat for Melissa

…and sang a few lines of the Happy Birthday song. We were stunned, absolutely speechless at the sight of the gorgeous and so very impressive platter!!!

This was a special treat for my girl from the ever so thoughtful and generous, Aunty Mary – the giant udang galah (freshwater prawns)…

Giant freshwater prawns

…that we also had on her birthday and I loved it so so much, a lot more than the lobster that we had that night and lining the side of the platter were these birthday eggs…

Birthday eggs

…served with some very nice special sauce.

They do not serve mee sua here so I asked for the Hing Hua bihun with specific instructions not to add any soy sauce but Thai fish sauce would be fine and we got this pale-looking plate of the noodles (RM28.90)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen fried bihun

My sister tried and commented that it looked rather plain and yet, it tasted so good and I certainly would agree with her on this. I thought it was very much nicer than the Hing Hua bihun we had here before – it did not have any cangkuk manis in it but I so loved the fragrance and the taste of the chives with the very nice extra-fine rice vermicelli.

My girl wanted the beef manao or beef with lime (RM37.50)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen beef manao

– one of her favourites here and despite all the protests from Mary, I insisted on ordering it and when I said that my girl wanted it, she relented and added it to the list.

I asked for the pla sam rod or the barramundi with three-flavours sauce (RM82.00)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen pla sam rod 1

…for a change from the pla tod samoon prai that we had had on several of our past visits for some time now…

Flavours Thai Kitchen pla sam rod 2

…and though we felt that between the two, we now liked the latter better, this was good too.

For our vegetable dishes, we had the som tam/papaya salad (RM17.50)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen som tam

…and also the sweet potato leaves fried with garlic (RM15.50)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen sweet potato leaves

We also ordered this tom khai kai (RM25.00)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen tom khai kai

…for a change from the very nice creamy and spicy tom yam soup we would order usually and we requested for fish instead of chicken.

Well, we did manage to finish all our orders and had the most delightful evening enjoying the food and the company – a million thanks to Mary for the special treat and to Joch & Su for all those scrumptious dishes and the wonderful crew for the unfailing excellent and efficient service. All of you sure made my girl so very especially happy on her special day!

FLAVOURS THAI KITCHEN (2.292836, 111.828287) 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.

9 thoughts on “A million thanks to you…”

  1. Though I am not much into Thai cuisine but all the dishes you had is simply out of this world.The udang galah platter, barramundi with 3 flavoured sauce and sweet potatoes leaves my greatest choice.

    You mean you have never tried or you have but you have not had any that is to your liking. We have another Thai place here – not one that we would keep going back for more and I did try one in Padungan in Kuching, didn’t get me all excited either, thank you very much. I hear there is a good one, can’t remember the name now.

    The sweet potato leaves would be the most boring dish that night, ching chao, just fried with garlic. I don’t think we’ll have it here again – another place much nicer. It is probably on the menu along with a few other such dishes for folks like you, more into Chinese than Thai.

  2. Were there 5 or 6 of you all? Scrumptious dishes – all so tasty but did you all have rice to go with the dishes?

    5, and no, none of use wanted rice so we just enjoyed the dishes on their own. We did tapao the bihun home, too much to finish…not much of the rest left.

  3. How delightful and wonderful!! No wonder a million thanks on your title… it is indeed very thoughtful of Mary and her crew… yes, a very memorable dinner for Melissa on her birthday!

    Indeed! Mary’s such a nice lady, a wonderful friend.

  4. Very thoughtful of Mary. The platter was so beautifully made. Such an effort.

    Thai for a change. I don’t mind once a while.

    I love Thai, anytime over many of the other cuisines, including Chinese. Yes, the authentic Thai chefs here, Joch and Su, are really good at the presentation of their dishes, so very nice.

  5. Wow! That was a grand feast and the special dish was especially impressive! You are so blessed with generous friends, eh?

    Yes, truly abundantly blessed, praise the Lord! It was indeed an awesome feast!

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