Nobody should ask me for directions because I have no idea how to get to this fairly established (10 years and still going strong) eatery in the Ampang area.... I know it's terrible but I'm horrible at driving out/ directions to unfamiliar places such as this.
(I'm such a girl sometimes *guilty grin*)
(Better luck if you check out with Google Maps or your GPS, the full address is listed at the end of the post):
Anyway, it's very simple inside the restaurant, rustic and simple - basically, like a gigantic metal shed with plastic tables and chairs (and equally rustic service - *lol*):
As it was a rainy day, we started off with the Tom Yam Seafood Soup (around RM12?):
Here's a closer look at my bowl of tom yam:
Overall, it was ok I guess - simple, kinda spicy and quite salty and sour, with a fair amount of seafood inside. Hmmm... it's just that it tasted a too little "instant" - very much like the shortcut tom yam paste out of a bottle that I use at home....
(Haha... Aiyah, it's not fine dining anyway, right? So can't really complain....)
Of course, since N&J specialises in Barbeque, we tried the BBQ Squid (around RM10?):
I actually quite liked this - the squid was fairly fresh, had a supple texture, with a nice charred/BBQ taste to it... and it went well with the accompanying sauces (one sweet, the other sour, but both pretty spicy).
Also, we tried the BBQ Crab (around RM 15?).....:
... and BBQ Prawns (around RM 15?):
I still preferred the squid, but the crabs and prawns were both pretty good too.
We also tried another speciality there, the Thai Style Stingray (around RM 15?):
Not bad - the texture of the stingray was a bit too soft (overcooked maybe?) but the sauce was spicy and tasty (albeit a wee bit salty - although to be fair, I'm sure it would taste just fine with rice and I didn't have any that night)....
Lastly, the Kangkong Belacan (around RM 6?):
This was the only outright disappointment that night - the kangkong was limp, overcooked and completely drenched in a salty black coloured sauce.
(Which made it taste, and look, quite unappetising)
GOMENASAI! I don't have the receipt (again....).
Anyway, I guess I wouldn't mind returning to Nong & Jimmy one day if someone could help drive me there (*grin*) but otherwise, I think this was a once in a lifetime trip....
Don't get me wrong though - I think it's definitely worth a try considering the reasonable pricing... I'm just afraid to get completely lost on the way! *blush*
So it's: Rustic, simple ambience, fairly fresh seafood, decent prices BUT nothing much bad to say - just don't expect it to be a fine dining experience and you'll be fine.... :)
PS/ I suddenly remembered the restaurant lady's shocked face when we ordered all that for just 2 people and actually managed to finish it all off (except the kangkong)! - *LOL* I guess she must have thought "Poor things - they haven't eaten for 3 days ah??"
Nong & Jimmy Thai BBQ @ Ampang, KL
(Lot 27363, Jalan Cahaya 1, Taman Cahaya, Ampang, Selangor)
Ambience : 4
Service : 4
Price** : RM 30 per person
** Approximation, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-4251 1807
Opening Hours: 6pm - 11pm (closed on Mondays)
NO PORK SERVED
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