Friday, January 29, 2010

Happy Guinea Pigs @ Rama V

A lovely Thai experiment.... :)

What can I say? Sometimes, it's nice to be used. :)
(*sings* Sweet dreams are made of theeeese.... )

Here's the story: Mr Shum and Mr Jee of Rama V was kind enough to invite a few of us food bloggers over to test out a specially crafted Thai fusion dinner they were preparing for an upcoming event at their restaúrant - the organisers wanted a gourmet/ degustation menu, which they have never done before, so they wanted to use us as guinea pigs (which we gladly agreed to...).

This is gonna be a pretty photo heavy post so I'll keep the words light this time, ok? :)
(Warning: Most of the food is not available on the normal menu and there are no prices stated here - you'll have to contact Rama V for more info... I think they can tailor make it to your event, if its suitable)

Gorgeous night - cool breeze and beautiful night sky:
Chilling out in the Rama V garden area....

Gorgeous bloggers in the house! - the uber witty Qwazymonkey, spicy hot Ciki girl and oh so talented Fatboybakes:

The Rama V gold standard - elegant ambience but feels cosy like home:
Inside Rama V....

- Flower Shaped Dumplings (Chor Ladda)
- Crab Souffle/ Crab Otak-Otak (Hor Mok Poo)
The blue dumplings and the orange crab souffle....

The dumplings - So pretty! Tastewise, just ok to me... only because I don't really like sweet-ish food (that are not desserts).
The crab souffle - Moist but with texture, fragrant but not overpowering, PERFECT (really)... I could eat this every single day...

- Prawn with Heart of Coconut and Lemon Grass (Yum Kung Pisek)
Yummy salad in a cocktail glass....

Unusual salad - fresh bouncey prawns went well with the herbs and chili.

- Braised Sharkfin Soup with Chicken Meat
Poitically incorrect soup :)....

Good texture - suitably thick without being at all starchy.

- Steamed Prawns with Chicken wrapped in Golden Egg Nest (Kung Non Hae)
The wrapped prawns....

Yummy - so simple but nice.

- Sauteed River Prawn with Young Ginger and Spring Onions (Yam King Ornsai Kung Mankorn)
Gigantic river prawn....

Also yummy! - fairly strong ginger taste made the flavour a bit Chinese but the fresh and gigantic prawn is a winner!

- Deep Fried Fish Fillets with Thai Sauce (Pla Pa Ping)
Yummy fish fillets....

Another dose of perfection - crispy coating, moist flakey fish inside topped with strong but not overpowering Thai sauce.

- Grilled Beef Tenderloin (Nue Yang)
The beef tenderloin....

One of the highlights for me. Beef could have been a wee bit more tender but I loved the unusual spicy and sour sauce that went with it. Glorious combination! :)

- Sauteed Asparagus with Scallops
The asparagus with scallops....

- Pineapple Fried Rice
Pineapple fried rice....

Both were OK. A good balance to an otherwise decadent meal.

- Salim
Glorious Salim....

A real big hit that night - silky smooth coconut-y "soup" with yummy strands of what seemed to be jelly angel hair pasta. :)

Handsome men :)
Eye candy: Andre, FBB & Danny....

I have no idea how much this all costs,... but if I ever get married/ live to celebrate my 60th birthday I think I will definitely choose Rama V. If only so I can have the beef again. And the fish. And the Salim.

Anyway, for more details on custom made menus & event bookings, please contact Andre at or call the restaurant (03-2143 2428).

Last but not least: Thank you Andre & Danny for the lovely dinner! Anytime you need a guinea pig again, I happily volunteer. :) :) :)

Overall: Beautiful restaurant, attentive service, delicious Thai food for a range of prices (up to you - you can dine here for anywhere between 50 bucks to more than 200 bucks per person, depending on what you order) BUT traffic in the KLCC/ Jalan Tun Razak area can be very bad.

Summary Sheet:

Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine @ Jalan U-Thant, KL

Taste: 8
Ambience : 8
Service : 7
Price** : No price for this dinner (since it's a special menu), but you can eat at Rama V for RM 55++ per person
Parking: OK

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks

Telephone No.: 03-2143 2428
Opening Hours: 12noon till 3pm, 6pm till late.
Parking : Limited (but free - can park in the front lawn)


- a lil' fat monkey
- Fat Boy Bakes

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  1. Such a pretty looking feast! But what were in those flower dumplings? They look too good to eat! I'm going to try engineer next client's event to be here to try this menu! :-P

  2. Nice night our nevertheless. That reminds me, it's about time to write about it. LOL.

  3. Nvr ate here be4!
    BUt yeah, jz the traffic is enough to keep me awy.

  4. this is what deters me from going there until now :) I mean the traffic!

  5. to minchow:
    Not sure what was in them exactly but I think there's chicken and peanuts in there somewhere. :)

    to qwazymonkey:
    Lol. Get to it munkey! :)

    to thenomadGourmand and thule a.k.a leo:
    Well, it may be a bit challenging for PJ ppl to get there on weekdays... but the traffic is not so bad on weekends - so its a good location for a romantic Saturday night dinner... :)

  6. darn, craving for their mieng kam now! :(

  7. to babe_kl:
    Well, there's one perfect way to solve that problem - go there to eat! :)
    (Do drag me along too. I have a list of Rama V related cravings as well. Haha...)


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