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:
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:
THE DINNER PROPER:
- Flower Shaped Dumplings (Chor Ladda)
- Crab Souffle/ Crab Otak-Otak (Hor Mok Poo)
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)
Unusual salad - fresh bouncey prawns went well with the herbs and chili.
- Braised Sharkfin Soup with Chicken Meat
Good texture - suitably thick without being at all starchy.
- Steamed Prawns with Chicken wrapped in Golden Egg Nest (Kung Non Hae)
Yummy - so simple but nice.
- Sauteed River Prawn with Young Ginger and Spring Onions (Yam King Ornsai Kung Mankorn)
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)
Another dose of perfection - crispy coating, moist flakey fish inside topped with strong but not overpowering Thai sauce.
- Grilled Beef Tenderloin (Nue Yang)
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
- Pineapple Fried Rice
Both were OK. A good balance to an otherwise decadent meal.
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 :)
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 c_u_soon@RamaV.com.my 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.
Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine @ Jalan U-Thant, KL
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
** 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)
NO PORK SERVED
- a lil' fat monkey
- Fat Boy Bakes
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