Monday, September 26, 2011

Surisit Thai Kopitiam @ TTDI, KL

Porky Thai option in TTDI....

It continues to be a crazy time at work, but every week, I still try (and mostly succeed) to have quality time with my parents on Sunday... Recently I managed to convince them to try out a fairly new Thai restaurant in Taman Tun, Surisit**, rather than the usual tai chow that we go to all the time...
(** Located just a few doors before Penang Village restaurant, on the quieter side of TTDI)

I lurrrrrrve Thai food - the combination of spicy/sour/ sweet/ salty flavors just hit all the right spots for me.
Outside Surisit....

Contrary to it's name and food, the decor of Surisit feels very Malaysian - simple and styled like a kopitiam/coffee shop, but (unlike the traditional coffeeshop) it's clean and comfortable:
Styled like a kopitiam but much more comfortable....

- Pucuk Paku Yam Pla, small (RM 12.90)
(Kerabu pucuk paku)
Appetising but small serving....

The fern was fairly fresh (so it wasn't too hard/fibrous) and the taste of the slightly sour and creamy sauce was appetising but I found the serving size entirely too small for the price....

It may have been a mistake to order the Pla Neung Prik Ma-Nao (RM 32.90)....
(Steamed fish with lemon sauce)
A popular Thai dish....

... and the Tom Yam Ka Moo (RM 25.90) in the same seating:
(Clear tom yam soup with pork)
Not bad....

While both tasted ok on its own (both were sour enough, and mildly spicy) but the flavour profiles were a little too similar with the only difference being that well, the soup had a more porky sweetness in its undertone.

- Mun Thod Gapi (RM 16.90):
(Crispy Thai style pork slices)
YUMMY....

This was the dish that won me over, despite the, so far, average dishes - the pork could have been a bit more tender, but was well marinated, fragrant and went OH so well with a dab (or more) of the spicy complex (sweet, salty and sour) chilli sauce at the side.

- Tab Tim Krob (RM 1.50)
A classic, refreshing Thai dessert....

We wrapped up dinner with my favourite Thai dessert, the "Red Rubies". :)
I won't say it's the best I have ever tasted, as the bits of water chestnuts were just too small to provide an enjoyable crunch. Priced at a very affordable RM 1.50 though, it's a refreshing although unspectacular way to end the meal.
(To me, the perfect Red Rubies has to have a balance of nice chunks of crunchy water chestnut coated with just the right amount of bouncey yet chewy, sweet tapioca jelly in a creamy santan-y soup(?) with finely shaved ice)

Overall: Simple but comfortable new porky Thai restaurant in the TTDI area BUT nothing much bad to say! - while not everything was perfect, there were some stand out dishes that made me wanna go back....


Summary Sheet:

Surisit Thai Kopitiam @ TTDI, KL
17, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Taste: 5
Ambience : 6
Service : 6
Price** : RM 30 per person
Parking: OK

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks

Telephone No.: 03-7710 0173
Opening Hours: 8am - 10.30pm
Parking: Limited
Website: Their Facebook Page

NOT HALAL




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9 comments:

  1. They get my vote (if it matterslar) but price is on the high side :)

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  2. i miss eating pucuk pakis! now i cannot wait to go back to kl!

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  3. I don't get this place at all. The food's so-so and definitely does not warrant the prices. I also take offence that they abuse the kopitiam claim!

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  5. to UnkaLeong:
    The pricing is a bit weird there - veggies are expensive, meats are ok and desserts are cheap :)

    to Michelle Chin:
    Come back soon! :)

    to minchow:
    I think I definitely like the pork dish enough to go back tho...

    to joinme:
    ok. Thanks....

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  6. Thanks for the heads up. I think I'll put my visit on hold first...

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  7. I find the portion is a tad small for the kinda price they've set. judging from the pic, they hv also set to find the correct ice shaver for their tab tim krob.

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  8. To Bangsar-bAbE:
    The crispy thai pork slices are really yummy tho... You just have to be careful what other dishes u order... :)

    To babe_kl:
    Haha.. That's exactly right! Your sharp eyes have spotted the badly sized ice pieces :)

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  9. Hi, would like to get in touch with you on a blog write-up. Could you kindly provide your email address to contact you? Thanks.

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