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.
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:
- Pucuk Paku Yam Pla, small (RM 12.90)
(Kerabu pucuk paku)
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)
... and the Tom Yam Ka Moo (RM 25.90) in the same seating:
(Clear tom yam soup with pork)
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)
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)
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....
Surisit Thai Kopitiam @ TTDI, KL
17, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Ambience : 6
Service : 6
Price** : RM 30 per person
** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-7710 0173
Opening Hours: 8am - 10.30pm
Website: Their Facebook Page
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