i have always had a thing for spicy food! and tomyam is one of my favourite dish in the whole wide world, apart from whipped cream, pai guat (pork ribs), and dark chocolate!
so everyone tell me i should try this Thai Restaurant. i would love to if only it’s situated right in front of USM. the journey there is impossible without personal vehicle. i waited patiently…and then one day the boyf said let’s go to Teluk Kumbar for some Thai food. i beamed! but brushed him off saying ‘haiya so far away, no need la’ i was trying to be a good girlf, you know. as he just drove up from KL earlier the day. but but he insisted so YEAH! we asked JS to come along since he never been there too!
after 25 minutes of driving, deng deng deng! i have heard so muchy of you baby! hehe
we arrived 8ish and it was full house!
so was al fresco area too! where we were seated. cozy-er i reckon.
Unfortunately the lighting was not favorable hence i fired the flash in every foodie shots, bear with me okie.
ordered coconut to quench our thirsts! berry refreshing…
how can one not order tom yam in a Thai restaurant? the broth was berry thick and flavorful, spicy and sour enough, to my liking! my threshold for spicy is notoriously high. seafood like prawns, squids, and slices of fish can be found in the broth. the squids however were not fresh at all as they were berry soft and errr slimy. i still prefer the one at Ta-Jai Thai Restaurant.
sourish mango strips + sweet anchovies + crunchy cashew nuts = great appetizer! even i myself who don’t really likey fried anchovies couldn’t resist this. this dish stimulated our appetites for the following dishes!
seasoned chicken wrapped in pandan leaves, and deep fried.
crispy on the outside, moist and soft in the inside. best eaten with the nutty thai chilli sauce!
we had ang cho fish (in hokkien) drenched in some special sourish gravy. they provide the gravy in another bowl so that you can refill or pour it over your rice (that’s what the boyf did). the fish was berry fresh! and the gravy wasn’t too overpowering.
this look a little gross to be honest. all the seafood jumbled up when it’s served. and the portion was HUGE that it’s intimidating three of us. how on earth do we wallop it off?
the flavour of the gravy was packed with flavour, with a tinge of sourness from the lemon. the squids were again, not fresh at all. and thanks to that, we just have to finish the lala and shrimp.
fresh HUGE shrimp!
Total damaged: RM 149.35 for three! pretty reasonable seeing we ordered 6 dishes altogether. man we can really eat wei.
1052, Mukim 9, Pasir Belanda,
Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Penang
there’s also another branch in Butterworth,
104, Permatang Tengah,
and for KL-ites, there’s two branches for you! say yay!
5&6, Jalan 5/44, Petaling Gardens,
Ogg Jalan Gasing, 46000 Petaling Jaya.
17A & 18A, Jalan Desa 2/8,
Desa Aman Puri, 52100 Kepong, Selangor