The interior of the restaurant was decorated with wood and green was employed to reinforce the wooden layout. Yellow light provided a soothing sensation.
The omelette, served in Thai style.
The menu called this pla neung pri ma, which is steamed fish with garlic and lemongrass, and assorted of herbs.
The deep fried squid was served last, and was very crunchy. It was served with dried bird's eye chili (cili padi to the local folks) but was not very spicy. In the end, my siblings were fighting for this as they loved crunchy food than anything else. This dish is recommended if you are bringing your kids, who may not enjoy soury spicy seafood as you may be.
Deep fried squid; crunchy to the last bit.
And where was the tom yam goong...? It was good, so good that we felt that it was not enough. The waiter recommended a small serving instead of the originally opted medium, and only when it was served that we found that it was just enough for 4 bowls. The soup was not as sour as most tom yam which I had tried, neither was it as spicy. In Thai, tom yam stands for 'sour and spicy', while goong is prawn in Thai. While the soup was not that sour and spicy, it felt more natural, without the feel of artificial flavoring. My parents were fans of Thai food and vouched for this from their experience.
Although I am not really a fan of Thai food, this is by far one of the few which I really appreciate. The place may not be a gathering point for friends of a younger age, but a family gathering will be nice, especially if you are celebrating a reunion or birthday celebration for parents.
Suitable for: family gathering
Cost: occasional to luxurious
Contact: +605 - 2556 608 (Main branch); +605 - 5454 608 (Branch)
Address: 83 & 85, Jalan Raja Ekram, 30450 Ipoh (Main Branch)
28, Lebuh Medan Ipoh, Bandar Baru Medan Ipoh, 31400 Ipoh
Note: This piece is written based on experience from the branch in Bandar Baru Medan Ipoh, locally known as Kinta City or Jusco area. Experience may differ between this branch and that in the main branch.