Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Nara Thai Food Revisited - Desa Melawati, Ulu Klang

Somehow spicy and aromatic food has a way of tantalizing customers back. Once bitten there is no escape its tentacles. My last visit was 4 months ago. This 2 lots shopfront restaurant has served the people of Melawati well. The price is reasonable and there is value for money.

This time I wanted to try some of their other dishes. Especially good looking was the tom yam in young coconut. I rather not have those in old coconut as it can't be eaten. The santan was of the right degree and the broth spiced up just nice. I eschewed flower crabs as it is usually not fresh enough. So I went for squid and prawns. And with slivers of the slippery dug out coconut flesh floating in the soup and ready to slink down the throat this is value for money at RM10. Mind you the young coconut is worth RM3.00.
Pandan chicken again. Pandan chicken and tom yam are most popular. Just can't resist like any other who go for Thai/Malay food. Popularity guarantees freshness. The Pandan chicken this time is moist, fagrant and herbs laden. I thought the food may have been cooked before hand and I was having lunch. The previous eat was dinner therefore felt a bit tough esp on the outer layer. RM10 for 6 huge chunks. Rounding up the meal is Baby Kailan with squid. MSG level was low.
Cost: RM19.20 for 3 pax.

Address: Jalan 5/4C, Desa Melawati. The township is adjacent to Taman Melawati and the road in is also the one going right into the majestic limestone cliffs of Klang Gates. If you can find the Muslim cemetery the shop is on the opposite side.

12 comments:

foodbin said...

i like the seafood tom yam can just imagine the slivers of coconut flesh-very affordable

Bangsar-bAbE said...

RM19.20 for 3 pax? That's really cheap!

backStreetGluttons said...

Like Nyonya food ( grade A if well done ) we rank top std Thai dishes a consistent grade A+ . For comparison , only the best done Malay food can reach A ranking while good Indian food is generally in A- , while chinese cusisine can be from D to A++

and french food B ( but good wine A++). It doesn't make sense right ?

Tummythoz said...

Dinner or lunch? Any more directional tips? Went around but fail to find. =(

worldwindows said...

foodbin... very nice to get young coconut with soft jelly flesh.

BB... Yes plus drinks for 2. Reasonable if not over ordered.

BSG... How about great food with wonderful companionship A+++:)

TT... MRR2 from Cheras. From Cheras pass the zoo and Tmn Melawati, then pass Wangsa Maju Petronas junction (left turn). Still on MRR2 you will reach flyover (Genting Highlands). Do not take flyover, take left and then keep right (under flyover) and will be at traffic lights junction. Turn right and go straight. Take 1st left turn and you will see a row of shops. Sri Nara is at the 1st row. All the best.

SimpleGirl said...

wow, really value for money meal and the food looks really authentic...

Food Paradise said...

The tom yam seafood look nice. I bet the coconut flesh must be very sweet. And the pandan chicken..... yummy......

Selba said...

The food must be reall good especially the tom yum in coconut shell.... *drooling*

550ml jar of faith said...

If I wasn't Malaysian, I'd definitely have to be Thai, just because the food sits SO well with me! Love attacking the coconut bowls once I'm done with the dish... just like dessert!

J2Kfm said...

wah, very cheap leh .... ulu klang is where also dunno. north south east west?!!! *_*

worldwindows said...

SG... Cheap, tasty and service time not bad.

FP... These two is like signature and they must do well.

Selba... Coconut shell with all its jelly-line flesh. Wow.

Faith... Jelly coconut flesh sits very well with the hot and sourish soup.

J2Kfm... North-east KL. Can see Genting at night.

foodees said...

Tom Yum is my favourite! But served in a coconut? Isn't it a waste? What they would do with the coconut juices?