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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Authentically Thai .... @ Ahroy Thai Cuisine, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

Let's go Thai today! Craving for some fiery and spicy flavours to tantalize your tastebuds? Ahroy Thai Cuisine in Cheras may be secluded, but the nearby Cheras Leisure Mall might've played some part in driving the crowd to this place. Or maybe good food can't escape the grasp of many. The power of the most under-valued form of advertisement ; Word of Mouth.
Ahroy Thai Cuisine in Taman Segar, Cheras

Thai Orange Juice (RM3.90)

Thai Vitamilk (RM2.50)

The place is air-conditioned, rather homely, albeit the neon lights. Those dastardly yellow lighting proved to be the bane of photography. Especially when one's snapping using a phone camera, with no adjustment/manual control whatsoever. Hmmm.
Thai orange juice proved to be a good choice, sweet and tangy, with slight hint of lime. Imported from Thailand, the oranges are smaller in size, and green in colour. A cross between an orange and a lime, I'd say. Refreshing and thirst-quenching. A steal, considering one might be paying double the price for local (or cordial) orange juice in other restaurants.
Thai Vitamilk on the other hand, was a safe choice, bottled from Thailand, the blend of soya bean milk with milk powder was milkier than the average soya bean milk, but fortunately lacking in artificial soya bean powder flavour.
Mieng Kam - Signature Thai appetizer (RM12)

Mieng Kam is a famous Thai appetizer commonly found in Thai restaurants, and is one of Ahroy's signature item.
As all their food come in only one universal portion, we were astonished by the the generous serving of betel leaves (to be the 'wrapper' or 'base' for the other ingredients), and had to double/triple-layered our wraps, to avoid wastage.
How to eat them? Scoop some roasted coconut shavings onto a leaf, add in the other ingredients ( fresh ginger cubes, diced shallots, bird's eye chilli, cubed lime, roasted peanuts and dried shrimps), then add a dollop of the sauce (a sweet/sour/spicy concoction of peanuts, dessicated coconut, palm sugar, and shrimp paste), then shove the whole package into your mouth. The bursting myriad of flavours will definitely have you going for seconds. The thick and sticky sauce was so addictive I scooped some to go with my rice.
Pandan Chicken - Fragrant, marinated chicken thigh's meat wrapped in pandan leaves (RM12 for 6)

Another one of their "MUST-TRY" items, the Pandan Chicken came highly recommended by the Thai lady taking our orders. You see, I seldom go for Pandan Chicken anymore in Thai restaurants, as being repeatedly disappointed by dry, tasteless and small servings from various eateries changed my perception and I'd rather order green chicken curry, or Thai fried chicken than the aforementioned dish.
The 'naked' Pandan Chicken ... in all its glory.
Fortunately, Ahroy's Pandan chicken fared rather well, the succulent, tender and fragrant chicken thigh's meat was not only juicy, but very fleshy. Value for money, no less. My faith has been restored. :)

The special chilli sauce with bits of shrimps, squids, and minced meat

Batter-fried Kangkung (Water convolvulus) RM8

I've yet to find another Thai restaurant that serves batter-fried kangkung since my uni days in Penang. The crispy, tempura-like coating complemented the kangkung so well, you'll be eating your greens with sheer delight without realising it. Good as a light snack on its own as well. Remember to double-stress the FRIED part, else they may serve you with stir-fried kangkung with belacan instead, as the menu was rather vague in its description.
Steamed sweet tapioca with coconut milk (RM6)

Polishing our mains with relish, we moved to desserts in record time. Shocking the next table, in the process. The tapioca steamed with syrup and served with santan (Coconut milk) and sprinkled with sesame seeds is one of their forte, and did not disappoint. My sweet tooth appeased, with the rather BIG serving of soft, steamed tapioca. Make sure you're sharing this, as having a whole plate to oneself may translate to a somewhat 'jelak' (nauseating?) feeling.
Ais Kacang???

Nope! It's Tab Tim Krob (Shaved ice with Water chestnut+Jackfruit strips+Nata de Coco) @ RM5.00

And to end the meal on a sweeter note, we opted for Tab Tim Krob. The portion's double what Rak Thai's serving. Delectable crunchy bites of water chestnut and rose-flavoured Nata de Coco (coconut jelly), with fresh jackfruit strips, the dessert's had my vote of approval. Though my stomach was about to explode at that very moment. Luckily I practised some form of self-restriction, and halted myself from ordering the glutinous rice with mangoes/durian. =P
Total damage? RM52.40. Worth every cents, IMO. Now where's my next Thai food target?
Location : AHROY THAI CUISINE @ 48, Jln Manis 1, Taman Segar, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Tel : 03-9133 2330.


CRIZ LAI said...

Wow! The prices for all the dishes were amazingly cheap, considering that it's in KL. The Daun Kaduk aka Wild Betel Leaves portion was so generous too. The Pandan Chicken at RM2 each is real cheap. That made me want to go for Thai food later.. Haha.

p/s: Sorry about the long absence. Had too many issues with my petsssssssss for weeks. :P

Anonymous said...

i've passed this road many times and i've never seen this place before..i restaurant??and i realized taman segar is now filled with mushrooming restaurants.there's this itallian restaurant there too..goodness so much of food to try!:)hmm okie in my next visit i will drop by here and will keep ur recomendations in mind..coz my friend has been craving for some thai food recently..and since this place is so near to where i usually stay..this would be it, plus the price is reasonable!

HairyBerry said...

no tom yam this time? hehehe...

check out ban nook at pandan indah as well! authentic stuff. i think i sweated like nobody's business there. darn spicy stuff! woohoo!

Tummythoz said...

Can't remember the last time I ate around that area. Can be spotted from Leisure Mall?

Anonymous said...

Wooo, it's Thai week! Just had a real satisfying Thai meal yesterday at Puchong... planning to go again. :)

Allie said...

The steam tapiaco looks great! And the ice for Tab Tim Krob is so high ler! Special!

choi yen said...

The fried kangkung so special huh... with special chili dipping somemore~~

Anonymous said...

Ohh... i luv Mieng Kam and the Steamed Tapioca is my absolute favourite Thai dessert! But I hardly go to Cheras area, sigh!

Anonymous said...

The steamed Tapioca was very nice! Not too sweet for a Thai dessert.

J2Kfm said...

criz lai : not to say amazingly cheap, but relatively cheaper than the others in KL, me thinks. and it's ok, what petssss you're having?

FCOE : haha ... and I was expecting you to waltz into my room today, proudly proclaiming you've tried this one near to your usual hangout. :)

Nic (KHKL) : no tomyum. my lips cracking that time. so, cannot take too spicy stuff. I tried the Thai Orkid next to Ban Nook I think. atnight, VERY spicy.

Tummythoz : not from Leisure Mall, but within the area.

jason : Puchong where? BRING me lah! =p cant go wrong with a hot, sweaty and fiery Thai fare.

Allie : the desserts are indeed cheap and satisfying.

mimid3vils : yeahloh. like tempura, with a twist. even kids will LURVE their greens!

Pureglutton : hmm, I hardly go as well. ask jason bring you next time! =P

MBoy : yeah. soft, warm and addictive.

Anonymous said...

Wah, for that spread, $52.40 saves u the plane ticket to BKK by a lot. Shiok.

J2Kfm said...

jencooks : yeahloh. not that pricey, esp if converted to S$, merely $20 for that spread.

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