>> Friday, June 11, 2010
Venue: Asian Terrace Restaurant, Solaris Mont Kiara
Occasion: Birthday dinner with mum & aunty Helen
Overall comment: Lovely Thai & Vietnamese dinner. Food was flavourful (just nice, not over-powering) & the serving was perfect. Food is slightly pricey, but I really feel that it's worth paying for what they serve.
I know, I still have more than a handful of back-logged posts. *sigh* I've been procrastinating to blog, but I'm trying to make it a point to blog at least once in 2-3 days :P Forgive me for such an attitude. It's temporal...hahaha...let me get back into the momentum & I'll be on the go! *woots!*
Asian Terrace is indeed a place where I'll give thumbs up in terms of their food quality, taste, & ambiance. Price is no doubt above average as the restaurant is in Solaris Mont Kiara, but I feel that once in a while, it's just worth dining there :) Their Thai Green Curry is lovely!
Total bill: RM105.55 (after 15% discount off total bill)
I was searching on the internet for some good food places to treat my mum & aunty Helen. Chinese & Western were out of my list since both the ladies have such meals all too often. I wanted to treat them to something unique or special or just simply delicious. Price wasn't a factor for me on that particular occasion. After much browsing, I ended up taking them to Asian Terrace @ Solaris Mont Kiara. It's near my mum's workplace, so it was a good location for dinner :) (I don't need to drive too far nor get lost!)
I kinda like the ambiance. I feel that it's a fusion of Thai-Vietnamese-Balinese...cozy...we were there around 6:30pm, so there weren't any patrons yet! I wonder how's the business like for this place on a day-to-day basis.
This was what I ordered. I enjoyed it! It's a little too sweet though, so if you order this fragrant drink, you may want to request for either more ice or less syrup. I loved the smell & taste of fresh mint + lemongrass, accompanied by the "passionate" passion fruit!
My mum had this & she enjoyed it. It's rather simple & it could afford a 'lil bit more of lemongrass, but it was a refreshing drink for a change :)
According to aunty Helen, this ginger tea was aromatic & "clear"/"ching" in Cantonese. It's good to wash down the load of food...
Something light for starters :) Greens are good for you! We've been eating so much meat everyday that it's good to have a fresh veggie dish for a change :) The vegetables were actually fresh & juicy. The skin/wraps were slightly chewy due to the type of flour used to make the skin, but it's well complimented with the vegetables & the dip. The best part in this platter was no doubt the dip - irresistibly LOVELY!!! I kept drenching my rolls with the sauce/dip! Sweet, sour, slightly spicy....oooo....yums!
All 3 of us enjoyed this so much that we could just have this one dish with rice. The green curry was thick, fragrant, not too spicy, & it was really appetizing! Food here is SOOOOOO much better than My Elephant, a Thai restaurant I've tried once ("no fight"). I'm yet to try out some good Thai food place. Anyone has good recommendations?
This is one appetizer cum main dish! It's sourish & slightly spicy, yet, pleasant to the taste bud :) The restaurant's rather generous with the portion of glass noodles, & the harmony of meat & vegetables with the glass noodles were just perfect. I enjoyed every bite of the glass noodle's texture - not too springy, not too soft, but very smooth & just nice to slurp the noodles with the appetizing sauce covering the noodles :)
Sigh. The photos too dark! :'( Making it any brighter will just make the photo quality worse. Lighting in the restaurant's just not very good, especially when you're taking photos using a compact camera. The clear tom yam here did not lose out to the other dishes that we ordered that night. If you enjoy something quite sourish & spicy, this one's your call! Syiok! *caution: this is not suitable for those with gastric or stomach problems* <- but I ate it anyways...I just can't resist tom yam of any sort! :D
*Jasmine Rice (RM4.00/person) - this is OVER-PRICED!!
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It was a great dinner & chit-chat session with the 2 ladies in my life. Both have seen me grow from a baby to an adult. Ah, thank you lovely ladies for making my birthday special! :)
What a wonderful night - best when our whole "makan" session ended with 3 scoops of yummilicious ice cream: Midnight Chocolate, Rum & Raisins, plus Apricot & Cream
Asian Terrace Restaurant
1, Ground Floor Jalan Solaris 2
Solaris Mont Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: (+603) 6204 9100
Fax: (+603) 6204 9600
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