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I'm Spicy - Thai Street Food

>> Thursday, May 24, 2012

Venue: Section 17

Overall comment: Frankly, I was quite disappointed. Perhaps we didn't order their usual dishes, which many have raved about & testified that it's good (we had their lunch sets). I thought Surisit's was more flavourful & appetizing :( I'm Spicy's dishes are also more expensive than Surisit's.
Halal: No

I was told by my cousin that this place offers good Thai food. Since I have not been here before, I thought it would be good to try it out for myself with a couple of my colleagues. I had high expectations since my cousin gave good comments of this place. My only mistake was that I forgot to ask her what's really good here & what's not so good.

The restaurant's name, I'm Spicy, sounds quite unique & interesting. It's a corner lot, located on quite a remote area. Parking isn't the easiest to find as well during lunch hour since it's only 1 row of shops with limited parking spaces. The restaurant's deco was quite simple, neat, & cosy for a meal. To the very least, the ambiance was pleasant.

*photos taken with my colleague's Samsung Galaxy S2 as my camera battery ran out

They have a substantial range of dishes at I'm Spicy, but we wanted something simple & quick to decide. Thus the set lunches. Ala carte dishes are priced from RM12.00 - RM30.00/serving. I wonder if it's a mistake made that I had to pay the price for not-so-satisfying food since I ordered from the set lunch menu :S

Under their menu, there's a "spicy-meter", which was quite interesting:
0 chillies - None for me, thanks 
1 chilli - Just enough kick 
2 chillies - Don't be silly, gimme the chilli 
3 chillies - I brush my teeth with chilli 
4 chillies - Mama put chilli in my milk!

Set Lunches
All set lunches comes with a House Drink...I thought we'll get a glass each, but.....

House Drink: Ice-Blended Mix of Pandan, Lemongrass, Lime, & Mint Leaves
It turned out that they served in a tall bottle & we're to share...each person gets a small tea cup of House Drink with the set lunch :S aiseh...KECIKNYA....although comel, but er....okaaay... *gulp* It was actually quite a refreshing & delicious drink. Just that the portion was shockingly small. As this came with the set lunches, there's no refill! :S

Set Lunch: Thai-Style Belacan Fried Rice (RM12.00++/serving)
It's actually rice stir-fried with belacan & served with an assortment of ingredients as sides. My colleague regretted ordering this. It didn't taste much like a belacan fried rice & she claims that it tastes/smells weird (not the fragrant belacan kinda smell & taste). She ate half & could not force herself to finish up the dish :(

Set Lunch: Stir-Fried Basil Pork with Rice (RM12.00++/serving)
The minced pork was too salty (perhaps the chef is having a bad day?) & lack "punch"/"umph". It was a little too wet as well. Although it was "spicy-meter-2", the level of spiciness was almost non-existent....oh, such a far difference from Surisit's! And this costs RM5 more than Surisit's too!! Portion is pretty much the same though...

Set Lunch: Tom Yam Moo (RM12.00++/serving)
Pork tom yam soup with egg noodles
Erm...my colleague ordered his dish with "spicy-meter-4", supposedly VERY spicy, but it wasn't that spicy at all! Either the waiter got it wrong or the chef got it wrong, or there's something wrong with the "spicy-meter"? Even the "dai chow's" sambal belacan is more spicy *eek* Here's what came to my mind when I first tasted the noodles & soup - pork noodles with red chillies & lime juice! Ok, not a very good 1st impression...isn't this supposed to be "pork tom yam with noodles"? Was our expectation off the galaxy, did we have the wrong expectation or this dish just came out wrong?

Set Lunch: Stewed Pork Leg with Rice (RM12.00++/serving)
Juicy & tender stewed pork leg served with preserved vegetables & kailan
Huh? I'm lost...I really expected something more. I thought the stewed pork leg would come in a small bowl with the rice & vegetables on the plate...but everything's on the plate like "mixed rice"/"chap fann". When I asked my colleague how's his rice dish, he looked at me with an uninterested face & say "Ok-lor...". Hmm...was this day just a bad day?

Set Lunch: Green Curry with Rice (RM12.00++/serving)
This is the "stir-fried" version or more like "green curry fried rice". If you want the green curry chicken + jasmine white rice, you'll have to add RM3.00. I found it really weird! I had this & wasn't too excited upon its arrival. I expected something different. Like how it was at Surisit - the green curry + rice on the same plate. Oh well, taste-wise, it was a little flat. It lacks "umph" somehow, so I asked for some sambal, which helped elevate the "fried rice" to the next level (even the spiciness level). But to my great horror, they charged me RM1.00 for that small plate of sambal!! What the crap.....ergh....like that also can. Never tell me that it's chargeable :( Thankfully it's RM1.00, but aiyo...ask for sambal also get charged for it. Such a rare thing. Everything that's "separate" is charged...even their green curry chicken + white rice incurred an additional cost of RM3.00 :S

Cash returned
I thought this was quite cute...heh...

Map & Address to I'm Spicy
It's basically same row as Kanna Curry House, opposite the old Nanking Restaurant in SS2 (around the previously known "Rothman's Roundabout" area).

I'm frankly disappointed with this 1st visit. I've read quite a number of good & above average review of this place. Some have said the prices are a bit high, but the food is something you won't regret.

Seriously, was this just a bad day to pop-by or we should never have ordered the set lunches? *sigh* Yes, I  don't own nor get paid by Surisit, but I personally prefer the food/set lunches there as they were better; taste, portion, & price.

Perhaps I should give I'm Spicy another chance & try out their ala carte?
*once bitten twice shy le....sobs*

I’m Spicy Thai Restaurant
1, Ground Floor, Jalan 17/45
46400 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: (+603) 7954 2281
GPS: 3.11875, 101.62982
URL: https://www.facebook.com/imspicythai
Business hours: Mon - Sun 12:00p.m. - 3:00p.m., 6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m. (closed on Tuesdays)

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Kinda disappointed,


synical May 24, 2012 at 9:41 AM  

I've been there before, but not for lunch. Sounds like the set lunch options are not a great idea :P

Their ala carte options may be better for small groups than large, which I found out the "hard" way :P


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