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Sanook is sharing half of the shop with a hair salon, so the area is not that big . Sanook means fun/ enjoyable in Thai.  The setting was simple, wooden tables and chairs. Overhead fans circulate the air and free wifi was offered.  setting1The menu : menu

Free Flow of Lemon grass drink ( RM1.50) and Drinking water ( RM1.00) ..drinks

Fried Thai flat noodles / Phad Thai (RM8) , the koayteow noodles were garnished with deep fried shrimps releasing their potency and aroma when you bite into them, 2 medium sized prawns, a few pieces of fish meat, chopped roasted peanuts. This was tasty.\phad ThaiThai Seafood MaMa noodles salad (RM8). This was a refreshing noodles set, it had a slightly sourish and sweet taste to it- a milder version of the Thai mango salad kinda taste. On the sides are some shredded raw cabbage, and in the noodles were 2 medium sized prawns. Mama refers to the brand of the instant noodles used to prepare the dish.\seafood noodlesStir fry kailan with salted fish (RM7). The dish was rather salty , I was slightly disappointed that there were no significant aroma from the salted fish. There were rather a lot of gravy that came with the dish too..maybe this was a Thai thing..kailanGreen Mango salad ( RM7) , the usual shredded mango, shallots, roasted peanuts, dried prawns , not too much of chili padi in this although we would have removed them if they were there anyway.  Got also complain, don’t have also complain..ini macam, very susah one lah. Taste wise, the sweet-sour flavours were  there but missing was the Ummppp to the saladThai Green curry there was a choice between pork or chicken, we decided to try pork. I find it overly salty and missing was the richness distinctive aroma of green curry. The portion was rather small ( well…it was only RM8…but still..), there were bits of rather tough bits of  pork  in the  gravy and some long beans and brinjals, I would have preferred if the long beans and brinjals were softer toogreen curryDeep fried pork with Thai shrimp paste (RM 14) – when you bite into this you get the crunchiness from the meat and the ooze of oil which lubricate the chewing, this was good but I have to complain because I can’t stop eating them and feeling guilty for all the lard that was going into my system. i figure this will go well with Singha Beer ( RM10)pork

Thai style fish cake ( RM8) –    I  was expecting  the fish cakes  to have long beans and some chilis in them as per what I have eaten at Thailand but  these seemed just like plain fishcake. The texture as expected was tougher than the usual fishcakes, taste-wise these were not too bad.  fish cakesThere is a special lunch package from Mon to Friday :set lunch

Desserts like the mango sticky rice, tab tim grob ( red ruby) are also available..

Overall, pretty reasonable quality for a café style establishment and you could get used to  eating off steel bowls and plates… 🙂

Location :
13, Faber Plaza, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa, Off Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 7986 0979
Locate TM Point at Jalan Desa Utama, find Public Bank, go down further down the shoplots and you will find Sanook Thai nestled between two hair salons. Sanook

Restoran Tak Fok is famous for crabs, lobsters and such..and well, during my visit, over half of the people at my table had issues with cholesterol – so I guess you know where this post is heading- dining at a restaurant that is known for crabs and not order any . When we stepped into Tak Fok, I could hear Cheng grumbling about the colour of the table cloth. Itu lah, we Chinese like red- red colour one, we see white- white table cloth, not so siok one lorrr.setting

The waitress appeared at our table promptly to take our order, she seemed to know well enough about the menu but I found her to be a bit cold and kinda missed the bantering, or maybe it was because she find us weird when we didn’t order any crabs or lobsters.. There was a promotion on at the moment , for any orders above RM30 in one bill, you only pay RM1 for one of dishes on the special promotional menu.

Chopped garlic, chili padi and an interesting looking dip- this tasted like it had dried prawns in it , it wasn’t spicy and rather tasty really.sosPickled raw papayapickles

Chicken with marmite sauce 妈蜜鸡( RM14), the sliced chicken meat were tender and with a slightly sweetish taste, this was nice. I can’t stand marmite when they come in their little smelly, but I find that with marmite dishes, somehow the flavour that I was adverse to will miraculously be non existentmarmite chicken

Braised tofu with seafood 星光豆腐(RM14) – the tofu , I think these were closer to being tau-kwa as there were tougher – were deep fried and then bath in a soupy gravy. Taste wise, this was usual, nothing outstanding.tofu

Long bone pork 一枝骨( RM26) – this was like pork ribs but then there were no big ‘central’ bone, so from the piece you see in the picture below, more than 90% was meat, and it was very good meat too, it was like a cross between roast pork and charsiu, The meat was not overly fatty, not overly lean, it  was moist and tender. This was a magnificent dish. And there were some broccoli served at the side tooribs

For our RM1 promotional dish, we ordered claypot brinjal, this came with minced meat and gooey black sauce. a good choice. This was nice too.brinjal

The total bill came to a bit less than RM75 including drinks ( herbal drink which received good comment all around) and 3 rice. The portions were not that big but I think that it managed to feed 5 of us without any problem.

Overall, an enjoyable meal, maybe next round I will visit Tak Fok again without those cholesterol laden people ( opps, I should mention that I am one of them ..) and have some crabs ! what say you ?

No.26a, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa (Faber Plaza)
Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur 58100
Tel : 7981 1446

Vegetarian eateries  usually exudes a religious ambience by way of : the monotonous chanting played repeatably over the speaker, the free religious CDs/literature at one corner, posters of religious messages /concerts/deities on the walls or all of the above. Anyway, although Vegipie is a vegetarian restaurant, the ambience was young, hip and trendy- exactly as what was mentioned in the menu – this is a lifestyle..

I was suppose to take mum for roast duck / wan tan mee noodles but they were closed that day and that was why we ended up at Vegipie. With free wi-fi, and pink walls…Vegipie serves a variety of dishes include stand alone meals like petai friend rice, seaweed fried rice, Hainanese chicken fried rice, fried glass noodles, fried mee mamak, Cantonese style fried koay teow , pumpkin fried noodles, nyoya laksa, ramen soup and even pizza with a variety of toppings ! And one could also order a variety of dishes like tofu, vegetables and

We decided to try the  bitterguord fried koay teow, spinach in gravy and a variety of mushrooms.

Bitterguord fried kuay teow ( RM9.90), the portion was kinda smallish, there were a large amount of gravy , err..maybe way too much for my liking , apart from slices of bitterguord where still a bit green , there were also slices of carrots and pieces of babycorn, taste wise, not bad lah.

koay teow

Organic Chinese spinach with gravy ( RM18) , the Chinese spinach were compactly packed and after some ‘unpacking’, there were enough of spinach to share with Popeye and even Olive Oyl. There were some cubes of what I think was winter melon served with the spinach , which was a nice touch as it added another texture to the dish. Luckily the gravy was light and not overly starchy, taste wise- pretty good.vege

Various mushroom stew with Chinese herbs ( RM25). I can’t named all the mushrooms, so what I can say is there were a variety of mushrooms in this dish- including the ‘monkey brain’ mushroom- which was a bit tough, other than mushrooms, the dish included : lotus seeds, red dates, black fungus, the bamboo thingy that has the texture like a sponge, petals from the magnolia flowers ( pak hap) . Subtle yet refined. This was nice.mushroom

Overall, an enjoyable meal.

Location :
37A, Jalan Desa Bakti,
Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel : 7982 8184

From the Taman Desa main road ( Jalan Desa Utama, past TM Point( on your right), you will see a  traffic light, turn right- 2 block of shop lots on your right and double storey terrace houses on your left. Vegepie is at the block closer to Faber Towers
Opening hours: 11am till 10pm everyday