Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Chakri Palace @ KLCC

Situated on the 4 th Floor of KLCC, i finally present to you guys a halal place..yes..no pork..nothing illegal for my fellow muslim readers.. A slightly upmarket Thai place that is basically also available at other places..not too sure where.. I personally prefer to come over here for any Thai cravings because i cant be bothered to go to Taipan for Sri Ayutthaya and i cant bear any of those fast food Thai outlets or Thai food want to be franchises..its still a compromise that i am willing to make..so there you go for the introduction of Thai food..

Now this place specialises in the usual Thai affair but i have yet to try a full blown rendevous with them..just an affair here and there..and today is also no different..just a small affair..do try the other dishes to see if its worth spending my penny there..

A dish that i learned to love in Australia, of all places..The Pad Thai..which is basically the Thai version of Char Kuey Teow..but the texture of the noodle is tougher and chewier..Today Pad Thai lacked flavour..was abit plain..and seriously nothing to shout about..i prefer more peanuts and maybe more prawns..and i guess more flavour..

Just to wrap up my cravings, the green curry chicken.. Again, it was honestly nothing to shout about.. i had better but this was definitely not the worst..an average dish that came with my favourite brinjal and chunks of chicken breasts for those protein lovers..

Overall, if the noodles start from RM 12-14 and Meat dishes can go anywhere around RM15-20 and of course seafood is much more expensive..after all this place is meant to serve royal Thai cuisine..and for that you pay a price..i reckon this is starting to go downhill because this place deserves a 6.7 out of 10.. i think its about time i start to find better rating food..

19 comments:

boo_licious said...

Must admit I have never been impressed with Chakri Palace ever. Ate a full blown meal once here and never went back as thought the food was only so so but pricey.

How to rate the food? You better work out a methodology or else those numbers are a bit hard to compare.

tankiasu said...

Your fellow Muslim readers? Are you saying you are Muslim as well? :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hmm got it..haha save my calories for a full blown meal somewhere else..well so far my ratings are just gut feeling and just a guide for people..i guess still boil down to my tongue..oh well..i dun really care..

no lar..some of my frens muslim mah..complain i always talk about pork..hahaha

Tummythoz said...

I'm with boo with d opinion on d restaurant. Then again, used to crave the tomyam at its Asia Jaya branch. That was obviously long time ago. Branch gone many years d.

Precious Pea said...

I dined here once...costs a bomb and small serving.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

haha this is definitely a no-go restaurant..any recommendations for better and shiok thai food?

Xiu Long Bao said...

Of all the thai restaurants that i have tried:

Sri Ayutthaya--definitely s*x.
Amarin--so so
Basil thai--oklar
planter jim's--hmm...pricey wiv so so food

thx for letting me noe dat this chakri palace is not triable.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

im shocked wor..i would hav rated sri ayutthaya as the best i had..amarin definitely was nowhere near though

-Princess Shin- said...

Lots of dao ge! Haha.. The green curry in Good Evening Bangkok in One Utama is nice. The one you showed looks like it has lots of oil.

Thanks for sharing though!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tauge is very essential for pad thai..in australia they even serve it raw!

Kok said...

Joe,
Green curry reminds me of my ex-housemate who cooked super hot green curry! Until I cannot tahan and asked her to stop cooking. haha!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hmm i like!!..but i probably die of high cholestrol if i eat green curry everyday..hahaha...

Precious Pea said...

Joe...for great Thai Food...visit Air Asia now and fly to Bangkok!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

errr..wah is that even feasible?? damn good suggestion la u..*imagine scenario - i want to eat thai food..where?..err bangkok lor?*

Xiu Long Bao said...

correction here....i should say s*x in terms of service for sri ayutthaya. The food is ok.

leo said...

Hmmmm I like to entertain guests at this restaurant only for one thing, the ambience and convenience of getting there.

Otherwise I agree with you, its really nothing to shout about.

I would prefer Bangkok Jam at BBpark (next to Federal Hotel) anytime.

Keep up the good work! And maybe you would want to elaborate why 6.7 and not 6? Or 7?

boo_licious said...

I wasn't even allowed to eat Amarin Thai - my friend said food was horrible there so we left the restaurant!

Go try the Thai place I went to at Taman Petaling. Food is cheaper and definitely much better that those you mention. The tomyam is super hot. Another good and genuine place is the Thai stall in Pandan Indah which Robyn blogged abt. Having tasted the food in Gasing last time, it is the best in town. Even better than the commercialised fairs in the shopping centre.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i shall take it all those in mind when i want to satisfy myself wif thai food..thank u thank u..hmm as far as amarin goes..its was quite crap the last time i went..

Anonymous said...

well eating Thai food is not about the spiciness.... it's about getting to eat n taste the fresh herbs n spiciness to give it a kick. The taste of like lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice brings out the taste along with chillies. That's about eating with flavour n not just abt spiciness.....