Sunday, January 17, 2010

E-San Thai Kitchen @ Ara Damansara

I can't believe i am always forced to eat my own words.

Once upon a time i boasted that i don't puke from alcohol. That fairy tale ended with a bucket on New Years 2010.

I always preached that one should work smart and be organised (eventhough my workdesk is the messiest of them all) and that i have a reputation for going back no later than 5.30pm. This whole week i have been bogged down with last minute tasks and been fed humble pie, leaving office when the sky is dark. Worse still, work has somehow been on the agenda of the whole weekend.

Well, thus is life.


Anyways, a short post on a discovery in the middle of nowhere, Ara Damansara. We found ourselves in the area where roads are as confusing as a maze causing at one point driving on the wrong side of the road. Circling around, we wondered what food can we possibly get?

When we looked out from the car and saw E-San Thai Kitchen, we thought, what the heck, can't be that bad. There was a family seated down and eating joyfully and it gave us some encouragement to look at the menu.

A light dinner, we ordered a crispy fried rice and a thai green curry beef.

I seldom order fried rice in restaurants but i have no hesitation to order this again. Half the plate of rice came in a crisp form, almost like what you would get at the bottom of your claypot chicken rice. This was almost addictive-like as i could finish the whole plate (well i almost did, eventhough it was meant to be half-half with the other half).

The thai green curry beef was pretty decent. The cut of beef used tasted more like a steak and had a good bite opposed to some places where they tenderised the beef before cooking.

If there were any more stomachs, there were plenty of other dishes that we would have ordered. Not too bad of a place as we soon saw the whole restaurant fill up before we paid the bill.

E-san Thai Kitchen

G-G-3A&5 , Block G, Jalan PJU 1A/3, Taipan 2, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya.

Tel: 03 2272 1287

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Rating might change if we had sampled more dishes, definitely give it another go if i find myself in the middle of nowhere; Ara Damansara.


Tummy Rumble said...

I tried the thai style fish, beef green curry, mango salad, pandan chicken and a few more stuff there.. quite good I must say :)

CUMI & CIKI said...

so.. that means you've been puking la right?! :P

Sean said...

now all the ppl who live in ara damansara will be furious with u for alleging that they live in some godforsaken territory in the middle of nowhere :D

thenomadGourmand said...

my, wht happened to your camera?

qwazymonkey said...

Ara Damansara's not exactly no where lah. Try Kepong or something liddat. LOL

Dishes don't look half as bad. Worthy to trying if I ever find myself "in the middle of nowhere" land. :)

Don't work too late

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

qwazymonkey: im not sure whether anyone from kepong will object haha

tng: sleeping at home, using phone haha

sean: by the looks of the lack of street lights, i stand by my point

c&c: HAD been la..

tummy rumble: ohh so go try the rest!

UnkaLeong said...

Hmmm...must try this lace soon. Close enough to my place. Ease up on the drinking my young padawan.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

unkaleong: i went dry for 18 days..b4 i succumb to a beer

sc said...

my friend who stays at ara d'sara recommended me this place too! ok ok time to try :)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Middle of nowhere? Chis. :-P Okay, this is not too far from where I live, so I can check it out one day when I wanna dine in the middle of nowhere. :-)

thule a.k.a leo said...

I used to travel along this road many years ago.. back then all were only palm oil plantation areas, with the exception of Saujana Subang.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: now no palm oil, lots of empty buildings

ll: brilliant for a quiet spot lor?!

sc: really? prob the only crowded restaurant.

Anonymous said...

there is 1 grille fish, very nice but must order b4 u go coz need to wait for 1 hour if u order when u arrived.

Ricky said...

hi there....i am looking for strickly for thai restaurant owners who are having thai restaurant please contact me at 6016-283 6739.......nice for a change thats what call thai food.... keep up the good cooking.....