Saturday, August 25, 2018

HIGH ON THAI AT MELTING POT CAFE


Think pink when you patronise the Thai Passion promotion at Melting Pot Café. Personally, I'd begin my Thai culinary tour with Guay Tiew Reua — Thailand's much loved flat rice noodles. This particular version features a blush pink broth with sliced fish cake, fish balls, beansprouts and kangkung. The unusual hue of the mildly sweet-savoury soup is due to the inclusion of Thai fermented soya bean curd. It's hearty, comforting fare to satisfy.
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Pix courtesy of Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur
That and over 15 Thai dishes from a rotational menu are prepared nightly by Thai Chef Nopporn Nutto will take centrestage for dinner from now until 31 August 2018.  A native of old Bangkok town known as Bangkok Noi, Chef Nopporn has more than 17 years of experience when it comes to tantalising diners with his mouthwatering Thai specialities.

Depending on the night’s menu du jour, let the chef tickle your tastebuds with interesting and familiar faves from the Land of Smiles. Among the outstanding choices we glean from the spread include Yam Kai Dao — spicy fried egg salad with an enticing sour-salty-sweet dressing with lots of garlic and fresh coriander; Yum Nuea-Yarng — sliced beef salad and the popular Som Tam — green papaya salad.


Loading up on the requisite quota of greens is made easy with Nam Prik Ka-Pi — Thai sambal dip made from pinkish local belacan (shrimp paste), to be eaten with raw and blanched vegetables.

Loading up on the requisite quota of greens is made easy with Nam Prik Ka-Pi — Thai sambal dip made from pinkish local belacan (shrimp paste), to be eaten with raw and blanched vegetables.

 
Spice fiends will find ample ‘fire’ power from Red Tom Yum Seafood — spicy and sour soup with mussels, crabs and prawns. I like to pair the robust broth with drier appetisers like

Poh Pia Tod — Thai spring rolls with its glass noodles and minced chicken filling, Tod Mun Pla — fried fish cakes and Mini Prawn Cakes with Thai sweet chilli sauce.

 

Most main Thai dishes are meant to be enjoyed with rice. Instead of plain rice, we find delectable specialities whipped up by Chef Nopporn taste great with Kao Pad — Thai fried rice with tom yam paste. Among the on-point dishes to sample include Pad Gra Prow — stir-fried minced beef with basil; Pla Neung Ma-Now steam fish with lime and chillies;

Gaeng Som Pla Krob — fried fish with gaeng som sauce and Gaeng Khiao Wahn Gaigreen curry chicken with fresh green chilies pounded with fresh coriander (cilantro), kaffir lime leaf and basil
 
The Thais are people after our own hearts as no meal is complete without some sweet treats. All the expectant offerings: Kao Niew Ma-muang — sticky rice with mango, Tub Tim Krob and Gluay Kai Chueam — Thai roasted bananas in golden syrup among others beckon from the buffet parade. 
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Melting Pot Cafe's Thai Passion promotion is served available at RM110 nett per person inclusive of the nightly buffet spread until 31 August 2018. Keep your eyes peeled for special tags indicating the Thai delicacies.


For reservations, please call Melting Pot Café, tel: 03-2717 2233. Address: Lobby Level, Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL.
 

2 comments:

KY said...

That's a lot of beef in that salad!

Alice Yong said...

@KY - Yeah, that made it better than usual.