Simon Says: Get yourself invited for the media screening of Land of Lost this Friday.
I was invited by KampungBoyCityGal to a food review which was organized by one of their reader. It's quite a new Thai restaurant that is in Sri Damansara Club. Fellow foodies that were there too are Tham Jiak and Jason If I was not told, I won't know that the club is open to public, of course only some of the facilities like restaurants and food massage is for the public I think. As you reach the entrance of Phai Lin, you'll be greeted with two Thai statues.
Phai Lin is actually a Thai and Chinese restaurant, which means besides your normal Thai food, you'll have Thai food with Chinese influence or vice versa. There are already two outlet in Myanmar and the lady boss decided to expand the business to Malaysia. The Phai Lin in Myanmar is very big and grand from the photos that she showed us. Phai Lin is also a pork free restaurant and they are trying to apply for the Halal certificate. The lady boss is a Chinese Muslim herself.
My drink that I forgot the name. It's something like "honey something" but I won't recommend this.
First dish to arrive is the Spring Roll (Big/Small RM13/RM 8). There's sengkuang inside. Fried till crispiness and the interim is still juicy. Not too bad.
Next up is Claypot Glass Vermicelli with Prawn (Big/Small RM 22/RM 15). One of my favourite Thai dish but I prefer crab instead of prawn. While using prawn is also not bad, crab gives the sauce more kick with the sweet taste from the crab. Nevertheless the prawns used is very fresh and the glass vermicelli absorbed the prawn's sweetness and the sauce. Slurp.
Deep Fried Garoupa with Sweet and Sour Sauce (RM 35) got no complain from us except that we can't take a good picture with it lol. This dish I think it's a Chinese dish, if not mistaken is call (糖醋鱼). The fish is fried and then cover by the sweet and sour sauce, a very appetizing dish.
After devouring the garoupa, it's time for Deep Fried Chicken Wings with Herb Thai Style (Big/Small RM18/RM12), such a long name lol. The herb is very aromatic and goes very well with the chicken wings.
Eating Thai cuisine wouldl not be complete without Tom Yam and that night we had Seafood Tom Yam Soup (Big/Small RM28/RM18). The tom yam is very nice and it's sourish enough. It's not too spicy so it's suitable for most people but not enough kick for me that can it very very spicy food. The soup is kept warm by the burning wax in the center of the pot.
Time to balanced the high protein meal with Stired-fried Mixed Vegetable (Big/Small RM17/RM11). Just your normal stired-fried vege nothing much to comment.
Mango Salad (Big/Small RM15/RM9.5) was served next and it's a good ending to a meal full for meat and seafood. Young mango is used and mixed with peanuts, shallot, bird eye chili, lime and fish sauce. It's quite addictive.
When I thought that's the end of it, comes a special order that night, Raw Prawn Salad (Big/Small RM22/RM12). I think this is the house specialty because I seldom see this dish in other Thai restaurant. Very different of prawn sashimi because instead of soya sauce and wasabi, lime, raw garlic, Chinese parsley and mint leave were added to each raw prawn. The prawn is real fresh with a bit of springy texture and the mixes of the condiments covered the fishy taste of the raw prawn. Highly recommended to those that like raw food.
Some hits and misses but nevertheless the food here is of good quality and affordable price. There's still a lot of dishes yet to be tried, so I will surely make another visit here with my friends and family. Good news is that they are looking to open another outlet and is now scouting for good location. Any recommendations?
Updates: I forgot, if you mentioned that you got to know Phai Lin from my blog, you'll get a discount on your food.
Phai Lin Thai & Chinese Restaurant
Sri Damansara Club Berhad
Lot 23304, Persiaran Perdana
Bandar Sri Damansara
52200 Kuala Lumpur
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