On that Saturday night, Ayah (my father) invited the two of us to have dinner with him. We had our previous dinners together with Ayah at Hill's Bukit Antarabangsa but Nana got tired of the atmosphere. So Nana requested Ayah to bring us try the Thai cuisine restaurant, Rumah Thai (Thai House) at the Platinum Victory shop lots area in Taman Melati.
Ayah agreed but unfortunately we arrived there at about 9pm plus since we could not leave after Maghrib due to my fear I might arrive home late due to my make-up job that evening. So the place was packed (actually all the eating spots as Platinum Victory was packed, almost everynight, and that night was a Saturday night, really good business the restaurant owners there have). Ayah said to wait for Thai food to be cooked would make our stomachs rumble, so Ayah decided for us to eat at Old Town White Coffee at the same row. Ayah never tried it before, but this Kopitiam (Old school coffee shop, the Malaysian way) has lots of branches almost everywhere you go. I think business is booming for them. Usually customers come to enjoy their variety of roti bakar (toast bread).
When we arrived we had to queue for awhile since this place is packed as well. We were finally seated at a very small corner, where we had to sit facing a board, so amusingly the three of us had to sit next to each other in the same row. Ayah said, "Macam duduk dalam bas. (It's like sitting in a bus.)" Ayah even commented that it's like a study table and the board is for us to tape on notes. :p
Service rating: Order is made by writing down your orders in a form on our table. Still a few of the waitresses were confused with our orders and sent us the wrong orders quite a few times although we had written our orders correctly.
Nana was having a headache already that night, felt more annoyed because she had to call out for the waiter/waitress many times. As Nana recalled “I had to shout Excuse Me! so many times until that Abang Handsome (Handsome Guy) at the table nearby us looked at me.” :p
Nana getting a worse headache due to the service
I forgot to jot down the exact prices, so the prices below were not accurate. Before that let me introduce the critics for this post beside myself:
Now let's start with the food review:
Iced ‘Kopi Cham’
(Cham stands for campur means mix. This beverage is a mixture of coffee and tea)
Ayah: A confusing taste but nice.
Nasi Lemak Special
Me: OK la, not as good as the Nasi Lemak you get at various street stalls. The fried chicken is not very tasty,not juicy and they gave me ribs instead of thigh which I asked. The sambal (chilly paste) is a little too sweet, don’t like it.
Nana: The sambal is nice but a little too sweet.
Ayah: The authentic Chinese Asam Laksa. As the ones you could get in Ipoh, Perak. Tasty!
Nana: Although it’s already night, the gravy is still very thick meaning that it’s not watered down. It is tasty, the real Chinese Asam Laksa. ( However she vomited when she reached home but it’s not due to the laksa but because she felt sick that night).
Me: Yup it’s good but I don’t quite like it personally. I like the Chinese laksa at the stall in Klang Gate (in front of Azwan Ali’s house) best.
Curry Puff Basket
RM2.90-3.90 per basket (2 pieces)
Ayah: It’s very delicious. The pastry is soft and flaky, the filling is a lot. We don’t mind to pay more for this.
Nana: The pastry is tasty, but the filling (the potatoes) is not that terasa. I mean I just feel like something is missing. But I love the fact that the filling is thickly filled in the pastry.
Me: My most favourite meal of the night. It’s very hot straight off from the frying wok, and yes I love the crispy and flaky pastry and it’s thick filling.
* We like the curry puffs so much we ordered 3 baskets that night.
Try to come to this place when it is not so packed I recommend. And yes don't forget to try the Curry Puff Basket. It's the best! =)