Sunday, September 21, 2008

Awet Thai Cafe, Taman Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

The Awet Thai Cafe is just across the road from our usual wantan mee joint in Taman Cheras. At night, it looks kinda cosy with its soft yellow lights and the mist-machine at work. Thai music wafts from its audio system.
We ordered the kerabu angle bean (RM8.00) but was served instead with stir-fried angle beans with garlic and oyster sauce which tasted pretty normal. Wasn't what we had in mind, hello! Kerabu is meant to be spicy, sourish and salad-ish.

The Thai deep-fried pork ribs with garlic (RM12.00) was an improvement. It came served with a home-made Thai chilli sauce and lots of deep-fried garlic bits scattered over the ribs. I found the ribs to be a wee bit chewy, but nicely marinated nonetheless. The crunch of the garlic and the sweet tangy chilli sauce complements it well. Hubby wished there was more meat on the ribs.
The dry pork curry was thick with santan. It could have done with more lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves, but was nonetheless quite piquant. For RM16.00, the serving wasn't that large, just enough for 2 persons.

The seafood tom yam soup (RM6.80/serving of one) was nicely spicy and had all the hallmarks of a good tom yam soup. We had our fill of squid, prawns and abalone mushrooms while slurping away at the refreshing lemongrassy soup.
That's our spread. In total, the bill came up to RM49.15, inclusive of rice and pandan water (refillable). The pandan water was plain water infused with pandan (sort of like pandan tea, non-sweet), I found it unusual and yet very soothing to the palate.
Awet Thai Cafe,
8, Jalan Kaskas 3, Taman Cheras,
56100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-91319838

We would rate this place a 3-bam.

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