Firstly, Happy Songkran to all our Thai readers! This year we celebrated the festival of water, just last weekend, at Erawan with the owners of this fine Thai restaurant. The food and company was superb.
Lotus Flower Petal Salad
Secondly, let’s just just say that the time of year is upon us again! It’s time to vote for your favourite restaurants for the Miele Guide 2011. What is the Miele Guide? Go here to find out. After that you may want to go here to register and vote.
If you live in any of the 18 Asian countries surveyed by The Miele Guide, you can only vote for a maximum of 3 restaurants in your country of residence. You can only vote for any one restaurant once.
You can submit your picks for Asia’s 10 best restaurants by clicking on their names in the list as shown on the website (once you’ve registered). To view restaurants in other cities, select the country of your choice in the dropdown box. Once you have chosen your three, confirm your votes and click the submit button. Once submitted, your votes are final and irreversible so vote wisely!
Lotus Flower Petal Salad
The reason why I am hooked on Erawan is because the Thai food here is just exquisite. The Chef cooks personally for you, one table at a time and even hand picks and hand carries back to Malaysia, the freshest ingredients from Thailand. The fine detail in the food and presentation makes my heart skip a beat. Can you bring yourself to eat such gorgeous looking food!
Anyway, we had a lovely time at the Songkran party they threw over the weekend. A big thank you to Jo-anne, Anan and Chef Korn for the invite.
Introductions by Jo-anne, Anan and Chef Korn
Pandan Leaf Wrapped Salmon
Banana Spring Rolls
Khanom Jeen or Thai Laksa
Hor Mok Talay or Thai Otak Otak
Tod Man Pla or Thai Fish Cakes
Nam Prik Kaapi or Sambal Belacan served with various condiments
Special Stuffed Chicken, which is then battered and deepfried
Yam Hoi Kraeng or Cockles Salad
Tempura Papaya Salad with Somtam Sauce
Special Dry Curry Catfish
Australian Beef and Thai Eggplant Salad
Cod with Lotus Stem Soup
Stewed Banana with Coconut Milk
Black Rose Ice Cream
Sago and Red Bean Dessert
Well, Chef Korn is not only a great cook, he is also an artist, specializing in acrylic painting, art collection and trading. His fine handy work is apparent throughout Erawan restaurant, giving it a lovely ambiance that makes this place so dazzlingly unique. Currently, Chef Korn has managed to bring the urban taste of Bangkok’s best dining to this part of the world, situated in a nook in Kota Damansara. His mantra is simple. “cooking by tasting” – not just blindly following recipes. Also, do remember that at Erawan, you need to make reservations and do some pre-ordering, before you come to the restaurant. The reason why this is so, is because most traditional Thai dishes require a great deal of preparation with regards to the ingredients. What this pre-ordering also means is that, all the ingredients for the dishes are freshly cut in preparation minutes before the diners arrive. Chef Korn likes to cook each table at a time – such is his dedication!
Add: Erawan Thai Restaurant
No.22-1, Jalan PJU 5/16,
Dataran Sunway Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya
Malaysia Tel/Fax: + 603-614-123-93