Monday, November 2, 2009

Kolam 77, Restoran Sawadee 88, Chan Sow Lin.

Kolam 77
Kolam 77, Off Chan Sow Lin, is spanking new.. When you see the sign however, you will get a rude shock. Don't let the dirty rubbish put you off.. if you stick to the 'off the beaten track' side road for just a little whilst more, you will be rewarded with great food! Kolam 77 is a Fish Farm.. where people go to fish, obviously. However, they also have a new Thai restaurant which serves really rather good food. So far we have not had that great experiences with Fish Farm Thai Food restaurants. The food just seems to have been sub-par and rather expensive.

Kolam 771
Here we are Kolam 77, just 3 months old. Fishing area that is both shady and comfortable for the avid 'fisherman';)

Kolam 772
This place even has a pool table.

Kolam 773
See what I mean? The place is comfortable, tastefully designed and extremely airy even in the heat of day. Mr Lim the manager is an enthusiastic and friendly man. We had a great time chatting with him that day.

A map to help you find the location.

We were served the Pandan Chicken, piping hot. We found the portions a little too small. Taste wise just so-so.

Otak otak! This was a pleasant surprise. The otak-otak was oozing seafood freshness and sweetness.. not your conventional processed otak-otak, but rather one that was packed with seafood.

You will see chunks of fish, crab, prawn and squid falling out of the sweet centre as you break into it. If that does not get your saliva going, I don't know what will.

Fried Tong Fun (glass noodles) - more Chinese style than Thai style. I liked the fragrant stinky sotong/squid (the kind that is BBQ-ed to give it that fishy aroma) and the generous amount of seafood, yet again, in it. All I can keep thinking to myself is 'value for money'.

Steamed Sotong in chili hot, sweet and sour sauce. The mint leaves and basil made this dish phenomenally good. They left the roe of the sotong in the sotong (which resembles some goey, white semi-translucent matter) which is apparently the 'good stuff' in the sotong. I beg to differ. I did not find the roe appealing. Cumi liked it a lot... said it had the texture of collagen..

Paku Pakis- fried with loads of prawn and belacan. Nice but a little too oily for me.

When the cock grazed my leg, I jumped in surprise. Most ladies would;)

Finally, some nice refreshing and cooling Leong Fun jelly dessert, on the house. - why thank you Mr Lim, how kind! A fantastic lunch, inclusive of a large bottle of Heineken, for just under RM90. I would say that this place serves great Chinese Thai food. C&c would highly recommend it to anybody looking to blow their brains out over a spicy Thai meal!

Kolam 77,
Restoran Sawadee 88,
Jalan 5, Off Jalan Chan Sow Lin,
Contact No - Kindly refer to the map above.


Brother B said...

The food looks good but if the environment is too dirty, i will not go, not in this civilised age when it is NOT OK to eat by rubbish dump or next to the drain.
The onus is on the restaurant owners to clean up their place and not expect customers to bear with it.

Sean said...

ooh, i lurrrrrve sotong roe! it seems kinda difficult to find at restaurants. i haven't had it since my childhood days, in the sotong dishes that my grandma used to make

CUMI & CIKI said...

Brother B:
I am not sure the mess belongs to the restaurant. It belongs to Chan Sow Lin :P

really? ewww.. u can have mine! LOL

thule a.k.a leo said...

was it hot to dine there??? I will melt if it's too stuffy :(

Selba said...

Looks an interesting place though with all those mess, hehehe...

Nic (KHKL) said...

i tell ya, only C&C are able to find such exotic places to eat! the sotong is darn appealing! can u pls let us join your makan trips next time? priority to your monkey family members (aka me) ya! ;D

~Christine~Leng said...

i was looking out for more Thai food to try on! Chinese Thai food was something I craved for suddenly ;)
Jalan 5.. hmm, think I know where since the steamed fish head in at Jln 3... ^^ thanks for recommending!

J said...

Tsk tsk. You should tell the restaurant owner / manager that he has to be more careful where he puts his... erm... chicken. :) :)

3 hungry tummies said...

Another to visit place when I return next :)

thenomadGourmand said...

i love sotong roe too~ an acquire taste yea? ;)
And i agree! cheap cheap cheap! I like!

foodbin said...

a real hidden gem.

qwazymonkey said...

How on earth u guys find this place is beyond me. Ayam begging u, puhlese bling me arong on yer adventures neck time.

blahder banana

UnkaLeong said...

It's in da boondocks aitalyu...the boondocks! Hahah, haven't gone out for makan with you all in a bits lar...I feel an invite kambing my way? ;)

J2Kfm said...

i've had the same otak-otak style of seafood souffle in Kelantan, of all places.
surprisingly, no unpleasant stench of lemongrass in there, so it was all good! :)
sorry AWOL, still can't rid myself of this phobia ....

mimid3vils said...

The otak-otak really surprising me !!! SO many seafood inside!!

CUMI & CIKI said...

nope, extremely airy even in the hot noon day sun

msia is like that la .. some areas are just appalling!

where was the monkey ? the monkey in sing.. how to invite.. chis!

No problemo:)

yar man.. let his cock touch my leg.. chis! hehe

3 hungry tummies:
people got one, you got 3 tummies ar.. no wonder you always hungry

another roe lover! eeks

nice huh;)

CUMI & CIKI said...

aiyyah alwys bring you wat, mah bruvver:)

last time i called u .. u not free mah.. chis

ur farnee la.. u spend a lot of time in thais but u hate lemongrass.. how? i can just see u picking it out of ur food:P

babe_kl said...

gee, i just cant imagine a place like this amongst all the kilang in chan sow lin LOL

backStreetGluttons said...

That was one lucky cock , yes ?
still wandering around