Friday, April 22, 2011

Celebrating Songkran Festival @ Erawan Classic Thai & Fusion, Kota Damansara

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love letter salad

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water lily stem soup


erawan collage

black rose ice cream

Apologies for the lack of blog posts lighting up your RSS feeds. Blame it on work (always a fantastic excuse), the lack of great eats or more likely the laziness in editing tons of pictures. I can imagine rotten tomatoes hitting me soon if I don't get my act together.
      Kicking off my return to being a respectable food blogger that effervescently raves on about her daily meal coupled with lickable droolworthy pictures, I start off with one of the best (and probably the only one I go to constantly) Thai places in town, Erawan Classic Thai & Fusion.
      The occasion for my epiphany was appropriately the Thai New Year aka Songkran festivities. The Erawan "brothers" Anan and Korn had invited us to share with them, their big celebration...an afternoon of never endless pleasurable delights that tickled our tummies and knocked the socks out of us.
       Everything was exquisitely prepared by the talented and dedicated Korn who loves to pamper us with the magical dishes he conjures from his kitchen. It was also time for us to savour some specially prepared dishes, they don't do all the time like the eye pleasing lotus flower salad and the silky smooth power packed water lily stem soup. The whole idea of a lotus flower salad is just so amazing as who knew those pink petals could be eaten. There's no distinct taste to the flowers but it acts like magical vessel that  felt like something the fairies would have eaten. In fact, it felt truly magical especially when we donned jasmine garlands for the festivities (no water was thrown though). We all loved the water lily stem soup -slightly crunchy stems coupled with smooth cod fish, bird eye chillies and the fragrant coconut milk scented broth.
       There was so many more goodies we had the whole afternoon that I couldn't stop eating. The liat was endless: huge Thai otak-otak laden with flaky white fish, the crunchy love letter salad, the crispy papaya salad, Thai laksa, crispy salmon, the delectable banana seafood spring rolls, deep fried flaky catfish, deep fried stuffed chicken wings, Thai fishcakes, beef and eggplant salad. Even the sambal with the vegetables had all the guests gasping for seconds. We also had a chance to sample the cockle salad, an unusual pairing of mango shreds with blanched cockles and a fusion style pandan parcel, not stuffed with chicken but the more luxe salmon.
        Before we knew it the afternoon was almost over and it was time for desserts - a selection of homemade ice creams including this gorgeous black rose ice cream (they bring in special rose syrup from Europe), teeny weeny bananas with a salty tasty thick coconut sauce and pandan sago that looked like frog eggs mingling with black beans (possibly the tadpoles?) in coconut milk broth.
         I could wax on lyrically about the food but I'll spare all of you. The food here always seem to weave its magic around me and as usual, we have already made plans for the next visit with special dishes. One can't wait as I can imagine what a wonderful evening it'll be. More pictures are in the Flickr set.


Erawan Classic Thai & Fusion
No. 22-1, Jln PJU 5/16
Dataran Sunway Kota Damansara
Petaling Jaya


Tel: 03-6141 2393


(Pork free. See their website for the menu and pre-ordering.)

19 comments:

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

I love your food photography. Everything looks so delicious, especially those colorful salads :)

女飞侠 said...

oh no... i feel so hungry after reading this... ><

Michelle Chin said...

I want to eat these! I want to eat these boo!

Au and Target said...

The beef and salmon dishes look good!

CUMI & CIKI said...

a great outing with lovely friends and a kind kind host! I wish we could eat here every weekend. You're right.. it's a kinda magic.

Pete said...

All the nice hot, spicy and sourish food! Sure gonna make me eat more bowls of rice! LOL!

J said...

Black rose ice cream sounds DIVINE. :D
(*tummy growlinnnnnnng*)

Baby Sumo said...

I was blown away by the food here too. Such lovely presentation.

beaty said...

wow I love the picture and the food to..ur pic lok gorgeous

MySelF said...

Love your blog soooooo much! u make me want be among KL people again...
i miss KL, I miss all the foods..

Sianna said...

wow! i've been there and as usual i wouldnt know wich to eat first they all so tasty and beautiful.

Simon Seow said...

Looking good there those Thai dishes.

Jessica said...

Hi boolicious, off-topic - I'm spreading the word to all foodies & animal lovers about this restaurant that is inhumane towards a cat. I believe you've blogged about this place before, but here's news : http://verysedap.blogspot.com/2011/04/cat-abuse-madam-chiam-curry-noodle.html

qwazymonkey said...

Happy songkran and makan to you :) I'm so gutted that i missed this dinner. The spread looks super amazing lah.

mohdhafifi said...

looking good

recipe contest said...

What great photos! That salmon dish looks particularly amazing! Do you know what was in it?
~Nancy Lewis~

Steve said...

The food looks amazing and I am a food-fan from way back!!
Songkran Festival can be a fun and cooling experience as long as you are prepared to get wet!!

Life for Beginners said...

A love letter salad? Sounds like the dish for me! :)

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