Monday, May 14, 2012

Bangkok Connexion @ Jalan Ampang

After spending an evening around Kuala Lumpur city centre, it’s time to hunt for some food to fill my stomach. Strategically located along Jalan Ampang, this restaurant is easily accessible within a walking distance from KLCC. 

Upon arrival during the evening, I can easily find a parking space at the site behind this row of restaurant at only RM3 per entry. Reasonable rate especially around KL area.

Bangkok Connexion serves Halal authentic Thai food, and a wide array of cocktails, wine and alcoholic drinks. This bistro is well-lit with romantic candle lights for each table as well as myriads of spot lights around the stage area. 

If you fancy of drinking during the late night, here are vast selections of imported beer at affordable price. Indeed it’s a nice place to have a drink, chit-chat and relax. 

Left: Chilled Tomato Juice @ RM10
Right: Soursop de Guava @ RM12

Firstly, we ordered two glasses of chilled fruit juice to quench our thirst before dining. Disappointingly, the tomato juice is from canned drinks and the soursop juice isn’t as fresh as expected. Being overpriced is another downside of the beverages here.

 #1 Lemongrass Prawn Salad @ RM 13.50

To start off, the fiery-red hot dish is served. Tickle taste buds with tantalizingly tangy salads, of displaced prawns that made new homes in beds of lemongrass flavoured greens. Its taste is acceptable with the fairly-fresh prawns, but a tad too spicy to torture my tongue!

#2 Soup Gai @ RM7

To wash off the spiciness, I enjoy each spoonful of Thai style chicken and potato soup seasoned with pepper. It reminds me of the Chinese ABC Soup, if it has shredded onions in the soup.

#3 Tom Yam Talay @ RM7

This mixed seafood sour spicy soup is light yellow in colour, but I promise you that it tastes much spicier than the normal fiery red one that you usually have. I enjoy the generous amount of seafood including squids, prawns and fish cutlets. 

 #4 Gaeng Keaw Wan Gai @ RM14.90

Here comes the main course, Thai green paste curry with chicken. Far different from the Thai green curry I've had before, this looks not as green but very spicy. Disappointingly, the cinnamon is too strong as it covers the fragrance of the curry itself.

#5 Phad Bung Nam Prig Gapi @ RM10.90

Since the heaven-by-chilli does not sound as appealing as it should, I enjoyed having this platter of stir-fried kangkung with shrimp paste sauce the most. Despite of being a little similar to the Chinese style of cooking kangkung, it's still crispier and more flavourful than the usual ones I have.

#6 Tab Tim Krob Ma Pao @ RM12

To conclude this simple meal, the homemade red ruby water chestnut, sago, jackfruits, icy coconut milk served in fresh coconut is definitely a must-have Thai dessert! The small red jewels are water chestnut covered with tapioca flour, served with sweeten coconut milk and shaved ice. Shredded jackfruit and jellied coconut flesh are added to this dessert to make it special.

Apart from the enjoyment of chewing the red ruby, I realise that the taste, texture and fragrant of the combined ingredients is indescribably delicious!

Verdict:
1. Overall, the taste is fair and acceptable as I enjoyed 4 out 6 dishes.
2. I had a good time relaxing at an acceptably quiet ambiance when there's no performance at the night. 
3. The portion is fairly small for categorical dishes, but looks quite huge for other individual meals such as fried rice, noodles etc.

Bangkok Connexion 
174 – 176A, 
Lot 26, Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 603- 2171 2710 / 016-227 7100

42 comments:

  1. wah, rm12 for tab tim krob is expensive 0.o

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  2. RM10 for canned juice? Thats not acceptable....

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  3. For a moment, I thought u're in BKK! Love Thai food especially tom Yam & kangkong.

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  4. looks absolutely drool-worthy because of the spiciness, haha!! yeah, Tab Tim Krob is a must-have dessert for Thai.. :)

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  5. I agreed with you. The green curry ain't nice even just looking at it. Like not very worth it

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  6. I like thap thim krob, a nice way to end a fiery Thai meal! ;)

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  7. i miss sawasdee one...LOL. u triggered my thai palate d...>.<

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  8. I think the best Thai food will still be Flying Chillies at the Garden, you should try it one day :D

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  9. delicious.. saliva dropped out~ >.<~

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  10. I am a typical Asian and the same goes with the type of food I eat. All that spicy and sour flavors are a must for me and seeing the dishes served at this eatery makes me hyped up. How not to seeing the spicy and plenty of chillies inside.

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  11. I've never eaten Thai before but I'd love to have some in the future because over here they all look delish! replied to http://www.sherrylicious7.co.cc/2012/05/samsung-galaxy-s2-pink.html

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  12. looks like a really good environment in a very busy spot in town. :)

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  13. Tab Tim Krob Ma Pao!!! My all time favorites~!!

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  14. Ooooo...I love Thai. Prices also reasonable. Ampang ah... Still as jammed as ever there?

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  15. The drinks are too expensive. ;p The rest of the food still ok. Next time just order plain water.

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  16. i like thai food but not their Tab Tim Krob Ma Pao.. too sweet! >.<

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  17. Hungry already. Seeing the photos of the delicious food make me 'lau nuah'. Hahaha

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  18. Everything looks so appetising - another hungering review :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  19. I have a soft spot for Thai food, especially Tom Yum! Drooling....

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  20. Oh that lemongrass prawn salad looks so good.

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  21. love the max i love thai food :3

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  22. Ooh..I used to come here for lunches during office hour. But the place has closed down already recently, together with the Chinese restaurant! The place is going to be redevelop. Glad you have photos for the memories though. =))

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  23. nice place to chilax with friends

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  24. i was searching for the Thai Mango sticky rice.

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  25. ooo, i drive past this place every weekday while going to work, but i haven't managed to eat here yet :D

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  26. No need to go Bangkok and yet can taste these very delicious Thai food. Thai food and Japanese food are my two top favourites.

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  27. The food makes me drool la, so far i can only have confinement food.. Hur hur..

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  28. woots woots! not a big fan of thai food coz too spicy! =X anyway, i like ur header! awesome red! :D

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  29. The greens look amazing. So fresh!

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  30. i love Thai food and the tomyam looks simply irresistible.

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  31. first time in your space n I absolutely loved it,...ur blog name drew my attention....I too am a huge fan of fish n I have a site dedicated to only seafood recipes....do check it out sometime....I love Thai food n I just loved all the dishes here...following ur space...

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  32. For Thai dessert, "Tab Tim Krob" is one of my favorite! Because I like jackfruit & chestnut. =)

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  33. The price is quite expensive but understandable considering the location.

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  34. not been there for quite some time. a reason to revisit. perhaps tonight!

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  35. The kangkong dish looks nicest but on the pricey side. No? Thanks for sharing.

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  36. I am a great fan of thai food!

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  37. so means I need to order fried rice huh? big portion mah lmao

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