THE strong aroma of tom yam and the inviting sight of a sweet and sour seabass fish dish are hard to resist.
If you are looking for a satisfying meal in a Thai restaurant, you may want to consider Vintage Thai Cuisine.
Served in a big pot, the “Super Moh Fai Talay” tom yum (RM99) is a nice mix of spice and zest, with a tinge of brine to it.
This delicacy comprises a variety of seafood from fried fish, clams, tiger prawns, squid and scallop.
The serving is heated on a small stove to ensure the dish stays hot and is perfect with rice.
The “Signature Dancing Fish” (RM50) is a deep-fried seabass fish, served alongside a sour sauce and generous portions of dried chillies, lettuce leaves and tomatoes.
The dish is sprinkled with shredded coconut, crushed peanuts and some cut lemongrass on top, giving it a pleasant citrusy taste.
The “Chicken Thai Basil” (RM18) is a classic staple of Thai cuisine which consists of minced chicken that is deep-fried with Thai basil.
The serving comes with a generous amount of small, cut chillies which gives
it a spicy taste with a tad of saltiness. You can eat the chicken with rice for a hearty meal.
The “Thai Style Coconut Seafood Otak-Otak” (RM28) comes in a unique presentation and is served inside a coconut.
This meal comprises minced otak-otak with seafood cooked in coconut milk, which makes for a creamy and gooey texture.
The “Homemade Thai Fish Cakes” (RM18) is made from pure Tenggiri fish paste and infused with chilli paste, some long beans and fish slices.
It may look simple but it tastes great, the flaky cakes come apart at the touch of a fork. Each serving comes with six cakes and sauce on the side.
Meanwhile, the “Garlic, Lime, Chilli” (RM30) consists of sliced squid served on a giant fish-shaped steel platter that is heated by a small fire underneath.
The squid is infused with lemon juice, salt and sugar, giving it a strong but zesty taste.
Even if you do not like squid, the broth would go really well with rice.
Patrons can choose to enjoy air-conditioning by dining inside the restaurant or have their meal in the open air.
VINTAGE THAI CUISINE, No 21, Ground Floor, Jalan SS22/11, Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. (Tel: 016-582 4006). Business hours: 11am to 10.30pm, Tuesday to Sunday.
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