Rod Dee Thai Cuisine @ Seri Kembangan: Authentic Thai Food in Selangor

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When it comes to Thai food, I believe it is a favourite cuisine to many people. The combination of sweet, sour, savoury and spicy is so well-balanced that the dishes are just too good to resist. The flavours are bold and bright at the same time, and this is the reason why I love Thai food so much. And today, I would like to introduce a Thai restaurant that I've came to know of recently at Seri Kembangan - Rod Dee Thai Cuisine.

Tuck away in a quieter corner of Taman Equine, Rod Dee Thai Cuisine occupies the upper space of a steamboat restaurant.

The interior is very simple, and during the night, you can opt for the outdoor area which will be light up with beautiful lighting.

Mommies, don't worry if you are bringing your little ones. They can play and have fun at the children's room at the restaurant.

Grilled Pork Neck Salad (RM 30). The pork slices are tender, and I amount of spiciness that is packed in this bowl of salad. It's very appetizing for sure, but be careful of the chilies in it. I unconsciously bit into the chilies and I couldn't feel my tongue for the next few seconds. Nevertheless, it is a salad that I'll order again.

BBQ Chicken Sausage Stuffed Sticky Rice (RM 18).

BBQ Garlic Pork Sausage (RM 16).

Whenever I visit Thailand, sausages seem to be a must-have street food for me. Frankly, I'm not a sausage person, but I'll still make sure I get myself some sausages when I'm at Thailand. The firm, smokiness and toothsome sausages at Rod Dee Thai definitely transported me back to Thailand.

Pandan Chicken (RM 20). Most of the food in Thai cuisine are on the spicy side, but the fragrant and mildly sweet Pandan Chicken is perfect for those who have low tolerance for spicy food.

Taro Soup Fish Head (RM 60). Yam and fish head??! You must be wondering if these 2 ingredients even go well together. I had the same doubt as you but it turned out they paired perfectly well with each other. The sweetness of the yam and fish head with the flavourful clear broth, it's so good and comforting! Oh, if you can't take spicy tom yum, this Taro Soup Fish Head is exactly what you need.

Coconut Tom Yum - Seafood (RM 31). The tom yum is rich and creamy but not too spicy, and I thought the slices of coconut meat are nice touch to the dish.

Coconut Soup Crispy Fried Fish - Grouper (RM 68).

I truly believe coconuts are like bacons, they taste good no matter what and they make everything taste better! LOL~~

In all honesty, the coconut soup is SO GOOD!!! It's creamy, thick and rich; and the fried fish tasted absolutely amazing after soaking up all the goodness from the soup. I could drink a bowl of the soup on its own.

Lemon Steam Clam (RM 26).

I LOVE CLAMS and these are my favourite at the restaurant. The tangy lemon broth enhanced the sweetness of the clams. It's refreshing and delicious.

From Left to Right:
Thai Milk Tea - Cold (RM 5)
Thai Milk Green Tea - Cold (RM 5)
Thai Coffee - Cold (RM 5)

Both the Thai Milk Tea and Thai Milk Green Tea are on the sweeter side, but I find they are a tad too sweet. On the other hand, I didn't try the Thai Coffee so I can't really say much about it.

From Left to Right:
Ice Lemon Soda (RM 6.50)
Ice Pineapple Soda (RM 6.50)
Ice Roselle Soda (RM 6.50)

Compared to all 3 sodas, I'd prefer the Ice Pineapple Soda which tasted very much like Mat Kool Traffic Light Popsicle. The Ice Lemon Soda somehow reminded me of Eno drinks and not really my preference.

Red Ruby with Ice Cream (RM 8). Red Ruby seems to be one of the must have desserts when someone dine in a Thai restaurant. Not overly sweet, the ice cream is smooth and creamy and I like the chewy textures of the "red rubies".

Thai Coconut Ice Cream (RM 10). Probably one of the most creamy coconut ice cream I've ever had and I love it. The biscuits and crushed nuts added some nice textures and nutty flavours to the dessert.

Sticky Rice with Mango Ice Cream (RM 8). Compared to the other 2 desserts, I'm not a fan of this Sticky Rice with Mango Ice Cream. The sticky rice is a tad too mushy and the ice cream is too "perfumey". I still prefer the traditional mango with sticky dessert.

Overall, the dishes at Rod Dee Thai Cuisine are really good. Some of my personal favourites have to be the Lemon Steam Clams, both fish dishes and the tom yum. Some of you might be thinking Seri Kembangan is quite a distance, but it only took me around 30 minutes to reach there from SS2, PJ. I've traveled much more further to get good food, so 30 minutes is actually like driving to KL city centre.

For more updates on Rod Dee Thai Cuisine, check out their Facebook and Instagram.

Address: 28-1, Jalan Equine 1D, Taman Equine, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Operation Hours: 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 11pm Daily
Contact: +6018 228 2229

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Ziffy Cafe @ Sunway Nexis, Kota Damansara: Cafe Food with A Local Twist

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It has been a long long time since I last step foot into Sunway Nexis and when I went there with my friends a few weeks ago, I was surprised to see there are quite a few cafes in there. Among all the cafes in Sunway Nexis, my friends and I ended up at Ziffy Cafe.

Bright and spacious, and I especially like the marble-top at the counter.

The interior has a simple and modern touch to it.

Mini Bao Platter - 3pcs (RM 13). When I saw this it reminded me of What The Bao! that I had in perth. The Mini Bao Platter at Ziffy comes with 3 different choices - chicken, fish & duck.

Dory Bao - Crispy dory fish with tartar sauce. It is like your everyday fish & chips sandwiched in a bun.

Ducky Bao - Teriyaki pulled duck. This is my favourite among all 3 baos. The duck is well-marinated with the teriyaki sauce.

Chicky Bao - Sambal grilled chicken. Don't worry if the bao will be too spicy, as the heat is very mild yet you could still taste the aromatic flavours of sambal.

Soft Shell Crab Rice Burger (RM 25). Instead of the usual burger bun, the soft shell crab is sandwiched in between sticky rice patties in special rendang sauce served with fries and sambal dipping sauce. Pesonally, I could have this dish without the sticky rice patties, but the sambal dipping sauce is THE BOOM!  I couldn't stop myself from dipping fries into the sauce.

Ola Quesadillas - Beef (RM 23). Mozzarella cheese-filled tortilla with sauteed onions, capsicums & button mushrooms served with fries. Overall, the quesadillas isn't too bad but unfortunately it got a bit too salty at the end.

I See-Food (RM 31). Ziffy's take on the classic seafood aglio olio! Spaghetti served with tiger prawns, blue mussels, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and chili flakes.

Seafood Marinara (RM 30). Spaghetti coated with thick and flavourful Napoli sauce served with tiger prawns & blue mussels and topped with Parmesan cheese. The subtle heat of the marinara is very appetizing.

The Boss Mojito (RM 13). I've had carbonated coffee before and didn't really enjoyed it a lot, but the added lemon, lime and mint in The Boss Mojito is very refreshing to have.

Logan Mojito (RM 13). The sweetness of logans along with the minty mint leaves, the Logan Mojito is certainly a perfect thirst quencher.

Matcha Latte (RM 12). The Matcha Latte is ok and nothing much to shout about.

Walking in Sunway Nexis is very hard not to notice this modern-looking cafe. Rather than serving the same old cafe dishes, Ziffy Cafe has put efforts to give their menu a local twist. For a new cafe, Ziffy Cafe definitely has some hits and misses with their dishes, but I'm sure they will get there after some tweaking and fine-tuning in their menu.

To know more updates Ziffy Cafe, check out their Facebook and Instagram.

Address: Lot B-GF-09, Sunway Nexis Mall, 1, Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: 10am to 10pm (Tuesday to Sunday) | Monday CLOSED
Contact: +603 7621 0845

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"Life Uninterrupted" Campaign with Baxter

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One of the Top 10 causes of death in Malaysia is Chronic Kidney Disease. According to studies, there has been an over 100% increase in the number of new dialysis patients in Malaysia over the past 10 years. These alarming statistics shows the important of awareness about this disease and knowledge on treatment options that provides patients a less disruptive lifestyle transition onto dialysis.

To raise public awareness on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and treatment options like Peritoneal Dialysis (PD), Baxter, a global innovator in renal care, has unveiled the "Life Uninterrupted" campaign in Malaysia. The campaign was launched with the support of the Malaysian Society Nephrology (MSN) allows patients affected with kidney disease to make informed decision about treatment options available by elevating the standards of care. 

They have collaborated with 7 talented local artists and showcased their artworks, which will be donated to selected dialysis centres around the country.

George Kazzi - General Manager of Baxter Malaysia.

Dr. Lily Mushahar - Head of Department & Consultant Nephrologist at Hospital Tuanku Ja'afar Serember.

Suhaimi Masduki, a Peritoneal Dialysis patient who shared his experience with PD treament by Baxter.

To know more information on Chronic Kidney Disease and Peritoneal Dialysis, do visit www.freedomtolive.com.my.


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Joy St. @ Jalan Telawi, Bangsar: Bringing Joy to the Streets of Bangsar!

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Who loves ice cream? I know I love ice cream, so much so that I can finish the whole big tub of ice cream ALL BY MYSELF, regardless how cold the weather is! So, I'm always out seeking for new ice cream parlours to feed my cravings. And, I am super excited to announce a new gelato shop in Bangsar - Joy St.!

Joy St. opens its doors to the public on the 1st July 2017 along Jalan Telawi 2 in Bangsar. It is located next to Tiny Temptress. So dessert lovers, you can now enjoy both cakes and gelato at the same time! The gelato at Joy St. are made fresh daily in-house with high quality ingredients.

Joy St. was created with the dream to bring joy to people, and hoping their customers to leave the shop feeling happier. Their quirky design of brick road, customized street sign, repurposed furniture definitely gives out a positive vibe.

During the launch, we get to try ALL the gelato that was available that day.

The Cheesecake.

Red Velvet. Oddly, it has a very Milo-like after taste, which I kinda enjoyed.

Ferrero Rocher. Not too sweet, and I like the nuttiness in the gelato.

Watermelon Lychee. It was my first time trying out this combination, and I wasn't a huge fan of the perfumey lychee aroma. 

Mint Chocolate. I'm always a fan of minty chocolate!

Joy St. offers a wide variety of flavours, but I was kinda in a rush that day so couldn't really try all of them. Apart from gelato, they have 99% fat free sorbets and waffles too! Hmmm.... I really should drop by again to try other flavours and the waffles!

To know more updates on Joy St., check out their Facebook and Instagram.

Address: 6B, Ground Floor, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours: 12:30pm to 12am Daily
Contact: +6012 671 2104

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