Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Namprik @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Namprik is the younger of the two Thai restaurants opened by the same passionate owners of Surisit. Located in another part of Taman Tun Dr Ismail (same row as Secret Recipe), this tastefully decorated restaurant offers authentic Thai cuisine with a good selection of salads, appetizers and entrees. Unlike its sister restaurant, Namprik is pork free. 
Otak - Otak - This beautifully presented curry fish mixture was rustic, unpretentious and old fashioned.
Crispy Fried Fish Thai Style with turmeric and garlic. Best eaten immediately along with a bowl of intense dip of chili, garlic and fish sauce. 
Namprik Kapi - The versatile Namprik goes perfectly well with the cucumber, long beans, cabbage, fried eggplant, fried mackerel and vegetable omelet. 
Chicken Feet Salad - Being mostly cartilage, the chicken feet gives a distinct texture, which was very different from the rest of the chicken's meat. The combination of chili, coriander leaves, onions and Thai dressing made it a fun plate to consume.
Thai Prawn Curry with Pineapple - The aroma of the curry and the sweetness of the pineapples mingled extremely well with the fresh prawns. 
Oxtail Tomyam - The sweetness of the broth was coaxed out of the bones and tendons, not to mention, the meat was meltingly tender - slurp worthy!

In Thailand, Namprik is a general term used to describe spicy paste. In Malaysia we called it Sambal. 

Verdict: TOTALLY SMITTEN

Namprik Big Badge

11 comments:

  1. I would love to try the chicken feet and prawn dishes. I would skip the fish ones because I just had one for dinner :p :p hehehe

    So, basically, I'm still quite hungry but more for chicken dish :))

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    1. Is either you love it or you hate it. I think you should have more!

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  2. i am sure d otak otak is very delicious ...
    the tomyam seafood looks very spicy...
    no green curry?

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    1. The otak otak was very nice but i think the thai prawn curry was the star for that night!

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  3. Pineapple curry sounds and looks worthy of a visit. :-)

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    1. You are absolutely right! Is one of those dish that you can't get it off your mind.

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  4. chicken feet! i've only recently started eating & appreciating them, but i've only had them in chinese dishes so far. would definitely love to try them thai-style :D

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    1. I think the thai style chicken feet is easier to eat. I can't take the dim sum chicken feet - it looks like deep fried human hands to me!

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  5. You do know a lot about food! I'm impressed! The otak-otak is decorated nicely :) Too bad I couldn't stand spicy food.

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  6. Looks awesome. I reckon the Namprik Kapi would be a simple and happy dish for me. Otak-otak has never been my my fave but this looks bright enough to perhaps trick me into eating ordering it and of course eating it:P

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  7. Try the sauteed beef dipped in tamarind sauce. Yummy!!!

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