Elevated Thai at M Dining
Last month, we explored M Dining for the other half’s birthday. It offers boojie Thai fare with Western contemporary approach, thanks to an inspired chef Wilson returning from Melbourne. The tagline in lights, ‘Eat outside the box’ gives away what to expect.
We started with playful scallop with chilli jam on betelnut leaves, nicely seared and given a mild spicy lift by the chilli and dried shrimp mixture. Good pairing – so easy to down a couple more of these but held back to save stomach for mains. Can’t go wrong with mini soft shell crab sliders – lightly coated in batter, crispy, crunchy and with tangy tom yum mayo in between a soft bun.
Launched into a Symphony of Flavours that was Thai-Korean Fusion Basil Chicken Bibimbap. This cleverly combined the tasty full-on flavours of Thai pad kra pow with popular Korean Bibimbap in a sizzling hot stone bowl. This was definitely worth the calories, so yums!
Tried the Mushroom Medley – enoki deep-fried into thin almost crispy strands together luscious King brown mushroom and shimeji – tossed in mushroom XO sauce. Sounds simple enough but the layered flavours and textures were masterful.
The lamb shank panang style was so good as it encapsulated the typical rich creaminess of the curry – sweet, mildly spicy – with fall-off the bone tender Australian lamb, accompanied by apple eggplant, potatoes and peanuts. Next round though, will up the spice level.
The razor clams were on special and were the biggest clams I’ve ever had … similar to kung poh style – spicy, sweet, savoury all at once – found this pleasing though on the oily side. Compared to the other dishes, this seemed ordinary.
Usually I don’t order milk tea – not a fan of the abundant milk or sugar but I confess I couldn’t resist the super cute teddy bear!
They didn’t have cake but were so kind to stick a candle in the creme brule plus dry ice for effect. Liked the responsive service and prices were surprisingly affordable. Will definitely return to try more dishes.
Add: 105M, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya. hp: 016-760 1038