What lure us to try this new restaurant was its attractive fusion of thai, cambodian & vietnamese cuisines. Upon seating, the menu that we browsed through was striking similiar to Viet Passion at Chulan Square . We later got to know from the young owner that Viet Passion is actually their sister restaurant.
The menu is pretty extensive with pictures depicting all the dishes offered. You can choose to be seated inside the restaurant or enjoy the carpark view outside, just beware of those irritating mosquitoes esp at nite.
For starter we had the Exotic Combination Platter (RM20) that came with zesty mango kerabu, fried dumplings, fried prawn rolls, fresh spring rolls and thai fish cake. I love the kerabu the most but it still pales in comparison with the one served by Banquet.
Carbs king and queen must have rice. Of thai pineapple fried rice (RM15) and vietnamese lotus seed rice (RM14) , we chose the latter as the presentation looks very interesting in the menu. Too bad the lotus seed rice came with cheapo mixed beans that made it looked like those hawker style fried rice. Otherwise, we were quite pleased with its taste and portion. I esp luv the aromatic fluffy grains with lotus seeds and mushroom.
The pricing of the thai pandan chicken was rather unbelievable as it only costs us RM10 for 6 pieces.
I thought three dishes would be more than enough but char siew bao insisted having more so we went for a bowl of clear seafood tomyam (RM14). Different from the usual reddish soup, our bowl of tomyam looked exactly like those chinese boiled soup but it only took one sip to turn my face into red.
By the way, Exotic will be having Jacob's Creek wine and food sampling event on 24th August 2007 (Friday) at 7.30pm. For RM88 nett per pax you get to sample:
1) Fresh Prawn Rolls
2) Thai Fish Cake
3) Exotic Fruit Salad
4) Beef Noodle Soup
5) Grilled Chilli Prawns
6) Grilled Beef wrapped around lemongrass stick
7) Mangosteen Dessert or Cambodian Deep Fried Banana
Exotic will serve a range of Jacob's Creek wine that compliment each dishes featured above. An event not to be missed by wine lovers. Call Jess at 017-7193633 for reservation.
LOCATION: No. 2, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, K.L.