[Kuala Lumpur] Dinner at Samira by Asian Terrace, KL PAC

Samira by Asian Terrace is a virtual oasis of greenery within the busy predominantly Indian hub of Sentul/Jalan Ipoh. Ensconced within a courtyard overlooking a man-made lake, and sheltered by huge angsana trees, Samira’s location complements its Thai-Indochinese menu offerings.

We chose to dine here as we’re catching Harold Pinter’s “The Betrayal” at the KL Performing Arts Centre, a couple of minutes’ stroll away within the same grounds.

We started off with a couple of cocktails: Phuket Paradise (orange-pineapple-lemon juices and Grenadine) and non-alcoholic Pine Fresh (sounded like a liquid detergent. Consisted of pineapple juice, passionfruit syrup, mint syrup and soda).

The food:

  1. Tod mun goong (Thai prawn cakes)

  2. Kaeng kaew wan gai (Thai green curry with chicken-meat)

  3. Red curry with roast duck.

  4. Stir-fried asparagus in oyster sauce.

  5. Shrimp omelette.

Verdict? The setting was utterly beautiful, but the food here was a total let-down. In fact, none of the dishes here tasted authentically Thai. My guess is that customers here are mainly theatre fans looking for sustenance, before proceeding to see their shows.

Address
Samira by Asian Terace
Lot 268, Sentul Park
Jalan Strachan, Off Jalan Ipoh
51100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603 4042 3880/+6012 921 3880
Opening hours: 12.00pm-3.30pm, 6.00pm-10.30pm, daily

“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold