Thursday, January 17, 2008

Flying Chillies Restaurant @ The Gardens, Midvalley

We must be in the mood for some back to back action , because here we are posting a review on another Thai Restaurant. To tell you the truth, we were here early December but never got the chance to write about this place.


The Gardens is a new shopping complex, connected to MidValley on the 2nd floor via a bridge and the basement. Every time a new shopping complex opens up for business, eateries will surely mushroom. For instance, Pavilion has already got lots of reviews on other blogs.

If I remembered correctly, I got mixed up between North Point (also Mid Valley) and The Gardens. We were looking for Red Ginger. We walked the basement, toured it, no Red Ginger. Took a lift up to the 3rd floor, saw Flying Chillies, and we said, ok la, we give up, lets try this Thai place.

This restaurant is obviously new, judging from its simple paper menu. Can't help but think of their super tag line, Simply Thailicious..... niama, I wonder who came out with it... and look at the menu, it has got flying colors meter for you.... one chili for spicy and two chillies for explosive.........

After browsing through their simple menu, I decided to take this bowl of Duck Soup Noodles. Its like wantan mee in a light broth (obviously Thai style), cooked with Duck Meat, topped with lots of vegetables. It wasn't spicy at all, but I had to eat my noodles with lots of chili padi to get the sweat, which was what I enjoyed the most. The duck soup, really smelled very ducky, which can put off some people. There is a reason why in Bidor, Pun Chun cook their duck soup with lots of herbs....


Sayang will go for her Tomyam Noodles (beehoon). It has two chillies on the meter, so it was really hot. If you enjoy sweating while eating even in a very cool environment, this is the bowl of noodles you should get. It was a nice sweetish, very sourish, and very spicyish tom yam, with little hint of the soup being made by some sort of Tom Yam paste. Have you had tom yam which is reddish ? Those are the celup ones, over here, it looks quite authentic.

To be frank, the food is not cheap and yet its not too expensive. Price wise, I believe we spent about RM50 on this meal with two drinks and a dessert. To be fair, this restaurant is nicely decorated, has got good service, the staff are always doing the Thai Hospitality thing to you, if you know what I mean..... always smiling and bowing at you....

I recommend this restaurant, for nice ambiance, good service and fairly authentic food.

Flying Chillies,
T219, Third Floor, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2287-7708 Fax: 03-2287-7710

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4 Comments:

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

to be honest i had no idea abt restaurants above grd floor in the gardens..must go n cari this..

red ginger is at north point..go outside from esquire kitchen and walk over the pedestrian bridge..the foods pretty alrite la..

yammylicious said...

woah nice tomyam, but why look so lemak? hmmm~ slurp so hungry now!

Nic (KHKL) said...

i like tom yam but i cant go lar...i'm a sweatman...dun wanna scare my date with my condition...later, she see me also no appetite already..haha! the duck soup noodles sound good, from your description.

Bernsy said...

i prefer the tomyam. But according to the ladyboy, this duck soup noodles is a recommendation and a steady seller... won't get topmarks in my books (personally) but i think it can be very good for most people... gotta go try this...