17 Oct 2011 • 408 reviews • 12 followers
I was hit with a sudden craving for thai curry and since it's convenient for K to meet in MBLM we decided to have dinner at Absolute Thai.
We got seats immediately even though it's a Friday evening, and I zoomed in on a salad, two curries and a dessert to finish off.
The papaya salad ($11) arrived shortly. Served with fresh and dried prawns, tomatoes, peanuts, long bean, lettuce and carrot in a spicy-tangy-saltish dressing, it's very appetizing, undoubtedly setting the tone of things to come.
The red curry chicken ($12) came with eggplant, long bean and pineapple in a rich gravy that's only mildly spicy. Accented with sourness and sweetness from the pineapple, this delectable mix of flavors was more interesting compared to the green version.
We simply couldn't skip the green curry chicken ($12) and were glad it turned out well. Basically the same ingredients with eggplant and long bean but the gravy was spicier with a heavier coconut fragrance.
Both curries were utterly moreish with steamed rice ($1 each).
The mango sticky rice ($6.90) was somewhat an anti-climax. The glutinous rice was served warm with coconut milk and mango slices but both were very bland.
It's an enjoyable dinner, except for the lacklustre dessert, and the restaurant was peaceful and cozy. The zing was easy on the palate, good for when I wish to remain cool yet want to tuck into some comforting, tasty thai nosh.
Service was polite and efficient with an offer to top up our water.