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To break away from routine, we went to the Euro Deli at Damansara Kim to have some sausages for dinner. Euro Deli is probably the only affordable Swiss German restaurant chain in this country, and when it comes to Swiss German food, you can bet that it’s mostly made of pork. Just the way I like it.

Sausage at Euro Deli, Damansara Kim
nice ambiance, menu with photos!

Though located at a somewhat hidden place of Damansara Kim, there were quite a lot of customers, a sign that the food must be pretty good. The place is decorated almost like a sports bar, but with a huge open fridge displaying a lot of sausages and other items for sale. Nice ambiance.

Sausage at Euro Deli, Damansara Kim
ahhh.. pork sausages

Since it was our first time there and had no idea what to order, we were delighted to see that there were plenty of photos in the menu. We settled on ordering two types of Bratwurst (pork sausages) and a pork filet meal.

The meals came with the meat, salad, some salty vegetable, and either old school chips or mashed potato. The sausage I had was awesome, firm texture and tastes of quality meat like how all sausages should be. The mashed potato was good too, but the salty vegetable were, well, a little too salty for my liking. The dark gravy with onion complimented the meaty sausage very well though. It was a very good combination.

Sausage at Euro Deli, Damansara Kim
we were all very happy diners

The meal costs around RM 16 to RM 20 each, and soft drinks at a reasonable RM 2.50 each. A completely satisfying meal with that different European taste for slightly over RM 20 per person. Very well worth it.

Sausage at Euro Deli, Damansara Kim
Damansara Kim (SS20) is just between Uptown and TTDI

Address:
41, Jalan SS20/11
Damansara Kim,
47400 PJ, Selangor

GPS: 3.134881, 101.626743
Tel: 03-7726 7495

Other Branches:

  • 29, Jln Yap Kwan Seng, KL (03-2162 6991)
  • 401, Jln Burmah, Pulau Tikus, 10250 Penang (04-226 1687)

Steamboat is best enjoyed with a group of friends, so I gathered the usual suspects last weekend and eight of us went to the relatively new Damansara Village Steamboat opposite ProJET gas station near Atria at Damansara Jaya.

Damansara Village Steamboat (pulau ketam style)
very nice set up and excellent ambiance

This place is more than just a simple restaurant, there’s a little pool for kids to catch guppies (longkang fish) from, some furry animals, Iguana, and a giant tortoise on one side, a miniature vegetable farm, and even a guy twisting balloons for free. At least this local restaurant is catching up to McDonald’s concept of making the kids happy first.

As for the restaurant itself, there are indoor and outdoor areas, with everything set up in an open concept. No need for air conditioning when you have high ceiling, no wall, and plenty of fans. The tables are not arranged too close together either, very spacious and comfortable.

Damansara Village Steamboat (pulau ketam style)
the standard steamboat set

For the eight of us, we ordered five portion of the standard steamboat set (assorted fish balls, prawns, mussels, eggs, bamboo clams, noodle, and vegetables). To complete the meal and add some variety, we also asked for 300gm of live tiger prawn (still jumping on the plates!), straw mushroom, 1kg of giant clam, and a pretty good size batfish that looks and tastes pretty much like pomphret.

Damansara Village Steamboat (pulau ketam style)
the extras: tiger prawns, clams, fish, straw mushroom

As this is a Pulau Ketam style steamboat, we go for the traditional clear soup with some herbal ingredients. The sambal provided at this place was pretty good too.

We started out boiling the soup with some seafood, fish balls, and noodle for the first round. Finished everything in less than a few minutes; and proceed with the second round of giant clams and others; then it was the fish; and after that the live prawns; with the final round of more noodles and egg. The soup got better and better as the essence of seafood ingredients got sucked into it. It was a very fulfilling meal, fresh ingredients with very good soup. The food went well with the fresh coconut juice and a bottle of toddy we ordered.

Damansara Village Steamboat (pulau ketam style)
the happy diners

The dinner came to slightly less than RM 30 per person. I would consider that a very good value for the ambiance and great food we had. A place worth visiting again.

Damansara Village Steamboat (pulau ketam style)
less than 2 kilometers from Kelana Jaya LRT station

Address:
1067, Jalan Jenjarum
SS23 Damansara Jaya
47400 Petaling Jaya

GPS: 3.124233, 101.612672
Tel: 03-7803 1832

By the way, if you haven’t know already, the big boss is Patrick Teoh.

I was at The Curve last Friday after work with a few friends, since a couple of them has already eaten, we decided to go to some place less lavish and ended up at Thai Express on The Street.

As the name suggest, this is an “express” restaurant that has a limited range of dishes. The interior decoration is simple and clean, without much fuss.

Thai Express at the Curve
nice looking menu

After looking over the illustrated menu, I decided to go for the curried soft shell crab rice and a glass of Thai Pina Colada (non alcoholic version). Kelvin ordered the BBQ fish rice, while the other two jokers only ordered desserts and drinks as they have already eaten.

We didn’t need to wait long for the dishes to be served. I was more than delighted to see two pretty good size soft shell crabs covered with good-smelling curry sitting right next to the steamed rice. As the taste of soft shell crab (argh i kept miss-spelling it as software crab) is pretty standard, it came down to the curry to differentiate the dish from the simple deep fried soft shell crab, it was not a disappointment. Kelvin’s fish dish was pretty decent as well.

Thai Express at the Curve
ahh, the soft shell crab rice!

The Thai Pina Colada is basically some mixture of mostly pineapple juice with a big scoop of the excellent ice cream. Then there’s the traditional glutinous rice with mango, red rubies, and more coconut ice cream (sweet temptation) we ordered.

The highlight of the evening was when I looked at Kimberly‘s half chewed mango skin, and she explained:
“I was wondering why this mango is a little weird until I saw the skin… “
Basically the girl ate half the mango skin without realizing what she was chewing, this girl never cease to surprise us.

Thai Express at the Curve
kim with her half-eaten mango SKIN

As for price, the food, while not cheap, weren’t too expensive. The curried soft shell crab was RM 17.90++ and the fish RM 15.90++. However, the drinks are a little pricey at RM 7.90++ for what I ordered, and even mineral water will set you back at RM 2.90++.

A decent place to dine in if you’re at The Curve, but for proper Thai food, I’ll go to De’ Chiengmai at Sungai Buloh.

Address:
Thai Express Restaurant
G50, Jalan PJU 7/3
The Curve, Mutiara Damansara

GPS: 3.157699, 101.611540
Tel No: 03-7710 9629