Firstly I would like to apologize for not posting up new comics for awhile now (it’s been almost two months since my last post). The usual crap that happens at the end of the year when everyone tries to get all their work, performance reviews and junks out of their way before going on a much needed break. Suffice to say, this lil monkey has been doing just that too. But that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped stuffing my face or abandoned my dream of becoming a Chunky Monkey any time soon. Trust me, the eating continues.
I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a very very long time now, and I’m glad to have the time to do that now. Plus, I don’t want to keep on disappointing those who have invited us for this feast.
So, it was the beginning of November and dinner at Coca’s came a calling from drownedglass. He got ‘em to prepare for a table of 8 for dinner on Sunday, but only managed to round up 6 of us unsuspecting souls for dinner all the way in Subang Parade. The Coca’s here have been around for AGES, probably been around since my little Toys’R'Us kid days. Back then, Subang Parade was the Mid Valley City!
I’ve always remembered the restaurant for it’s Tom Yum Steamboat. Back in the days, this was revolutionary as not many steamboat places served soup of the tangy & spicy sort. To our surprise, when we sat down at the dinner table, we were told that Steamboat was not part of the menu that evening. Instead, we were treated with dishes from their ala carte menu. And boy was it a treat…we could have fed a small village in Thailand with what we had.
Originally, the plan was to have 2 starters + 5 dishes + 1 soup + desserts, but since McCutie is allergic to the mostly seafood dishes, 2 more chicken dishes were added in. Perhaps, maybe it was a little too much to handle for the 6 of us, but who would’ve thought of that before the dishes arrived right? In the words of WiFi, he’s never seen so much food laid out on a table before. He reckons our table’s getting more food than any of the guest attending the Chinese wedding banquet in the restaurant next door. For the rest of us, we’re just glad we dropped the Pineapple Fried Rice request!
With so many dishes to savour, quite frankly I didn’t know where to start or which ones I loved best. But the outstanding ones were the Thai Steamed Fish and Tom Yum Seafood. A 1st for me was the Fish in Prawn’s clothing…err I meant Stuffed Fresh Water Prawns. It’s quite an experience second guessing yourself if it was prawn or fish that’s in your mouth. Another noteworthy dish would have been Coca’s version of Chicken Green Curry that’s cooked in yogurt rather than Coconut Milk. A healthy alternative for the weight watchers. But I’ll say give the the damn Santan, would have loved the thick and fragrant coconut cream any day. Oh yeah, if it wasn’t for McCutie, we wouldn’t have been able to try the sweet, aromatic and tasty Pattaya BBq Chicken – a must for any chicken lover.
We surprised ourselves when we could still utter “Yes!” at the mere mentioned of dessert at the end of the meal. They were quite refreshing but I don’t think we could stuffed in any more. With our bloated tummies, we said thank you to the gracious hostess.
Needless to say, we swore off any heavy meal for the rest of the weekend.