Monday, 18 July 2011

Review: Surisit The Thai Kopitiam


Last week I took you to Japan and this week, let's go Thailand!

Surisit The Thai Kopitiam is still a new kid on the block but already receiving raves reviews all over. It is located in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), same row as Penang Village. The set up is a simple kopitiam but thank goodness it's air-conditioned. Makes it comfortable to enjoy hot and spicy food!

Thai Condiments

For drinks, you'll see some imported bottled drinks from Thailand like Capt'n Hook's Thai Tamarind Juice (RM7.90) which seriously quench your thirst. I just had the usual Thai Black Jelly (RM3.90).

Thai Black Jelly (RM3.90) & Thai Tamarind Juice (RM7.90)

Since there were just 2 of us, we just opted for fried rice. Capt'n Hook's Kao Phat Kung (Prawn Fried Rice RM14.90) came first. Tasted like ordinary fried rice but quite flavourful.

"Kao Phat Kung" - Prawn Fried Rice (RM14.90)

Since I've read raves review on Kao Klut Gapi (Belacan Fried Rice RM14.90), so I must have this. After browsing through numerous blogs, not sure why the pork belly served to me was placed directly on the rice and not on a separate bowl. Anyway, I guess it won't' make much difference. I wished they have used a bigger plate for this to ease mixing up the belacan fried rice with the condiments ie. long beans, raw mango, shallots, omelette, chili padi and pork belly. I find the rice do not have enough "wok hei" (breath of the wok) and had tasted better ones else where.

"Kao Klut Gapi" – Belacan Fried Rice (RM14.90)

The compulsory green for us was Kana Moo Krab (Stir Fried Kailan with Crispy Pork RM14.90). Just plain old stir-fried kai lan with garlic and addition of ermmm something like roast pork minus the crispiness. I think I would like salted fish in here instead.

"Kana Moo Krab" - Stir Fried Kailan with Crispy Pork (RM14.90)

Capt'n Hook's Torb Tim Krob (RM5.90) which was alright and come with generous red rubies (water chestnut) and jackfruit slices with the only grouse that the ice was not made of shaved ice. They have used crushed ice. This was feedback to them and was informed they were looking for an ice shaver at the moment. So give them a bit of time to acquire one.

Torb Tim Krob (RM5.90)

There seems to be a little confusion on the opening hours as stated up front. Looks like it was adjusted to 11.00am instead of 9.00am.


I guess it's only fair to give this place another few tries to check out the dishes that goes with rice plus a while more to get things into a smooth moving gear. My only problem is the amount of MSG used, I was so thirsty that I had gulped down 500ml water just before going to bed at 2am and woke up at 5am for another glass of water, a first for me definitely o.O

Surisit The Thai Kopitiam
No. 17, Ground Floor
Lorong Rahim Kajai 13
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-7710 0173


  1. Awww .... I was so excited to read about this. Always eager to check out new places ... simple eats .... until the MSG part. I've always been a little sensitive to that since we don't use much of it at home. Oh well ....

  2. Hi babe! the pork for the belacan rice, only comes separate when you order the big one!! :D the food looks good - reminds me I need my fix soon! LOL

  3. the belacan fried rice look promising but I don;t like the condiments aside :P

  4. ah! one place in TTDI that I have already written in my list

  5. Joe, it's only a single serving and the oval plate is errmm not that big :p

    Ping, yeah I was kinda surprised on the amount used.

    C&C, ahhh thanks for the clarification

    Why Choi Yen??

    So when are you going Leo? So near your place actually

  6. Looks like this place has a lot of MSG wor! They should cut down hor? Long time no visit your blog - miss reading every post!

    Have a Fabulous day!

  7. I know a place in KL that serves Thai noodle and they also have the same 4 must have Thai condiments, fish sauce, chili, dry chili flakes and sugar. But that place is a bit dodgy one lol. Most of the patrons are pimp and prostitute :p

  8. U just got a new fan! Pastry and vegetarian food are my fav, just to let you know ;-) Cheers!

  9. So close to home but I have yet to venture there, probably because I hang out on the road behind it, or in front depending on where you are standing ;) Must make it a point to visit soon!

  10. Jen, me too, been so busy :(

    Simon, Alor ka??? :p or was it Imbi???

    Ok noted, Horsoon ;-)

    Unka, LOL actually, me too but so happened that day hankered for Thai food


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