Kolam 77, fishing pond, Off Jalan Chan Sow Lin, is spanking new.. When you see the sign however, you will get a rude shock. Don’t let the dirty rubbish put you off.. if you stick to the ‘off the beaten track’ side road for just a little whilst more, you will be rewarded with great food! Kolam 77 is a Fish Farm.. where people go to fish, obviously. However, they also have a new 3 week old Thai restaurant which serves really rather good food. So far we have not had that great experiences with Fish Farm Thai Food
restaurants. The food just seems to have been sub-par and rather expensive.
Here we are Kolam 77, several months old. Fishing area that is both shady and comfortable for the avid ‘fisherman’;)
This place even has a pool table.
See what I mean? The place is comfortable, tastefully designed and extremely airy even in the heat of day. Mr Lim the manager is an enthusiastic and friendly man. We had a great time chatting with him that day.
A map to help you find the location.
We were served the Pandan Chicken, piping hot. We found the portions a little too small. Taste wise just so-so.
Otak otak! This was a pleasant surprise. The otak-otak was oozing seafood freshness and sweetness.. not your conventional processed otak-otak, but rather one that was packed with seafood.
You will see chunks of fish, crab, prawn and squid falling out of the sweet centre as you break into it. If that does not get your saliva going, I don’t know what will.
Fried Tong Fun (glass noodles) – more Chinese style than Thai style. I liked the fragrant stinky sotong/squid (the kind that is BBQ-ed to give it that fishy aroma) and the generous amount of seafood, yet again, in it. All I can keep thinking to myself is ‘value for money’.
Steamed Sotong in chili hot, sweet and sour sauce. The mint leaves and basil made this dish phenomenally good. They left the roe of the sotong in the sotong (which resembles some goey, white semi-translucent matter) which is apparently the ‘good stuff’ in the sotong. I beg to differ. I did not find the roe appealing. Cumi liked it a lot… said it had the texture of collagen..
Paku Pakis- fried with loads of prawn and belacan. Nice but a little too oily for me.
When the cock grazed my leg, I jumped in surprise. Most ladies would;)
Finally, some nice refreshing and cooling Leong Fun jelly dessert, on the house. – why thank you Mr Lim, how kind! A fantastic lunch, inclusive of a large bottle of Heineken, for just under RM90. I would say that this place serves great Chinese Thai food – Northern Thai Style. C&c would highly recommend it to anybody looking to blow their brains out over a spicy Thai meal! If you’d like it spicier, just let Mr. Lim know.
At the time of this publication, the menu had not been printed and they only have less than 10 dishes to recommend. Mr. Lim says he will be adding more dishes when a menu comes out. We suggested to have individual dishes for the lunch crowd. Apparently the chef here is from Chiang Mai with decades of experience in the kitchens of banquet restaurants and hotels in Thailand. Apparently all the ingredients except produce and meat are direct from Thailand. We can only hope they keep the standard up so that we can keep coming here.
Restoran Sawadee 88,
Jalan 5, Off Jalan Chan Sow Lin,
Contact No – Kindly refer to the map above.