Thursday, October 09, 2008

Nong & Jimmy Thai Seafood BBQ, Ampang

Looking through my archives yet again, I came across this set of photos taken a year back of which I have yet to blog! Once upon a time, 3 not so hungry floggers had dinner at Nong & Jimmy in Ampang. Here's the story...

I have been here on several occassions over several years. As a matter of fact I have not been back here since this dinner. Guess maybe it's time for me to go again? One of my fave food that I look forward to ordering are the mini chinese dough sticks or yau char gwai/yu tiao that comes with a plate of pandan kaya. For floggers that weren't so hungry, we ordered three plates of these yummy bites!

Mini Chinese Doughsticks

Since most of you know that I'm not really a fan of seafood, you must be wondering why am I eating here then? Well, I do miss the dough sticks and Nong & Jimmy's Thai Mango Salad which I love.

Thai Mango Salad
Nong & Jimmy's Thai Mango Salad is a wonderful combo of dried cuttlefish, chili padi (bird's eye chili), peanuts, onions with julienned mangoes that were not too raw and neither ripe. Spot on!

Mmmm....there's just something about fire and grilling seafood out in the open that gets the seafood lovers drooling. For me, I only hope the crabs had a quick death before they were transported to the BBQ grill 'cos I couldn't bear the sight and knowing that they could have been burnt alive. Luckily, there weren't any moving on this grill when I took this pic!

Gees, maybe I should turn vegetarian! But then give up on BBQ charsiew? Roast Duck? Roast Pork??? Sigh....Could I? Would I? :o(

Anyway, since this is a fave for one of us, we had to put an order in for one of these, prepared with Marmite.

Marmite Crab
The lone Marmite crab order which was I must say, was fresh and the meat was firm. Tastewise, it was just okay (bearing in mind, I'm not a seafood fan).

Grilled Squid
The grilled squid was excellent, abundance smokey flavour and slightly charred on the sides. We enjoyed this and yes this time it must be good (again bearing in mind, I'm not a seafood fan! hahaha...).

Tom Yam
The potent Seafood Tom Yam with squid rings, prawns and a whole lot of other stuff; some edible while some to me are non-edible nuisance (but necessary for flavour and zest) as they get in the way when one is trying to scoop the soup out.

After this meal we went off for drinks (or so I thought) at Steven's Corner in Pandan Indah where the supposedly 3 not so hungry floggers who ate "adequately" for dinner ended up ordering ...

Deep Fried Squid
Squid again!!! Deep Fried Squid this time...I found this to be just average. If I want sinfully oil drenched but absolutely tasty deep fried squid, I'll go to my fave place for that. But that fave place of mine is another story...

Fried Maggi Mee
Errrr.... with someone still saying that he could eat some more, we ordered the all time iconic Maggi Mee Goreng (Fried instant noodles) and he also wanted fried chicken too! I think I was pretty content with a drink or two at that time. I "fainted" at that time seeing him eat and was "revived" later. Hahaha....

Hence, no more photos ... and


Nong & Jimmy Thai Seafood BBQ,
Lot 27363, Jalan Cahaya 1
Taman Cahaya

Tel : 03-4251 1807
019-2611 345, 012-2738 069

Review from The Out Of Town Boy Who Knows His Way Around

Review from The Not So Hungry (But Starving It Seems!)

Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I'm halfway through my fishburger and I realize, Oh my God. I could be eating a slow learner.
~ Lynda Montgomery


jason said...

Hahaha... so funny!
There's no way to give up on char siew... nooooo~~ :p

tigerfish said...

I'm so hungry! And I'm curious about the you-tiao and kaya combi! :D

Kok said...

You made me crave for yau char kwai!:(

Christy said...

Hehehehe.....cute wmw, you're thinking of being a vegetarian?
And you're not a seafood person? Aiks, for a non-seafood lover, you definitely some helpings to them...hahah:D

Precious Pea said...

Ahh..i remember i missed this dinner cos I just touchdown from thailand when you called. Aiyer..when going again? Or maybe it should be rephrased as...wanna go again?

CUMI & CIKI said...

apparently kampungboycitygal just went recently - jatuh standard already la... this place also use to be our fav too, bout a year ago... how long back was this taken btw... ?

J2Kfm said...

exactly ONE year ago's post!!!
hahaha ....
Steven's Corner was my 1st mamak outlet. way back dunno when.
cz I stay VERY near to that in Pandan Indah.
oooh,... squids remain as my top choice when it comes to seafood.

Life for Beginners said...

Wah, who's that someone with such a great appetite? Can keep going and going and going... LOL

babe_kl said...

errrmmm those crabs were thrown on the hot coals alive and kicking one :( can see their claws move. dats y i never order crabs here

ilene said...

WMW, must always remember to visit your blog only AFTER I have my meal so that I won't drool over the keyboard! hahahaha

k.t.x said...

gosh....this is really something man. i knew of this place, but never really stop by and give it a shot. i think i should when i m back. meantime, hv to make do with these bread and ham and cheese...too much of these r not run at all!!! lol.

wmw said...

Jason :'s hard :o(

Tigerfish : Try making your own version, hehe!

Kok : Over there got or not?

Christy : I ate loads of Yau Char Gwai and the Mango Salad...the rest I ate less of!

Preciou P : Oh Yah! I forgot about that :o)

Cumi & Ciki : A year ago! hahaha...

j2kfm : Yes, memories.... :p

Hazza said...

I really really NEED to taste that grilled squid!

New Kid on the Blog said...

some how I find KL food is more tasty than Penang huh???

Simon Seow said...

KampungBoyCityGal went there recently and say the squid tasted bland and rubbery. Drop in quality?

wmw said...

LFB : Guess you didn't read what's at the bottom of the post, eh? The link of that someone is there :o)

babe_kl : Eeeee.....that's why lah, i don't like to eat seafood. Will have to think about being vegetarian (maybe on certain days! Can't give up on charsiew and siew yoke, hahaha)

ilene : If hungry, then go eat! No? Hehehe...

k.t.x : I'm sure there's more to just bread, ham and cheese over there!

hazza : Yeah, hopefully things hasn't change after a year!

N.K.O.T.B : And I will say the same about food in Penang! :p

Simon : Maybe it's an off day for the kitchen staff and maybe things HAVE change after a year.

Anonymous said...

goodness, i am going to bed hungry tonight. hmmm-grilled squid! lovely pics-just lovely!! -mp

mimid3vils said...

3 plates of yau zar guai for not so hungry floggers? =.="

kampungboycitygal said...

aikz y so different one? not fair..u guys had better fare 1 yr ago

wmw said...

MP : I know the grilled squid is your fave!

mimid3vils : Hahaha...ya lor!

KBCG : Dunno lar...need to drop by another round to do a current quality check!