Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Funky Villa @ eCurve

Having caught up with some floggers whom I've not seen in awhile during the Jaya One food crawl, I took up an invitation to join in for another floggers gathering and food review at Funky Villa, eCurve.  This time round....just one stop (not 6!), hahaha...Unfortunately, I made a boo boo and somehow didn't copy some of the pics that I took at Funky Villa.  The shots that I took of the restaurant are missing and I have no idea where they are.  I can only "say" that Funky Villa is filled with funky colours and just as the name suggests, offers a fun place for friends to gather at this bistro cum pub to fill their stomachs or just to chill.  Fortunately, the pics of the food were found safe and sound in the folder. Phew! So, with a sigh of relief...let's dive straight into the food and we're talking about LOTS of food! :o)

Pomelo Salad
Pomelo Salad with Chicken, Shrimp & Cashew Nuts (RM15).  Apparently pomelo from Thailand is used for this dish as it's sweeter compared to the local ones.  Tangy and sourish, I rather enjoyed this salad.

Catfish Mango Salad
Cat Fish Mango Salad (RM22). Having eaten similar Cat Fish Salad in Thailand itself, I've always wondered why the cat fish salad comes so fine and crispy.  Not that I'm complaining, it makes it a fish dish that I would eat but on the other hand I can't tell it's catfish.

Hard Boiled Eggs Wrapped with Fish Cake
Hard-boiled Eggs Wrapped in Fish Cake (RM13).  This was such a cute looking dish (it's a specialty of Funky Villa) and another fish dish I would eat.  Fish cake that's fried and wrapped over the hard boiled egg with my favourite garnishing makes this a winner.

The next several pics are part of the Set Lunches ranging from RM9.90 to RM17.90 which is available daily during lunch hour from 12pm -3pm.  Each set consists of a starter, main and a Lemongrass drink which is refillable.

Shredded Green Mango Salad with Dry Shrimp & Coconut Flakes, Pineapple Fried Rice with Chicken
Shredded Green Mango Salad with Dry Shrimp & Coconut Flakes, Pineapple Fried Rice with Chicken (RM 9.90).  A fave order of most folks, this typical Thai style fried rice was fragrant and had wok hei (cooked over a high flame).

Tom Yam Seafood Noodle & Golden Prawn Pan Cake
Golden Prawn Pan Cake & Seafood Tom Yum Noodle - RM15.90

Vegetable Spring Rolls, Green Curry Chicken & Rice
Vegetable Spring Rolls, Green Curry Chicken & Steam Rice - RM 11.90

Thai Herb Fried Rice with Seafood & Pomelo Salad
Pomelo Salad, Thai Herb Fried Rice with Seafood - RM 13.90

Pad Thai Seafood Noodle
Pad Thai Seafood Noodle, served with Tom Yam Gung (not in this pic) - RM 17.90.  I have always love Pad Thai and enjoyed this best of the five sets.

 Tom Yam Kung
Tom Yum Gung RM23 was pretty standard and not spicy enough for me! :o)

 Tom Kha Seafood
Tom Kha Seafood - RM22 was rather lovely.  Slightly sourish, this coconut milk based soup was surprisingly pleasing on the palate.

 Steamed Otak-Otak in Coconut
Thai Steam Otak Otak in Coconut -RM23 (also known as Homok).  Generous chunks of fish fillets are steamed in a hollowed coconut with basil and red curry spices, making this one dish with "oomph".

 Thai Herbs Minced Chicken
Thai Herbs Minced Chicken - RM12.00.  Recommended more as a snack to go with beer, this is one crispy and flavourful minced chicken dish

 Stir Fried Squid in Salted Egg Yoke
Stir fried squid in salted egg yolk - RM17.00.  This came across as an ordinary stir fried squid dish to me.  I guess I prefer to bite into physical bits of salted egg rather than just having salted egg yolk gravy :o).

DESSERTS! - The Twin Dessert Special - RM16.90
Mango Sticky Rice (left) and Red Rubies (right).  I enjoyed the dollop of vanilla ice cream that is served together with the water chestnuts and jackfruit. It made the Red Rubies creamier without being too rich.
In the middle, you have Ginkgo Nut in coconut (RM7.90) which came across as a Plain Jane against the Red Rubies.

 Funky Villa
To end the gathering, we had a Giant Cocktail - 750ml Funky Rita (RM55)....shared by all 10 of us - KBCG, Chris & ChristineJason, Simon, Ai Wei, Wen Ching & Squall

Cheers! Here's to days where we will never be hungry! ;o)

Funky Colours

Funky Villa
Lot No. G-03A, G-06 & EG-06,
Ground Floor, e@Curve,
No. 24, Jalan PJU 7/3,
Mutiara Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya.
Tel / Fax : 03-7725 2308

Funky Villa Facebook Page


ai wei said...

ahhh, very very nice photos!!! "si fu" teach me ><

lol, and i am the last one again on this post. haha

jenn said...

Shrimp, chicken and cashews yummie.


jason said...

Eeek... how come missing? Accidentally deleted?

Simon Seow said...

Ah the cocktail is making me dizzy.

uLi.佑莉 said...

Wow! So much foods ya ;) Love the tom yam~

J said...

Oh my goodness. Look at the size of that cocktail!! O_o

mimid3vils said...

I love the price for the set lunch, hehe ^^

wmw said...

ai wei : Aiyah, don't call me si fu lah...just take more pictures, practice makes perfect. I'm still learning!

Jenn : All good things!

Jason : I think so, I was trying to make room for Taiwan pics :o(

Simon: Hahha...you enjoyed it the most that day.

uLi : Yup, luckily not wasted as there were 10 of us.

J : Yes, it would last the whole night (even till the next day!)

mimid3vils : Which is your fave?