Terrific Thai temptations that tickle the taste buds & linger in the memory – Rak Somtam is well worth the trip to Kota Damansara, helmed by a Malaysian restaurateur & his Thai wife, with a kitchen crew that hails largely from north of our border.

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Som Tam

Start with som tam (RM12.90) – fulfilling the promise of its name, Rak Somtam serves one of the most satisfying shredded papaya salads we’ve tried in the Klang Valley, with each juicy, crunchy bite supplying a bevy of invigorating flavours, beautifully balanced in their complex, sweet-sour-spicy nuances, complemented by creamy salted eggs and crispy peanuts.

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Braised Pork Leg

We were also pleasantly surprised by the braised pork leg (RM21.90), with irresistible layers of meat, fat & skin that proved even more succulent than expected, served in a mellow, aromatic broth that was far from cloying or artificial-tasting. A dish of harmonious flavours & textures that’s likely to haunt our dreams & stir up strong yearnings from time to time.

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Thumbs up as well for the pork neck salad, with compellingly tender slices of well-marinated meat enhanced with fiery chillies, & the Chiang Mai-inspired pork belly curry, a rich recipe with voluptuous chunks of meat in mildly tangy gravy laced with lemongrass & other potently fragrant elements. Both of these aren’t on the formal menu yet but should be available on request.

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BBQ Pork Skewers, Braised Glass Noodles with Prawns, Sticky Rice and Coconut Ice Cream

BBQ pork skewers (RM10.90 for three sticks), braised glass noodles with prawns (RM21.90) & sticky rice (RM2.50) all help to reinforce our confidence in the kitchen’s competence. Don’t skip dessert – the coconut ice cream (RM10.90) is a buoyant medley of soft, subtle-in-flavour ice cream with corn, peanuts & attap-chee. Many thanks to Rak Somtam for having us here.

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Location and Contact Details

Rak Somtam

17-1, Jalan PJU 5/4, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara

Tel:+603-6144-6621

Open Thurs-Tues, 10am-3pm, 5pm-10pm (closed Wednesdays)

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