The Golden Triangle

My cousin had arrived from Melbourne and was keen to take us out for dinner. Being a foodie herself, we walked for a good 20 minutes in Solaris, looking for the perfect place to eat. Seeing as she hadn't had good Asian food in awhile, we settled for The Golden Triangle.

The Golden Triangle is located along the same stretch as other famous restaurants such as Dubrovnik and Michelangelo's in Solaris, Mont Kiara. The menu serves predominantly Thai dishes, though there are quite a few Laotian and Vietnamese dishes as well.

The Pineapple Fried Rice was a sweet, aromatic and flavourful dish that was filled with plump prawns, chicken slices. The flavour of the pineapple permeated the rice throughout, and the dish was good enough to eat on its own.

The Seafood Tom Yam Soup had an explosive flavour, and filled with a nice variety of seafood such as prawns, squid, muscles and fish. It was a pity that the dish was incredibly spicy, as the heat of the chilies overpowered the aroma of the soup.

The Green Curry with Chicken was a surprise to us all, as the dish had plenty of tender chicken pieces but not as much curry - going against the norm. The dish was not as spicy as the Tom Yam Soup and acted as a perfect accompaniment to the rice.

The Pandan Chicken was truly the highlight of the meal. Juicy, tender pieces of chicken were wrapped in pandan leaves that flavoured the chicken throughout. This dish was accompanied with a tangy tamarind-based dipping sauce.

Our Mango Kerabu Salad was a great side-dish that managed to cool down our heated taste-buds. The combination of sweet, sour and salty with the crispness of the raw mango was a great one.

The Deep Fried Soft-Shell Crab was a bit of a let down, as it consisted mainly of flour, rather than of the crab itself. We could barely taste the crab and we felt rather sick of this dish in the end.

The Vietnamese Spring Rolls were nothing to shout about either. Living in Vietnam for three years, I've tasted many wonderful renditions of this dish, and the Golden Triangle's version came nowhere close to some of the others that I've eaten.

Our Fried Calamari was, itself, a disappointment. Apart from chewing on the tough calamari, the dish seemed to be made up of mostly flour and batter, which was incredibly hard for us to bite.

My cousin ordered an Umbra with Sour Plum. This drink was very interesting, containing a nice balance of sweet, salty and sour flavours. Quite refreshing for a hot day, too.

On the whole, the Golden Triangle provided some pretty good renditions of Thai delicacies - especially the ones that included chicken. I feel that it would be advisable, however, to refrain from ordering any deep-fried dishes such as the soft-shell crab and the calamari. Other then that, its a great place to try!

Presentation: 7/10

Ambiance: 7/10

Service: 7/10

Overall Taste: 7/10

General Impression: 7/10





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