Ampang's Floating Thai Restaurant Beckons Diners

Last update: 08/01/2019

By Salbiah Said

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 (Bernama) -- Veg Fish Farm Thai Restaurant, about half an hour's drive  from the city, reminds me of a floating restaurant in Danok, a small Thai-Malaysia border town in northern peninsula.

Located by a lake which is surrounded by rubber plantation, the floating attap-roof dining huts at Danok's Waterview Restaurant are set up along the lakeside with diners having the option of dining with the traditional floor seating or with table and chairs.

No worries, KL folks need not drive up to Danok to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life as Veg Fish Farm Thai Restaurant in Jalan Ampang - Hulu Langat, offers a variety of Thai cuisine and delicacies amid a relaxed ambience and lush cooling forest setting.

The only setback is the road leading to the restaurant. It is steep, uneven, unpaved and spirals downward and can be dangerous.  Make sure you come with a skilled driver. My colleague, Muhammad Zaini Zin, may not be a F1 driver, but he was skilful enough to overcome the tough challenge.

We were lucky to get a table. Before we could order our food, Muhammad Zaini or Zack as he is affectionately called, wasted no time to capture the images of the restaurant and the landscape on video.

MOTORISED BOATS

What's similar about this Thai Restaurant with Danok's Waterview is that the food orders are delivered by motorised boats from the kitchen.   Watching the boatmen manouvre the boats while delivering the dishes was a sight to behold.

Built on stilts over a small manmade fish pond in the valleys of Hulu Langat, diners get to enjoy their food in a cozy and natural setting surrounded by greenery. 

One of its greatest attractions is the fresh seafood. Diners will be spoilt for choices as the restaurant offers over 100 dishes, cooked by a team of experienced Thai chefs.

 The food comes in big portions.  If you think that your order is for two (small), you're wrong. We ordered butter prawn, crisply fried spinach, kangkung with garlic and Thai style bo-lan  Garoupa Dragon fried fish. The grouper fish is best served for four people.  

There are other  specialities on the menu, such as baked tilapia, grilled crabs, live oysters imported from America and Thai steam fish with lime juice and more than a dozen desserts. 

HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE

The vegetables served come from the restaurant's  own organic vegetable garden, which is grown in a safe and pesticide free environment. Its supply of organic vegetables as well as spring chickens are all part of its initiative to promote a healthier lifestyle and provide tasteful dishes.

You can feed the fishes at the eatery, either while waiting for your food to be served or after you have finished eating.

There's ample space outside the dining area and by the fish pond, for diners to feed the fishes, and for RM2, you can buy some fish pallets to feed them.

You can tell by the steady stream of diners during lunch that this floating restaurant in jalan Ampang-Hulu Langat, is fast gaining popularity among both locals and foreigners alike.

The restaurant opens from 11 am to 11.30 pm. For directions, just use the Google Map or Waze!

-- BERNAMA