Sunday, November 9, 2008

08' Birthday Celebration

Steven called Tamarind Springs to make a reservation, unfortunately, they are fully booked due to a private function that weekend, they then offered the other restaurants which are located within the same jungle enclave where Tamarind Springs currently sits. Tamarind is conceptualized as ‘Jungle Luxury Dining’. The relaxing & soothing ambience and personal service are all part of the brand's mission in creating elegant culinary experiences within nature which we labeled jungle luxury. You can choose to dine at the airy treetop balconies overlooking the lush tropical expanse or the enchanting interior or even by the poolside. These are the restaurants available there:

Tamarind Springs, an open-concept restaurant, dine on treetop balconies overlooking the encroaching jungle, the restaurant serves authentic cuisine from Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

IL Tempio, a fine-dine Italian Restaurant creating a fashionably rustic ambiance, which uniquely separates the restaurant from other Italian restaurants in the scene.

Mandi-mandi, a village-style restaurant by the poolside opened to the natural rainforest, with seatings in a main 'balai' and 'pondoks' positioned underneath the forested canopy. Two types of cuisine are served here, one's contemporary Malay and the other authentic Thai.

The operator has specially arranged a special seat for us @ Mandi-mandi, the"pondok" an exclusive dining area....According to the waiter, you can order foods from the other restaurants (Tamarind Springs/ IL Tempio) provided you order some foods from the restaurant's house menu.

Let's see what we ordered:

Menu from Mandi-mandi

[Mandi-mandi Platter @ RM 73++]

Mandi-mandi Platter comes with Crispy Crab Sticks, Chili-Basil Mussels & Minced Squid Donuts. This platter is worth trying!!!

[Red Tom Yam or Tom Kah Mix Seafood Soup @ RM 26++]

The tom yam soup was thick & seafoods was fresh . This is a must try!!!
Menu from IL Tempio
Fish Set Menu @ RM 165 ++

Marinated King Prawns, tartar of mango & cherry tomatoes with rocket & bud soy salad.

Homemade linguine with pink pepper & lime zest prawns.

Steamed Fish Cod Fillet with aromatic herbs & lemon couscous and sauteed of baby vegetable. One of their signature dish.

Iced Parmesan Souffle with menthol caramel sauce & balsamic reduction.

Coffee.........Overall, the set meal from IL-Tempio was just fine, I would still prefer thai & malay foods from Mandi-mandi.


Mandi-mandi is a fabulous dining venue for both intimate moments and wonderful celebrations. I had a wonderful time there. Absolutely gorgeous & romantic candle light dinner.

FYI, there is a free pick-up and drop-off service from all major city hotels.

Tamarind Spring, IL-Tempio, Mandi-mandi
Jalan 1, Taman Tar,
68000 Ampang.
Tel: +603 4256 9300/ 4252 0836


Precious Pea said...

Not bad! Nice setting too.

JessieLee said... can go with you hub..:D Maybe you can try Tamarind Spring Restaurant if you want...