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Ali Tomyam

Dato' Keramat, Foodie Trail, halal, thai food, tomyam, Ali Tomyam
The hubster and I both love our random drives. On one of such drives, we discovered Ali Tom Yam in Dato' Keramat area. Both loved the looks of the place from the outside with 'overgrown' shrubs and flowering bunga kertas (bougainvillea). If one is familiar with Southern Thai food then this is a good spot to get your fix in Kuala Lumpur.


Service is prompt and friendly. We barely warmed our seats and the menu was presented to us. A tad enthusiastic but they were fine to let us ponder over the menu. Prices were reasonable for KL standard and in a glance we noted that a revisit was needed for us to run through the many dishes that we both wanted to try.

Started off with their Teh RM2 and Halia-O (Ginger juice) RM1.50. This has got to be one of tastiest and prettiest milk tea we have had for a long time. Obviously some time spent to pull the tea for the bubbles and definitely would put many shops that serve teh tarik to shame! Most importantly, there was a clear tea taste and it was silky rich too.
Dato' Keramat, Foodie Trail, halal, thai food, tomyam, Ali Tomyam
Dato' Keramat, Foodie Trail, halal, thai food, tomyam, Ali Tomyam
I was famished. I was also greedy so a little discipline was needed to avoid over ordering for 2 of us. In fact the lady who took our orders wasn't too keen for me to order the 4th dish and told me I should really return another time instead. I reassured that I hate to waste food so I promised her that the 4 dishes is not a problem.

Of course we ordered rice to go with our fiery dishes. A plate of cucumber and long beans was served with some home made chili sauce. If you have not ordered any cold drinks then these vegies come in handy to cool your numbed taste buds:P
Dato' Keramat, Foodie Trail, halal, thai food, tomyam, Ali Tomyam

We started off with the Seafood TomYam RM12. Its the clear style and as much as it looks mild, this isn't quite for the faint hearted. Tangy, spicy and hot, it was lovely sweating buckets with our soup. Am glad that the sotong (squid) was cooked just right.
Dato' Keramat, Foodie Trail, halal, thai food, tomyam, Ali Tomyam

I love a good dish of Kangkung (morning glory) anytime and in almost any preparation. The Kangkung Belacan RM9 was perfect. Not overcooked and had a nice crunch to it. 
Dato' Keramat, Foodie Trail, halal, thai food, tomyam, Ali Tomyam

Since I am allergic to papaya, we opted for meat salads Larb. Our option of Beef Larb  RM7 came with condiments of cucumber, lettuce and long beans. Minched beef were a tad chewy for me but the hubster said it was fine. Loved the appetizing combination of meat with touches of lime juice, lemongrass, toasted rice, onions, fish sauce, coriander and chili. Next round, I want to try out the fish and chicken options!
Dato' Keramat, Foodie Trail, halal, thai food, tomyam, Ali Tomyam

The green curry sold out shortly before we placed our orders. So we ended up with the Siamese style of Ikan Bawal Masak Asam Pedas that our waitress suggested since I was craving for something soupy and spicy. One look and it didn't quite look spicy. However after the misleading look of the tomyam, I told myself not to judge until I have tasted it. 

Looks can be deceiving and this is very true for the the Ikan Bawal Masak Asam Pedas. Its spicy and tongue numbing. How can it be so? Have a closer look at the second photo of the vegetables. See the lil bits of chili clinging on to every piece of vegie? That's the very same chili bits that's in the asam pedas. Its so appetzing and delicious. So despite the fiery spiciness, there was no stopping. We just wanted more and more of it. Yes we had to tambah nasi (extra rice)!
Dato' Keramat, Foodie Trail, halal, thai food, tomyam, Ali Tomyam
Dato' Keramat, Foodie Trail, halal, thai food, tomyam, Ali Tomyam


If you crave spicy or fiery food and especially Southern Thai, then head on to Ali Tomyam. Price is reasonable and there's plenty of parking along the road. 
Ali Tomyam
Jalan Keramat
54000 Kuala Lumpur
T: +603 4256 5382
Landmark: opposite the Keramat mosque.
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