I have noticed the recent opening of Funky Villa at e@Curve (formerly known as Cineleisure). The signboard says they serve authentic Thai cuisine but this place has always slipped my mind whenever we’re debating on where to eat after gym. Thanks to KBCY and Natalie, we finally drop by for lunch one weekend afternoon.
The place lived up to its name, with vibrant colours decked almost every nooks and corners of the bistro/pub-like establishment. While I’ve been to numerous Thai restaurants with traditional or formal set ups, I don’t remember I’ve been to any restaurants such as this.
We sampled some of their set lunches, as well as their a la carte items, courtesy of Natalie, the Communication Manager of Funky Villa. Their set lunch priced from RM9.90 – RM17.90, which includes starter, main course and bottomless lemongrass drink and available daily from 12pm – 3pm. From top left, clockwise: Vegetable Spring Rolls + Green Curry Chicken & Rice (RM11.90), Pad Thai Seafood Noodle + Tom Yam Gung (RM17.90), Thai Herb Fried Rice with Seafood + Pomelo Salad (RM13.90) and Tom Yam Seafood Noodle + Golden Prawn Pan Cake (RM16.90). All the food mentioned above are delectable especially the Pad Thai and Thai Herb Fried Rice. However, I find that the green curry lacked the spiciness.
For starters, we had this rather unique Hard-boiled Eggs Wrapped in Fish Cake (RM13+ for 4) and Pomelo Salad with Chicken, Shrimp & Cashew Nuts (RM15+). Both whet our appetite in an instant; the juicy pomelo sacs drenched in tangy dressing is gorgeous, slightly different from Kinnaree’s version, which has less dressing but spicier while Funky Villa’s is more sour-ish. The cute eggs, wrapped in fried fish paste (that makes up the fish cake layer) and topped with onion and chilli were scrumptious but usually aren’t available in most Thai restaurants.
Cat Fish Mango Salad (RM22+). Eventhough delicious, the fish floss were too finely minced, hence I couldn’t taste any fish in it. The mango salad fares better.
Tom Kha Seafood (RM22+) looked plain at first, but actually it’s a sour and spicy soup with coconut milk base. The Tom Yam Gung (RM23+) on the other hand, had young coconut pulps added to it, lending the soup a refreshing twist. However, I personally felt that both of them would be better if they’re spicier.
Squid in Salted Egg Yolk (RM17+) was pretty ordinary, we couldn’t detect any salted egg yolk in it.
Homok or Thai Steam Otak Otak in Coconut (RM23+) is rather special – fish fillets were steamed in hollowed coconut with basil and red curry spices. The fish is redolent with grated coconut and red curry spices, yummy stuff.
For dessert, we had 3 types. You can have two of the famous Thai desserts with Twin Dessert Special (RM16.90+) that comes with Mango Sticky Rice and Tub Tim Krob or Red Rubies in coconut milk with jackfruit and vanilla ice cream. The fusion Red Rubies works well, I love the sweet ice cream pairing with the slightly salty coconut milk.
If you prefer something different, try the Cantaloupe (rockmelon) with Sago in Coconut Milk and Shaved Ice (RM7.90+). A very refreshing and light dessert but the coarsely shaved ice might be an irritation to some people who likes finely shaved ice.
And here comes Funky Rita! (RM55+ for 750ml). It is certainly fun and a bit quirky to have few people sharing the giant cocktail (they girls even posed with it as some sort of trophy!)
Thank you to Natalie for having us over!
Lot No. G-03A, G-06 & EG-06,
Ground Floor, e@Curve,
No. 24, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya.
Tel / Fax : 03-7725 2308
Email : enquiry@funky_group.com
Facebook Page: FunkyVilla – e@Curve
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