Thursday, September 18, 2008

Coca Restaurant, Subang Parade

Andrea, of Coca Restaurant, invited me to sample their dishes last month.
I got to bring along a guest, hence Dragon girl came along. While we make our way to Coca, we were expecting to try the famed steamboat. So, I was rather surprise when Andrea ran through our dinner menu and steam boat was definitely not one of them.

Many had the impression that Coca only serves steamboat, in fact, we serve a variety to Thai dishes..Andrea informed me

And looking at their menu, I can definitely attest to that....
We had huge glass of mango pineapple juice/ blend..Very refreshing.

Some appetizers to start the meal...
The popular pandan chicken Coca's version was absolutely scrumptious! The meat was well marinated, exudes a light yet lovely fragrance while the meat texture was extremely tender and juicy.

The stuffed prawns were huge...Stuffed to the brim with mince prawns, onions and mushrooms (and some other ingredients), these babies were very tasty and I was pleasantly surprise on how juicy it was although the prawns were deep fried.

The mains came next...
Squids with garlic and pepper..

The batter was very light, and the garlic pepper bits were delicious. Most unfortunately, the squids were chewy and hard. Such a pity.

Next dish, Steamed Siakap We were served with a humongous fish and it was prettily sprinkled with chopped chillies, garlic, lime and ginger. The fish was very fresh and sweet (they just took it from the tank), and the sauce was a killer! So, so spicy that it definitely was on par with the level of spiciness I have had in Thailand. The waitress did comment that the sauce looks more 'wicked' that normal.*wipes sweat*. Not for the faint hearted. We both enjoyed this tremendously nonetheless..

The house specialty, Thai Curry Crab was next... One huge crab that filled the plate, this thai curry crab looks somewhat different from those I have sampled in Thailand. Though the crab flesh was succulent and compact (again, freshly taken from their tank), I did not like the sauce. While the curry crab sauce I had in thailand was creamy and sweet spicy, Coca's version had very pungent curry flavour (the curry powder's imported from Thailand). The eggs were also not as smooth (the versions I've tried previously was smooth like custard). Served with deep fried mantau.
We had some Seafood Tomyum
It was very sweet and not too spicy. In fact, the soup was a tad too thick to tickle my fancy. I felt like I was drinking diluted gravy :(. The prawns were fresh but the squids were not.
Green Curry Chicken
I enjoyed this dish tremendously. Really good and lip smacking. The chicken meat was very well marinated and tender; and I love the aubergines. I was informed that Coca replaces coconut milk with yogurt and evaporated milk for it's dishes and frankly, I could not really taste any difference. This green curry still tasted wonderful without the extra cholesterol from coconut milk.
And of course, for a more balance meal, we had a plate of vegetable.. Cooked in fish sauce and sugar, this was slightly sweeter than the conventional chinese stir fry.
Andrea offered desserts, but Dragon girl and I were so stuffed that we had to turn down the offer :-(. The gracious hostess was also very open to our comments (good and bad) and I find that a really positive way to improve their food standard.
Overall, we had a good meal, shall pop over to try other dishes in the future. :-)
We noted that Coca now serves fresh seafood, and the tanks near the counter attracted many children's attention.
Coca Restaurant is located at Lot G28, Level G, Subang Parade, 5, Jalan SS16/1, Subang Jaya, 47500 Petaling Jaya. Tel: 03 5632 8766. Coca also has another branch in One Utama.

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18 Comments:

Blogger Christy said...

Wow...you're all becoming celebrity bloggers yeah, getting invitations for food sampling:)
I've been to Coca some time ago, and yeah, they serve a variety of dishes (Thai food) but since it was so long ago, I barely can remember.
Now you make me wanna have thai food..:p

19 September, 2008  
Anonymous Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Like Christy, it's been awhile since I went to Coca. They seem to have quiet a good variety of food...the green curry looks yummy, and I'd love to try that stuffed prawns one day.

19 September, 2008  
Blogger ibnu marzuki al firdaus said...

dear friend,

do u've BBQ LAND & STEAMBOAT BUFFET KUANG's phone no at SG BULOH, SELANGOR @ been there? some said d price just below rm20/pax!

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19 September, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

christy: no la, I'm definitely not a celeb blogger. far from it :). yes, i feel like having thai too...

lyrical lemongrass: yes, must try both green curry and stuffed prawns. really delish!

ibnu marzuki: hi there! hmmm, have not been there, but it sounds like restaurant talipon. thanks for the recommendation nonetheless

19 September, 2008  
Anonymous SF said...

You both ate all that??? Man, if i only i can teleport myself back, i'll be back in a wink and join you for dinner and teleport myself back here!!

19 September, 2008  
Blogger Precious Pea said...

I only been once for their steamboat and kena slaughtered 'kau kau'. How's the ala carte dishes price like?

19 September, 2008  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

haha yeah its quite the logical formula for our family too coca=steamboat on a rainy evening..

the chilli dip is awesome..and yes i remember vaguely abt the squid and the pineapple fried rice..

19 September, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

sf: haha, yes we did. but we didnt finish everything..we were just eating what we liked.

pea: most are above average, some quite ex. Coca bought us the dinner, what i recalled was the fish and crab were ex..about RM80 and RM70 respectively. green curry was RM20 plus (28?), pandan chic RM8.80 (has about 2 thigh meat), stuff prawn RM9 a pop.

joe: very norm thing i guess.. oh, i didnt try the chilli dip , dang!

19 September, 2008  
Blogger JeromeFo 令狐冲 said...

SC!You are so lucky!
LOlx...try so many nice foods!
If i hv the chance, i will order
the pandan chicken 1st =)

20 September, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

jerome: aww, Coca was just being real gracious and yes, i was lucky :). yup, the pandan chicken's yummy!

21 September, 2008  
Blogger Shell (貝殼) said...

i like thai food~~ especially the green curry chicken/beef ^^

21 September, 2008  
Blogger backstreetgluttons said...

we have high regards for coco, not only for the round name but the generally tasty fare

21 September, 2008  
Blogger ibnu marzuki al firdaus said...

http://lh6.ggpht.com/avanzakubiru/Rv58ipfhyOI/AAAAAAAAA04/Op6v6oa5_IA/s800/bbqland_map.JPG but still don't have their phone no, lah! hehe... how about u r other friend, they know?

22 September, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

shell: who could resist thai food? ;p

backstreetgluttons: yeah, most of the food quite tasty..

ibnu marzuki: thanks!

22 September, 2008  
Blogger mimid3vils said...

I can see loads of bird eye chili (a assumed) on the fish *hoy*hot*

22 September, 2008  
Blogger J2Kfm said...

the prawns are HUGE! wah. .. at RM9 a pop, I guess that's justified. pity bout the squids though. One glance and I remembered Izzi's horrendous rendition. yucks ...

23 September, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

mimid3vils: sharp eyes gal! yea, filled with fiery hot chili padi :)

j2kfm: yes, it was! agree, definitely justifiable looking at the stuffing of the prawns..yums.. bad izzi squids? so sad huh?

23 September, 2008  
Blogger ibnu marzuki al firdaus said...

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27 September, 2008  

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