Newly opened outlet in Empire Damansara, serving some delectable Thai cuisine, I was over at Lobbee Thai Connection a couple of weeks back. Located at the lower ground floor in Empire Damansara, the restaurant isn't too visible to the public, but you should be able to find it once you're on the lower ground floor. Check out what we had that afternoon.
|Lobbee Thai Connection @ Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana|
Lobbee Thai Connection
LG-07, Empire Damansara
Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel : 603-7629 4869
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/lobbeethai
|Interesting pictures and decor at Lobbee Thai Connection|
|Simple, modern and comfy|
The name of the restaurant, Lobbee is derived from their specialty lobster and the head chef’s name Bee, Get it? LOBster BEE, pretty unique twist, and very creative. The decor is simple, clean and modern, which I was told is still in the midst of being perfected. They serve reasonably priced yummy thai cuisine.
|Red Lemon Soda - RM8|
Even before our meal began, we were presented with some of the unique and signature drinks from Lobbee. Introducing the Red Lemon Soda, Thai red syrup mixed with refreshing soda, lemon juice and malt drink. I like how the sourish lemon juice and soda is placed in a smaller bottle upside down inside the glass. The moment we want to drink it, just lift it up and the two liquid will mix, creating a rather interesting sweet and sourish concoction.
|Iced Butterfly Pea Lime Juice - RM9|
Another interesting drink, the Iced Butterfly Pea Lime Juice starts off being dark blue in colour. The colour is natural, made from Butterfly Pea leaves, the same material used for nasi kerabu. To enjoy this drink, pour in the lime juice and stir thoroughly to obtain a nice shade of purple color.
|Lobbee Iced Tea - RM9|
If you're one to go for a more conventional drink, then you must try the Lobbee Iced Tea. A rather sweet drink, here you have fragrant rose tea instead of your usual teh tarik, with blended lychee at the bottom for that natural sweetness.
|Fried Potato Salad - RM11|
I wonder why do they call this a salad, when it's plain ol' french fries, probably because it's served with their special Thai salad dressing. I do like the fried potato strips though, as it's freshly made from actual potato strips, not your usual McD styled fries. The Thai dressing itself made me dip my potato strips furiously into it, made from peanuts, long beans, fish sauce and palm sugar. You can choose to use it as a dip, or pour it into the bowl of fried potato.
|Chicken Skewers with Sticky Rice - RM9|
My favourite, the Chicken Skewers with Sticky Rice came served on a platter with marinated chicken breast and thigh on a skewer. Served with sticky rice that's chewier and less oily than normal, this popular Thai street food tastes great!
|Fried Prawns with Sesame - RM8|
Deep fried prawns, taken whole with the shell and all. I'm surprised we could actually take in the prawn shells too, as it is deep fried to a crisp. The Fried Prawns with Sesame goes well with the accompanying dip.
|Thai Squid Cake - RM12|
A special mix of chewy squid rings placed inside the herbed fish paste, Lobbee's homemade version of the Thai Squid Cake is something I haven't tried before. The squid rings and different batter used makes this squid cake firmer and chewier than usual.
|Stir Fried Flat Noodles - RM15|
The Stir Fried Flat Noodles is a tasty dish with flat noodles served doused in yummy oyster soy sauce. Served together with crispy fried chicken skin, chewy brown squid, scrambled egg and fresh lettuce, the chef actually used ‘chee cheong fun’ instead of the normal flat noodles for a smoother texture. How's that for creativity.
|Lobbee Combo - RM98|
Ah, we finally come to Lobbee Thai Connection's specialty signature dish, the Lobbee Combo. Made to share, recommended for 3-4 pax, Lobbee Combo is a whole big bowl of seafood goodies. We have the Asian green lobster, king crab legs, salmon, squid, mussels and soft boiled eggs inside, where diners get to choose their noodles from a choice of Thai kuey teow, Thai instant noodles, flat noodles or vermicelli noodles. Spicy enough, if you love seafood in piping hot tomyum-like soup, then you must order this dish.
It was a really nice meal out, so do remember to check out Lobbee Thai Connection @ Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana the next time you're in the vicinity and want some good Thai cuisine.