Thursday, September 24, 2009

Black Canyon @ Centrepoint Bandar Utama

Reading so many blogs on Thai food recently made me craving for one myself. But to be honest, those high end Thai restaurants out there are WAY out of my budget for the moment. Too many commitments at the moment so I can't simply splurge on high-end dining. Well, once in a while during special occasion wouldn't hurt much I guess :)

With a baby around, those eateries nearby my house suddenly seemed to attractive, partly due to Sher Ryn's inability to stay awake for more than 3 hours. BU Centrepoint is a decent place to grab quick dinner near my house as the parking is ample and not congested. Less than 5 min drive and wah lah... I'm there!

There is only one place for Thai food in Centrepoint, and it's Black Canyon. However, this place is famous for its drink rather than its food. Personally I really like their coffee range.. now this is where the disclaimer that it's based on solely my opinion... and it's better compared to those mega-chain coffee stores around Klang Valley.

Beside a-la-carte, they also offer value set for lunch and dinner to choose from. We settled for Set D - chicken green curry, spicy stir fried combination of prawn, chicken & chilly, stir fried mixed vegetable with oyster sauce, stuffed omelette + 4 steamed rice @ RM39.90

Apart from the chicken green curry (not many chicken meats were found inside though) and stuffed omelette (minced meat with slight spicy sauce) which I thought were quite delicious (don't put high expectation ok?), the remaining two dishes were so so only. Most of the dishes were high in MSG contents!!! I had to douse my throat with lots of water once I got home :(

Additional spicy prawn tomyam RM12.90.. not really spicy as suggested by the name. The broth was quite salty to be honest. However the prawns were fresh and big too!

Black Canyon Iced Coffee - milk mixed with the old black devil poured into glass over crushed ice. My favourite coffee drink... beats the hell out of Starbucks or Coffee Bean's iced coffee... milky texture with some crushed coffee beans on top!

Fresh Thai tangerine juice RM5.50... it seemed overpriced as I can easily get this for only RM1 or RM2 on the streets of Bangkok or Chiang Mai (well, these are the only 2 places in Thailand that I'd gone to). But then this is Malaysia, and I couldn't complain much as the drink itself is fresh.

Leo's verdict - perhaps I should just stick to the drink and drink only. For coffee lovers, please drop by to try their Black Canyon iced coffee... at least once! Forget about their food if you are Thai food lovers, as you'd definitely be disappointed!


Sean said...

yikes, i guess we all hate it when we go home after dinner and find ourselves drinking water non-stop. black canyon has always been on my list of places to check out (i think there's one in usj summit too), but looks like i can skip it, since i'm not a fan of coffee.

UnkaLeong said...

I'd recommend going to My Elephant, at Section 17. Not that far from your place, although parking can be quite tricky at night. Limited spots available. Do make reservations in advance if you'd like to dine there. Let me know if you want the number ;)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

yeah the coffee can be abit sweet too, judging from the 1 i had at the krabi airport..

Paranoid Android said...

Black Canyon is a fairly big chain up North, but only tried their single plates there. Never tried their Malaysian outlets before. If you want to try authentic and not so expensive Thai food, you'll have to come down to KL city centre!

Anonymous said...

haha, yeah paranoid is right. black canyon is almost a common fixture in jusco outlets.

not authentic alright, but i personally think their salads are rather good.

and they offer value set lunches as well, so we dont have to go for the fast food option most of the time.

thule a.k.a leo said...

sean - yeah.. they have an outlet in Summit USJ. Believe me, you had better elsewhere!!

unka - I'd tried going there once but it was packed to the brim so I drove elsewhere lo! next time I will be there at 6pm :)

joe - I have a sweet tooth :P love everything that's sweet!

paranoid android - PJ has it's fair share of good Thai restaurants too. Maybe you can come here instead??? Lol...

j2kfm - salad.. write this down first.. hahaha!!

kampungboycitygal said...

eh i stay near centrepoint too! haha when wana meet up at champ's

~Christine~Leng said...

centre point.. i know how to get there now! haha.. too bad the food here are disappointing :(

thule a.k.a leo said...

kampungboycitygal - really?? it's nice to know that someone who live so close to me :) I've no problem meeting at Centrepoint and I absolutely dig Champ's pork ribs!
But I'm only in KL on weekends :) setup a date and inform me thru FB ok?

christine - pls don't say like that... Pizza Uno whip good pizza and pasta, Champ's with their killer pork ribs! you just have to spend more time there

thenomadGourmand said...

My experience there wasnt too stellar either and it was recom by a friend.
Ever since then i banned him frm recom my dinners again! LOL