Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Erawan @ DC Mall, Damansara City

Chef Korn is back: One of KL's most beloved Thai chefs has relaunched his flagship restaurant, Erawan, in Damansara Heights' new DC Mall, a more convenient locale for many of us compared to Erawan's former Kota Damansara home. This is a decidedly different-looking Erawan, showcasing a more modern sparkle that blends in with the sleekness & sheen of the mall.

Erawan enthusiasts, fear not: The entire spectrum of chef Korn's distinctive skills remains intact here, from salads like the pegaga with prawns, chicken, crushed peanuts & shallots (RM58) to curries such as the merger of massaman & Indian, fleshed out with simmered Australian beef shin, cucumbers & onions (RM68). Korn's attention to detail is unscathed too - the amiable chef still sources the crab meat for his omelettes from his home country, & he creates his own ice cream in intriguing flavours like tamarind, black rose, & rosemary mint, though not everything on the menu was available yet when we visited.

Erawan is one of the earliest restaurants to open at DC Mall - here's your first look at this site, which promises to host many other new eateries in the months to come. With its strategic location, expect to hear much more about Damansara City Mall. 

Lot L1-17 & L1-18, First Floor, DC Mall, Plaza DC Damansara City, Jalan Damanlela, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur.
Daily, 10am-10pm. Tel: 03-2788-4180

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  1. Is this mall opened yet? The mall looks spectacular...the salad too. I heard that this mall will be 75% food? That's a lot...and I can't wait to see how many edkl will feature...hehe! ;)

    1. Contact.ewew: yup, the mall is open! though only a few tenants have started operations so far. it does look like a mall that will attract a lot of restaurant fans ... including me, yes! heheh :D

  2. Isn't that the duty free place at the airports? Oh no! That's Eraman. I know Korn...the metal rock group. Muahahahahaha!!! Jokes aside, food looks great. All the best to the guys!

    1. Suituapui: haha, you're definitely getting all your names mixed up! :D trivia: chef korn's real name is actually Trakool Yodsuk, but everyone calls him Korn, it seems ;) glad you like the look of the food here :D

  3. Can expect more good places to open in a Damansara City... people from Private Room TTDI will open a fine dining restaurant in the same building soon too!

    1. Leo: i hope they open soon! it's a bit hard to tell whether renovations have gone far behind those hoardings ... i'd like to see a diverse range of unique restaurants and bars :)

  4. It's nearer now, hehehe. I love their seehum curry and mangosteen salad.

    1. CK: heheh, ya, nearer to me too! the seehum curry is still on the menu here! but the mangosteen salad is not! :)

  5. what other tenants are there?

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