Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Asam House-Authentic Malaysian & Thai Cuisine

We took a drive to Atlanta,Georgia and had lunch at the Asam House.Instead of having Dim Sum everytime, we wanted to try some Malaysian Cuisine. I was surprised that there have been many more Malaysian and Thai Restaurants in Georgia now.
We went to the Asam House at 5283,Buford Highway N.E.,Doraville,GA 30340,located at the Pinetree Plaza.
Very simple Malaysian design with a lot of Bamboos. Only one customer dining, when we entered. The waitress gave us our menus, and a menu with photos showing their popular dishes, looked very delicious.
The menu showed a combination of Malaysian Chef's Specialiaties and Thai Chef's Specialities. Among the famous appetizer are Roti Canai,Satay Chicken,beef, Archat,
Thai Chicken Wings and Fish Cake,Crispy Fried Calamari, Thai Spring Roll,Curry Puff and Shanghai Dumplings.
On the salad are Spicy Papaya Salad,Savoury Minced Chicken Salad and Glass Noodle Salad. Soup comes with Tom Yum Goong, Chicken Coconut Soup, Wonton Soup and Seafood Tofu Soup.

To my surprise, this restaurant offers so many Malaysian and home cooked Chinese Cusisine that you can't find in other Chinese Restaurant. I wanted to try every dish,
but we can only eat so much. On the Malaysian Chef's Specialties were Beef Rendang,
Ginger Scallion Beef, Bitter Melon With Beef, Curry Chicken,Beef or Shrimp, Aromatic Chicken, Hainanese Chicken,Volcano Port Chop,King Too Spare Rib,Salted vegetables Stewed Pork,Vinegar Pork, Petal Shrimp and Sambal Prawan. I have not tasted these for a very long time- Bak Kut Teh and Hakka Stewed Pork( This is my Hometown Favourite dish)
There are a variety of Curry dishes on the Thai Specials- Spicy Basil,Green Curry,Yellow Curry,Red Curry, Masaman Curry and Panang Curry.
Also Fried noodles and Noodles Soup including Cantones Style Seafood Noodles,Singapore Fried Rice Noodles, Char Kway Teow, Kuala Lumpur Mee Goreng, Hokkien Mee, Yee Mee in Hot Pot. I definatly will try the Curry Cheong Fun next time.
Also some Thai's style noodles.
They have lunch menu from %5.95 to $6.95 on Mondays to Friday fro 11am to 3 pm.
Desert include Mango Stickey Rice, Ais Kacang and Coconut Ice Cream.
We ordered the Satay Chicken,Roti Canai, Hokkien Mee, Nasi Lemak and Yee Mee in Clay Pot.
The Satay is okay, not sweet and not the usual Peanut Spicy sauce we had. We enjoyed the Roti Canai with curry chicken sauce. Only 1 piece of roti. The Hokkien mee is the best, taste good, resemble what we ate back home.The Nasi Lemak is excellent , the rendang has a good taste to it, not so spicy.
We had Ais Kacang for desert. Delicious.
Asam House has Dine In ,Catering and Delivery Service. Located at 5283,Buford HighwayN.E.,dORAVILLE ,Ga 30340 (PineTree Plaza) Tel: 770 452-5100.
Opens Everyday except Tuesday.
Website : www.asamhouse.com


Sheri Fresonke Harper said...

For all the time I spent in the South I never made it to Atlanta. I love Chinese food! :) Sheri

miracle said...

I absoluately love chinese food...its healthier,and my extended family is half chinese...they have some intresting rituals and cultural values! great blog :)