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Kuala Lumpur: Disappointment at Tiffin's by Chef Korn

klyeoh | Dec 13, 201406:18 AM

I'd regard Chef Korn Yodsuk of Erawan restaurant as perhaps the best Thai chef in Malaysia, and his flagship Erawan as the best Thai restaurant in the country. As such, I had pretty high expectations of his new venture, Tiffin's by Chef Korn at Mid-Valley. But, turned out our dinner at Tiffin's this evening was a disappointment - and Chef Korn himself wasn't in the kitchen, leaving it in the hands of chefs with obviously less talent than he has. What we tried this evening:

Fire balls.

Deep-fried pork with roasted ground rice, roast dried chillis, spring onions, coriander and shallots. These were pretty tasty, and were a deceptively a good start to the meal.

Grilled pork neck with spicy sauce and steamed glutinous rice.

Also pretty nicely done - liked the chilli dip. Amount of glutinous rice is miniscule though. Turned out this was the best dish for the evening.

Tom yum talay (Tom yum soup with seafood)

Very disappointing version: it was tepid and pretty bland, lacked the typical sour-spicy flavours we'd expected.

Stewed pork knuckle.

The menu mentioned that the stewed pork is topped with kailan, hard-boiled egg and home-made preserved vegetables. What we got did not have any preserved vegetables - not sure if the kitchen ran out of it, or the chef forgot to include it in the dish served to us.

Green curry with chicken.

Below average. Bland, tasteless and lacked the aroma and flavours I'd associate with Thai green curry. Very disappointed.

Stir-fried beansprouts with tofu and minced pork.

There was no tofu at all in the dish served to us. It tasted pretty one-dimensional and a half-hearted effort from the kitchen.

Overall, a great disappointment, considering how good Chef Korn's other restaurant, Erawan, is. We decided *not* to order the desserts to cut our losses - somehow, I think we lost confidence in Tiffin's kitchen to deliver. I'm won't be returning to Tiffin's in a hurry.

Tiffin's by Chef Korn
T-068 & 069, 3rd Floor Mezzanine, North Court
Mid Valley Megamall
Kuala Lumpur 59200
Tel: +603-2201 7368

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