Tamarind Springs – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Happy Thanksgiving!     Tamarind Springs is a restaurant that you want to take your significant other, intimate, romantic, and good food. I know three Americans now. Joe (Karen if you are reading this) and I met a very nice American couple Dwayne and Stacee when i heard them talking in the local Thai restaurant.

“Are you guys American?” I asked.

Fortunately they were and recently they asked me out to dinner. They took me to Tamarind Springs an up-scale, sort of fusion, Indo-Chinese, Malaysian restaurant. It is located on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur in Ampang next to the rain forest. Three steps to the left of the restaurant and it’s miles and miles of jungle and monkeys (ugh, the monkeys get into everything).

Candles light the walkway entrance. We got there just as they opened and i ran around taking pictures.

Rated as one of the top restaurants in Kuala Lumpur the service was excellent and the food fresh and flavorful. Maybe a little over priced but if you are on a special occasion this is the residence. Everywhere you turn there are intimate tables for two.

The restaurant is built in a traditional Malaysian long house.

In the center of the restaurant is a table for four with an adjacent waterfall and the bar is close by.

The waiters, mind you two waiters, brought out aperitifs. A refreshing shot of a mixture of lotus, jasmine, semi-sweet drink that was ice cold.

Followed by a bite size spoon of rice noodle with sweet spicy Thai flavor of fish sauce, chilies, sugar, a little spicy, and something I could not describe but it was very good.

Prep chef Safuan

For appetizers we ordered the Soft shell crab with Apple. I didn’t expect the combination of apple and crab but it blended well like peanut butter and jelly.

The main course was the steamed fish with vegetables Thai style, greens sautéed in garlic,  curry beef in a pot, and rice.

Tamarind Springs was very good and with great company comes a great experience. I will return.


11 thoughts on “Tamarind Springs – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  1. The Onyx Plate

    My goodness. The one shot of the table sort of sitting alone, softly lit, and in front of what appears to be a wall of water, would be my table. Was one of these photographs from your perspective of where you were sitting that night?

    1. Dave Post author

      the Onyx Plate,
      Yes, there is a water fall behind that table and taken from our table. I’m not sure i would want to eat up on stage ;) thanks Dave

  2. Andy

    Hi Dave,

    Do you mind tell us how much does it cost for you to dine? Is it charge as buffet or ala carte? Would love to hv dining experience there. Thank you.

    1. Dave Post author

      Hi Andy,
      It was Ala carte. The dinner was for Four with two bottles of wine, two appetizers, 4 main courses, and if I recall the cost was around 600++, maybe more. It is not a cheap place but you could go and get away with a lot less expensive meal. It was very nice. Thanks for visiting.


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