Affordable and tasty authentic Thai foods with a kind aim of creating a platform to help the poor are what fueling the daily brisk business at Mango Chili that is located at Nexus Bangsar South Shopping Mall.
Apart from the daily F&B operations, the founder of this modern Thai case is also actively involved in CSR efforts –Food for Good project, where each meal will be provided free to a child in need for every meal they sell. In addition, certain amount gained from each business transaction would be contributed to underprivileged children communities such as Dignity For Children Foundation, Trinity Children’s Home, The Need to Feed the Need (kids@Chow Kit) and others, ensuring their tummy is also well taken care too, as well as hiring the poor and giving them skills and improving their standard of living. Such a noble act of the thoughtful entrepreneur.
Even the interior of the café is comfortably designed to be family-friendly with a vibrant corner for the kids to loom around safely at the mini playground.
The eatery is usually packed especially during the weekdays, so finding a table in the air-conditioned dining area might require some patience. But discouraged not as you are bound to be served attentively by the amicable and helpful team of Mango Chili.
So let’s get started on what’s instored for us by the bubbly and seasoned Chef Zul, shall
THAI FISH CAKE (MYR 10.50)
Signature appetizer in almost Thai food serving restaurant. Each bite of the fish cake isa joyful and flavourful one.
BASIL CHICKEN SPRING ROLLS (MYR 10.50 -5PC)
Am rather thrilled to have tried the ubiquitous spring roll made interestingly with basil chicken meat fillings. Crispy on the outside but juicily soft in the inside. A simple delectable nosh that keeps you longing for more.
TOM YAM SEAFOOD (MYR 18.95)
Another iconic dish by our northern neighbor, seafood tomyam. Comes in light reddish soup, spicy sour soup that has been added with milk and deliciously filled up with assorted fresh seafood and meat that includes, scallops, squid, fish, chicken meat and et al. Goes well with a bowl of white rice.
DEEP FRIED FISH WITH TRIO SAUCE (MYR 42.30)
Sweet sour chilli, oyster sesame sauce and spicy seafood sauce to go with the deep fried seabass.
Truly one of the affordable and scrumptious fish dishes in town served lavishly with a crispy, soft fish meat, drenched in a very appetizing condiments that got us hooked on for more. Without realizing, am already harnessing the thought of ordering 1 whole plate for myself the next round of my return (=GRA POW CHICKEN WITH FRIED EGG (MYR 13.65)
Stir-fried chicken with Thai hot basil leaves.
One of the not-so-common Thai food that I usually have, but am really a true buff of basil herbs, so this particular dish does warm the cockles of my heart fondly. Each chicken bites are juicy and tender, coupled with loads of bounteous basil leaves that further add fragrance to the over all dish. Not too salty but dished up aromatically with just the right ‘wok hei’.
GREEN CURRY CHICKEN (MYR 15.80)
One of my must-have items in every Thai restaurant- green curry! The curry served here has a pleasant consistency, rich in flavor and very much ‘friendly’ to the tongue. So those who can’t endure too spicy grubs, this might be a good choice.
Soon, it’s dessert time to round up the feast on a sweet note.
The glorious chocolaty indulgence!THE MADAGASCAR KOPI KAU (MYR 13.65)
Injecting a slightly chic twist here than its peers, diners get to savour this decadent piece of confectionary gratifyingly. The brownie is served warm and very moist, literally melt-in-your-mouth while accompanied by a scoop of homemade gelato, namely Kopi Kau! As depicted by its name, the ice cream is really robust with the coffee flavor and we can’t help but to relish in it even faster! Haha…….
BUBUR PULUT HITAM (MYR 7.30)
Sweet sticky black glutinous rice dessert served with vanilla ice cream. Somewhat oriental elements here, I used to enjoyed the black glutinous rice with red bean cooked by my mom and never failed not to finish it up. Same goes for this homey bowl that equally amuse our palate.
For those who still prefer for some traditional recipe, then here you go;
RED RUBY WATER CHESTNUT (MYR 6.90)
A bowl of homemade rubies that is fragrantly served with julienned jackfruit and ice cream in a milky broth of coconut milk.
Alright, it’s time to have some cooling drinks to wash down the satisfyingly pampered tummies.
ALOE VERA (MYR 9.45)
Instantly reminds me of Korean eumshik drink =)
WILLIAMS PEAR FROM LYON SOUTH OF FRANCE (MYR 12.60)
Stay healthy with this 100% natural fruit republic juices that are made of pure fruit without any additives, colorants nor preservatives.
Signature mocktails may be?
Refreshing non-alcoholic drinks created using lemon grass pandan drink and earl grey tea as their beverage base.
POMEGRANATE POWER (MYR 11.55)
PASSION MANGO (MYR 13.65)
Concocted with some mango fruit bits.
Creating a sustainable platform to impact communities in NEED, has always been the core inspiration that keeps Mango Chili going for more, maintain the service quality whilst receiving support from the generous folks around. So do head over here for a decent and meaningful meal as it’s always happier to give than to take.
For every MYR 20 spent, a less-fortunate kid would be liberated from the tyranny of hunger. A simple gesture does make a huge difference.
| COME FOR FOOD | EAT FOR GOOD |
Cheers for now and Carpe Diem! ❤ℒℴѵℯ❤
Location: NEXUS Bangsar South City, No. 7 Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: +603 2242 3737
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
Date of Visit: Jul 05, 2015 Other Ratings:
Value for Money 4