November's issue of Gourmet Traveller (Australia) has an article on KL eats. Tamarind Springs was written up as a good place to go because it is "....intriguing" for serving foods from Cambodia, Laos, Northern Thailand ..... I tell you, that is complete BS.
Don't say I didn't warn you. The food sucks big time. The salad was bland as D*ell and the spring rolls hid limp vegetables and long-dead prawns. Pumpkin and Chicken Curry should be renamed Bits of Chicken and Pumpkin in Dishwater. It goes on and on, every dish was so devoid of flavour and character we may as well have been eating dust. Yes I know, it was probably adapted for non-Asian palates but even taking that into consideration, it was still no more tasty than the food my 2-year old nephew eats. And you would have to pay and pay and pay for eating here; the prices are ridiculously high not to mention completely outrageous to our neighbours up up north.
Go for the beautifully landscaped gardens if you must. Go and look at the manicured gold (oops, golf) course if you must. Sit on a linen-covered tablecloth on the wooden porch overlooking the gardens and golf course if you must. But spare your stomach from eating the imitation food and your wallet will thank you, unless your company accountant is paying and you are bent on paying RM85 for fried fish with a "special" sauce. Trust me, I sacrificed my stomach and wallet to bring you this review.
No I did not order that special fish, I have my limits.
And No, I don't usually read Gourmet Traveller, just happened to browse a copy while waiting for a colleague.