Sunday, March 10, 2019

Good Laksa at Ah Cheng Laksa

My wife and I  were walking about in the Paradigm Mall one day and since it was a very hot day, we decided to cool ourselves and do some window shopping at the mall. This little outlet called Ah Cheng Laksa caught our eye. I used to walk past some of their outlets  elsewhere and it always had a pleasant aroma of their laksa.

I decided to give it a try and went in. I placed my order and before long, they brought  my order to us. Surely enough, it had that pleasant aroma and immediately dug in to enjoy my laksa.
Assam Laksa with lots of fish
Curry Laksa

We finished our laksa and really enjoyed it. I definitely will be coming back for more next time.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

A Little House by the River

We had a late lunch yesterday and felt like having Chicken Rice. We decided to go to the Ipoh Road area which is nearby.  I have been a regular at this place as I like the texture of the rice. Getting here is easy. You just need to turn right at the traffic lights at the HSBC bank, go along Jalan Kasipillay till you reach a bridge at Sg. Batu. The distance is just around 100 metres from the traffic lights and this little wooden house is just by the river. There is only a small sign written in Chinese characters giving the name of the shop.
Anyway, we managed to park just outside the house and found ourselves  an empty table and immediately the waiter (quite an old guy) came and took our order. We ordered half a chicken, roast pork (siew yoke) and rice to go. Unfortunately, they had run out of char siew so we just settled for our order.
Front view of the house
A view of the river Sg. Batu
Half a chicken
A plate of Siew Yoke
The oily rice with soup and chili sauce

They also serve Steamed soup upon order. I love the chili sauce here as it packs a punch and keeps you longing for more. It seems to be quite a popular place for chicken  rice. So if you,re in the vicinity, this should be a good place to go to.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Banson, A Cosy Place For Cendol

One night after having dinner at home,  my nephew took us for a drive to Bangsar South aka Kerinchi. He told us of this restaurant called Bansan located in The Sphere. I have not been to The Sphere in quite a long while and was surprised with how it looks now. Everything looked new compared to what it was a few years back.
Anyway, we made our way up to Bansan on the first floor and as it was a very cool night, we decided to sit outside at the non aircon area. Service was prompt as the waiter immediately came with their menu. We ordered some Ice Kacang (ABC) and also Cendol as can be seen in the pics below:

Front view of the restaurant
Penang style Ice Kacang
Another bowl of Ice Kacang
The Cendol
Their Drinks Menu
The Food Menu
The view outside

I have yet to try their food but was told that their Penang Hokkien Noodles (Har Mee) and Laksa are very popular choices here. You can have the Har Mee with ribs or just the normal serving. Prices are slightly higher because of the locality and ambiance but the place packs quite a crowd. Now you won't have to go north to Penang to taste good Penang food.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Cendol and Pasembor under the trees in Kepong Baru

On one of my rounds in search of places to eat under the shade of trees, I came upon an area in Kepong Baru where there is a tree lined road called Jalan Margestua. There are a lot of coniferous trees lining both sides of the road and there are lots of stalls selling coconuts and food stalls. Coconuts here are aplenty and very cheap going from RM3.50 each or RM10.00 for three. Quite a few people have mentioned about the variety of food along this road and I have yet to try them out.
My post today is about this cendol cum pasembor (rojak) mobile stall where you can choose to sit under the shade of trees and enjoy your food and cendol as they have laid out a few tables and stools for their customers.
The cendol/pasembor stall

A view of the cendol stall

Pasembor ready for preparation
Lovely cendol

Lots of goodies for the pasembor

Lots of coconuts at this stall

Bought this packet home

The pasembor here is one of the best that I have tasted and whenever I have the yearn for it, I will head over to this place. Getting here is very easy. If you are coming from Bandar Manjalara, head straight to the traffic lights at Kepong Baru. A landmark on your left will be a Church. Take a right turn on Jalan Margestua and keep on going past some shops on your right. You will then see some stalls selling coconuts on both sides of the road. This cendol/pasembor stall is on your left and you can park your by the road as there is a wide road reserve. Very convenient.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Another eatery called Fara Food Corner under the trees

Lately, I have been visiting eateries located under the shade of huge trees. I find it nice to be eating in the coolness of shady trees. Another of which I found was this row of stalls along Lorong Chow Thye just off Jalan Pahang. The one I went to was Fara Cood Corner.
This is a mamak eatery and also a very popular one judging on the number of customers coming and going. We managed to get a table after some customers had left and soon the guy came over and cleaned the table and took our orders.We had our usual roti, tosai, nasi lemak and fried chicken which was very tasty. I also find that their vadai and samosas were good too.
Making roti canai and food display
Food all ready for lunch
Another view of the stall
A huge cauldron of curry
Roti telur bawang
Part of their menu
Part of their menu
Part of their menu
Part of their menu
The stall is under the shade of the huge tree
The road name where the stall is located

You can see from the photo the number of cars parked by the road as to how busy the stall is. I love their chutneys, vadai and their tosai. I have yet to try their lunch but I can see how good it looks. I will definitely come back here for lunch one of these days.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Wan Tan Noodles under the shade of trees

This is one place I never knew existed and was surprised when my nephew brought us to this place. I did not see any name for the restaurant but it had a strong following of its regular customers. When we arrived, I was amazed by the huge trees there and the restaurant under the cool shade of the trees. Anyway, we got ourselves and empty table and immediately our order was taken. Within a few minutes, our drinks were served followed by our food.
Dry wan tan noodles with char siew
A bowl of wan tan in soup
Curry noodles with fishballs, char siew and foo phei
Front view of the stall
Workstation of the stall
A view of part of the restaurant

It was nice to have our food so close to nature. It was cool despite it being a hot day. I was told that this place has been in existence since many decades ago. Getting here is very easy. Drive along Jalan Tun Razak until you see Istana Budaya, take a left turn into Jalan Kuantan and left again into Jalan Maran. Go down the road till the end where you will see a wooden restaurant with lots of parking and under the shade of some huge trees.

Friday, July 28, 2017

BLR lunch at SSR Curry House

I have been recommended to try the food at SSR Curry House many times and today, I had the urge to have banana leaf rice there. The owner Mr. Kumaresan told me to try the friday special which came with six (6) varieties of vegetables, payasam, rasam and also complimentary bananas for dessert. I called up my friend Nov Velan and we both decided to head over there for lunch.

We were there just before the lunchtime crowd came in and were immediately served by the attentive waiters. Nice clean banana leaves were placed for us and followed by the six varieties of vegetables. Next came the rice and the gravy or curries of our choice. One of the vegetables that I really liked was their deep fried cauliflower which I'm told was their signature dishes. It was really good and tasty. Below are some of the photos I took of our lunch.
My BLR with six varieties of vege
BLR for two
This Cauliflower 65 is awesome
Some meat dishes to add on
Assorted curries
Claypot curries all in a row

It was a very satisfying lunch for both of us. I used to be able to ask for second helping of rice but now, I can only settle for single helping. This is one place that I definitely will come back for the delicious food.