TL Super Pot at Sri Petaling offers a similiar kind of mala but in dry version. We always call this “Ma La Xiang Guo”. How the concept of this restaurant works are:

  1. pick your raw ingredient at the counter like buffet line, then let them weigh on what you have taken
    1. it is calculated by 100gram
  2. pick  type of noodle that you like.
  3. or you can order ala carte too.


Vegetable @ RM3.99/g
Meat @ RM5.99/g

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This is my little pot for myself. As each of us nearly had a bowl for ourself.

Note: do not be greedy as it is really alot!!

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then we order the spicy fish next. It is not too bad . Spicy enough as we order the 2 chili / 5. A bit sourish and very mild numb.

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This is one of a recommended dish by my friend. Spicy dry chicken. Not bad also, where chicken is juicy. A perfect dish for entree level.

If at Sri Petaling, they might consider one of the best in this neighborhood? Definitely not the best dry mala pot in KL. I prefer Hotpot Kitchen over here.


-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, okok la! -Stamped-

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1, Jln Radin Bagus 3,
Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur,

Tel: 03-9054 6011

Operating Hours: 11am – 11pm

Just would want to say, it is not good to put your expectation up before dining. One of a reason because of their background. Playte Contemporary Dining is one of the new kids on the block in Bukit Damansara, ,KL that is run by 3 young prominent chef with their establishment started since Aug 2019.

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Run by 3 young culinary chef are Brendon Chen, Kae Huey and Sharina Aidid, who first met while studying in Le Cordon Bleu six years ago. With the talent Brendon, had staged at Taipei’s Mume (ranked seventh this year on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants) and honed his craft at KL’s own Nadodi (which CNN recently described as potentially being the world’s next great Indian restaurant) – this is the part that lifted up my expectation.

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A dining place that is set up in modern interior casual dining space. Divided into 2 dining seating area. My preference is always on the bar bench as you get to enjoy chef in action. If you need some private space, then hit for their floor seating area.

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I believe this is not their permanent menu, as like any other modern dining, their menu is seasonal.

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Looking at the menu, decided to try out

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Next is Squid – king oyster mushroom, mushroom broth, thyme @ RM 34. Squid cut to perfection in slices and in the same order of sizes. Broth is fragrant yet I find that the flavour do not match. Freshness of squid and the broth is quite separated.

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Service here is definitely not top notch as I do have expectation that each plate to be cleared upon arrival of each dish.  However my first 2 dishes plate still sits right next to me before arrival of mains. This is even I am seated at the bench and right in front of the chef’s.

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I did not order the fish, guessing this is Threadfin @ RM 56. – thouchu butter & charred greens. It does looks good though, as the fish looks done to perfect.

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My original order was Waygu Triptip and after seeing the first order went out on the Duck, we decided to go on this instead. The duck believe is sous vide as to keep the colour and the meat cook just right. I just wish the skin is pan seared to crisp. The sauce that comes along is quite interesting, bitter and sourness of it does pairs a little well. The char-grilled cauliflower do give the taste a little lift.

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Duck is a tricky dish, should have stick back to my original order Wagyu as it does look much promising as below when they prep on it.

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For dessert, we try on the recommendation from the floor staff that Gula Melaka Ice Cream is their signature. – warm chocolate mouse and roselle. Warm chocolate nicely done, warm and punch with bitterness. A ring of chocolate biscuti covered ontop to support on the ice cream. However, there is no hint of gula melaka.

Overall, I brought high expectation to this dining experience. A piece of advise is to go in without any and dine accordingly. This place perhaps might suits your palate.

Among other new young chef restaurants that I tried over past 6 months, the 2 below fares better for me.

  1. Little Pig @ The Hub, SS2 – modern Spanish dining
  2. Gooddam @ The Hub, SS2 – modern Italian with local twist
  3. top 3 modern fine dining in KL


-= Ka Ching =-

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Playte Contemporary Dining
G.01, Republik, Jalan Medan Setia,
Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours:
Daily: 11:30am–3pm / 6:30p,–11pm

Tel: 011-2698 5562

Plaza Arkadia is slowly gaining its momentum for F&B hub. Lamei Mala Hot Pot in Plaza Arkadia is one of the latest addition to the latest malat trend in KL. We were craving for mala and was on the way to another outlet till saw this new shop operating and it was pre-opening promo with 15% off.

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The outlet interior is filled with trees that gives you the effect like sakura season.

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Some photo op area

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Condiments for you and is addtional RM 5 per charges if I am not mistaken.

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The outlet concept here is pretty unique as they are using Sushi method. Each of the colour plate comes with different pricing and they capped it at:

1) Cylinder Shaped @ RM 6.80
2) Purple @ RM 9.80
3) Green @ RM 13.80
4) Sky Blue @ RM 16.80
5) Yellow @ RM 19.80
6) Red @ RM 29.80

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You can either pick the item at the fridge nearby yourself or the waiter/ waitress can serve it to you.

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We find that there is a huge problem with the menu as each of the item indicate there do not comes with a sticker pricing. So you will be guessing how much will that be.

Then we pity the waiter/waitress as when the bring the item to you, then you check the pricing of the item. Too expensive then you ask them to return. (as what table next to us did)

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There are a few variety of soup for you to choose from:

1) Mix Soup @ RM 39
2) Tomato Soup @ RM 39
3) Pork Bone Soup @ RM 36
4) Beauty Soup @ RM 42
5) Mala @ RM 39

For Mix soup we choose – Mala (level 2) – as was told if it is not spicy enough then we can request to add on spicy, which we did after that. and Beauty Soup.

Mala soup is certainly not for me. There is no numb nor spicy as the usual traditional hotpot is. (even added spicy after that). Beauty Soup is quite bland in taste.

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Ingredients are normal and meat are quite expensive as most of the meat are in red means RM 29.80

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We did not order alot for 2 pax.

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The bill turn out to be RM 189.70 after 15% discount for the ingredient we took, it is definitely not worth it.

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Well, I felt that this mala shop soup base had been localise. The the end of the soup is quite bitter. Certainly not my kind of mala shop I would return.

However if you are looking for a malat hotpot in KL beginner place to be, this could be one of your option. Especially our parents.


-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 5/10, expensive and not my type of malat !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

H-G-16, Block Hutton,
Plaza Arkadia
No.3, Jalan Intisari Perdana,
Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
10am–2pm, 5pm–2am

Tel: 03-6261 9505 is one of a convenient store that is spreading massively across Malaysia. I have seen them evolve alot over past few years and with the latest by adding fresh food into their selected bigger outlets. Adding bento box, sandwich, onigiri and a few others as their quick grab and go section that is delivery fresh daily.

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with this, now they are running a promotion on every Tuesday (Bento) and Thursday (Onigiri) for ONLY RM1 . What you need to do is only to download their App through Playstore or Appstore.

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In selected outlets, they have also introduce their fresh bakery section known as Maru Bakes. You can grab their produce that is delivery daily to the outlet.

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As I look through the rack, it is quite an extensive bread range and I ask the lady at the counter to introduce me their best seller. Pandan Kaya Bun @ RM 2.90. is their best seller and also the lady’s favourite and decided to grab one. Also she recommended Onion Cheese Bun @ RM 2.90.

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Also another surprise. The bread turns out better than expected.

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As for the spaghetti, you can reheat at the hot food section and recommend timing is at 2minutes. Will come out pippin out and handle with care. Was told even that I do not have to remove the cling wrap. Can put it in all together.

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Was recommended again by the lady that her favourite is Spicy Belado Spaghetti @ RM 10.90. To my suprise this turns out to be quite good. A local twist that is punch with spicy (not too spicy) that is just nice for a lunch meal. Spaghetti is not soft nor too hard even after microwave 2 minutes. Pretty good though and for RM 1 promotion lunch. Can definitely grab a few.

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For onigiri @ RM 4.90 with their Thursday special promo with app is only at RM 1. One of my favourite. Fresh seaweed wrap and cream cheese did not overpower. A perfect simple quick bite for me. I constantly make it take away whenever I take KLIA 2 flights.

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Download their app and enjoy their latest news and promotion. Best of all you get to collect massive points now.

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More info can refer to their FB page:

Nam Heong Ipoh had become one of a home brand that me and my friends do know about especially when it comes to visit Ipoh. Famous for their coffee and egg tart. However, over the years, they have spread their wings around Klang Valley and with their latest Nam Heong outlet in 1 Utama into their latest addition.

Good news is that Just flash this discount code MLINGTFL or screen shot to get 10% discount

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I still remember, I came across their first outlet when I was paying a visit in Da Men. On the first day of opening till a year later, they had drawn consistent huge crowd. Since then, the brand had been growing steadily over the years.

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As for this month, they are running a roadshow and if you stumble upon this little fair right at their outlet, do participate and enjoy. There are 2 machines with criteria below:

Base on a receipt value, if your dining receipt is RM 100:

  1. RM 10 per clip / to catch a bear and to exchange a gift (you get to play 10 times)
  2. RM 20 per clip / (you get to play 5 times)

the difference between these 2 are only the premium prizes. AS like RM 20 per credit / exchanges of prizes are as below:

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There are other games station too. Do scout the special appearance of both mascot that represent the owner.

Beats Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones – The Beats Skyline Collection – Midnight Black
XiaoMI Xiaomi  Folding Electric Bicycle
Macwheel Macwheel 36V 10.4AH Electric Foldable Bicycle Bike
Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Bluetooth  SM-R800NZSAXME
G-Shock Casio G-Shock 35th Anniversary BIG BANG BLACK GA-735A-1AJR Limited Edition (JAPAN SET)
G-Shock Casio G-Shock Rangeman Triple Sensor GW-9400DCJ-1
SOLVILetTITUS Classicist Multi-Function Mechanical Leather Watch (Case Size: 34.5mm)
Tiffany & Co. Double Loving Heart Bracelet ( 7’inch)
Ipad Mini 4 Gold-128gb
Nintendo Switch Add-on (Switch Lego Marvel super Heroes Game)
LG TV LG Smart UHD TV-55′

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check out their roadshow and when you are there, do have fun with the game machine.

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a place where you get to enjoy the taste that is similiar to Ipoh with quite a wide range of food. With Nam Heong Egg Tarts & Signature Chicken Sou are their best seller.

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Egg on toast

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Their signature Cham Coffee, 1st cup is Nam Heong Ipoh White Coffee, 2nd Vintage Nan Yang Coffee C, 3rd Cham and my usual order is their Nam Heong Ipoh White coffee if you love a flavour with a punch.

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Not to miss out their  President Toast

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Didnt know that now they have rice series too. Sweet and sour Pork rice

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To my surprise, their Signature Chicken Rice turns out to be pretty good. Rice is fragrant and Chicken is just right.

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For some changes of flavours, you can try out their Signature Dry Asam Curry Noodles. A unique taste of salty and curry with sourish from lime.

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Ipoh Caramel Egg Custard

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Red bean soup

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For sharing for dessert, Mix Fruit Ice

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A comfort place to for coffee and toast.

Check out on their store locator here. 

Nam Heong
IOI City Mall
Lebuh IRC, Ioi Resort,
62502 Putrajaya, Selangor

Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm

Since I have move job to a new office that is base around Jalan Ipoh, I am now starting to explore what is good around this area. Exploring food in Jalan Ipoh that leads to my first discovery. This is one of the best claypot chicken rice in Jalan Ipoh.  This Charcoal Claypot Chicken Rice has no name on it as I read from vkeong blog that its worth to give it a try.

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This uncle had been operating and cooking in this same place for about 30 years and it is a family business that runs by both husband and wife. Was told by the uncle, he specially curated a few things t make it quite unique as he only use charcoal all the way from Taiping, as the flame is much more control or concentrated and special dark soy sauce from this particular supplier.

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during lunch time, it is quite pack and you can see this whole strech is pack with petrons that only come here for his Charcoal Claypot Chicken Rice only. Most of them here are his regular that eaten since from young till to adult.

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claypot chicken rice 1 pax @ RM 8 (if I remember correctly) is filled with fresh chicken that is well marinated and Chinese sausage.. Soft and juicy that cook to perfection. Best of all, it comes with a slab of salty fish. (you have an option not to have it). But it is a must have ingredient for me in my claypot chicken rice.

I have also forgot to ask them add egg for me. That would have make it even better.

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Front is for 1 pax and behind is for 2 pax.

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This claypot chicken rice is slightly different in cooking method compare to what I have had previously. Rice in claypot base is not really burnt at the bottom as to some of us might like it. This had cook to just nice where you can scrap all the rice up without burnt edges. Dark soy sauce gives it a lift of flavour but to me still sllight lacking of flavour that I like which is missing out Chinese wine in it. (only my preference)

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Uncle told me that this is the special dark soy sauce that he is using. To some of you operating fnb might want to consider this too.

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just that I prefer my claypot chicken rice with some edges burnt on the rice to make it more aromatic. Love to have chinese wine in it too.  Just that every one have their own recipe. This is not too bad though.


-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, not bad !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Charcoal Claypot Chicken Rice
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah,
(infront of 7-11 shop)
51200 KL

Business hours: 10am – 6pm, closed on Wednesdays

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