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Previously when I was introduce to Anuar’s Fish Head Curry & Indian Apam at Lucky Garden, I was told that this malay food stall also offer great food. Decided to come by since I am on my way back to ease my cravings for apam. Yusof Tomyam is another stall ad the far end that enjoys good business at night.

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Its funny to see how the guy look at me while eating. .  I can see in the kicthen its operate by young malay chef and its quite busy in there with a few chef in a line.

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 This is one of a very traditional Indian apam next to this Malay stall that I am craving for.

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Since I was told that thier Tomyum and fish range are a must order then I ordered Ikan Bawal Goreng Tiga Rasa. When it was serve, the aroma of it is so fragrant and can still smell the freshly fried fish smell. The fish is fried to perfection that the skin and tail is so crisps that shower along with this gravy that is so fragrant, with light spicy and sour end. The more I take on the gravy, the more spicy it had become as it cook along with chili padi. NExt is  telur bistik which I forgot to take picture on. Egg fried in gravy that pair with my rice perfectly well.

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Here comes the Tomyum Chicken. Loving it as it has well balance of spicy and sour to my liking. Chicken is soft that they did not over cook it.

Overall if you are asking me where to get nice Halal food or nice malay food in Bangsar, certainly this is one of the stall that I would be recommending. Decent pricing and the food is above average.

*HALAL

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Food rating 8/10 , Recommended for Malay food-

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

Location:
Yusof Tomyam
Gerai No. 13
Lorong Ara Kiri 3
Lucky Garden
Bangsar
59100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS Coordinates: N 3 07.685 E 101 40.124

To further our experience in Johor, things got more interesting after we have check into our lovely hotel Pulai Desaru Beach Resort then most of our schedule for the day got arrange by the hotel person, as we requested something unique. . .

Then we were brought to this lovely kampung (village) after 35 minutes ride from the hotel which is quite a journey . ..

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Honestly, this is my very first time visit a rumah kampung that I step my foot inside it which I am excited. No public that can come to this area as this house was specially choosen by the hotel team as to promote local culture food and dining experience to their customers.

The hotel team hunt down many kampung house, as they got a strict criteria to be in the list, 3 of the most important criteria is must be a rumah kampung, kitchen must be clean and always stay hygiene before, during and after cooking, lastly must be a low income group with skills that can cook.

They help to promote this selected village on food and also enables those family to get extra income to get into better living which I think they are doing a good job much better than our ruler.

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all dish were prepared and we are just responsible to eat.

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All this malay classic dish are home cook style.

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ikan masin, homemade sambal, fried chicken, cekodok pisang, veggie are all old school .. .

This is by far one of the best malay food that I have come across, which is very authentic and old school, the ikan masin(salted fish) is fried to crispy and to get the perfect combination, you have to dip along with some sambal.

Sambal is so good that for the first few mouth, you do not feel the spicyness, as it progress, your tears and sweat will drip, spicy and sour blend very well and we are looking to ta pau back the sambal..to bad that the auntie do not do in mass as only to accommodate this few dish.

I have long not eaten cekodok pisang that I cannot remember how it look and taste like till I saw this back. Very soft, using bit rotten banana to get the strong taste of it and it was cook perfectly.

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we enjoy the process of shooting the dish as this is the first time we all shoot by sitting down and the food is on the floor. . 😀

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This curry might look very simple, and watery, but it taste sooooo goood till we drink it like soup.

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This teko is not meant for you to drink, as it is meant for you to wash your hand before you eat, as there are no fork and spoon are given, therefore the only option is you have to use your hand.

Why? they want all the people that dine in here, to blend in to the local malay culture which is using hand to eat your rice. The base at the bottom of the teko is to store the dirty water.

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This is how we eat our rice, taking all the dish that you want, and put it on your plate, then use all your 5 fingers pressing it all together and use your thumb to compress it like a small solid ball so that you can bring it up, if not you will only ended up with a few rice drops on your finger before you putting inside your mouth.

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Their homemade coffee is good too, not too robust in flavor, mild and aromatic which is a satisfaction ending after the meal.

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This is how a malay house look slike and nearby some of these locations, they do offer homestay. Great to those of you like to experience our local Kampung house accomodation.

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There are a few ways of calling this house:

1) Rumah Melayu

2) Rumah Kampung

For more info you can read in Wikepedia: Rumah Kampung 

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The secret cook behind all the superb dish is this makcik and we did a little donation for her as her husband was diognose in hospital on that day. We wish him recover soon.

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Found a perfect spot.. and just plank~

Well, it was a great dining experience that we do not get to do it everyday, and the only method to come in here is to stay in Sri Pulai Resort then they will arrange for you. This is by far the best malay food we have come across and if you do drop by Johor and happen to stay in the resort, this place is Highly Recommended!

*Halal

Khadijah Ibrahim, Khadijah’s Kitchen sure do not ring a bell to me, after talked to her in person only realize that she is one of a famous singer in local and internationally arena with more than 31 years of experience that makes her as one of the leading singers of her generation, pioneer and innovator. From her popularity she had been named as a cultural ambassador for Malaysia and I believe you guys are very familiar with a song for Tourism Malaysia,  ‘Malaysia Truly Asia’.

Now besides being a singer, she loves to cook too, a food hunter and also a person whom is humble and willing to share and teach if you want to be a chef  and that creates out Khadijah’s Kitchen which is one of the hidden gem in Petaling Jaya area, thanks to Florence for introducing this place.

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A simple and cozy place that offer more on homely ambience that she mention, most of the restaurant furniture are from her house. Her friends are quite shock when visited her house saying that, isn’t that is the same as your restaurant? As she spends most of her time in the restaurant, she had made it her second home that ensure it’s a place like home to provide for diners.

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If you are looking for nice local Malay authentic food, there is no doubt that this would be one of the places to look for.

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Her shop is also being hunt by Jalan Jalan Cari Makan by TV3.

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Not only that, she sang for our ex current Prime Minister

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A place that resembles all her unique collection and award that she had got from the past to decorate it around her shop. If you would want to know, what she had sang, her shop would be the best place to see it.

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Sang along with many great artist in the past.

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Besides serving ala cart, she sure do reservation for special function, hosting big group of people and also catering. We do not know what to order and we order most of it with chef’s recommendation.

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In Malaysia, when comes to Bulan Berpuasa (fasting month) there will be a quite a number of places we can hunt for variety local malay food with street long which we can enjoy it very much which is known as Pasar Ramadhan at Kampung Kerinchi (Bazaar Ramadhan). Most Muslims will go to this market or bazaar to buy what they would like to have for dinner with friends and family.

Therefore last weekend I just pass by Kampung Kerinchi and decided to take a peek what does this Pasar Ramahdan got to offer, as this would be my first stop afterall. There will be not much write up as more on pictures. . .

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As I was there around 5pm on my way back home.. the street market is packed with people doing last minute food hunting for buka puasa.

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fruits Stall….

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Cucur Udang

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When I was taking their picture, every one of them like so happy and thought that I was from Chinese Newspaper most of the neighbouring stalls keep asking him to smileee..pose a bit yeng to be featured. . . . Not only that, the first thing that they mention that do I take pictures for Facebook?(this is what every stalls owner ask me)

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Man professional at work . . . .

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You can get variety of drinks with my all time favourite is ‘Air Jagung’ (Corn Drink)

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Chinese do have economy rice but this is the Malay style economy rice.

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One of my favourite picture, working hard to slice the whole chicken which is ready to eat. I was tempted by the smell of it.

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Ayam Percik known as the Malay version of marinated roast chicken.

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Not to be miss with our local favourites, Satay

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Selamat BerBuka Puasa Buffett. One great thing about Malaysia is that, when it comes to festive season, it always going to be a joyful occasions with friends and family visiting each other. As what I know, Puasa month is not far away from now, as Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the Islamic month of fasting in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, that is in excess or ill-natured; from dawn until sunset. Fasting is meant to teach the Muslim patience, modesty and spirituality. Ramadan is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of God (Arabic: الله‎, trans: Allah) and to offer more prayer than usual. During Ramadan, Muslims ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance and help in refraining from everyday evils, and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds. As compared to the solar calendar, the dates of Ramadan vary, moving backwards about ten days each year as it is a moving holiday depending on the moon. Ramadan was the month in which the first verses of the Qur’an were said to be revealed to the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. (source from Wikipedia)

In conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan, Eccucino’s culinary team presents menu with over fifty buffet items, menu changed daily, with a range of popular Malaysian dishes from various States and home-cooked “kampung” dishes.

[Update: 2017 – Now the hotel is known as PULLMAN Hotel]

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Interesting features including specialty “Hawker stalls” comprises the Meat Carving highlighting Kambing Bakar, Eccucino Signature Kampung Style Hot Pot Soup, Beef & Chicken Rendang, Lemang and Ketupat, Roti Canai, Murtabak, as well as Noodles, Satay, Deep Fryers and popular Malay dishes. Among the feature on the buffet include cold selections consist of a range of salads, and appetizers such as acar, otak-otak, kerabu, ulam-ulam and serunding.

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With many varieties of Malay food available to hunt for.

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and big wok with Sup Tulang is placed at the spot itself and taste good.

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Selections of Laksa’s. . . .

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as for local food, some spices is used to enhance the taste of the food.

Heee, at last I have decided to try the cafe next to this duck rice last weekend that I always eat which is one of my Favourite stall. Heard by my friends and colleague saying that the food next door is quite nice, so me and my friend decided to give it a try.

The cafe definitely have nice ambiance as that day was a match of ManU against ManC. Quite a nice place to watch football also.


Never really care less about the match as I was very hungry and quite alot of patrons in the cafe that day. Seems like alot of the customer in there ordered western food as in the menu it has a wide range of food, from western, Chinese fried style cuisine and Malay food.

So I ended up ordering Mushroom Soup and Spaghetti Carbonara.

Mushroom Soup
The mushroom soup came first, can say that the butter is very very nice with the bread. to my disappointment the Soup, i believe every one can cook it. It taste like Campbell Soup with a lil water in there.
Spaghetti Carbonara
The Spaghetti Carbonara it looks very delicious when it came. Looks cheezy and creamy. Then I fast fast try it. ‘celaka‘ salt no need money ah. If it is less salt, I believe it will taste nice. It is very cheezy and creamy, ori of carbonara. Overall for the soup and spaghetti, I did not finish both of the food. Only manage to finish half each.
On the other side my friend she ordered, Mushroom Soup also and Mushroom Chicken.
The Mushroom Chicken when it was served, definitely the food presentation is much better compare to mine, the chicken is like nearly covered by the mushroom and the sos is dark brown, serve with french friends, red beans and coleslaw. Saw the expression when she first bite it, she like smirk and find it a bit salty. She did manage to finish the food cuz she was hungry.
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Overall, will return for the food again by trying other dishes, definitely won’t try back their western menu. The price for the food is kinda average as comes to RM37.50
Mushroom Soup RM 4.20
Mushroom Chicken RM 10.50
Spaghetti Carbonara RM 8.20
Juice RM 4
5% gov tax.
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 4/10 , FAILED
– WARNING –
-This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Kafe Strawberry Field is located at :
Lot 14 Ground Floor,
Jalan Tengah 46200,
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7960 1268
Map will be updated soon.

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