Petaling Jaya


The news is up and official. Currently flooding in our social media and also insta, the social frenzy is going crazy and diners are going to be nuts. Hai Di Lao 海底捞 Hot Pot will be officiall opening its door to public in their Sunway Pyramid Branch this Wednesday 27th March 2019.

[remark: many of you text me how does it taste? I have no idea cuz have not try the Sunway outlet yet. I have tried the one in Korea and Singapore. What I have been updated by my friend that they are fully book till July now – I am just waiting for their Pavi or Penang outlet to open then only check them out]

updated by my Singapore friend as they went dining today 4th April at Sunway Outlet- their feedback, no manicure, no full menu, choices are limited. 

[updated 2/5.2019: Hai Di Lao Pavilion just Open today. so can head there now. ]

I am pretty sure the queue is going to be super crazy and do prepare to wait for long time for a pippin hot steamboat. What I mean long time, will be at least 3-6 hours wait for the first 2 months.

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HaidiLao steamboat restaurant is originated from China and they are famous for two things. The quality of their food and their top notch service.

Hai Di Lao first opened their door in 1994 and so far has expanded to 72 restaurants in China and penetrating to the world at the moment. Also a news that I read, they area a Billion dollar company.

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price seems quite decent. Not too expensive.

So foodie in Malaysia, do prepare to get yourself excited over this crazy brand.

Do prepare to queue for 4-6 hours like what is happening in Singapore during peak hours. I had my first HaidiLao in Singapore early this year 2018 during my visit of FHA. So all of you folks out there, get ready for crazy queue.

Sunway Pyramid
3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway,
47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
(Sunway Pyramid Hotel Wing) walk towards ice-skating ring wing

Tel: 03-5611 5188/ 03-5612 5158

Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm

It seems that our local dessert scene is gearing up a notch. It it is good that seeing local talents are getting more creative in dessert scene. I am impress with Creme De La Crème, at Uptown Damansara / SS21 (next to Hong Leong Bank) will be the latest addition into the industry. It is also that the pastry chefs are trained directly under Cristy Tania (a famous dessert chef in Melbourne – as I known her through Masterchef Australia in 2015/2016 season) if I remember correctly. She is also hail as one of a dessert queen.

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There’s a total of 18 delightful ice cream flavours. Some of them will be seasonal and some will be a twist of local flavours. From Musang King, Pandan Kaya Toast, Barley Lime, Teh Tarik to Limau Assam Sorbet and more. Each flavour is created using 100% all-natural, fresh and wholesome ingredients.

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Most of the ingredient are prepare from scratch and fresh.

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Their Petits Gateaux are handcrafted and quite a good technical skills there. Therefore you will see layers of elements when you cut through it.

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I am sure this wall will be one of a insta worthy wall.

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Best of all, the ice cream starts from RM 10.90 which is very reasonable.

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For the weekend, I get to do their tasting platter. Very unique combination of flavours. Not only that, as the chef carefully pair the ice cream flavour with its cone base. There are 4 flavours too.

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Madagascar Ash Our answer to a healthy dessert! A low GI treat that’s perfect for those looking for a sugar free option, well-suited for those with diabetes. We use high-quality natural Madagascar vanilla beans and premium bamboo charcoal powder. – one of my favourite.

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Their Petits Gateaux (Ice Cream Cakes) indeed a pretty one. Not and easy task to create such desserts. Looks pretty, but will it taste good? (This is the question we often ask ourselves.) The technicality of it will usually take a few hours to days, depending on the complexity of flavours that they are adding in. I can safely say that, among the 8 ice cream cakes in the display, each of them have at least 5 elements to it.
Price wise – I find it reasonable as it falls in between RM 18 – RM 25

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This would be one of my favourite -Easter is coming soon, hence Bunny @ RM 22, consist a unique mix of coconut, mango, calamansi, pineapple, lemongrass and passionfruit.. Contrasted with a deliciously-crunchy chocolate hazelnut feuilletine base. A nice layer of flavour that did not overlap each other. A bit of fluffy, crips and mild chewy coconut meringue is a nice ending.

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Forest Log @ RM 25  a blend of Miso Caramel and Banana Ice Cream with salted butterscotch sauce. A cake that give me the feeling of Alice in Wonderland. Maybe because of the mushroom. This is one of the most complex flavours combination compare to the rest. By looking at the description you might want to skip it. For me, I am totally impress. The complexity of flavors pairs very well, miso is not too strong, as give you a hint of fragrant saltiness, nice fresh banana flavour which is not too overpowering, yet hint of caramel ending and sweetness from butterscotch is just perfect. The base give you a nice little crips as the end as it needed. A nice build up layers of flavours.

Remark: It is advise to eat this cake last (as pretty strong in flavour) if you start with this then the rest of the cakes flavour will be much tasteless 

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To take nice pictures, believe this will be one of a crowds favourite. Who can resist a Unicorn @ RM 22? For a refreshing one, it is coated with white chocolate, crispy meringues and Madagascar Vanilla ice cream inside. Infused with Lyche and Raspberry sorbet!

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This is not your typical dimsum. It is inspire by chef favourite dish and created into dessert. An Asian inspired flavour (more towards Japanese profile). As you cut open, you can see the layers of ingredient in it. Longevity fills with from green tea sponge cake as the base, black sesame as second layer,  lemon curd as third layer, green tea ice cream as fourth, yuzu compote as fifth and white chocolate as the outer crust as sixth.

Those of you love Japanese flavour profile, you might want to give this a try.

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Instantly when I see this jar, it is definitely Beauty & The Beast inspired @ RM 25. 63% Dark Chocolate and Magadascar Vanilla Ice Cream, morello cherry sorbet, dark choclate crumble, cherry chocolate brownie, almond nibs and dark chocolate dip.

profile: slightly bitter and sour

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Da Bomb @ RM 25. A blend of 63% Dark Chocolate ice cream meets pure creamy Madagascar Vanilla ice cream in just the right balance. Melt-in-your-mouth hazelnut ganache that oozes the right amount of sweet and bitterness. A little mini bombs inside give you a hint of saltiness to tone it down. Love it as your tongue is dance in the rain. -Recommended to chocolate lover. Gonna be chocolate overdoze.

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Lady Pearl @ RM 22.

A mix of Strawberry and Madagascar Vanilla ice cream combines with Dragon Fruit Strawberry sorbet to bring out the fine flavours it has to offer. Adding some texture into it, a little crunch of crumbles, soft red almond sponge and a passionfruit crémeux. I quite like it cuz of the sour profile.

profile: sour, bitter, sweet salty

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A cone of RM 10.90, I will definitely be back for more.

Going Bananas – Using the ripest of fresh local bananas which are first pureed and made into an ice cream base. We then swirl in homemade salted butterscotch. To create a complementary crunchy texture, candied hand-roasted walnuts and hand-baked dark chocolate crumble are added.

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I am not a fan of chocolate but their WEISS chocolate is a must try. Love the silky Smooth texture and a punch of bitterness in your palate. A chocolate ingredient that not many people use. Cookies and cream, is a whole new level as you can taste some crumbs.

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For such a super hot weather that we are encountering this few months, then Their Unicorn drink is a drink that you should not miss out. A total thirst quencher and very refreshing. Topped with fresh dragon fruit sorbet and a mix mixture of sour profile in it. Love the glass too.

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If you are keen for a take away, then you can opt for it as it is nicely pack up in a jar.

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She is following the footstep of Melbourne dessert trend at the moment, whereby a dessert must have, bitter, sweet, sour and salty. Using quality ingredients and for a 25 years old dessert chef, I am totally impress. Definately top in my list as a must visit for a ice cream cake shop in Kl or Ice cream cake dessert in PJ.

My 3 personal recommended cakes if you love to try:

  1. Bunny
  2. Lady Pearl
  3. Forest Log (for strong adventures palate)
  4. Da Bomb (for chocolate Lover)

The outlet only starts operating for business from 18th March onwards.


Crème De La Crème
CLDC Uptown Damansara
35G, Ground Floor,
Jalan SS21/60 Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya
(Next to Hong Leong Bank)

Operating Hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 12pm – 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 12am

To Kl Folks, I certainly believe that most of you will be very happy of  the opening of Mr Char Koey Teow at Jaya Shopping Centre. One of the eatery that serve Pork Free Penang Street Food in Petaling Jaya. Evolving from family recipe to bring the best of it for us to enjoy.

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Since its opening to public 2 months ago, Mr Char Koey Teow had been well receptive by all walks of life. Had since then build many regular within short period of time.

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Serving us classic Penang dishes from their best seller Duck egg Char Koey Teow, Hokkien mee (which is prawn noodle), nasi lemak and others.

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The sets is famous among the regulars.

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Kidnap a few of my friend to try this place out. @ginyi_tan was force to take this short. Love their 3 layer tea, with a good balance of tea and best of all the flavour of gula melaka is pretty solid and well balance. Not overly sweet. Their Lo han guo is pretty good too. GIve you the taste of (sio pak hu) if some of you recall.

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Pretty decently price is Chicken Lor Bak Platter @ RM 10.90. Filled with Century egg, chicken lorbak and taufu. (what is missing will be the “Loh”)

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Crowds favourite, Duck egg Char Koey Teow @ RM 12.90 is surprisingly good. Filled with wok hei and for a pork free version, it is worth to be recommended.

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Har Mee @ RM 9.90 (Prawn noodle) will be quite similiar to some of the Makcik that I have try in Penang.

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Pai tee is their new addition into the menu. Good marination and best to eat with their special home made chilli to pair with it.

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One of my favourite in this shop is their Mee Rebus. Which is quite on par to the one in Penang. Love the thick soup gravy and the sotong sambal to give the colour and mild spices to lift the taste up.

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Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang @ RM 9.90 is also one of the crowds favourite as the rendang being marinated for hours and cook to perfection.

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Their new product is Kam Heong Fried Rice. .Those of you love strong flavour of fried rice, might want to consider this.

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When it comes to their classic dessert, their bubur Cha Cha @ RM 5.90 is highly recommended. Reminds me of the classic taste I had when I was a kid. Solid strong flavour, slightly thicker soup yet all the ingredients are soft. ended up take away another bowl.  Another is Pulut Hitam @ RM 4.90.

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For icy desserts they have the classic Cendol @ RM 6.90 or Durian Cendol (serve with D24) @ RM 9.90 

As for Penang Pork Free Street food, I find Mr Char Koey Teow is worth to pay a visit or an Pork free food in Petaling Jaya.

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Jaya Shopping Center
Jalan 14/17, Seksyen 14,
46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
(next to Texas Chicken)

Operating hours: 10am – 10pm

I have pass this outlet alot of times and never thought that will step food in here. The impression I got is they are like another Old Town White Coffee. It was pack at Village park and the queue was quite long and we decided to try out this place. Then only found out that Hayaki at Uptown Damansara actually serve authentic Kelantanese food.

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Menu was pretty straight forward as the first 2 page is their signature and some western and noodle as compliment dishes.

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Toast and eggs are in the menu too.

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Their Signature dish. Nasi Kerabu Ayam Percik @ RM 13.90 (as you get to chose other variety style of Chicken) is pretty spot on. Was told by the server that they actually use original blue pea flower, not food colouring to make it out. The plant is also planted back all the way in Kelantan.

Ayam percik is marinated and grill to perfection. Still moist and juicy inside out and the best way to eat this is by mixing all the ingredient in the plate then with a spoonfull of gravy along. Love the curry too as you can taste a special mix of herbs are in there, that brings out the curry flavour yet not overpowering.

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I consider this as their second signature dish cuz my eyes already focus on Nasi Kerabu. Nasi Kukus Hayaki Ayam @ RM 9.90 is indeed a great bargain. A simple dish that give me the satisfactory of curry flavours. A mixture of their own special curries to blend it up this aromatic profile. Chicken is not too bad as it is cripsy and with the saltiness that I like.

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Nasi Dagang Ikan Tongkol @ RM 9.90. Nasi dagang is quite nice as it is quite near to the one I had in Kelantan many years back.

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for this dish which is quite similiar to my take away food nearby my office, this is Nasi Lauk Hayaki @ RM 8.20 that serve along with 5 pcs of juicy chicken breast. Curry in here is slightly milder or near towards vegetarian taste. Sambal at the side is to give you a little knock of spiciness.

For the price, I think it is quite worth it and if you are here, then you should not miss out order their Nasi Kerabu and Nasi Kukus . Those that work around this area, they do have set lunch from RM 9.90 that serve with Ice Tea.


-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10 pretty good and reasonable price for this place! . . -stamped-

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

1, Jalan SS 21/37,
Uptown Damansara Utama,
474000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
(corner lot – 3 doors away from Village Park Nasi Lemak)

Operating hours:
8.30 am – 12Am

One of a famous nasi lemak bungkus place to many of us. It had been a long time since I last step into this area and since I am nearby the area, we have decided to pay a visit. Me and my friend have name this place Nasi Lemak Panas Panas or Nasi Lemak 222 that have been well known for one of our gathering place since college.

Little did I know that I have yet to blog about this place and since Nasi Lemak is now well known for a healthy food by Times Magazine, I guess I should add that in too now.

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This place is constantly pack with people and as it hit late night, there will be even more people flocking into this place. Before you sit down, you will be attack by a group of sales people from the individual stall for drinks business. As you sat down then the server will start putting in their respective food stall onto your talbe and feel free to pick what you like.

In this food court, most of the people are here for nasi lemak and there are 2 provider.

The usual servings will be 2 different type of nasi lemak from Blue stall and Red Stall, follow by 3 different stall of Otak Otak – from Pink, Black and yellow. Other waiter will drop by your table asking you to order other items such as mutton/chicken soup, laksa, mee goreng and others.

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Lets start off with the Red Chop as when you are seated, there are nasi lemak bungkus with red chop. If you head to their main stall, you might see some people queuing for take away and it is also famous for their fried chicken.


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Their fried chicken is pretty good as fried with their own marination and ‘rempah’ to go along also the chicken is not too dry. I do not usually take chicken breast however this chicken breast is still moist and juicy. I add on with three scoop of their sambal @ RM 3

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Next, lets head to another stall which I call them Blue stall. If you head to their main stall, you will be greeted with variety of malay economy rice where you can choose to add on their crispy fried chicken or other dishes.

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I call this Penang Laksa Malay version @ RM 4.50 as the soup base is very different compare to Asam Laksa. Nearly similar ingredients as Asam laksa, where their soup is pretty thick with fish meat base is good too. Just that the soup is not pippin hot.

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Both stalls have their own customer base and let me break down for you.

  1. Red Stall packet – their sambal is slightly sweeter, and rice is less fragrant
  2. Blue Stall packet – their sambal is more spicy and rice is slightly fragrant with with coconut. (my personal favourite)

This will depends your individual taste as you can try both pack at one go as both the pack are quite small. If I remember correctly, I used to have it from RM0.80 then to RM1, then to RM 1.20 and now I believe is RM 1.50 per pack.


-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 8/10 , great nasi lemak bungkus Recommended! -Stamped-

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

Medan Selera 223
Jalan 51a/223, Seksyen 51a,
46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Operation hours: 6pm – 2am

Selera Jaya Jalan 223 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Banana Leaf Rice is also known as one of our famous local food whereby all the food & dishes are being serve on top of a fresh slice of banana leaf. Usually you can dine at one of a Curry House. I believe most of you do have your very own favorite banana leaf house and until recently, I would say this Sri Suria Curry House appear one of the top 3 shop for Banana Leaf rice. I am not a big fan of Banana Leaf Rice like some of my friend or boss does like they must eat at least once a week to stop their craving as I find it expensive and food is slightly okay.

[UPdate May 2018 – no longer in business]

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Just open its door since April 2013, it had already gaining its popularity among its own crowd and neighborhood whereby the owner see many return customer or frequent diner. The Curry house is located very near to Sri Shakti Eswary Temple in Kelana Jaya (SS3). They have one Indian chef all the way from India that specially mix all the spices to make the curry nice and good!

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The whole place is very new, with furnitures and of course its very clean dining environment. There is alot of parking provided at the moment as the shop is operating in a row of new shop houses.

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If you need something fresh, they have some season fish, squids, prawns and a few more other item for you to choose and deep fried fresh from the wok by waiting 5-10 minutes.

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Or you can taking what is available in the dish area with variety of curry, meat and vegetable for you to choose from.

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After putting your rice onto the banana leaf and all the side dishes, then you can choose an option with what kind of curry you would want to add on and I always love mine to add all.

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Price at Sri Suria Curry House are very reasonable as they have a huge pricing board located behind and all every item being sold are price accordingly in the board.

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Then found out that there is one Special drink (Ribena, Sprite and Longans) @ RM6.50 is a must order, that the sweetness is just right and fragrant with some longan taste and slightly gassy ribena in this hot weather will quench my thrist perfectly. I down that within a minute. :D, Three Layer Iced Tea is the typical [email protected] RM1.90, Mango Lassi is also can consider to give it a try, thick enough like milkshake and i love it. @ RM6

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Before you start your meal, you can opt for another additional order which is Rasam. Not all places serve nice Rasam and this shop serve one pretty good one. The soup made from tamarind juice as a based, seasoned and well spiced. Serve pippin hot and, you gonna enjoy the nice spice taste of it. Recommended!

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When comes to Indian food, I am a big fan of mutton. Mutton Kurma @ RM6.50

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Vegetarian Curry

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 If you do not like the curry version then you can opt for dry curry which is Chicken Varuval @ RM5.50

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Briyani Rice is priced from RM8 @ vegetarian to RM12 , Chicken @ RM10 & Lamb RM12

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This is another dish which you must order or the specialty of this shop which is from family recipe which is Homemade Chutney that is season and produce by themselves. Slightly sourish like asam boi but I find its a nice combination with curry and briyani rice. Home Made Yogurt is another item you can consider (Forgot to take the picture)

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Deep fried Chicken  @ RM5  & Deep Fried Ikan Tenggiri @ Seasonal Price

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After all the introduction of the dishes, and this is how a meal for Banana Leaf looks like, with 4 side dish and any additional on the little round plate will be extra charges.

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 Eric find the fried bitter gourd is good and he went to took the whole mini pail to refill himself.

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Besides that, something that available all day is their Bru Coffee with Cow’s Milk, milky and fresh smell of cow’s milk. Gives the coffee an extra [email protected] RM 2.60 & Teh Tarik @ RM1.50 that use premium grade of tea bag that make it very fragrant and perfect to go along with my morning Roti Canai.

This shop would certainly worth to try if you are a big fan of Banana Leaf Rice as it beats many shop out there.



Sri Suria Curry House
No.3A, PJ 21 (Ss3/39)
Kelana Jaya, Selangor 47300
Tel: +603 7865 7771

Facebook: Sri Suria Curry House

GPS Coordinates: 3.089332,101.614917

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