It has been unbearably hot here lately and the cold and refreshing pomelo salad (RM8.00)…that we had was definitely a welcome relief.
For something a little stronger and spicier, I had their lamb curry (RM19.00, with rice)…
Tried the green curry chicken (RM16.00 with rice)…and instantly declared that it was very nice
Their braised beef short ribs (RM26.00)…which was very nice, very tasty with the delightful mushroom gravy but though it wasn’t tough, quite tender, in fact, it was not fall-off-the-bone. I certainly would love it a lot more if it had been so. Probably it was because we were early, soon after they opened for the day, and I had to wait a VERY long time for the dish to be served. It probably would have been nicer if they had cooked it a little bit longer.
She had the fish and chips with tartar sauce…and got two huge slabs and we had to tapao one as she could only manage one. No, it was not because it wasn’t nice – as a matter of fact, we thought the crusty tasty batter was so very good that it made up for the kind of bland taste of the fish, dory! They did it pretty well here and the texture was like fish, not jelly like at some places and that will put me off instantly.
This…stole the show. We could not figure out what it was – it looked like sausage cut into bite-size bits, pierced through with a skewer and grilled. I did ask one of the waiting staff members but she said she did not know and I did not bother to pursue the matter after that. It tasted something like ham or bacon and we all loved it!
I also ordered their seafood pasta aglio olio (RM28.00)…and yes, this was very good, very generous with the herbs used and that gave it a really nice fragrance and flavour. They use their own-made pasta here – I always see them sharing the photographs on their Facebook page and it looked like there were two types in what we had – yellow and green…
We ordered the Ceasar salad (RM18.00)…to share and the moment it was served, my girl remarked that the egg would surely get my nod of approval. Indeed, I was delighted to see the soft, runny yolk. Perfegg!!!
My girl wanted their pizza mascarpone but they were out of the vegetable for the topping, the aragula so in the end we settled for their Pizza Prosciutto e Funghi (RM32.00)…that we had here before and yes, the one here was all right as well.
The black pepper lamb (RM22.00)…was certainly an improvement from how I remembered it to be. My late father used to buy home from here for everyone in the house to eat, those years when my late mum was bedridden. This time around, the meat was very nice and tender and unlike before, the sauce did not taste like what came out of the bottle like what one would get when eating that once-a-year burger in the hope that one would strike it rich and be very prosperous!
My girl also wanted their salad prawn balls (RM13.00)…and I would say that this dish was my favourite of the three.
We wanted fish and settled upon snow fish…also known among the people here as Alaska fish or 鱈魚 in Mandarin which is, in fact, cod. My missus said it would be very expensive as one slice at the frozen foods stores would cost over RM20.00 each and we got two slices but as far as I was concerned, I thought it was perfectly all right as we would not be eating it all that often and besides, my girl enjoys it very much, just like how she loves the just-as-expensive salmon.
The mum ordered the garlic naan (RM5.00)…to share and the chicken masala (RM13.50)…for the gravy to dip the roti in and the meat.
Ordered the mutton biryani (RM21.00)…The curry was absolutely perfect, exactly like how the Indian guy would cook it. I heard that he had got ready the paste and herbs and everything before he left and all the Indonesian lady had to do was to cook.
She wanted their authentic Indian mutton masala biryani rice (RM21.00)…She sure enjoyed that and she managed to finish all the rice! She could not finish all the meat in the curry though so I had to help her with a chunk or two.
I had the Shiro ramen (RM12.80)…Everything was drowned in the soup, completely submerged, so I had to meticulously bring the onsen egg, the fried chicken cutlets and the noodles to the surface to take a photograph of it and no, I did not enjoy it much. The broth was way too thick and rich, rather strong on the taste of garlic AND sesame oil
I had the salmon teriyaki don (RM15.20)…and of course, I did give a bit of the salmon to my girl – she likes the fish very much too, alongside the unagi and yes, I did get the miso soup too!
That was why for our individual orders that day, I asked for the shiro ramen (RM12.80)…and the instant it was served, I felt kind of disappointed at the sight of the hard-boiled egg. I always saw those onsen eggs in friends’ blogs, hard boiled on the outside, the yolk still runny…or soft and moist. Maybe they should invite me over to teach them how to cook eggs like that. Tsk! Tsk! I was also put off by how it reeked of sesame oil but thankfully, when I ate it, I could not detect the taste and much to my delight, I found the soup really nice…but I still could not get over that egg!
I also asked for his pian sip (RM3.00)…and this, I would say, was good, as good as any of the good ones I have had around town.
Ordered their famous sweet and sour fish. This is o chio (ikan bawal hitam) for RM 26. It’s a pretty good sized fish and it’s been deep fried so all the bones and fins are edible. I love their sweet and sour sauce too
The long beans fried with egg…was so very fragrant – how come we do not get that when we fry our own at home, I wonder. I would prefer slicing the vegetable more thinly though so it would be much easier to chew.
We also ordered the lamb with lime sauce…and I only found out that night that they had mayonnaise in it with the lime. It was nice but I think it was nicer when we had it before – the meat was not grilled that well enough.
This very nice claypot fish dish…which was very nice though I wouldn’t mind a little bit more fish and yam and tofu puffs – the next time I order that, I will certainly ask for more of those and maybe, pay a little bit more.
We had the sizzling venison on a hot plate…something we had not had for quite sometime and the general consensus was that it was very nice.
My girl had the Cantonese ying yong (RM5.50)…and she was visually delighted the instant it came. When she tried it, it swept her off her feet and she declared it to be the best in town!
Yes, it was very nice. The noodles were perfectly done, not too soft, not soggy and not hard either. It sure tasted great and while I was enjoying it, I could detect the taste of pork fat crusts…and true enough, I managed to locate a few in the dish.
That obviously was not very much so I ordered a plate of kampua mee kosong, tossed in chili sauce (RM2.30)…from the stall at the food court (No.2). I did not want any meat as it was a Friday and I was abstaining from that. I had it before and yes, the one here is pretty decent, nothing to make it stand out above the rest but everytime I go there, I see a lot of people going for it but on my part, I don’t think I’ll be going back for it again here unless they stop using plastic to serve the noodles.
Minus the fragrance of the spices, it was more like plain soy sauce broth. Otherwise, everything was fine with it – let’s just say this is one place to consider if you are in this part of town and you feel like having kueh chap. I had the special (RM8.00) but I asked for an extra stewed egg so that was RM9.00 altogether.
We all had the nasi ayam penyet (RM5.50)…and yes, it was very good – I loved it and I liked how the vegetables were lightly blanched – they would just serve them raw at most, if not all, of the other places and I am not entirely fond of long beans that way.
All in all, I would say it was all right even though the cucur wasn’t the way it should be and it was not all that nice, actually. I may go for it should I happen to be around there but no, I’m afraid you will not see me going out of my way to eat this.
The rice was not lemak, only very slightly and the salted fish was like it had been fried a long time ago… The sambal was all right, thankfully as it did help make the rice more palatable to some extent and the fried chicken was…like fried chicken.
I also ordered the pian sip, dry (RM3.00)…and that I would say was its saving grace and I quite enjoyed it.
I also asked for a large plate of fried kway teow (RM10.00)…to share and this too was very good and I liked how they went through the trouble of removing the tails of the taugeh (bean sprouts) – they do not bother doing that elsewhere.
I went for the sizzling nasi biryani with beef rendang (RM15.90)…except that it was not sizzling when it was served but I really enjoyed it…a lot!
This bowl of stewed pork rice (RM7.90)…that I would not mind ordering sometimes as they do it pretty well here plus the complimentary soup…with tiny cubes of tofu and sweet corn that comes with some of their dishes is very nice as well.
My girl wanted their sizzling barbecued honey spare ribs (RM25.20)…so of course, whatever she wants, she gets! It was as nice as before and had the very familiar corn-on-the-cob and sweet peas but instead of the wedges, they now served this bowl of potato gratin…in a bowl separately alongside…and yes, my girl loved that too. She was worried initially that she would not be able to finish as the serving was huge and would probably have to enlist my help but her fears were absolutely unfounded – she licked everything clean! LOL!!!
I loved this fried tofu topped with seaweed and garnished with enoki…and whatever else – I certainly would want to order this again the next time I drop by here.
We had one of their signature dishes, the kampua mee…which was very nice but I think it had been cooked for a while already before it was served so the strands of noodles all stuck together and it was quite a task to toss and shake them loose.
their sweet and sour giant udang galah (freshwater prawns)… New Capitol sweet & sour udang galah …certainly were like no other sweet and sour dishes that we had had elsewhere and this one was truly a winner!
We love their beef pies a lot so I ordered one (RM9.00)…to share for the simple reason that we all had our own individual orders and yes, it was, as always, very nice. I do wish though that they would do something about the presentation, some lettuce and cherry tomatoes by the side or a couple of slices of tomato and cucumber perhaps to give it a bit of colour, if nothing else, instead of serving it on its own just like that…and they could have used a smaller plate, a saucer perhaps – the pie is not that big!
My girl ordered their chicken meatballs with BBQ sauce and mashed potatoes…and yes, the meatballs were good, complemented by the delightful sauce but in her opinion, the mashed potatoes here or here are a cut above this one.
My daughter’s barbecued chicken with fruit salad and baked wedges (RM15.90)…with rosemary sauce was done to perfection…and yes, she too enjoyed her order in no small measure.
My girl and the mum wanted the kampua mee…while I had the mee pok
I asked for a bowl of the beef soup…to share and yes, it was very nice
My cousin loves the kampua here and so do many other people. I’m not such a huge fan since they’re not the most authentic version. Rasa Sayang uses the curly kolo mee noodles and minced meat.
When it was served, one look at its colour…told me that it wasn’t quite what I would expect and as it turned out, I was right.
In the end, I just had the nasi lemak, biasa/regular (RM3.00)… think I do recall Louis saying that someone told him it was nice but no, the rice was not lemak (rich in santan/coconut milk) but it was all right with the very nice and spicy sambal.
Going back to the kampua noodles I had that morning from the aforementioned stall, I also ordered the pain sip (meat dumplings) soup (RM2.80)…to go with it (RM2.80)…and yes, both were very nice
I stopped by to buy one (cendol ice cream)…to try. Yes, it was nice but I would say both are nice but this one is a little cheaper – I think that was only RM2.50 a cone.
I’m sure everyone would be able to tell why I was not in the least impressed when I opened the paper cup/bowl (nasi lemak mcd). That fried egg was an absolute disaster…but thankfully, everything underneath…looked pretty good.
My girl wanted the tiramisu mille crepe (RM9.00)…and yes, it was very good, as good as I could remember it to be
I couldn’t resist asking for their crème brûlée tart (RM6.90)…to try though but at the end of the day, I think I would prefer that the regular way, not in a tart.
Their mee pok seemed very much smaller, half the width of the regular ones…All in all, I would just say it was all right, not anything that would get me going back there for more…and at the price they charge for it, RM5.00 a bowl, I can easily go for two plates of our kampua mee at some places around town.
However, the complimentary beef soup…was so so good, really thick and rich and bursting with flavours. I sure enjoyed that a lot!
Personally, for that kind of money, I would much sooner go for the eat-all-you-can nasi campur for only RM6.00 per head and this was what I had…the first round. I enjoyed the ayam berempah (spiced chicken) and the fish with the very nice spicy sauce so much that I went back for more, a lot more. The turmeric (kunyit)-marinated fish was good too but I did not grab another one as I was not all that keen on dealing with the bones.
Well, the kampua mee (RM3.00)…was all right, not so strong on the garlic taste anymore, probably because of the quality of garlic these days and he added a bit of daun sup (Chinese celery) to the noodles and the soup and I liked that – the added fragrance brought the taste to a whole new level. However, I did not like how he cut the meat into long strips like that. I prefer how they usually do it – in thin broader slices.
I decided to try the kampua noodles – they have some new people running the stall there now and I asked for the set with fish balls soup (RM6.00)…The noodles were great…and so was the soup…with their own-made bay kar/ikan tenggiri (mackerel) fish balls though it was pretty obvious they would need to polish up their skill of making round fish balls. LOL!!!
After browsing through the photographs, I eventually decided to order her bai gu mee (pork rib noodles)…though I must say that I did not have my hopes up that high. However, when it was served, I must say that at first glance, I was quite impressed. It did look impressive…and yes, it was very nice!