Friday, August 12, 2011

Ma'leisia Cafe

Finding somewhere to eat with my family isn’t exactly as easy as it seems- we all have quite different tastes, we have a limited budget and of course the area we live in isn’t exactly as full of exciting choices as perhaps the city. Too often, we run out of ideas of where to eat and end up revisitng the same places over and over again- not that it’s a bad thing, but sometimes, a little something different would be nice!

So when I saw this restaurant on Chocolatesuze’s blog, I was quite excited to try it out. Walking there from the shopping centre, we almost decided to try some of the restaurants on the way there instead, but I persisted and we eventually made our way to this little cafe.


Deep Fried Salt and Pepper Calamari ($7.90)

We start with an entree of deep fried calamari. They look quite like the packaged ones which you fry yourself at home, but are deliciously tender, with a satisfying crunch which leaves us hooked and not at all disappointed.

Nasi Lemak with Bali Chicken ($9.90- lunch special)

The Bali Chicken is a curious looking dish, with chicken covered in a mysterious dark, thick sauce. The chicken is quite tender, but it is really the sauce which is the highlight of this dish- slightly sweet and nutty, and flavoured with various spices, the sauce is incredible tasty. So much so, that I would have happily licked all of the remaining sauce on the plate if it were not for its spiciness! (It probably wasn't that spicy- I just don't take spicy too well!)

Ipoh Chicken Rice ($8.90- lunch special)

The Ipoh Chicken bares a strange resemblence to Hainese chicken- especially with soup and sauces it came with. The generous serving of chicken is served on top of a bed of bean sprouts, with a light drizzle of a tasty soy-based sauce and my favourite component- plenty of deep fried garlic! Served with a mound of tasty chicken flavoured rice, which is delicious enough to be eaten by itself, this dish was another winner which we wouldn't mind ordering again.

Ais Kacang ($3 - with meal)

We finish with a dessert of Ais Kacang, a jumble of sweet delights like grass jelly and red beans beneath a sweet mountain of shaved ice drizzled with rose syrup. It's not quite as good as the version at Mamak (which is where our first encounter with the dessert occured) but still a satisfying end to a delicious meal.

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7 comments:

chocolatesuze said...

mmm next time try the roti!

MissPiggy said...

This cafe is a 10 minute walk from my house and I'm going to get there one day. Everything looks tasty...even the mystery sauce. LOL.

muppy said...

I really need to try this place, looks so good and cheap!

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

I've heard a bit about this place and, although a little far for me just to have a meal, I've been encouraging my Malaysian friends in the area to try it out.

grace said...

oh boy. confession: if i'm gonna eat calamari, it's GOT to be covered in batter and fried to death. :)

Victor said...

Deep fried calamari are the best... I was quite intrigue of the dessert, never saw something like that. Looks good!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

The fried calamari looks nice and crunchy and I would love to eat it right now. And I miss Asian shaved ice so much!!! Rose syrup? So unique!!!

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