To those of you familiar with Lorong Kurau, Bangsar – you would know Baba Low 486. It been around for years and its the place to go to if you are from this part of town and in desire for simple nyonya cuisine. Remember this guy?
I sure do, I used to see him all the time, whenever I visit Baba Low. Always with a smile on his face, running around taking orders from customers. Guess what? He is now working at Anak Baba. Anak Baba is an extention of Baba Low. It is located in Brickfields, a few doors away from Summer View Hotel.
I know you guys are most probably going – ” Ooooo nooooooo, parking is hell in this part of town!” Worry not, my friends – I’ve got you covered, lol. I parked in YMCA, it cost me 3.30 ringgit for 2 hours. Then, walk straight down the road and turn around the corner and you are there. Took me just about 2,3 minutes to get here. No sweat.
I like what they did with the place. Modern and chic. Sunlight coming through part of the cafe through the glass panel , kept the whole eatery vibrant and warm. They had some old school music playing on the radio, which was awesome, it certainly set a relaxing, lazy-ish mood. Certainly a nice place to hang out.
The food served here are pretty much the same as the ones served at Baba Low, with some additions.
Nyonya Laksa, 8.80 ringgit + Mee Siam, 7,80 ringgit + Ayam Goreng Kunyit, 8.80 ringgit
Oooooman, if you love your laksa thick and milky with santan and packed with flavors – The Nyonya Laksa is for you. It is indulgingly fattening, I know but that is why it comes in a bowl smaller than the usual sizes, plus the fact that it sure is filling. I opted for the kuey teow + mee hoon noodle combination, which worked well with this dish. I could not stop slurping it all up. There were also shrimps, ‘kerang’, fish balls, eggs, bean sprouts and cucumber. Deliciousssssssss!
The Mee Siam here tasted the same as the one served at Baba Low and I loved that mee siam, hence why I ordered it this time around too. For those of you who like your mee siam a little soggy yet flavorful – do give this a try. It comes with a homemade chilli paste + egg + fishcake + tamarind and lime dressing. Once you mix it all up – yummy 🙂
I ordered the Ayam Goreng Kunyit because I simply wanted to munch on some chicken, lol. Not the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) kind but more of the home cooked kind – which was exactly what I got here. No flour used, just plan ol chicken pieces + kunyit + oil. I got what I wanted 🙂
Would I head here again?
Of course I would. Since parking is not as difficult as I thought it would be – I totally intend to come back here soon.
Address: No. 159, Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, Brickfields
Opening hours: 7 am – 5 pm
Signing out now, Ciao.