Been hearing about Malaysia Boleh for a while now but never really got around to giving it a try because it’s right smack in the city – as in right next to KLCC. It does not matter if its a weekday or a weekend, the road will always be jam.. ugh! Today however, since we had to drop by Avenue K for a meeting, figured it would be a good time to visit this food court. If you guys are not familiar with the area, Waze will guide you. However, it might be a tad confusing since there is no obvious/big signage to suggest where Shoppes or Four Seasons is (I may have missed it being in the midst of the road congestion?) Who knows.. but just to make it simple for you guys right before KLCC is the Robinson building – that is where the food court is. You guys can even park in KLCC and do your thing and then walk over to this building, no sweat at all because it literally is next to each other. If you choose to park in Robinson itself, the rates are not too bad – I paid 5 ringgit for an hour and a half. Parked at B2, which meant I just needed to head to the Retail section escalator and go one floor up to B1 and I’d arrive at the food court.
So anyways, it piqued my interest – why name a food court after a popular Malaysian slogan? Why Malaysia Boleh? After arriving here though, I kindda figured it out. Basically, there are about 12-14 mini eateries that operate here and they originated from different suburbs,cities throughout the nation. These eateries have one thing in common, wherever they were from – they served good, popular food that is a crowd favorite. Imagine several of these crowd favorites under one roof? That is what Malaysia Boleh is about.
Upon arrival, first thing I noticed was that the food court sure was popular because it was packed. However, there is a difference between the regular food court ‘packed’ and the Malaysia Boleh ‘packed’. The regular food ‘packed’ would usually consist of regular folks – working folks, neighborhood folks, auntie, uncle, shirts, shorts, slippers and etc , anything is acceptable .. here however, lets just say it’s a more formal crowd. Quite a number of them wore black – a uniform of sorts ( I assume these folks work in Robinson itself) and office folks with fancy blazers and shoes and watches and the rest with usual office attire. YUp, pretty fancy but nothing fancy about the food price though – affordable, I think it pretty much is priced similar to other food courts despite being located in a fancy place. Yay! The food court sure was clean, white and vibrant. It certainly is a nice place to eat – food tasted good, the ambiance was awesome. Similar to other food courts, do expect a loud environment, non stop chatter everywhere. Nice.
KL Wanton Mee, 9 Ringgit + Curry Chicken Noodle, 9 ringgit + Penang Road Chendol, 3 ringgit
Food was real tasty 🙂 I loved it. The Curry Chicken Noodle had a thick broth – which I liked lots. It tasted just right too, not too spicy but packed with flavor – I happily slurped it all up. I requested for Mee Hoon noodles which came in a generous portion, the tauhu too came in a similar portion. I only which the chicken came generously too but nope, that came in a not too generous portion, as in I only got 2 pieces laaaaa. No fair but it sure was delicious, curry infused, soft chicken meat. Yummmm!
The Wanton Noodles were yummy too. The whole dish was thicker than usual, as in the kechup gravy that often accompanied the noodles were not as watery? It was tasty and gooey. I usually have BBQ pork with my noodles and I like them because the sweetness from the BBQ glaze makes the whole thing even better. The pork meat here was not the BBQ variety but it was a lil sweet and the meat texture was more softer and less chewy – perhaps because it was steamed longer? No complains from me though, once everything is mixed up, the meat and noodles worked well together – it tasted yummy.
Had the Penang Road Cendol for dessert, a much needed refreshment 🙂 It had just the right amount of sweetness from the gula Melaka and coconut milk, difference in textures and chewyness from the red kidney beans (super happy about this because it came in a generous portion) and the usual green rice flour mini snakelike thing. It may not seem much but it was good.
Would I head back here?
I certainly will, if I am in the area. I am already planning what to eat for my net visit – the Char Kuay Teow perhaps? or the Assam Laksa? Hmmmm…
Address: B1-01 B, Shoppes at Four Seasons Place, 145 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Everyday. 10 am – 10 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.