*** Do note that the visit to this restaurant happened prior to MCO. Babaloft is now OPEN again and has since expanded their Menu.
Babaloft was one of the few eateries that officially opened doors just a few weeks before MCO happened. I myself visited them about 3 days prior to the nationwide lockdown. Talk about timing, right? I kindda felt for them, there was obvious excitement in the air being newly opened and all … what a bummer it would be having to close down for months soon after. Fast forward July 2020, I am happy to see that they are back in action.
This eatery is located in Seksyen 19, within the row of shops next to Menara Amfirst, opposite the road from Hotel Lisa De Inn and another row of shops that houses Omulab, Aroi Mak Mak, Kanna Curry House. Parking spots are plenty but if they are all occupied, there are houses at the back, you’d be able to find a convenient spot there. If you are a law abiding citizen and parking by the road side illegally is simply not how you roll, then perhaps the best option for you is to park at Menara Amfirst as it is open to public.
Babaloft is an extension of Nyonya Delights. Heard of Nyonya Delights? I have but have not had the chance to give it a try. It is apparently a rather popular eatery in Melaka that serves “homestyle cooked nyonya food.” Babaloft is an extension of Nyonya Delights because it is run by the same family. The difference is that the Melaccan restaurant is run by the aunties and uncles, the oldies whereas Babaloft is run by the younger generation – the nieces, nephews and cousins.
Nyonya Laksa, 9.50 ringgit + Nyonya Cendol, 4.80 ringgit.
The laksa was delicious. The gravy was thick, rich and milky. It wasn’t too spicy, so if you want/need more, the chili sambal on the side helps. Besides that, the dish also came with chicken, egg, cucumber, tauhu. The noodles I requested for was mee hoon and there was plenty of it. Overall, tasty dish. I liked the gravy. Despite all the other ingredients being long gone into my tummy, I couldn’t leave until I’d slurped up most of the curry. Yummm.
The Cendol though ….
I did not like it. When it first arrived at my table, the overall color was what caught my attention. Usually, it would be light, milky brown, here though, it was dark brown. Upon tasting it, I know why. There was a lack of coconut milk. So, basically what I tasted was water with gula melaka. It was a very diluted version. What made it worse was the ice. I guess I should give them some credit for attempting to shave the ice but it wasn’t well done. There were literally chunks of ice with very little other ingredients. Very little green bits and even lesser beans. That was all there was to it. So, basically what I had was gula melaka water with ice cubes to munch on. Nope, I would not order this dish again. I really hope this is a case of it being just a ‘one day blunder’ and not an everyday thing on their part.
Despite the negative experience with the Cendol, I’d be back for the Laksa as it was delicious. I look forward to giving their other dishes a go too.
Address: 14, Jalan 19/3, Seksyen 19, Petaling Jaya.
Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Thurs – Sun, 11.30 am – 7 pm. Wednesdays Closed.
FB Link: https://www.facebook.com/babaloftkl/
Signing out now, Ciao.