After a quick work related catch up, a few of us decided to have lunch together, ‘lepak’ for a bit before we go our own ways. A visit to Mama Ting wasn’t preplanned. Nope. As is usually the case with SS2, considering a variety of food options available, we took some time driving around the block to survey our options and then decide. The reason we landed on Mama Ting was because we noticed the restaurants’ banner that stated they serve Sarawak Laksa, Sibu Kampua Mee, Kolo Mee and etc. It sounded appealing to all of us and that led to lunch at this eatery. I for one have a rather minimal exposure to food related to Sarawak, almost close to none. I’ve been told by some friends that Mama Ting is a good place to start when intending to give this particular cuisine a try.
Furthermore, Mama Ting seem to be faring well in ratings too. A quick look online indicated that this restaurant scored an average of 4.3/5 from over 220 raters. Sounds good, worth giving a try.
Sarawak Laksa (Big), RM 12 + Belacan Fried Rice, RM 8.50
Food was delicious. The first dish to arrive was the Belacan Fried Rice. We loved it. The rice had a slighty charred taste, which we craved for. There is something about that distinct taste that makes a dish more appealing. Same can be said about the taste of belacan. There were plenty of dry meat, eggs, long beans, shredded carrot with a nice portion of rice. The dish as a whole yummy. We even considered ordering another plate but the Sarawak Laksa arrived just in time to squash that thought, lol. It would have been too much otherwise.
When it comes to Sarawak Laksa, I unfortunately have very little experience. The usual Curry and Asam Laksa – yes but Sarawak Laksa in particular, nope. Judging solely based on it being a usual laksa dish though, it certainly was a good bowl of noodles. The broth was a little different from the curry laksa I’ve tasted around KL. It was a tad more watery but packed with more flavor. Yup, flavorful and spicy it was. It came with prawns, noodles, shredded chicken and etc. I wouldn’t know if this is or isn’t authentic Sarawak Laksa but the bowl of noodles were delicious. I’d order it again with the Belacan Fried Rice. Burp!
Address: 8, SS 2/10, SS2, Petaling Jaya.
Opening hours: Everyday. 9 am – 2.30 pm, 6 pm – 9 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.