I last visited Elsie’s Kitchen 3 years ago. I’ve been a regular visitor up to that point. If you like food that is simple, no frills with a comfort food and homecooked feel, which I personally do, Elsie’s Kitchen fits the bill. Then, Covid 19 happened, I shifted houses and the location was not as strategic as it used to be … and eventually, I forgot about this eatery. Recently however, a friend picked this place to have lunch and I was all for it 😊
Elsie’s Kitchen occupies a small, cosy corner in Block A, Happy Mansion and located next to a new Vietnamese restaurant – Jane’s Nem. If you visit during lunch hour, especially on a weekday, it will most likely be full of people as this seem to be a favorite spot to ‘makan’ among the working folks in the area. Customer service was good despite that and food arrived surprisingly fast.
If you skim through their menu, you’d notice that there is a focus on pork here – siew yuk, pork curry, pork lard and etc. If you are not a fan of pork, there are other options but its rather limited.
Siew Yuk Fried Rice, RM 19.90 + Meehoon Siam with Pork Curry, RM 18.90
The Mee Hoon Siam on its own was the usual dish you’d find elsewhere but when you add in the pork curry, it made it special. I enjoyed the pork curry. It included 6,7 medium sized pieces of tender, juicy pork meat with thick, flavorful curry. This could be a dish by itself because not only was it a good dish to accompany the noodles, it was equally as good to eat with the fried rice.
The Siew Yuk Fried Rice was delicious! The rice had a slightly charred taste to it, which I liked, not too spicy yet flavorful, the texture resembled the kind of rice you’d get from a claypot rice, not exactly the same but similar. There were plenty of siew yuk, cut into small pieces and scattered everywhere. Certainly a joy to bite into. I usually eat only half the rice served in a meal as part of my attempt to ‘jaga badan’ lol but this bowl of rice I simply could not resist, ate the whole thing. Burp!
Would I be back here? Yes, I would. That Siew Yuk fried rice was yummy, I certainly wouldn’t mind having another go at it.
Address: AG 6, Ground Floor, Block A, Happy Mansion, Seksyen 17, Petaling Jaya.
Opening hours: Mon, Wed – Sun, 11 am – 2.30 pm, 5 pm – 9 pm.
FB page: Elsie’s Kitchen by WanEli | Facebook
Contact Num. : 012 – 297 3202
Signing out now, Ciao.