I was in the area recently for a work meeting and on my way back I figured I’d get myself a slice of cake from La Manila. While walking over, I had to walk past this kopitiam to get there. They had freshly baked pastries on display at the entrance itself and the aroma was tempting enough for me to stop and check it out. At first glance, I assumed that it was a bakery of some sort as all I saw was large ovens and freshly baked pastries. It was only after I stepped in that I noticed that there were tables and chairs, customers … that this was essentially a kopitiam.
The kopitiam occupies 2 floors. At the time of my visit, ground floor was fully occupied and so, off I headed upstairs. Customer service was okay. For some reason, some of the waiters and waitress looked half dead. Perhaps they’re tired, ey? Well, as long as they get my food order right and the dishes arrive at my table on time, it does not bother me.
BBQ Pork Nasi Lemak, RM 13.80
I enjoyed this dish. The BBQ Pork Nasi Lemak was a good dish to have for lunch. It consisted of white rice with chicken curry + a serving of BBQ pork + an egg + anchovies + peanuts + cucumber + onion sambal. The curry was tasty, Chinese style curry that I am a fan off. Eating that with the BBQ pork was yummy. The Onion sambal was tasty too.
*** If you are expecting exceptional char siew here, please be reminded that this a kopitiam that serves a variety of dishes. While the pork was tasty, it was not the best. It was not sweet-ish on the outside with crispy, charred bits. It did not have the perfect amount of fats to meat ratio. Nope. What you’d get here is decent BBQ pork meat that when eaten with the rice, made up a yummy dish.
BBQ Pork Wantan Noodles, RM 10.80
This was a simple and pretty good noodle dish. Compared to the usual noodles used in this specific dish, whereby the noodles are usually springy, bouncy and harder in texture, the ones here were softer. If I were to be blindfolded, I’d assume that this dish used maggie mee 😅 but hey, all in all, it worked out. It was a pretty good. It included wan tan noodles + bbq pork + 1 fried wonton with a side of 3 dumplings in soup.
Address: No. 27, Jalan SS 2/67, SS 2, Petaling Jaya.
Opening hours: Tue – Sun, 8 am – 5 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.