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Sunday 4 August 2013

Kuchai Lama Food Court

Kuchai Lama Food Court 港式烧腊饭
Lot 31208 Jalan Awan Makmur
Taman OUG
58200 Kuala Lumpur
(Coordinates: N3° 4' 52.25" E101° 40' 1.75")

We absolutely love coming to food courts for their sheer variety. This has got to be the biggest food court we’ve been to so far. To say that we were spoilt for choice here is a gross understatement, believe you me.

big and large
ample parking at the back

After much deliberation we decided on our dishes and proceeded to order. Brendan tried the 1Char Kuey Teow (what, not Pan Mee?); not wanting to turn into the Michelin Man I opted for a ‘healthier’ 2Lotus Root Soup with rice (a dish that always bring comfort to the heart). Cat literally went gaga over the vast array of dishes to choose from and settled on an unconventional dinner of 3Lor-Bak with 4SotongKangkung (I know, very unusual).

1flat rice noodles stir-fried over very high heat with light and dark soy sauce, chili, a small quantity of belachan, whole prawns, de-shelled cockles, bean sprouts, chopped Chinese chives and egg
2a simple soup with lotus root, red dates, peanut and pork ribs
3marinated minced pork rolled in thin soybean sheets and deep fried, usually served with small bowl of Loh (a thick broth thickened with corn starch and beaten eggs) and chili sauce
4blanched brown cuttlefish and cooked water spinach drenched in a black sauce with hints of sugar, prawn paste and sprinkled with ground peanuts

Brendan ordered from this stall
the char kuey teow
Cat's over the moon
inimitable lor-bak
he's game for a photo-op
sotong kangkung!
I came to this stall
warm and welcoming soup
the usual
bon appetit!

What can we say? Brendan and I enjoyed our dishes, but Cat was over the moon with hers. It’s been a long while since she’s had these dishes (not readily available where we live) and she absolutely loved it. In fact, the huge crowd that this food court draws is testament to the good food here.

The damage? We feared that we might have gone overboard or specifically, Cat thought she went overboard with her Lor-Bak (RM7) and Sotong Kangkung (RM10) but guess what? Together with a round of herbal tea it all came to the exact total at Pak Li earlier for lunch, which was RM35.40!

So if you and the family have absolutely no idea what to have for dinner then come pay this food court a visit. We guarantee that there will be a stall that will appeal to your palette.

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