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Saturday 18 January 2014

Kafe Shanghai Fusion

Kafe Shanghai Fusion
Ground Floor Spectrum Shopping Mall
Jalan Wawasan Ampang 4/2
Bandar Baru Ampang
68000 Ampang
(Coordinates: E101° 45' 52.1" N3° 8' 45.1")

We were in the mood for some 1Nasi Dagang today. Soon as Brendan got off from his Bahasa Malaysia extra class we headed to Spectrum Shopping Mall looking to dine at a café called Oh! Azizah. Walking the entire circumference of Spectrum Shopping Mall we were not able to locate Oh! Azizah and surmised that it (like so many other eateries) must have bit the bullet.

1rice steamed in coconut milk

the sign says it all
diminutive eatery
the menu that drew us in

We then settled on this quaint little café which served its own fusion of Chinese and Malay dishes. I particularly liked the look of the 2Nasi Goreng 3Belacan on the menu and prompted ordered it; Brendan opted for his perennial favourite 4Char Kueh Teow while Cat went for the Cantonese-style 5Hor Fun.

2there is no single recipe for nasi goreng, as each time rice is fried with certain mixtures, additions, ingredients, and toppings it could lead to whole new of recipe. The basic ingredients of nasi goreng are cooked rice and sliced or ground bumbu (spices) mixture of shallot, garlic, pepper, salt, tomato ketchup, sambal or chili sauce, and usually sweet soy sauce. Some variants may add sos tiram (oyster sauce), ang-ciu (Chinese cooking red wine), kicap ikan (fish sauce), or kicap inggeris (Worcestershire sauce). The texture of leftover cooked rice is considered more suitable for nasi goreng than that of newly cooked rice, as freshly cooked rice is too moist and soft.
3shrimp paste or shrimp sauce, made by fermenting ground shrimp and mixed with salt
4flat 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
5a type of wide Chinese noodle made from rice

I ordered this
and was very pleased with the end result
tight seating for someone 'cute' like me
Cat ordered this
delectable cantonese hor fun
waiting to dig in
Brendan ordered what else?
very pleasing to the eye and palate 
let's dig in
for a change?
bon appetit!

The verdict? We all unanimously declared this café a winner since it satisfied all our taste buds. The only grouse we have is with the rather ‘tight’ seating arrangements. And the damage? Including beverages it all came to a pretty respectable total of RM21, well within the dominion of the everyday food for the everyday person. And would we come again? Yes, this café gets our two thumbs up.

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