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Sunday 17 May 2015

Red Door Restaurant

F27, Jalan Metro Prima
Metro Prima
52100 Kuala Lumpur
Coordinates: 3.213459, 101.639769

We stumbled on this restaurant online, and thought we’d give it a try given Cat’s particular craving for 1Nasi Kerabu.

1blue-coloured rice (a result of cooking with butterfly-pea flowers) usually eaten with fish crackers, pickles and other salads

Located on the first floor of a shopping mall, we were taken in by their décor and concept. We immediately felt at home and proceeded to order. 

Located on the first floor of a shopping mall, we were taken in by their décor and concept. We immediately felt at home and proceeded to order. Cat ordered the (what else?) Nasi Kerabu with a side dish of 2Song Tam; Brendan tried the Hainanese Chicken Chop while I sampled their 3Char Kueh Teow for a change.

2essentially a Siamese green papaya salad usually prepared with juices from crushed garlic, long beans, tomatoes and chillies, sugar, lime juice & fish sauce
3flat 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

mediocre fare

sour, and not much else


the saving grace?

sour juice

and an orange juice

The verdict? While the décor, furniture, fittings and overall ambiance was great, the dishes served were quite unremarkable and in fact mediocre. And with the total cost of our meal exceeding RM50 Red Door does not qualify to be considered serving the everyday food for the everyday man.

Tuesday 5 May 2015

Johnny Rockets Avenue K (Closed)

(closed as of December 2015?)
G-8 A Ground Floor, Avenue K
Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Coordinates: 3.159488, 101.714137

We are beginning to notice a trend developing. Why is it that whenever we visit a restaurant it tends to get closed a few short months later? LOL!

Oh well, on this special occasion we decided to give Brendan a treat for doing well during a recent debate tournament. So what better way to celebrate Brendan’s excellent results then to treat him to a round of good old burgers, shakes and fries?

We made our way to Avenue K by bus, and walked into Johnny Rockets here. Firsct impressions? Well, it was clean and spacious with an interesting ambiance that screamed: America. Not that we have anything against the USA, perhaps Johnny Rockets went a little too out of the way to remind us of their theme?

nope, didn't have beers this time around

a jukebox?


yes, we're here for the burgers too

a jukebox for god's sake

taking our orders

However, the enthusiastic in-house entertainment was well worth the ‘admission price’.






and swinging

to the beat of Michael Jackon

As their website proclaims: “When we put the words burgers, shakes and fries on the outside of our building it’s a commitment – not only to you, but to ourselves to always strive to serve the absolute best.”

committed to the burger

that's obvious

mouth watering

saliva inducing

and so sinful

a different perspective

time to dig in!

And we can’t agree more. So absorbed by the burgers, shakes and fries we were that by the time we left we completely forgot what we ordered.

not forgetting the milk shakes

oh yeah!

Very Americana type and themed, Johnny Rockets definitely does not serve the everyday food for the everyday man. A welcomed distraction, a novelty restaurant nonetheless.

Friday 1 May 2015

Mee Tarik Warisan Asli (Closed)

(closed as of December 2015?)
No. 14-20G Jalan Dang Wangi
50100 Kuala Lumpur
Coordinates: 3.155893, 101.700268

This is hands down Brendan’s favourite noodle shop. We’ve been coming here again and again these past few years.

So what better way to celebrate Labour Day then to have our all-time favourite, the 1Lamian noodles.

1a type of Chinese noodle, made by stretching and folding the dough into strands. Depending on the number of times the dough gets folded, the strands can be made in various lengths and thicknesses.

our last time here 

though we didn't know it at the time

along Jalan Dang Wangi

walking in with glee

I unconsciously took quite a fair bit of photographs of this noodle shop as if to preserve the memories of their excellent dishes for posterity.

Unbeknownst to us, a few short months later this noodle shop would call it a day, and what we have left are just these photos. Eventually their other stall at the Sogo Shopping Complex’s food court on the sixth floor would also close down.

What a bummer, as Brendan would exclaim!

All is not lost though, as checks on their website assured us that their other branches across Malaysia are still opened for business. Perhaps the rental along Jalan Dang Wangi as well as the stall at Sogo proved too expensive?

So without further ado, let’s enjoy the photos captured for the last time.

what I ordered

Brendan's usual

Cat's choice

time to place our order

enclosed in glass

and hard at work

I had the Rice with Ziram Mutton; Cat had the Mee with Special Sauce Fried while Brendan had his customary Fried Mee Dough with Beef.

rice with ziram mutton

fried mee dough with beef 

Cat changed hers at the last minute?

final 'aerial' view

Excellent as always, and with the entire meal costing below RM30 Mee Tarik Warisan Asli is definitely within the realms of the everyday food for the everyday man. If you should come across any of their shops around be sure to pay them a visit, we assure you that the chewy taut made to order noodles will be worth it!