During the weekends and weekdays, we often end up at Ikano Power Centre since it's right next to Ikea where we hang out all the time since we need to stock up on items for the house. Incidentally for Ikea fans, they have their summer collection out already - lots of very pretty hanging lights, tealight holders, colourful items, hammocks and etc to brighten up your garden. As usual the place was packed to the brim with people running from the pouring rain outside. Since we were not in the mood to jostle with the crowd at the Ikea cafe or Uncle Lim's plus lazy to walk all the way to the Curve and Tesco, we decided to catch a very quick bite at the lower ground floor.
This nyonya place sells all kinds of items ranging from nyonya cakes, tong sui, fried rice, fried meehoon, assam laksa, hakka lui char and etc. Most of the items are all ready packed except the assam laksa(RM5.50) which needs a bit of cooking especially the noodles. That seemed to be the popular item at this cafe as every table had at least one bowl. I tried one bowl and it was huge with lots of noodles and not much fish. The assam laksa broth is not that fantastic though and I prefer the ones you get at the pasar malam (Malay for night market) or Mark's Assam Laksa.
They serve different tong sui each day but since I'm always at Ikano Power Centre during the weekend, I've only tasted their Yee Mai Pak Koh (Barley Bean Curd with Gingko Nuts in Chinese) (RM2.50) which is pretty okay. The quality is not standardised as I remember one Sunday having a bowl which tasted better.
Ikano Power Centre
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review
Tagged with: Malaysian Food + Assam Laksa