I have this this thing for Nyonya food hence I tend to try a lot of these restaurants whenever I find one. This one was a newish place that opened in Lucky Garden, Bangsar at one of the quieter shoplot areas i.e. just near the Indian stalls where you can get appam and etc. This restaurant is very much a family owned venture and you can see the father taking orders while the mother and son work in the kitchen. It's not entirely a Nyonya restaurant as they also serve Chinese dishes.
We started off with the Pie Tee (RM8) which came assembled for both of us and topped with a delicious chilli garlic sauce. You have to eat this fast or else it'll get soggy on you and we had no trouble finishing it as they are our favourites.
They make this drink called ginseng with red dates (RM3) that is excellent as it helps cool you down especially during these heaty times. It's their own concoction and it's nice and refreshing as you can get it chilled.
We ordered a portion of chicken lorbak (RM8) and this was a dissapointment. I thought it lacked flavour and it was not crispy enough as some bits were chewy rather than crunchy.
Remember I mentioned they also serve Chinese dishes, well they also serve a unique dish called Butter Chicken (RM12). Although very simple, it's unique as you don't see many restaurants serving this dish. Boneless chicken pieces are deep fried till crispy and they are coated in the buttery egg floss with curry leaves. Splashie Boy loves this dish as he has a "thing" for Butter Prawns minus the shells. Not many restaurants prepare that prawn version without shells except the chinese restaurant in KLGCC and Chynna in KL Hilton so finding this version which uses boneless chicken was fantastic for him.
Another must have when we eat at any Nyonya place, the kangkung belacan. Their version was pretty okay and very healthy as sometimes we have been served this dish where the vegetables are drowned in a pool of oil.
Overall the food here is pretty decent and great whenever you feel like having a home cooked meal and I know this is definitely a favourite for Splashie Boy since it serves his favourite butter chicken. You can also get Nyonya kuih and desserts but since we were both too full from lunch, we skipped them.
4 Lorong Ara Kiri 3
Tel No: 03 - 2094 0662
(Open for lunch and dinner and closed on Mondays. This restaurant is pork free.)
*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.
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