This post is dedicated to Su-Yin from The Journal of a Girl Who Loves to Cook. Without her little tips during a dinner we had sometime back, I reckon I would not have discovered the hidden treasures of Robson Heights, a place close to her heart. Thanks Su-Yin, you're the greatest!
1. All ready to eat 2. freshly fried chicken makes my nasi lemak not so dull
I'm not much of a supper gal but last night, since I had only nibbled my way through the MIGF = Malaysian International Gourmet Festival infamous gala launch (imagine 24 restaurants offering teeny weeny bites of their festival menu offerings in one grand ballroom!) my tummy was in need for some sustenance. Since I was escaping town vide Federal Highway, I suddenly remembered this place just off the highway. As it was packed with people, I was a little hesistant to sit down (I was in formal clothes and looked very out of place in a wooden shack!) but the lady insisted I do. Luckily I did as the nasi lemak (RM4 with chicken) was gorgeous eaten piping hot - I loved the fluffy coconut-rich rice, the not so spicy deep red sambal and the crispy fried chicken fresh from the hot oil. All the patrons' eyes were glued to the television's wrestling match that they didn't seem to bother that I stood out like a sore thumb.
healthy roti canai
Right next to this place, that also served nasi goreng and sup tulang is Restoran SPC that sells roti canai. We dropped by one morning and was pleasantly surprised as the roti canai is pretty good here. What makes it distinctive from the others - very little oil or ghee is used even though it was crisp.
the bill comes in a small piece of recycled cigarette carton
They seem to be open at night too but I didn't manage to check if they were selling the same items since it was pouring down. Nevertheless, it looked very popular for breakfast with quite a few customers reaching for their fried noodles for a quick meal.
the tummy satisfying sang har meen
Last but not least, just up the road from these places past Thean Hou temple and an Indian temple, is Robson Heights seafood perched on a slope. This place has been blogged to death, I reckon and it is an all-time favourite for all of us. While these pictures are not new, they're so droolworthy, I reckon they should be used.
1. Sticky marmite crabs begging to be licked, 2. huge prawns with creamy roes
The last time we dined here with Su-Yin, she led us to more favourites to add on to the list like the crispy eggplant with pork floss, the claypot crab rice (love the aroma and browned bits at the bottom) and the 3 cup chicken. Simply delelectable, indeed! More pictures can be found in my Flickr set.
Nasi Lemak Daun Pisang
Lorong Syed Putra Kiri
Off Federal Highway, after Kuen Cheng School
Halal. Open daily from 4pm to 2am. Stall also sells nasi goreng and sup tulang.
Lorong Syed Putra Kiri
Off Jalan Federal Highway, after Kuen Cheng School
Halal. Open from mornings. Also available during dinnertime.
Restoran Robson Heights
108, Jalan Permai
Off Jalan Syed Putra
Tel: 03- 22746216
Non Halal. Place is parallel to Federal Highway. To get here, go up the Brickfields ramp on the highway, turn right at traffic lights, go straight and take a left at first traffic lights. Go straight, do not turn left back to the highway, you will see the restaurant on your right hand side.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.
Tagged with: Malaysian food + Nasi Lemak