Monday, November 30, 2009

Vegetarian Food @ Buddhist Temple, Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur


my colourful plate of vegetarian selections

I thought this post should be appropriate after the excesses of the long weekend - some vegetarian food found at one of the most unusual places, a stall located within a Buddhist temple grounds. During my days of working in the culinary-desert land of Damansara Heights, we used to escape to Jalan Ipoh to enjoy yong tau foo at the shack near the river (now moved into the bungalow across), wait for kingdom come at the seafood noodles in Segambut (I used to eat the sambal just to tide my hunger pangs) and this simple stall.

1. incense burning, 2. the stall that is on the side of the main entrance, 3. dragons guard the temple, 4. postal address for those lost

I was recently at Jalan Ipoh and decided to revisit old memories by dropping by here. Food is just as good - a mix of simple cooked vegetables or deep fried rolls filled with yambean that you select from a variety of dishes like an economy rice stall. Parking is relatively easy at the temple's big compound and you get tables and chairs under the shade of a big tree. Aside from the dishes you pick, the other alternative is vegetarian fried beehoon - delectable thin strands that often make me crave for more. One wonders what goes into those noodles, as they taste so incredibly yummy. Drop by here, if you're ever in the neighbourhood and discover a simple yet tranquil meal.

Vegetarian stall
Buddhist Temple
Jalan Ipoh

(Pork free. Place is open for lunch only and gets very busy on the 1st and 15th day of the month when devotees come to the temple to pray. To get here, it is on the left hand side, when you come down from Jalan Ipoh from HSBC, just before the turn off to Segambut.)

*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.

13 comments:

CUMI & CIKI said...

getting chubby.. maybe time to start going vege!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

u can do vege at the temple nearby klcc also mah, drag splashie boy to go to..technically speaking halal rite?

eiling lim said...

you just amazed me with your photography. a plate of simple vegetarian dish can look so delicious!

PureGlutton said...

I love simple vege food like these :-)

thenomadGourmand said...

ohh..when i was workin in the KL area, I literally force Unka to eat vege at the temple (Jln ampang) every lunch time ;)
I love vegetarian!

thule a.k.a leo said...

becky.. but u also love burgers :)
anyway, didn't realise that there's a temple in this area before?? near HSBC??

foodbin said...

i only eat vegetarian food on the 1st and 15th day of the Chineses calendar at Restoran Toong Foong in SEA Park-will be there tomorrow morning.

About Malaysia said...

After going through the 10 days Vipassana course, I competely changed my tastebud. Now I prefer vegetarian.
Your article is really timely.

Really like the way you build up your article, makes it so easy to read and absorb.

Cheers and keep it up. Oh, BTW, hope it would be ok with you if I do borrows some of your photos on my website Visit About ME Page for quick facts and interesting information about The Malaysian Explorer.

Will of course let you know beforehand which photo and give you credit for it. I have yet to start my section on food.

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Nic (KHKL) said...

wow, glad you've found this place, boo! my family's been tar pau-ing vegetarian food from here since forever. not into the 'meat' but love the preserved vegetable. there are a few classics in this area (jalan ipoh 3rd mile). do check them out! ;D

katztales said...

Looks good!

hungryc.wordpress.com said...

I'm not a vegetarian food fan, but I really like the restaurant on Jalan Pudu (near Shaw Plaza) on the same row as Public Bank. Their assam fish is really good, and there is more than the usual deep-fried gluten in the menu.

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vync said...

Is look so delicious..craving for vegetarian..

Do you have more detail about where is this temple?

and how much about the price?

Thanks ...those food look so attractive..^^

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