Taiping Hawker Food

Kakak Kuey Tiao Teng (dry):
Demona: Dogma and I were back in our hometown, Taiping for the weekend. Taiping, as with all other small towns, are known for great breakfast meals. One of my favourite shops is Kakak Restaurant. Known for their Kuey Tiao Teng, Tar, and Kwon Lou Meen. I grew up eating in this shop almost every Sunday. The owner (who’s the drink maker) is my dad’s primary and secondary school classmate.

I ordered the Kuey Tiao Teng, and Dogma took the dry one. We ordered some side dishes (meatballs, “suey kau”s) and two glasses of coffee.

p/s: This shop has their own drink as well. The next time you happen to eat there, call for their “Kakak Peng/Juak”.

Taiping Prima Coffeeshop’s Char Kuey Teow with Tea + Kopi Peng (Gau & less sugar):
The stall name is called Cowboy. RM 2.50 for a plate. With a couple of prawns( no, no, they’re not minute, unlike most you see in KL). There are many other food stalls around as well, but everytime we’re there, Cowboy’s the go.

Verdict:
Kakak: The meal only cost us RM 11. CHEAPPPPPP. and GOOOOOOD. And, they’ve got good chilli paste to add some spicyness feeling.
CKT: Quite a good fry. Still second best next to this aunty. The best CKT I’ve eaten so far was from this place called Malaysian Restaurant (opposite Lido). I used to have a pack of CKT (of only RM1.60) after my night BM tuition classes, at least once a week (those were the days where calories, waistlines, cholesterol etc didn’t matter). Unfortunately, the cook’s husband was down with a terrible illness and she stopped cooking to take care of him.

Bangsar La Bodega

A dinner at Bangsar’s La Bodega during Dogma’s birthday..
Food was ok but prices is on the high side. What made the day worst was Demona’s car being towed away after the dinner to Kepong Municipal Garage. We have to pay 150 bucks on top of the dinner (RM300). Where were you then?

Turkey breast Creamy Pasta

Salmon Loin Salad: The salmon was not the freshest of the whole lot but i did enjoyed the mashed potato beneath the salad. The potato soaked most of the gravy and it was heavenly.
Terrazas Malbec: Vaguely: Pretty strong tannins that subsided towards the end of the night. For the price i paid (rm 120), it is a rip off.

La Bodega Tiramisu:

Verdict: It is very expensive and not exactly a value for money place for dinner in KL. For the price i paid i would be expecting fresher produce and finer quality in food. However, the Spanish Tapas + western dinner concept clearly has hit it well with the local young professional crowd.

ps: Could anyone explain why are Western food and wine so expensive in KL?