Thursday, April 2, 2009

Carbo-happy, Mak Koh, Bangsar Baru

When you've had your fill of Happy Hour beer in the dai-chow desert of Bangsar Baru, and you're craving for nothing but lard-laced carbs, who do you turn to?

Mel ponders over late afternoon draught Tiger in Bangsar, confused... should we risk unpredictable uncle at Tengkat Tong Shin? Head for Thai elsewhere? So many choices, yet all requiring the nasty (and irresponsible) task of getting into our car clearly befuddled. But then someone recalled...

...Restoran Seafood Mak Koh on Telawi 2! Sticks out like a sore thumb among the rows of sleek bars, hideous pubs, first-floor boutiques and overpriced mamaks.

We skipped the impressive menu of typical and premium dai chow dishes and headed straight for where the carbs were at!
Salted Fish Fried Rice for 2, enough to feed 4!
The details - strips of deep fried salted fish, shrimps, fresh lettuce, Chinese sausages. You can tell these were just jumping off the behemoth of the golden wok no more than a minute ago!
KL Hokkien Mee - caramel darkness that oozed warmth, inspiring sobriety. Lard therapy never fails. Jane, however, declared solemnly that this wasn't all that good, for the prominent flavour was still the dark soy sauce and not the requisite balance of flavours for Hokkien Mee. She mentioned something about Setapak. Didn't take notes, too busy shoving it in.

We did good, four of us polishing off everything. Bill was a very manageable RM32 for both, given the neighbourhood. Rendered us sober to take on the dreadry Sunday drive home, the prospect of a full week of work ahead no longer fazing us.

14 comments:

Steven Goh said...

the KL Hokkien Mee looks yummy leh. Next time I go down there u bring me to this place ya

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

You're right...I guess pricing has to be seen in the context of its location (not cheap, eh?). Good alternative in Bangsar Baru.

Life for Beginners said...

Oooh, you just outline my Saturday nite out, plus beer, plus post-niteout dai chow... :D

Little Inbox said...

The serving so big??

allie said...

I always like KL hokkien mee. I found that the Penang version of it (Tai Lok Min) doesn't taste as good.

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I find the food average, but good enough to sober up! =P

Sean said...

never paid much heed to this place, but the hokkien mee does look tempting! sobriety is overrated though. :P

Selba said...

Oh my... seriously the KL hokkien mee looks so yummy!

Nic (KHKL) said...

ohhhhhhhh, setapak hokkien mee. cooked with charcoal, i think. sadly, i dun have the address as well. :(

carbo-happy! now that's one celebration in life! ok lah, for me at least..hehe...

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

wow.... the portion is so big ah.....

550ml jar of faith said...

Steven, yup yup! We can go hunting for the real deal at Setapak!

LL, good option ONLY if one is too intoxicated to drive out of Bangsar in search of the real stuff :-)

LFB, tis the ultimate Sat night Happy Meal combo!

Little Inbox, the fried rice serving was massive! The Hokkien mee was more manageable though.

Allie, think this is one dish that's KL owns. Tried tai loke meen in Penang, didn't quiite cut it.

Bangsar Babe, definitely just average in broad daylight. But under the influence, the rice was heavenly that night!

550ml jar of faith said...

Sean, haha! I totally agree. Sobriety good only for operating automobiles. Oh, and probably the office too, drats.

Selba, I think can find better ones around town. You're way due for a visit here!

Nic, aren't carbs bliss? I don't understand its bad rep... and my love-hate affinity with it :-S

Food Paradise, HUGE portions. Can't believe we sapu habis!

CUMI & CIKI said...

i know what you mean.. just fin 11k run and then whacked 2 curry paps, 1 vadai and 1 roticanai. can understand the carbolust:P summore my fren belanja at lakeclub.. so kind.. hehe (all this before 9am 2day.. cool or not)

thenomadGourmand said...

hahah.. i luv my carbs! hence the gym workout and food shovelling later..it must go hand in hand! hehe