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I work with a team of people who likes to get together and enjoy good lunches together from time to time, and several days ago it was Stanely’s turn to play host to these ad hoc events we have every now and then. The destination – Warisan Kafe at Avenue K, just a short walk from our office.

Warisan nasi kukus at Avenue K
Warisan nasi kukus at Avenue K

Warisan Kafe is located at the concourse level on Avenue K, just a short walk away from the KLCC LRT station. Instead of a proper restaurant, it is set up under the stairs and had tables and chairs sprawled along the hallway, which was plenty fine for quick lunches.

Lamb Mysore, Rendang Daging, Nasi Kukus Ayam Goreng
Lamb Mysore, Rendang Daging, Nasi Kukus Ayam Goreng

Warisan Kafe has five different types of nasi kukus to choose from – the usual nasi putih, nasi kukus beras perang, nasi kukus lemak, nasi kukus pandan, and my favorite, nasi kukus telang, or the blue rice commonly found with nasi kerabu.

Choices of lauk to pair with the rice include their signature dish in ayam goreng berempah, rendang daging, lamb Mysore. Accompanying the rice & meat would be 3 different types of curry, keropok, telur rebus (hard boiled egg), and sambal belacan.

teh lapis pandan & ubi kayu kukus
teh lapis pandan & ubi kayu kukus

In addition to their signature dishes, Warisan also serves mee kuah, laksa, bubur, and even roti jala. Dessert choices are ubi kayu kukus & bubur manis.

thank you for lunch, Stanley!
thank you for lunch, Stanley!

I’ve had their lamb, ayam goreng, and tasted a bite of the rendang. Quality of food is more than decent, and certainly present itself as a serious enough option especially in a shopping mall environment. With drinks, a meal can go up to almost RM 20, but you can also get by with a slightly smaller budget.

map of Avenue K

Address:
Warisan Kafe
SAC-C-1, Concourse Level
Avenue K, 156, Jln Ampang,
50450 KL

GPS: 3.159210, 101.713538
Hours: 10 am to 10 pm

 

Some 9 or 10 years ago a friend brought me to a Malay/Mamak place that was pretty special. There were tables set under and around a garden, and even a few on platforms set on trees, like childhood tree houses. I also remember the place to be beautifully lit, and that they served some decent food as well.

I had no knowledge of its location since I wasn’t family with KL then. It wasn’t till I mentioned to Yuki about this place that I found out it was actually Naili’s Place at Sentul.

We decided to check it out a few weeks ago.

Naili's Place, not your average night time hangout
Naili’s Place, not your average night time hangout

The place has probably changed a bit since my first visit almost a decade ago. It looks quite a lot cleaner and more comfortable. There are trees sprawling throughout the place, and yes, the tree houses are still there, but you’d have to be very lucky to get those tables unless you call ahead.

We picked a spot near the bar and ordered our dinner, it was on a raised platform with shoes off, pillows, and low table. Comfortable and informal. The music in the background goes well with the type of food served too.

tomyam seafood, nasi lemak, nasi temasik
tomyam seafood, nasi temasik, nasi lemak, 

The menu is pretty extensive (available on their website here), they serve local delights, Western foods, snacks, and some “special” drinks.

The Mixed Tomyam (RM 15) got the seal of approval from Haze & Yuki. It was a pretty big serving loaded with chicken, squid, prawns, mushroom, and does carry a kick. Positively spicy, and goes really well if you’re having some rice to go with.

I had the Temasik Rice Special (RM 12.90) and that came with spicy shrimp, beef rendang, and fried chicken alongside butter rice. This is similar to Madam Kwan’s Nasi Bojari but with better value, and equally as tasty. Make sure you’re really hungry before ordering this.

Nasi Lemak (RM 6.90) here tastes pretty decent too, it comes with a choice of  Rendang Chicken, Rendang Beef
or Sambal Sotong.

naili's special fried rice, "twin mermaid", fried chicken wings
naili’s special fried rice, “twin mermaid”,  fried rice with beef rendang

Naili’s Special Fried Rice (RM 12.90) is a pretty decent dish that came with fried chicken wings, fried egg, and keropok, but in my opinion the Temasik Rice Special is a superior dish at the same price.

We also ordered the twin mermaid (RM 14.9) to share, the fish can be either deep fried or grilled, we had the former since the grill wasn’t ready yet. They tasted pretty decent especially with the condiment, I’d love to try their ikan bakar next time though.

Winnie, KY, Horng, Haze and Yuki
Winnie, KY, Horng, Haze and Yuki

We didn’t try any Western food at Naili’s, they serve salmon, lamb chop, steak, chicken chop, pizzas, pastas, and even burger. It’s a pretty sweet place to hang out that is friendly to most everyone (it is halal). Other than Sentul, Naili’s place has branches at Ampang Point, Uptown, and USJ Taipan.

map to Naili's place, Sentul

Address:
Naili’s Place
116C, Kampung Chempedak,
Jalan Taman Dato’ Senu,
51000 Sentul, Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.194678, 101.69353
Tel: 019 2020755, 019 393 0878, 013 205 6419, 019 919 2165
Website: www.nailisplace.com

Nan Feng bak kut teh

Naili's

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all my Muslim friends, readers, and everyone who is celebrating this occasion, maaf zahir batin.

The very traditional Malaysian thing to do during the festive season is of course, hosting or attending open houses, and the mother of all open houses in the country is none other than the PM Najib Razak’s rumah terbuka at Seri Perdana, Putra Jaya.

best milo at Najib's hari raya open house
the Milo truck always serves the best ever milo!

Actually the idea came from Kenny via twitter, and since I was going to have lunch and to peek at a cat at Subang with Cheesie anyway, we decided take Kenny’s advice and get our tax money’s worth.

After spending half an hour getting lost around Putrajaya, we finally reached Seri Perdana at Precint 10. Parked the car and walked across the street with hundreds of people, and saw the MILO TRUCK!

I don’t know if it’s a conspiracy or something, but the Milo truck always serve the absolute best milo ever! We took a couple cups and it felt like I was in primary school all over again.

hari raya open house at PM najib razak's
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Seri Perdana was well packed

As it turns out, the guest’s hall was actually a converted car park covered with tents and plenty of plastic chairs. Luckily it was drizzling and it was still rather cooling. We eventually made our ways to the buffet line and found Kenny, Jacklyn, and Lainey among thousands of other free loaders.

There were also a stage with performers singing Malay, Chinese, as well as Indian songs. The sound system were quite loud, and most people pretty much stays closer to the food than the stage.

cheesie, kenny, laine, jacklyn, KY at PM's hari raya open house
the satey was awesome! cheesie, kenny, lainey, jacklyn, KY

The food at PM’s open house was actually quite good. The rendang, nasi impit, and taufu were pretty delicious, but the best item of the day was definitely the beef satey. As the stall offering satey was packed to the brim, cheesie only managed to get 3 sticks of satey and I had a total of one.

Kenny than later got a huge plate of chicken satey as the dude manning that stall happened to be one of his readers. The chicken satey was good, but the beef was a lot more awesome.

We had wanted to visit the PM in the royal hall and perhaps make use of the royal toilet. But alas, we tried when it was just over 3pm, PM wanted to get his rest or start doing something really important, so we went off instead.
Thank you @NajibRazak!

Cool things you can do with a blackberry

In the next few posts, I will attempt to showcase 5 cool things the Blackberry from Xpax can do. Here is #5.

Blackberry Flag
show a Canadian flag on cheeserland.com

Cheesie’s blog has this nifty little flag thingy whenever anyone leaves a comment, and just last night I placed a comment and interestingly, a Canadian flag came up instead of the usual Malaysian flag like most everyone else.

Cool ya? You can preregister yourself for the new Blackberry Curve 8520 from Xpax here!